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I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Edward Jones in January 2013.

Interview Details – It was a very long and tedious hiring process which took a little over 2 1/2 months for me. It was 10 steps, beginning with the initial resume screening which then follows onto an invitation to apply (extremely long, asks for 10 years of work history). After applying online I was set up with a phone interview which lasted for about 30 minutes. From there, I moved onto the 1:1 FA interview -- the guy was very friendly and helpful. The entire recruitment team were extremely helpful the entire way through, but EDJ definitely makes you jump through all kinds of loops. After the FA interview they started conducting background checks on (which lasted more than a month, they literally looked up every piece of source that I reported to them in my application).

I went on a market survey & business plan portion after the FA interview, where I wrote up an extensive plan (12 pgs) and surveyed 40 quality contacts (they recommend 25). This part they require you to knock on doors, my 40 contacts took probably 130ish knocks. The first 30 or 40 were brutal, then it gets easier.

If everything is successful, a phone call with a senior HR from hq is next, and if you pass that round, it's the final round: the 4-hr long assessment, if you're at this part, pick up the phone, call as many people as possible. Formulate your strategies around the important prospects first, I definitely went after the small businesses (and make sure to not miss any appointments).

Interview Question – Lots of personality behavioral questions, it's all very standard. They just want to learn about you.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation -- they mailed an offer packet.

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