Edward Jones Connection - Archived Articles
The Financial Advisor Opportunity: About the Role
As a Financial Advisor, you'll work autonomously in a highly collaborative, entrepreneurial environment, while forming meaningful relationships with clients.
A Lot to Offer: The Financial Advisor Opportunity
You control your own destiny. We believe the best person to determine how much you can earn is you.
Is the Financial Advisor Opportunity Right for You?
Those who join Edward Jones notice the autonomy and sense of control over their own professional practices and lives.
The Financial Advisor Opportunity: Training and Support
Bring your ability, and our tailored training program can help you become a successful Edward Jones financial advisor.
My Tips for Success: Nikki McIlwaine
We recently met with Nikki McIlwaine, a financial advisor in St. Louis, to learn about how she built her practice and share a few tips for success.
How to Gain a Fresh Perspective on Your Career Goals
At a certain point in your career, you may eventually feel like you’ve plateaued. Whether you’ve been at the same company or in the same industry since you’ve started, it’s normal to start craving a new challenge. Use these tips to get started on achieving your next goal.
Think It’s Too Late for a Career Move? Think Again
If you’ve ever thought it too late to achieve your career goals, take a moment to reflect on this quote from George Eliot: “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” If you’re ready to take the first step toward your dream career, start with these tips.
Craft Calculations: How Mike Stein Brews with Process
We know that a diverse team of financial advisors across the country is key to meeting our clients’ unique needs, but that diversity extends to skills, hobbies and interests, too. We spoke with Mike Stein, a financial advisor in York, PA. about how he started brewing his own beer and the approach he takes to his craft.
How to Leave Your Job Professionally
The decision to leave a job is not always an easy one, but employees make these big career decisions for a variety of reasons. However, once the decision is made, the process doesn’t have to be difficult. Use these tips to leave with grace.
3 Ways to Jumpstart Your Personal Brand
It’s important to cultivate and maintain a positive brand over time in order to advance your career to new heights. Here are three ways to bolster your brand and improve your image.
5 Key Traits of a Good Leader
The ability to lead effectively is invaluable, whether or not you directly manage others. Take a look at five traits of successful leaders.
Why Customer Service Matters in Any Career
We’ve all heard the expression, “The customer is always right.” Consistent and courteous customer service is a soft skill that’s becoming increasingly vital to the workplace, as the demand for more personal service continues growing. Take a look at a few reasons why.
Ease Your Stress with These Four Healthy Methods
In light of National Stress Awareness Month, it’s important to acknowledge that stress is likely to come and go throughout our lives. Try these healthy methods next time you’re looking for some relief.
Annual Women's Conference Survey Findings
Each year, our women financial advisors are invited to attend the Edward Jones Women's Conference. During this conference, we surveyed 100 attendees regarding issues facing women in the financial services industry. Here are just a few of the topics we covered in talking with our financial advisors.
Finding the Perfect Mentor
Finding the perfect mentor is a process, but following these tips will help get you on the right track.
Sled Dogs and Support: My Work-Life Balance with Edward Jones
At Edward Jones, our financial advisors come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, from banking and finance to sales and service. This week, we’re highlighting that diversity outside the workplace by showcasing our financial advisors’ unique skills and interests outside the office.
The Investment of a Lifetime: Alexander Kerford
How does a former packaging engineer transition to a career in finance? Meet Alexander Kerford, a financial advisor at Edward Jones. We recently met up with Alexander to find out what shaped his decision to take a leap of faith with his new career.
4 Things to Consider When Applying for a New Opportunity
Applying for your dream job doesn’t have to be intimidating. Use these tips to help you decide if you should apply now or take some time to improve on necessary skills or experience for the position.
Finding Freedom in Returned Opportunity: Chad Burkhalter
Chad Burkhalter made the challenging decision to leave Edward Jones to pursue the role of an independent financial advisor. 12 years later, he’s returned. We sat down with him to learn why he chose to bring his practice to Edward Jones.
Quit the Cubicle. It's Time to Branch Out.
A cubicle is a great way to collaborate and work alongside your colleagues, but you may feel that you’ve earned the opportunity to work in your own space. At Edward Jones, we agree. Our financial advisors operate from their own branch offices in the neighborhoods in which they serve. Take a look at the benefits.
Feeling the Love at Work
Are you feeling the love at work? Take a look at a few ways employers show their appreciation to their employees.
Do You Have a Healthy Work-Life Balance?
You’ve probably heard the term “work-life balance” a lot lately – but what exactly does it mean, and how do you know if you have it? We’ve developed a quick quiz to help you find out where you stand.
Solid Steps to Career Growth
No matter where you are in your career path, there’s always room for professional development, and the start of a new year is the perfect time to plan for it.
The Lifestyle Change That’s Key to Career Success
It’s well known that exercise can have positive effects on more than just your physical health, but do you know the many ways it’s linked to career success?
Trust Is a Two-Way Street
Trust is one of the largest contributing factors to a successful workplace. Employers trust employees will do their jobs effectively and keep the company’s best interests in mind. How can you tell if your company is trustworthy?
The Best Gift Ever
It’s almost a new year and this is the perfect time to reflect on your career development. Are you satisfied with the progress you’ve made? If not, there’s still time to strategize how you can take your career to the next level and give yourself the gift of your dream career.
Using Social Media To Build Your Career: Ben Zuckerman
Considering a Financial Advisor career with Edward Jones? Hear from one of our Financial Advisors about what it’s like to build a practice in the digital age.
Holiday Helping: 3 Unconventional Ways to Give Back
How do you give back during the holidays? The season provides plenty of unique opportunities for you and your company to make an impact when you combine creativity, teamwork and a spirit of generosity.
Being Better By Being Different
The traits that make you unique, your competitive advantages, are what will make you stand out among your colleagues and earn recognition in the workplace.
Maximize Productivity by Rethinking Your Workspace
You know the basic rules for organizing a workspace, such as bringing in a plant to brighten the mood and improve focus, but the rules are evolving. Here are several essential steps to creating a more dynamic work space.
Scared to Change Careers? Here’s Why You Should Switch It Up.
Making a career change isn’t as difficult as you think. With the proper research, planning and goal setting, you can turn this transition into the career of your dreams.
10 Questions about Career Satisfaction
As the job market has improved this year, some professionals may find themselves looking for a bigger and better opportunity. Everyone's situation is unique, but there are some good questions relevant to all of us that you can think about for your career.
Does Your Career Match Your Calling?
What does your average workday look like? Does it fulfill your professional ambitions? These three questions will help you define your career motivators.
3 Ways Community Involvement Boosts Job Satisfaction
As the job market evolves, professionals are looking for opportunities to gain fulfillment at work that goes beyond their salary requirements. These are three reasons why company community involvement is important today.
Three Things Every Great Mentor Does
Have you found yourself in the position to be a mentor? Accept the challenge. Here are three things every great mentor does.
The Edward Jones Women's Networking Series
Edward Jones has recently sponsored Women’s Networking Events across the country to provide quality networking opportunities for professional women to improve skills, share insights and meet like-minded peers.
Is it Time to Pursue a New Career Path?
You may feel like you've reached a plateau in your career growth, and want to seek an entrepreneurship opportunity. There are a few considerations to take when deciding if it is the right path for you.
Don’t Reject Rejection
Rejection hurts. It’s not a matter of “if” it happens, but “when” it happens, and every professional deals with rejection in one form or another.
Make a Smooth Move From Sales Professional to Financial Advisor
Successful sales professionals can leverage their diverse array of skills into a successful career as a Financial Advisor.
Women Transitioning to a Career in Finance
Getting started in the financial services industry can seem daunting. It takes time, dedication and determination to turn your passion into a rewarding and lucrative career.
Don’t Overlook This Overused Phrase
Did you take a guess? There are probably quite a few words and phrases to choose from. This one is actually extremely meaningful. It is: Drive for results!
When You’re About to Lose Steam
We’ve all been there – depleted by tiredness, overwork, lack of exercise, poor eating habits and even discouragement. And, we know that an easy fix of a good night’s sleep won’t further our career. What is your next step?
Digital Advice – Talk in Person
We all do it – no sentences, made‐up abbreviations, emoticons. It’s fast, easy, fun. And, it works. As much efficiency as technology puts in our hands, and now on our wrists, remember that we’re all social beings who aren’t meant to solely interact on social media.
Great Things Happen When You…
You can fill in the blank with words such as work hard, innovate, prioritize, etc. We all know that many factors contribute to the success equation. But what makes some people stand out, be more successful?
How to Get More out of Networking Events
Let’s be honest. Some people are born with a knack for connecting. Others have to work harder at it. There are a few areas that are necessary for successful contacts with future employers.
Why Volunteering is Really Good for Your Career
Do you remember the feeling after volunteering? It felt pretty amazing to help others. Here are two reasons why volunteering can also help you in your career.