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The Six Figure Career Of The Future – Financial Sales Advisors
Many people are out of work and looking for the next waive of high paying six figure careers. When we look into the future, one logical option is to consider becoming a financial sales professional. This position is perfect for older workers that are accustom to higher six figure paying jobs and for those just coming out of school looking for a long term profession with a high income potential. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job employment in the financial services area is expecting faster growth compared to other job sectors. Why, because of the large number of baby boomers reaching retirement age and requiring experienced help. Also, many companies have replaced pension plans with more common 401 K plans. Whether you are young or older, a professional sales advisor position could carry you all the way throughout a full life career regardless of your age.
You may think this is beyond your reach but think about your current life experience and how well it applies to the advisor position. You may have transferable skills that fit the job descriptions of many financial firms. All of the people that use financial professionals come from all walks of life. You may want to establish a niche looking for investors in that specific vertical. This will certainly make it easier for you to do your job because you understand the clients work culture.
You may qualify if you have experience in any of the following:
* Telecommunication or technical sales* Teaching * Customer Service * Any sales position * Technical jobs * Management * Marketing * Public Relations * Business Development * Military experience * Accounting
You must also have a few personal qualities. You must be a hard worker, detail oriented, personable and enjoy investing. Obviously, with any new career, there are going to be a few hurdles that you will have to over come. You will be expected to be a licensed financial professional; but, a few well planned education courses will fulfill that requirement and passing of an exam. So how do you go about convincing an employer that you have these transferable skills. First you need to gain expertise in new job interview skills. You will have to learn how to explain to a perspective employer that your education or life experience translates into a new profession. This is easily done with some easy to follow job interview steps.