I've been trying to get in the business for quite some time now. I had the opportunity back in 2008, but wasn't the right time. I have 8 years of sales experience 5 in lending and 3 in banking. Im currently a personal banker at the "now 2nd largest financial institution". The only reason I came on board was to eventually become a FA at ML. Reality is that I cant get an interview ANYWHERE. I've applied numerous times at ML and was even invited to take their FIAT and passed even attend their career events. My resume has been seen by the RD, which he said was impressive. Nothing has progressed from it though. In the past I tried MSSB and was called 3 months later and was interviewed by the Branch manager. Was also invited to take the online assesments, however I had a computer issue and didnt finish therefore didnt pass. I was told I could retake in 6 months, but cant even get called for an interview. I've tried everywhere ML,MSSB,Raymond James, Wells Fargo, Ameriprise, HSBC,UBS the only place I got called was from EJ, but I cancelled the process. It feels like my resume has a "throw away, do not call" on it. I even interviewed for a Client Associate position at ML and was told by the FA that I was OVER QUALIFIED that I should look at the trainee program. Any suggestions from anyone out there who are in the business or anyone who is going through the process.