Just kidding, just trying to get your attention. Not a CPA, but am a career changer. I have 'roogled' the forum for information here, which has been very helpful, but was hoping for some more insight to my situation (not that it's particularly unique, but my mom says I'm 'special').
Moved from MD to PA about 2 years ago. Had a small service business in MD prior to moving and have since been a stay at home father. Being Mr. Mom has been rewarding, challenging, and an overall great experience, but It is tough living on wifes mid level income. Posted resume on careerbuilder and was quickly contacted by several insurance companies...chose to interview with NY life. Went through 2 f2f interviews, final would have been this afternoon had I not cancelled. I realized that to really help people financially, I would want to offer a broader range of non-proprietary products. I also didn't like that they offer $0 until products are sold.
After my second interview I did some more research and felt like becomming a FA would be a much better fit for me. I sent EJ a resume saturday and stopped by an office monday to chat with an FA. I had an infant and a 2.5 yr old with me at the time and really stopped by just to introduce myself and see if there would a convenient time to sit down and ask him some questions. He was accomodating and kind enough sit down with me and weather the distractions of an active 2.5 yr old long enough to tell me a bit about EJ and answer some of my questions. He forwarded my resume on and a recruiter called today, coincidentally as I was completing the online assessment while cradling the infant.....so I wasn't able to pick up the phone. I'll return the call shortly.
I noticed that there seems to be a few EJ offices not too far from each other. For all you EJ guys...How does this effect your business when someone new comes along?
Being that I'm new to the area, without any significant network, I know that I will have to work hard to build a book. EJ is big on doorknocking, how have some of you other guys built from scratch? I know, I know, 'roogle it you newb!? Please humor me, If I spend too much time 'roogling', the older boy will have butt paste smeared all over the faces of he and his brother.
Are there other firms that I may want to contact that would be receptive to a career changer while possibly providing some sort of honeymoon income and good training?
I noticed some of you work for banking institutions, what might be a good postion to look for with one?
Thanks in advance for replies, please keep the smart*** comments to a maximum.