ML financial advisor training interview

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coache's picture
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Joined: 2012-01-25

So I am a first time poster and I first wanted to say that I have enjoyed reading all of the information throughout these forums. They have been very helpful. Now to my reason for posting, I just finished my bachelors degree and I have an initial interview next week with the person in charge of hiring at Merrill Lynch. I have previous sales experience from various internships and working for my families business at a young age. My step-father has worked at Merrill Lynch for over 30 years and is the Vice President of another department. As you can expect, he has offered me advice and he also personally knows and has a good relationship with everyone involved in the hiring process and im sure this will give me a leg up on others. However, I would like the opinions of those who have actually been through this process? I have yet to begin the interview process, this is simply a meet and greet meeting with the people who will eventually be making the decision to hire me or not. Should I bring in any sort of business plan with me to this meeting or should I just show up and ask a lot of questions? What types of questions should I ask etc? Obviously I am trying to make a great first impression and not use my step-fathers position as a "crutch". I would like to win them over myself and actually "earn" the job. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Joined: 2010-03-27

*crickets*
search for a post called the 500 days war. If you really want to "earn" the job you can do that. My advice would be to use your network and ride the step-dad thing as far as it will take you.
PS - I would stick with the other site. You will get good and timely responses there. Here you will get your topics spammed and have 118 views with no responses.

coache's picture
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Joined: 2012-01-25

Thanks hacksaw. I will just use this site for some occasional research. Printing 500 days of war as we speak and love it. Going to continue reading over it to help develop a plan

tua022012's picture
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Joined: 2012-06-08

Hi,

I agreed with you. Any way, your points of view make me thinking about some thing for my project.

Pls try to keep posting. Tks and best regards

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