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Newbie in Naples in Naples, Florida

84 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

84 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

84 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

84 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

84 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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

83 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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Newbie in Naples in Naples, Florida

83 months ago

For anyone trying to figure out those words my original response to Saloni - they were resume (spelled with accents) and the contraction for it is (it's). For some reason my computer didn't translate these special characters and punctuation and it looked like swear words!

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Newbie in Naples in Naples, Florida

83 months ago

Saloni Bassi in Toronto, Ontario said: 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...

Saloni,
You may email me at Creativeideas123@yahoo.com. Anyone else who cares to email, I would be glad to hear from you but keep in mind that I'm currently working 12-hour days 6.5 days/week. Thus, although I genuinely enjoy helping people, I will be unable to respond to great numbers of responses. Also, I would prefer to publically answer questions for the benefit of everyone. So, please try to reserve questions for this forum. Finally, if all continues to go as expected, within the next couple weeks I plan to be VERY busy devoting 70 hrs/wk to my studying!

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HBAGENT in La Palma, California

83 months ago

Its easy you guys just be ready to beat the street and talk, It can be anywhere. Churches,Malls,City functions etc. YOUR NAME WILL BE SPREAD

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

83 months ago

Hi! I've read the Hiring Stages info in the EDJ website and still a bit confused.. hoping someone who has been through the process can help! I've only rec'd one call from EdJ St Louis at home and it was a basic screening/set up of phone interview with recruiter. That interview with recruiter (1st one) is scheduled for tomorrow. Is this conversation tomorrow when the behavioral questions will be asked (step 5) or is that stage 9??
Also, did you guys get the assigment for the survey/field exercise given to you during the interview or later on?
oh, boy!! I am really hoping that this can be moved along so that I can join you guys on Feb 4th!!! :-)
Thanks a million! My phone interview is at 7am tomorrow, Tuesday, CST. Any feedback would be appreciated!

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Newbie in Naples in Naples, Florida

83 months ago

sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota said: Hi! I've read the Hiring Stages info in the EDJ website and still a bit confused.. hoping someone who has been through the process can help! I've only rec'd one call from EdJ St Louis at home and it was a basic screening/set up of phone interview with recruiter. That interview with recruiter (1st one) is scheduled for tomorrow. Is this conversation tomorrow when the behavioral questions will be asked (step 5) or is that stage 9??
Also, did you guys get the assigment for the survey/field exercise given to you during the interview or later on?
oh, boy!! I am really hoping that this can be moved along so that I can join you guys on Feb 4th!!! :-)
Thanks a million! My phone interview is at 7am tomorrow, Tuesday, CST. Any feedback would be appreciated!

Behaviorial interview is Step 5

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Newbie in Naples in Naples, Florida

83 months ago

Oops, my reply was sent before I could finish!

The Behavioral Interview is Step 5. Are you sure that's where you are next? I actually had a phone call from the home office first to schedule the Phone Screen. Basic questions were asked then and details of my online application were confirmed. THEN I had the phone screen, and the same info was confirmed again plus general questions about my background, what I knew about EJ, was I prepared for the demanding training process and first two years of door knocking, and why I wanted to be an FA. The Behavioral Interview was also a phone interview. Step #8, the F2F Interview comes ONLY after conducting your door-knocking exercise, in which you survey homeowners and businesses in your potential market area.

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

83 months ago

Thank you for your feedback.. well, I guess I'm not sure where I am..
;-)
my timeline:
Dec 18th - visited area FA for about 45 min. Set up info mtg at my request.
Dec 20th - visited area growth leader (title?) for about 1 hour. I called him to set up mtg. at the recommendation of 1st FA I met with.
Dec 25th - submitted complete application on line
Dec 27th - spoke with hiring person at corporate. She asked me some basic questions, and set up appt. for phone interview w/ recruiter. The lady I spoke with then emailed me some forms to submit before tomorrow. One of the forms that was included was a blank employment history to complete a gap in my resume (I had made an error in dates).

I was told to allow about 40 minutes for the conversation tomorrow. Do you think tomorrow is step 5?

Thanks!!

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

83 months ago

Oh, I forgot to mention that the lady that with whom I spoke on the phone said that in tomorrow's conversation I would have a chance to ask questions that have come up after meeting with the two FAs with whom I met..

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Scallywag32 in Cincinnati, Ohio

83 months ago

sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota said: Hi! I've read the Hiring Stages info in the EDJ website and still a bit confused.. hoping someone who has been through the process can help! I've only rec'd one call from EdJ St Louis at home and it was a basic screening/set up of phone interview with recruiter. That interview with recruiter (1st one) is scheduled for tomorrow. Is this conversation tomorrow when the behavioral questions will be asked (step 5) or is that stage 9??
Also, did you guys get the assigment for the survey/field exercise given to you during the interview or later on?
oh, boy!! I am really hoping that this can be moved along so that I can join you guys on Feb 4th!!! :-)
Thanks a million! My phone interview is at 7am tomorrow, Tuesday, CST. Any feedback would be appreciated!

Sofs07,
Good luck on your interview. I agree with Newbie, it sounds as though you are on step 5. This should be about an hour long with behavioral questions..."Give an example when...Describe an incident when..."

As for the surveys, that will come after your hiring specialist calls you to let you know that they are moving you on to the next steps in the process. They will let you know what you need to do. I didn't get any information on the surveys until I was told they were moving me ahead in the process.

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Teri H in Sonora, California

83 months ago

Did they happen to tell you in the phone interview that you were moving forward or a call back?

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

83 months ago

Thank you! I'm a bit nervous! I gotta get into the frame of mind that I'm interviewing them! yeah, right!
The lady from corporate referred to the guy that I'm talking to tomorrow as my Hiring Recruiter.. anyway, I better get some sleep and plenty of coffe in the morning. Hopefully I can sound alive at 7 am!
:-)
Thanks, guys!!!

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

83 months ago

Thank you! I'm a bit nervous! I gotta get into the frame of mind that I'm interviewing them! yeah, right!
The lady from corporate referred to the guy that I'm talking to tomorrow as my Hiring Recruiter.. anyway, I better get some sleep and plenty of coffe in the morning. Hopefully I can sound alive at 7 am!
:-)
Thanks, guys!!!

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

83 months ago

the lady said something to the effect of 'I would like to move you to the next step in the process..
make sense?
she did not say what would happen after tomorrow.
:-)

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Scallywag32 in Cincinnati, Ohio

83 months ago

Teri H in Sonora, California said: Did they happen to tell you in the phone interview that you were moving forward or a call back?

Teri,

I was told two days after my interview that I was moving ahead in the process. It was a long couple of days I assure you, but I really felt good about the interview.

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Teri H in Sonora, California

83 months ago

Scally,

Where are you in the process or are you a FA already?

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Scallywag32 in Cincinnati, Ohio

83 months ago

Teri H in Sonora, California said: Scally,

Where are you in the process or are you a FA already?

I was just extended an offer in December. I start with Jones on February 4 with a couple of the others on here.

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Teri H in Sonora, California

83 months ago

I have my behavioral interview Friday. How fast do you think I can push the process if I bust my butt to do the survey and interview?

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Scallywag32 in Cincinnati, Ohio

83 months ago

You need to remember that a few of the steps...Paperwork, background check, fingerprints, and drug test are all on you to get done. So you can knock those out of the way quickly. Jones told me that the background check usually takes a week for them to get the results, but you can be doing your interviews and door knocking during that time.

I don't know what to tell you about the time period. I would guess that you could have this wrapped up somewhere in the 15th-20th range, but that also depends on them. As I said in a previous post though, for some of the things, such as phone interview, I was able to request an earlier time. My suggestion would be to let them know that you want to move quickly. They will take 2-3 business days after some events to let you know what's next, but I think it looks really good to get everything within your control done as quickly as possible.

It's hard to say if you'd be able to start with us on the 4th of February or not. My guess is that they already have that class full, but they may not. I was originally going to be put on the wait list for the January 22nd class, except I was going to be out of town over MLK day, and would miss the first day.

I tried to make it very clear that I was eager and ready to move quickly, while at the same time trying to not sound desperate.

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Teri H in Sonora, California

83 months ago

Thanks for the help. If you don't mind me asking, what made you decide on a FA career? What is your current occupation?

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Scallywag32 in Cincinnati, Ohio

83 months ago

Teri H in Sonora, California said: Thanks for the help. If you don't mind me asking, what made you decide on a FA career? What is your current occupation?

Send me an email at mjackson75@gmail.com, and I'll fill you in.

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

83 months ago

You're leaving us out of the loop? :-(
would love to hear what other's current occupation is and also gender/age. Sounds like EDJ is bringing on a lot more women lately.

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Scallywag32 in Cincinnati, Ohio

83 months ago

sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota said: You're leaving us out of the loop? :-(
would love to hear what other's current occupation is and also gender/age. Sounds like EDJ is bringing on a lot more women lately.

Sorry Sofs,

I'm not intending to leave anyone out, I just didn't think this was an appropriate place to go into that. You are welcome to email me too. I am a former teacher, currently working in a very low paying corporate job. I'm male, and 32 years old. :)

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

83 months ago

just kidding!!! :-)
i'm tired of the low paying jobs!

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HBAGENT in La Palma, California

83 months ago

I am just pleased that I am one of the 10% of applicants selected. I dont mind making scratch for the first year or so. The money I made in the MTG industry gave me a huge headache not to mention having to pay the Feds 10k+ every year. I am looking forward to having my own branch and say so over my goings and comings.

JB

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sofs07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

83 months ago

Good morning!
I had a 40-min interview, but it was not the full-blown behavioral interview. I was asked things such as 'what was your favorite thing about this job?' 'least favorite?'. Went over my application to make sure everything is correct/accurate.
I have the next one scheduled for tomorrow at 3:30pm. I was asked when I would want to start and I said ASAP.. he said that what's left could take 3 to 4 weeks & that they are working on filling an April 19th St. Louis training, which would be the Feb 4th study start, sounds like.
I enjoyed the conversation today and I'm glad I got mentally prepared for tomorrow's interview. :-)
I'll e-mail back tomorrow afternoon!

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