Hey Finance Heads, I pose a question (Series 7, 63, 66)

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by lilmann40, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. lilmann40

    lilmann40 Senior member

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    Hi,

    I am desiring my Series 7 and 66 probably, obviously you have to be sponsored in order to take the tests. Of course you have to get into Financial Advising in order to get sponsored, such jobs which are not too hard to get, since they are commission based.

    Here's the thing...I have little interest in getting into Financial Advising with a company at this point in my career, but I want the certifications...what are the stipulations companies put on when they sponsor you? I'm assuming I wouldn't be able to just get hired on with them, then take the tests then quit...or how does that work?
     
  2. hanker565

    hanker565 Senior member

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    I see no value for these certifications outside of needing them for a job. In addition, they expire after two years of not working for a broker.

    I haven't heard of any lock in/stipulations at investment banks.
     
  3. tj100

    tj100 Senior member

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    Don't waste your time. If you land a job that requires them, the tests are easy enough that they won't be an issue - no reason to get them in advance of needing them.
     
  4. scientific

    scientific Senior member

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    yea theyre worthless
     

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