CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: FAQ’s
Will I find this role challenging? A career as a financial advisor requires hard work and a strong desire to succeed. In starting any new business, commitment and long hours are required for success but the rewards are well worth it. As you grow your business and become well established, you will benefit from the freedom and flexibility of running your own business while operating with the full support from the institutions you represent alongside you.
I’ve never worked in sales – can I still become a financial advisor? F1RST CHO1CE advisors come from a wide variety of backgrounds. More important than the industry you may be coming from, is your track record: what you’ve accomplished, how you’ve succeeded in the past and what you’ve learned through those experiences. Although sales experience is not mandatory, it may be helpful. Our thorough selection process is designed to assess your potential for success in this career.
Do I have what it takes as a F1RST CHO1CE advisor? First and foremost, success in the industry requires ethics and integrity. It also requires drive, discipline and energy. If you have these traits, along with self-confidence, a belief in the work you’re doing and a commitment to continuous learning, then you may have what it takes! Combined with a sincere desire to help people and an ability to form and maintain strong relationships, your potential for success could be unlimited.
How will I find clients? During the selection and training process, you will work with a F1RST CHO1CE Financial Group Business Development Manager to help identify your key target markets. Clients will come from people you know, people you work with, and people who are referred to you. As you build and grow your business, you will continue to prospect for new clients outside of your primary market while providing ongoing service to existing clients.
How would I transition from my current business? While you are exploring this career opportunity and we are determining your suitability, you can continue your current work. Once you have been provided the opportunity to become a F1RST CHO1CE Advisor and you’ve chosen to move ahead, you will need to leave any other role or business prior to signing the F1RST CHO1CE Financial Advisor’s Agreement.
What expenses will I need to cover? As in any business, you need to make an investment in your success. As a result, there will be some initial expenses such as licensing materials and examination fees. Once you are contracted, you’ll need to invest in items such as a laptop and printer, as well as business stationary to establish and grow your business. You’ll learn more about these details during the selection process.
Ready to take the next step? Read on to find out! Making your next career move is a big decision and ou need to be confident that your choice to become a F1RST CHO1CE Advisor is the right one. At the same time, we need to ensure that we’re selecting quality candidates who will become successful long-term advisors. Our multistage selection process takes time. It is designed to determine if you have:
- the potential to succeed in a career in the financial services industry
- the potential to build a solid client base
- enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to learn
Are we what you’re looking for?
For more information about becoming a F1RST CHO1CE Advisor, please email or submit your resume to us at Careers@FCFG.ca