Denied Employment with Edward Jones

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I went through the hiring process at Edward Jones all the way to the end.  Everything went well, I went above and beyond all expectations, and my interview went well.  Still, though, they denied me employment.  They wouldn't give anything but a generic answer (nothing specific) as to why they did not hire me.  Everything was going so well up until they said "no."  I'm at a loss.
From everything I've read, sometimes you can't take "no" for an answer, and if you really want a job with Edward Jones, you can get it.  So, I've prepared a presentation for the regional leader, and I'm going to ask him to override the hiring team's decision and hire me anyways.
Anybody else have any advice on what to do to improve my chances of getting an override?
Wish me luck.

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Forgot the toaster I see

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Sounds like the problem may have either been the Background Check or the Drug Test...
 

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they obviously saw something they didn't like.  try Friendly's

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oh, and change your name to 'Loser'

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Quote:Forgot the toaster I see
 Did you remember to wear pants?

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I have not taken a drug test yet, and the background check couldn't have been a problem, for I disclosed everything in full since the initial application.  But I'll agree that they saw something they didn't like, otherwise they would've hired me.  Still, I know I can succeed in this position, and I'm not going to stop until they give it to me.

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haha yes my pants were ON and ZIPPED

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Quote:I have not taken a drug test yet, and the background check couldn't have been a problem, for I disclosed everything in full since the initial application.  But I'll agree that they saw something they didn't like, otherwise they would've hired me.  Still, I know I can succeed in this position, and I'm not going to stop until they give it to me. 
If it was after the FTF interview, and it wasn't conducted by the RL, you MAY get somewhere by going straight to him if you REALLY think you have the IT factor.  Thats if he will even give you the time of day.  That being said, I'd say you got a little ahead of yourself as far as name selection.

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If you can't get through the Jones interview process, give it up. This isn't exactly the top of the food chain. I hear that Nordstrom pays it's shoe salesmen pretty well.

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Quote:haha yes my pants were ON and ZIPPED 
 
This is exactly why you weren't hired. When you go into the RL office for the attempt at the override make sure your pants are around your ankles and back your way in. If you want to assure yourself a job tattoo an ICA mountain chart on your lower back.

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If you can't get hired at Jones, seriously reconsider your life

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Quote:I have not taken a drug test yet, and the background check couldn't have been a problem, for I disclosed everything in full since the initial application.  But I'll agree that they saw something they didn't like, otherwise they would've hired me.  Still, I know I can succeed in this position, and I'm not going to stop until they give it to me. 
Tell us everything you disclosed.  For instance, if you were convicted of bank robbery, and disclosed it, you wouldn't get the job.

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The RL can give an override but he only has a limited number of bullets. Why would he want to spend it on you?

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This is exactly why you weren't hired. When you go into the RL office for the attempt at the override make sure your pants are around your ankles and back your way in. If you want to assure yourself a job tattoo an ICA mountain chart on your lower back.
too funny

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Quote:Quote:haha yes my pants were ON and ZIPPED  
 
This is exactly why you weren't hired. When you go into the RL office for the attempt at the override make sure your pants are around your ankles and back your way in. If you want to assure yourself a job tattoo an ICA mountain chart on your lower back.

Dammit Ron, sometimes you say funny things, sometimes you say hilarious things...that was downright heroic.

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Speaking of funny I just saw your new tag line ! Well Done ! LOL! I will also take the under and give odds !

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how bad is your credit score?? Also if your job history wasn't accurate they won't let you go further.

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seriously though, if you can fog a fuckin' mirror, you should be able to get hired at Jones.  Have you ever sold vacuum cleaners door-to-door?  I hear thats a prerequisite for EJ.  

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Reality is that the hiring process is not easy at jones.  I can see why they let anyone in.  Just look at all the present and past Jonsers on this board.
What you do not understand is that just because you disclose something and they let you interview you still have to get by compliance.  And it does not matter if the RL is a GP.  Obama himself could not change the mind of a Compliance Officer.

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Quote:seriously though, if you can fog a fuckin' mirror, you should be able to get hired at Jones.  Have you ever sold vacuum cleaners door-to-door?  I hear thats a prerequisite for EJ.   

very true 

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I am with the group that says you should kill yourself if you don't get hired at Jones.

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i figured it out.....your name is Meletio and your a spawned out fish that's made its 200 mile journey, who is ready to fade into the stream and die

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Seriously, if you didn't get hired
 
 
kill yourself

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i heard toyota might be hiring some new salesman soon?  if you can prove that you can sell some camry's after everything thats happened, jones might hire you then if you show them that on your resume and offer up some packets of kool-aid 

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You probably didn't need a drug test because you wore a Grateful Dead T-shirt and wreaked of Patuli Oil during your interview.

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I also got denied employment at Jones during the interview process. My RL gave me the silver bullet and I got through. I thought I interviewed well and still don't know why I got denied. Now I'm in my 16 month selling and am "drowning in kool aid". Go ahead and give it your best shot with the RL. At least then you won't wonder what would have happened if you tried....

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Well everyone, turns out the RL had already used all his bullets.  No such luck.
Looks like I'll have to reapply again at a later date when I have more experience.

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Start drinking

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heavily

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mlgone wrote:Seriously, if you didn't get hired
 
 
kill yourself Great Advice for a new guy coming into the business. You DUSHBAG!!!

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Bonky wrote:oh, and change your name to 'Loser' STFU BONKY, and get outta here you PIKER!!!!

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Moraen wrote:I am with the group that says you should kill yourself if you don't get hired at Jones. OF course you are, YOU LOSER!!!  Get a job jackoff.. Until then make like michael jackson and BEAT IT!!

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Billionaire,I will tell you what nobody else on here will.  Save yourself while you still can and avoid the EJs and wirehouses.  If you seriously want to have a career as an advisor consider applying at an RIA.  At first the pay will be less, a lot less, and you'll do a lot more s*** work in the beginning, in the long run though you'll make more money, probably end up with equity ownership in the firm and your book, and not have to deal with the BS that a registered rep does.

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Man, these guys are leaving you some pretty tough comments.  When I started in this business 20 years ago, I was told no after about 9 rounds of interviews at Lehman Brothers.  The morning after I was told no, I waited in the elevator bank for the manager, who I knew was always the 1st one into the office in the morning.  I had a coffee and a bagel for him.  He showed up at about 7am and by 730, I was hired.  Not sure if that still works these days but can't hurt to try. Good luck !

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gethardgetraw wrote:Start drinking haha soooo true

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