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What It Takes To Become A Financial Advisor

Sep 13, 2008
Do you know what it takes to become a financial advisor?

It is important to possess qualities such as talent, good communication skills and strong analytical ability.

Having a formal university degree is a must.

Though it is glamorous to be in the financial industry, managing one's finances efficiently is not every ordinary person's cup of tea.

It is not so straight forward on topics like investments, tax matters and insurance policies. You not only need to be able to handle these topics, but you must also love it.

These are the basics for any financial advisor as they need to provide sound financial advising.

You can provide the professional help and advice in financial matters properly only when you are knowledgeable and passionate.

Financial advising is a very lucrative profession as it is composed of jobs in the commerce field and offers a very attractive compensation pay package.

Financial advisors is also a salesmen of the finance industry. You do not need to have many years of experiences to start a s career in financial advising.

However, to qualify as a financial advisor, you will need to pass several multiple-choice tests, which do not require any educational qualifications.

One such test is the Series 65 test. This test allows you the eligibility to pursue a job financial advising.

Many firms that offer financial advising services hire people with very little experience too.

It is important to have strong academic background and membership with other professional institutions and associations are also very helpful.
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