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Oct 20, 2013 9:15 pm

I am currently active duty military and am midway thru my contract.  When I get out of the Army I am considering a career as a finincial advisor.  I am older (curently 42) and have never been in sales before.  I am near completion of a BS in BA in about a year.  Hard work has never been an issue for me.  My question is how receptive is this business towards older guys and what is the employment outlook like. 

Oct 27, 2013 12:02 am

Age isn’t an issue. In fact it may help. Would any 65 yr old want go give all their money to a 24 yr old?

If you can sell. You can succeed.

Nov 3, 2013 8:15 am

Agreed with Amber…age aint a factor esp over the phones if you can sell and are knowledable about the product, and sound like a salty vet you can sell

Nov 3, 2013 8:15 am

Agreed with Amber…age aint a factor esp over the phones if you can sell and are knowledable about the product, and sound like a salty vet you can sell

Nov 6, 2013 2:58 am

Nick, your age is a benefit.
The Veterans market may be a good place to focus your energy as you will be seen as older and wiser and also have instant credibility with the younger vets.
When I got out of the Navy in 1980, there was no one offering me advice on what to do next. I can imagine that hasn’t changed much…