Want to Land Your Dream Job? How to Get Started as a Financial Advisor/Planner

Getting a Job as a Financial Advisor

I love my job. I can’t tell you how lucky and fortunate I feel to to be able to truthfully say that.

Is my job easy? H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks no!

Being a financial advisor requires a certain skill set that I had no idea I had until I got started in the business. I’m not here to tell you how successful I am. You can read my post on how to become a successful financial advisor to learn how I and other successful financial advisors did it.

What I wanted to do with this post is to address a common question that I get asked here at the blog.

I’m interested in becoming a financial advisor. What do you consider the best way to get started in your industry?

Whew. That might seem like an easy question to answer but so much has changed since I got in the business over 8 years ago. In my effort to best answer that question, I thought it would be best if I shared how I got started as a financial advisor as well as how others got started, too. In addition, I’ll also share some resources that should be helpful for anyone interested in getting a job as a financial planner.
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