I am a 6, 63, life and health rep with a bank background. I started with Chase, moved to a local bank, then on to National City. That last part, you can probably guess, is the problem.
I actually just gave my 2 weeks at NC after learning that I was probably not going to have a choice from someone who had a bit of inside info. It was not production related. It was really about a difference in personalities with a branch manager. (Which at NC was actually my boss.)
Luckily, though, I got the heads up so I was able to cleanly resign with no reflection on any records. For the 6 months I was there last year I had over 45K in revenue, which is pretty good for someone having to open checking accounts and file debit disputes most the time, working at a bank that everyone thinks is going under soon. I was the top producer for our district.
I am trying to figure out where to go from here. I have talked to 5/3 and I'm fairly confident I can get on there, but I don't know that I want to. I have heard their incentive structure is not the best, and they are in about the same financial shape that NC was.
I would love to get my 7 and 66, but I don't know which firms are going to pay for that licensing and provide a salary while doing so (just in the beginning. I don't mind straight commission after the first 6 months-year) I am hoping for the salary to be around 30k annual.
I have talked to Ed Jones, and am in the initial interview process with them.
I have an interview with NYL and Metlife next week, but I haven't heard the greatest things about working there. I also interviewed with American General last week.
Any other suggestions? I am in the Louisville, KY area, if that helps.
(I deleted some of the original post to maintain anonymity)