By BROOKSTONE SECURITIES
SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
First of all you must know what a financial advisor career is all about to make an informed decision.
You should get a bachelors degree in the financial field which may carry some clout with your clients
and your boss. But, have you ever heard the saying that a man/woman can have twenty one letters
after their name but do nothing? It all boils down to your achievements, how you are with your
clients, and do you put their needs first? After all, this is how you are going to build your reputation in
the business. Word of mouth by your loyal clients will be as gold to your future.
Building a business during your financial advisor career is going to be a plus if you like being your
own boss, if you are not afraid of the telephone, if you can take the stresses of handling other
people's finances, if you are a determined individual, if you can make decisions quickly, if you can be
trusted, if you are analytical, if you are energetic, if you truly care about the clients you will be
cultivating, then you are on your way. There is no ceiling on the amount of money you can earn. You
have seen ads where it says, "self starter." This will be you. Remember you can do anything you set
your mind to doing!
Whether you have just gotten out of college or you have just retired from a large corporation,
becoming a registered rep and starting on a new financial advisor career is going to mean
commitment. The retiree may know more people than the person just graduating from college. On
the other hand, the college graduate will just start out building a client base and have many years to
do so, whereas the retiree may volunteer in his community, he and his family may be known and
trusted already so he has a ready-made group of possible clients to speak with.
You will have to have a sponsor or firm you are going to work with who is licensed with the Securiti