"When hiring financial advisors, large banks and financial institutions are looking for finance-savvy candidates who have the knowledge, experience, and sales skills to grow a substantial clientele base. In an interview, be ready to participate in a sales role-play with a hypothetical customer as well as discuss how you've attracted new clients in the past. While no formal degree is necessary, a background in business, sales, or finance is preferred."
"Why are you here?"1 Answer
I want to work with investments, specifically stocks and bonds. However, Series 7 exam is only administered with sponsorship from a FINRA regulated firm. Also, I have an entrepreneurial drive, but lack the seed money required in other industries, and having a name like New York Life to back me up will surely help with start-up.