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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

92 months ago

Thank you SO much for the info!!!
Not cheap in OC but oh, so nice!!! :)
beats the 9 degrees that we've been having in MN! :-)

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

92 months ago

Sorry if you've already answered this question, but.. how long have you been a FA for EDJ? were the bonuses doable in the first year?
I'm now setting up a meeting with the Regional guy, hopefully for tomorrow. I met with a FA that would sponsor me on Tuesday. If it seems like a good fit, I'll apply online after I have had a chance to meet with the Regional guy. They said they would then contact St. Louis to have them look for my resume asap.. I've been told that EDJ is keen on getting more women FAs.. i'm on, btw.

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HBAGENT in La Palma, California

92 months ago

Yah but your Darn Vikings are keeping my Saints out of the playoffs. I think it will be a great Company to work for. I Now know four FAs. ONe in N.Y. who got me involved and three in So. Cal. They can be your best tool. Just drop in on them and pick their brains. They will all say how tough it is but I asked one who has been in for three years "You still door knockin?" He just laughed at me. First to years are the key.

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

92 months ago

Thanks!!
not a big football fan, so you guys can kick the Vikes' butts anytime.
:-)

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HBAGENT in La Palma, California

92 months ago

I just was hired last week. And dont start studying until the 4th.

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

92 months ago

Very cool!! I just set up a meeting with the regional growth guy for my region for tomorrow. I guess if he thinks I should pursue it and what he tells me sounds good, I'll start the process of applying formally. :-)

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HBAGENT in La Palma, California

92 months ago

I had to wait in a clinic to pee test and then go get prints taken at the Police station. Kinda crazy but that is what the SEC requires. They told me I am going to have a pretty nuts study schedule which I am ready for.

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TNT01 in Virginia

92 months ago

Well I guess I'm in the same boat as the rest of you. I am a Deputy Court Clerk with a lot of Administrative experience but none in sales. I have been wanting to get into sales for a while now. I sent my resume to EJ and the sent me an email to do an online assessment. I did that last night and they called me today. I missed the call and it was after 7:30pm when I returned the call (obviously I had to leave a message) I've read a lot about the company and I've very confused. I would just hate to leave my current position with state benefits and guaranteed income but I am going nowhere. I am making now what Ill be making in 30 years (plus the measly cost-of-living raises) I want a position where the financially security is available. I don't mind working my butt off, I've been doing that since I was 14. I'm just not sure if EJ is the way to go. If anyone has any insite, I would greatly apprciate it!! Thanks in advance.

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

92 months ago

I don't have more insight than what you already know, but perhaps just reassuring you that some times it's good to leave the good old safe job for the potential of knowing that you are the master of your own destiny and that you won't have to (I presume) put up with as much BS over which you have no control. For me, at the age of 36, I am just tired of getting into jobs that go nowhere, with no leadership to speak of..
So, personally I'm ready to do something that I can be passionate about. The fact that EDJ pays a base pay initially and they then pay for office equipment, lease, utilities gives me some peace of mind. The risk is not as big as with many other companies, right? and if they are making such a great investment, I expect that they would put the tools in your hands to make sure that you are succesful. If nothing else, I hope this makes you feel a bit less scared about the change.
Cheers!!

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HBAGENT in La Palma, California

92 months ago

This may be a comfort to you. I come from a 10yr MTG sales back ground and things have been very lucrative. I AM OVER AND DONE!!!! Could not even think of it anymore. With EJ you are your own boss hold the key to your own success. I was told a below average FA averages between 50 and 60K. You could do that with just referrals. You put your mind to it and with the backing and support you will have as with the three FAs whom I have become friends with you cant fail in my eyes.

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Moogiegurl in Pensacola, Florida

92 months ago

K in Inglewood, California said: Hi E-Rod,

I am wondering if you got the offer yet. I was due for my 25 surveys and f2f then compliance sent me a letter denying me because of my collections (roughly $2500). I asked if I would still be considered if I paid them off, which I am currently doing. Plus, there are three items I need to dispute. They said yes. Has anyone had this experience? Moogiegurl did you ever pay down your debt and were you reconsidered? My interviewing was going really well and I thought I was through because at the time the hiring dept said they were just waiting on the criminal part of my check. I really still want the job and am determined to find a way in. Thanks for any info you may have that could help.

Actually I wasn't in a position to pay the amount I owed ($5K, with about $2K that I needed to dispute) so they said they would hold onto my app until after the 1st of the year and call me back then. In the meanwhile, I was offered a very good career position with a close to 6 figure income potential. I couldn't turn it down, so I accepted 4 weeks ago. I am very happy where I'm at, so I will probably take my time to pay off my collections now that I have an income coming in, and am not dependent upon paying it to get a job. If this hadn't come along though, I would be trying to figure out a way to overcome my obstacles so I could go to work for them. I think they offer an awesome opportunity to anyone who isn't afraid of networking and knocking on doors everyday. Moogiegurl

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E-Rod in Las Vegas, Nevada

92 months ago

Hello K thank you I have been numerous times that I am close to the end and I hope I get the offer soon because I have passed on some opportunities because the process has been drawn out soo long..over two months now...but I missed my last appointment so that delayed it an extra week...the good thing is that im prepared for almost any question they throw at me..as far as the form it was called a "credit compliance fom" something along those lines it was additional to the consent form the recruiter emailed it and i sent back an explanation of every single collection and its status and what I was doing to fix it and where I would be in the future..I work with credit every day so it wasnt hard for me to know what they were looking and he called back that same day and told me that compliance had said it was ok to move forward so here I am...hoping for the best.

K in Inglewood, California said: after my office visit I had the "behavioral interview." it lasted for about 40 minutes and you have to be really prepared to give detailed answers for questions pertaining to "what did you do when you had a deadline and didn't make it?" or "describe a situation where you changed the structure/systems..?" etc. there is great potential for a rambling answer so just jot down some answers. they can't be stock answers though. they type all your answers and review them. and then call you back for the 25 surveys and f2f. Good Luck E-Rod!! I am still determined to get in. What type of "form" did they have you fill out? Was it something in addition to the consent form?

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

92 months ago

Congrats on your new position, Moogiegurl!
I wonder if they are looking for good credit scores, or just few collections? I thankfully don't have anything in collections now, but my credit score is not perfect by any means.. Thanks for the insight! I'm so grateful that I found this board!!

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HBAGENT in La Palma, California

92 months ago

THey are looking for Collectiones,judgements, or liens. What their worry is if you have a collection over lets say 4 to 5k and dont own a home. When you open the branch they are worried that their property would then come into play etc etc. I do not believe its credit score based.

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

92 months ago

Thank you!!

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ms sj in Wales, Wisconsin

92 months ago

I am wondering if anyone can give me an idea what is involved with the second phone interview the skills test, and FA interview? I am interested in the BOA position, passed the first phone interview. Just want to do my homework...especially interested in the skills test...I think this could be the ideal job for me!

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kellyss in Janesville, Wisconsin

92 months ago

The skills test is done at the interview with the FA. Plan about 1 1/2 to 2 hours for this interview and skill test. The test is basic math, spelling and office type questions with multiple choice. The second phone interview is with the recruter that covers your home area and is basic "what would/did you do" scenario questions. Hope this helps!
K

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Saloni Bassi in Toronto, Ontario

92 months ago

Hi E-Rod...

Presently i am going through the same situation as you were during your following queries..

"I did the office visit and I am scheduled to move forward in the process on dec 17th I will be getting a call for another 15-20 minute "conversation" about the points discussed in the office visit. Does anyone know if I am seriously being considered? or what sort of questions will be asked in this phone conversation.The steps on the EJ website tell me theres just 1 phone interview which I though I had completed so i was expecting the Face -to-Face next, im just a bit confused and I really want this job, I have put every other offer on hold for this potential opportunity and I dont know if its a good idea to continue or I will just keep getting dragged on.Its been over a month already."

Can you please put more light about the EJ hiring proess after 2nd Telephonic Conversation...

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HBAGENT in La Palma, California

92 months ago

It took a month and a half. It takes a while. Just hold tight. They are sending me a laptop and printer on the 4th of feb to start the study program. I am very excited.

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ms sj in Wales, Wisconsin

92 months ago

kellyss in Janesville, Wisconsin said: The skills test is done at the interview with the FA. Plan about 1 1/2 to 2 hours for this interview and skill test. The test is basic math, spelling and office type questions with multiple choice. The second phone interview is with the recruter that covers your home area and is basic "what would/did you do" scenario questions. Hope this helps!
K

Thanks! It's nice to have a general idea of what to expect. Best wishes with your new job!

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Saloni Bassi in Toronto, Ontario

92 months ago

I have applied for FA and after two telephonic conversation..they have fixed my appointment with local FA..can you plzz tell em ..what should i expect in that meeting...

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jtc in Walnut, California

92 months ago

Saloni Bassi in Toronto, Ontario said: I have applied for FA and after two telephonic conversation..they have fixed my appointment with local FA..can you plzz tell em ..what should i expect in that meeting...

The appointment is your opportunity to ask questions. Your recruiter will provide you with a list of questions that you can ask the FA at the office visit, and the meeting should last about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. This is your chance to learn more about this job and decide if this is something you would want to do, perhaps for the remaining of your career life. After the visit, you will schedule another call with your recruiter that comes about a week later. During that call, you will schedule your phone interview with a different recruiter, and the phone interview comes about one week after this call. After the phone interview, your 2nd recruiter will call you in about 3 to 5 days to let you know if you qualify to move on with the process. When you get that call, you will be asked to schedule your face to face interview with an FA on the leadership team in your area. Before your face to face interview, you will have to complete the survey assignment. I had my office visit on Nov 14th and I just got my offer on Monday the 24th. So my guess is, from where you're at right now, it will take another month or so to complete the process.

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HBAGENT in La Palma, California

92 months ago

THe meeting I had was very casual. But you are right go in loaded with questions. Its your turn to interview them. The main thing they stress is that it is not gravy train for the first couple of years. She used the words "Its hard" through the whole meeting. Now I have accepted my offer but will not start until Feb. And as a matter of fact I am having dinner with the Advisor who I had my office visit with. And I will tell you what the study process is structured beyond belief. And congrats on your offer. I am sure we will meet in person over the next year or sooner.

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jtc in Walnut, California

92 months ago

HBAGENT in La Palma, California said: THe meeting I had was very casual. But you are right go in loaded with questions. Its your turn to interview them. The main thing they stress is that it is not gravy train for the first couple of years. She used the words "Its hard" through the whole meeting. Now I have accepted my offer but will not start until Feb. And as a matter of fact I am having dinner with the Advisor who I had my office visit with. And I will tell you what the study process is structured beyond belief. And congrats on your offer. I am sure we will meet in person over the next year or sooner.

My start date is also Feb 4th, so I'm sure we'll meet very soon. Congrats to you too.

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

92 months ago

Congrats!!!
Just curious about why February 4th start? Did you chose the date because you needed some time between jobs or do they just have set start dates for larger groups of new FAs?
I finished sending the application through yesterday; I emailed the FAs with whom I met last week to let them know so they can alert headquarters.. anyway, we'll see... I was told during my meeting last week that if I really want this there is absolutely no saying 'I'm going to try' or anything uncertain like that.. I'm getting the job!! :-)

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Newbie in Naples in Naples, Florida

92 months ago

Missy in Bradenton, Florida said: Hi everyone, as far as the hiring process goes, it is like a 10 step process. It is depicted in the website how it goes. If you get past the interview process, it is the least of your worries! there are about 4 phone interwiews and 2 face to face. Then comes all the paperwork, criminal backround checks, fingerprints etc. If you have ever been arrested, you will not get a job offer. Even if you are 40 now and when you were 20 you were arrested for having a fake ID. After all is said and done and an offer is made and a hire date is agreed on, you start the studying process. You a re put into a group of about 50 people from around the country to study for the Series 7. I studied for about 70 hrs a week for 2 months. The 2 months are very intense. You need total family support. Someone picking kids up from school etc. Nobody could believe what I was doing. Constant conference calls, daily tests, etc. I did not have a day off the whole time. When it came time to take the Series, I missed it by 2 questions. It is a pass/fail situation. And if you don't pass you are let go. I left my career of 10 yrs to do this and just like that done, no job. Its okay though, it allowed me to see other opprotunities to open up. EJ is an amazing company though. Just realize what you are getting into. Everything EJ says though, word for word is true! Good luck

Missy - this is my first post to this site. I must comment on your remarkable professionalism! You went so far and came so close, yet, you hold no grudges against EJ. It shows true class that you continue to speak highly of EJ and don't blame them for your personal shortcomings. I'm sorry to hear that you missed by only 2 points because your integrity personifies one of the key attributes sought by EJ!

I recently passed the phone interview stage and I must say that I find your attitude inspirational. Your comments concerning the difficulty of the tests are also helpful!

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Newbie in Naples in Naples, Florida

92 months ago

B. J. in Birmingham, Alabama said: If anyone would like to know how to boost their chances of getting an offer from EJ, i.e., the kinds of qualifications the company is looking for; I would be glad to offer some thoughts.

B.J., are you still out there? How's it going? Please comment on your recent experiences. Has your perspective changed in any way during the past few months? I hope you've begun to reap the benefits of your hard work and you can share some guiding words to those of us who aspire greatness in this field!

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

92 months ago

Juan Carlos in Saint Paul, Minnesota said: Tiffany, should you let us know how was the offer they made to you?

I'm may be getting the offer very soon, maybe tomorrow... but I have the same problem you have with the door knocking for twooooo years...

I have good sales training, and I also love the financial world, but the door-to-door is just killing me... right now I'm making $55.000 plus some conservative commissions around $10.000 from M-F 8-5. Expecting a raise by January 2007 in the base to $65.000 with similar commissions, sales engineer...

I don't know people with a lot of money to invest or to trust me their money... But I'm very motivated and I don't see in the near future that I can make more than 5 figures as an engineer.

Thoughts?

Juan Carlos,

If you are still around.. just wondering if you decided to join EJ? I'm in MN as well, just starting the process (recruiter called me today to schedule interview w/ HR person Jan 8th) and wondering how the offer for training salary was for you.
Thanks!
ps. hablas espanol?

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Amani 13 in Hermitage, Tennessee

92 months ago

I have been recruited by Edward Jones and would like to know if the door-to-door sales is mandatory? Is cold-calling an alternative? I would like to have mostly business owners as clients, focusing mainly on tailoring retirement plans to their needs. Are those the types of clients that EJ advisors focus on, or is it mainly residential?

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Newbie in Naples in Naples, Florida

92 months ago

Amani 13,
I'm in the final stages of the interview process. In fact, this week I am to complete the "Face-To-Face Survey" task that's required prior to receiving a job offer. I've talked with several EJ employees of various levels, read every link on the EJ website, and viewed their very detailed DVD for FA prospects (highly recommended material). All sources concur that in order to be successful, one must STRICTLY FOLLOW the EJ proven recipe for success. Item #1 of the "5 Critical Activities" states "Make 25 real contacts per day (125 per week)." EJ built its unique reputation on the long-term personal relationships built through face-to-face contacts. From what I've heard, door knocking will be a required daily ritual for at least two years. They make it clear that if you aren't cut out for this activity then this position may not be ideal for you. As for your idea of dealing primarily with business clients, I cannot answer that question. My guess is that EJ has statistical guidelines outlining an optimum recommended ratio of personal vs. business contacts. This was an EXCELLENT question and I will pose it at my final interview and post an answer within 10 days.

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chedden in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

92 months ago

Robert Chapa in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma said: I did the whole EJ process straight out of college at 23. It's a very long process, but I was able to come out ahead with no problems. The only thing that ever got to me was the door-knocking. It was a little unnerving going up and down the street and ringing the doorbell to random houses, only to have a negative reaction to your presence.

I stayed with the company for six months, and then became an adjuster for an insurance company.

Hey Robert,
How stressfull financially was the training period? I've heard some say they had to seriously dip into savings and whatnot. I'm fresh out of college and looking seriously into this, I'm not making good money now, but it pays the bills. Did you rely on family help/savings during the six months you were with EJ? How's the insurance adjuster job, by the way?

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Saloni Bassi in Toronto, Ontario

92 months ago

Hi

Can anyone plzz help me regarding what to expect in the phone coversation after meeting an EJ local branch FA?...

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

92 months ago

Jason,
This forum is not intended as a place to pitch your passporttowealth.. I have better uses for my 1,000 and my integrity. Leave God out of it too, please.
Cheers

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E-Rod in Las Vegas, Nevada

92 months ago

well i had my behavioral interview today..i think it went well, but i also feel i could have answered a couple of questions a bit better..im kind of nervous but I hope i hear back to get to the next step.

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Scallywag32 in Cincinnati, Ohio

92 months ago

I just happened upon this sight earlier today, but thought I'd add something that I haven't seen anyone else mention yet. There are a few posts from people talking about how long the hiring process has taken. My advice is to make sure that YOU keep it moving along. My telephone interview was scheduled for a Monday morning. Prior to the interview time, I got a phone call from Jones saying that my recruiter was out sick for the day. They were moving me to another recruiter, and they would like to reschedule my phone interview for the next Monday with the other recruiter. I agreed.

After I got off the phone with that person, I waited for an hour, then called my new recruiter and asked if there was any time available that week for the interview. It turns out that we were able to reschedule the phone interview again on Wednesday, just two days after the original scheduled date. I know that sounds confusing, but I made it clear to them that my goal was to get everything settled by Christmas. I started the process on November 13. I found out I was hired on December 13.

If you feel that things are dragging, I think you have to take initiative to give a gentle and respectful nudge.

By the way, HBAGENT and JTC, I'll be joining you on February 4th.

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E-Rod in Las Vegas, Nevada

92 months ago

do you remember how long it took after the behavioral interview for EJ to call you back?

Scallywag32 in Cincinnati, Ohio said: I just happened upon this sight earlier today, but thought I'd add something that I haven't seen anyone else mention yet. There are a few posts from people talking about how long the hiring process has taken. My advice is to make sure that YOU keep it moving along. My telephone interview was scheduled for a Monday morning. Prior to the interview time, I got a phone call from Jones saying that my recruiter was out sick for the day. They were moving me to another recruiter, and they would like to reschedule my phone interview for the next Monday with the other recruiter. I agreed.

After I got off the phone with that person, I waited for an hour, then called my new recruiter and asked if there was any time available that week for the interview. It turns out that we were able to reschedule the phone interview again on Wednesday, just two days after the original scheduled date. I know that sounds confusing, but I made it clear to them that my goal was to get everything settled by Christmas. I started the process on November 13. I found out I was hired on December 13.

If you feel that things are dragging, I think you have to take initiative to give a gentle and respectful nudge.

By the way, HBAGENT and JTC, I'll be joining you on February 4th.

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Scallywag32 in Cincinnati, Ohio

92 months ago

E-Rod in Las Vegas, Nevada said: do you remember how long it took after the behavioral interview for EJ to call you back?

E-Rod,

I can't remember well, but I believe I was told 3-5 business days and they would let me know. I had the interview on a Wednesday, and I think I heard back on Monday, which is the three business days.

One thing I did was to come up with some reason to stay in contact with my hiring specialist throughout the process. I would come up with a question every couple of days just to stay in touch. I tried to balance between being annoying and staying in that person's mind. I think that this helped to keep the process moving ahead more on my schedule.

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HBAGENT in La Palma, California

92 months ago

It was the face to face (Last interview) they called me roughly two days after I think.

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Saloni Bassi in Toronto, Ontario

92 months ago

E-Rod in Las Vegas, Nevada said: well i had my behavioral interview today..i think it went well, but i also feel i could have answered a couple of questions a bit better..im kind of nervous but I hope i hear back to get to the next step.

Hiii E-Rod

Can you plzz tell me what kind og questions they asked you in your behavioral interview...
Thanks

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E-Rod in Las Vegas, Nevada

92 months ago

awesome:) I got a call back today telling me that I was moving forward in the process and that they are just waiting on backround,Im excited.I still have the face to face interview to conduct but I feel confident about that.

Scallywag32 in Cincinnati, Ohio said: E-Rod,

I can't remember well, but I believe I was told 3-5 business days and they would let me know. I had the interview on a Wednesday, and I think I heard back on Monday, which is the three business days.

One thing I did was to come up with some reason to stay in contact with my hiring specialist throughout the process. I would come up with a question every couple of days just to stay in touch. I tried to balance between being annoying and staying in that person's mind. I think that this helped to keep the process moving ahead more on my schedule.

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E-Rod in Las Vegas, Nevada

92 months ago

I dont recall exactly but they are all scenerio type question"tell me about a time when you faced adversity and how did you handle it?" that is one of the questions..there is a total of 6 questions.and they all have follow up questions."give me a time when you sold an idea to someone and it was successful?"..."tell me about a time that you failed to sell someone an idea that you felt was great?" those are 3 or them the others i cant remember..i hope this helps and good luck i got a call back today telling me im moving forward in the process..

Saloni Bassi in Toronto, Ontario said: Hiii E-Rod

Can you plzz tell me what kind og questions they asked you in your behavioral interview...
Thanks

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HBAGENT in La Palma, California

92 months ago

Main thing is to be honest. Did you ask to have your background report sent to you? Once you go to the face to face now you have to drug test and get printed at your local P.D. thats when the FBI/SEC does the big check. Then you are done simple as that. My thought is is you have come this far they have spent a bunch of money just getting you to where you are at. You will be fine.

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KL in Los Angeles, California

92 months ago

sooo...i paid that $2500+ that showed on my report. from the info my recruiter gave me, depending on how fast i paid it off, would determine where we could pick up the process. no f2f? make sure your on your square.

kl

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Newbie in Naples in Naples, Florida

92 months ago

Saloni,

I'm not E-Rod but perhaps I can help you with your question. Just before the holidays I passed my Behavioral Interview. I don't wish to scare you, but my interrogation lasted more than1-1/2 hours! If yours happens to endure to similar proportions, consider it to be a positive sign that they must be very interested in what you have to say. (Otherwise, it may also be an indication that perhaps you're too long-winded with your answers!) In any case, after conducting my "Door Knocking Surveys" I'm happy to say I'll be meeting for my Face-to-Face Interview this Tuesday, January 8th.

In preparation, I searched the internet for topics such as "top 100 interview questions" and "difficult job interview questions" and "interview questions for sales positions." If you do as I did, you'll find a plethora of pertinent questions from which to practice. I suggest you focus on ones pertaining to past difficulties, career accomplishments, and personal skills. For example . . . "Tell me about the biggest challenge you've ever faced and how you overcame it." What I did was to single out the top 20 questions that I felt to have the greatest probability of being asked based on the unique job requirements of EJ and desired personal attributes for this job position. You can safely avoid practicing responses to such questions as, "Tell me about a time you worked in a team" or "Have you ever had a difficult boss?" Keep in mind, EJ FA's are their own bosses and they're expected to have the ability to work independently. Also, keep in mind that your responses should focus on CAREER experiences (not events in your personal social life) and your responses should focus on showing you have what it takes to be successful in the job for which you are applying.

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Newbie in Naples in Naples, Florida

92 months ago

<Part II answer to Saloni>

My interview followed the following format:

1) Greeting/ice breaking chit chat
2) Confirmation of education/career experiences (as cited in résumé and on-line application)
3) Behavioral questions (85% of the conversation)
4) My chance to pose questions to the interviewer about EJ
5) Overview of the remaining steps in the hiring process

As a final suggestion remember to relax, be natural and completely honest! It’s my perception that WHAT you say is equally important as to HOW you say it. It must be presumed that good communication skills are paramount to success in this field. You not only have to be a self-confident, convincing, and charismatic salesperson but also possess a genuine and personable demeanor in order to evoke trust and loyalty from others. Your choice of words and the eloquence of their presentation are your greatest allies in conquering this stage of selection. Good luck to all who consider this challenge!

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Teri H in Sonora, California

92 months ago

I have been in the FA hiring process for exactly one month and one week. My behavorial interview is on Friday the 8th. I have a lot of the same concerns as everyone else. First, I am impressed with just the support on this blog. Everyone is very helpful. This has eased my anxiety of the hiring process.

I don't believe I've been in collections. What happens when you are in collections? Do you get some kind of notice? Is it something I know is happening to my credit?

I currently work for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation so I'm not worried about the background check and the drug test. Been there, done that.

I would like to know how often these study sessions occur. Is it realistically possible to get my phone interview and f2f done to join the others on February 4th?

Are seminars considered the same as door to door? Don't get me wrong, I'm not afraid of door to door just wondering if they were the same.

Thanks for any help and good luck to all. Hope to see you all in the future.

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

92 months ago

Hiya!
I have a phone interview on Tuesday, Jan 8th. I've had informa meetings with 2 FAs and an initial phone screening.. so, athough I should be clear on this, I'm not.. Is the phone interview on the 8th w/ the recruiter the behavioral interview that may last over 1 hour or is that down the road?
I've decided to approach this as whatever is meant to be, will be.. so I'll just be myself and if they decide that I'm the right person for the job, great..

I am a bit concern about the training salary.. for those of you starting Feb 4th, have you already gotten a clear idea of what your training pay will be? were you able to negotiate at all? I hope that's not the deciding point for me, but the mortgage has to get paid! ;-)

Thanks a million for any feedback! cheers

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Saloni Bassi in Toronto, Ontario

92 months ago

Newbie in Naples in Naples, Florida said: <Part II answer to Saloni>

My interview followed the following format:

1) Greeting/ice breaking chit chat
2) Confirmation of education/career experiences (as cited in résumé and on-line application)
3) Behavioral questions (85% of the conversation)
4) My chance to pose questions to the interviewer about EJ
5) Overview of the remaining steps in the hiring process

As a final suggestion remember to relax, be natural and completely honest! It’s my perception that WHAT you say is equally important as to HOW you say it. It must be presumed that good communication skills are paramount to success in this field. You not only have to be a self-confident, convincing, and charismatic salesperson but also possess a genuine and personable demeanor in order to evoke trust and loyalty from others. Your choice of words and the eloquence of their presentation are your greatest allies in conquering this stage of selection. Good luck to all who consider this challenge!

Hi Newbie

Thank you so much Newbie...you really gave me a huge idea about what to expect in the telephonic interview.....I would like to talk to u....can you plzz give me ur email id.....if u want...thanks again....and Gud Luck for your next interview...

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HBAGENT in La Palma, California

92 months ago

Roughly 2200.00 a month but it goes up as the months go on. Its a step pay scale.

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Newbie in Naples in Naples, Florida

92 months ago

sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota said: Hiya!
I have a phone interview on Tuesday, Jan 8th. I've had informa meetings with 2 FAs and an initial phone screening.. so, athough I should be clear on this, I'm not.. Is the phone interview on the 8th w/ the recruiter the behavioral interview that may last over 1 hour or is that down the road?
I've decided to approach this as whatever is meant to be, will be.. so I'll just be myself and if they decide that I'm the right person for the job, great..

I am a bit concern about the training salary.. for those of you starting Feb 4th, have you already gotten a clear idea of what your training pay will be? were you able to negotiate at all? I hope that's not the deciding point for me, but the mortgage has to get paid! ;-)

Thanks a million for any feedback! cheers

12 steps of the hiring process are outlined at the following link:

careers.edwardjones.com/us/fa/StartingYourFinancialSalesCareer/GetStarted/index.html

Anyone serious about applying should check out the EJ website and fllow every possible link on the website and investigate every topic mentioned.
There is an interactive CD available titled: FINANCIAL ADVISOR OPPORTUNITY -U.S. EDITION (ITem#7070 SKH-2182-A May 2007). This CD will provide hours of information if you click all the options and view all the embedded video clips.

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