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07-12-2007, 12:45 PM
Yep...another one of these "who they hell are they" companies who has contacted me. That's the problem with posting a resume on a public forum; everyone contacts you.
The thing with Primerica is that "there are people my age making 100-500K a year." Riiiiiight. The guy who called was quick as hell to offer me an interview for a management position, but was reluctant to give much info short of checking out a website. Has anyone heard of this company, and if so, was it good or bad?
Not sure on the board's policy about linking sites, but that's where I was told to go...it has no info.
Sigh...why must muse creation be so bloody difficult?
07-12-2007, 01:31 PM
Hmmmm this is ringing an uncomfortable bell with me. I think one of my husband's coworkers was doing this. Isn't it basically insurance sales, with some kind of MLM thing going on maybe???
07-12-2007, 04:29 PM
Primamerica is a legit company and owned by Citibank (i believe). They are a financial sales and planning company and they recruit in a non-traditional way for companies in that sector.
I am a former financial advisor and never worked for them, but knew a few people that did. i too was turned off by the way they recruit. My info on them goes back to the late 80's early 90's so it is outdated, but i do know that there are people making ALOT of money with them.
It does require tons of work and most do not make it as the support is not as good as traditional financial houses (merrill lynch, jp morgan, etc.). plus, you need to get licensed to sell financial products (series 7, 63 and insurance license). i would not consider this a "muse". that career requires tons of hands on, in the trenches work for the first 3 years before most can try to put on auto pilot.
since it is essentially a sales job, there is an interesting thread on automation for the salesperson in the automation section. i suggest reading that for more ideas and potential problems.
if others have more up to date info please add or correct what i have posted.
07-12-2007, 04:48 PM
Thanks so far. I didnt mean that the Primerica thing was a muse--I meant that creating one so I dont have to put up with this crap is!!! They are affiliated with Citi Group.
I might go to the interview just for craps and grins. Hrmm..
07-12-2007, 05:11 PM
yeah, would not expect much but if you have some time to blow and would like to know more might as well see what they are selling and if it is a fit for you.
07-12-2007, 06:02 PM
I havent interviewed for a job in about 4 years, so I am rather rusty. I do, however, have a potential job offer out of state and need the practice.
Might be fun for a few laughs...but what would be even funnier is if I actually bought into it, became employed, and made money :(
07-12-2007, 09:38 PM
Now I remember! I had one of these cats try and recruit me right at my city job... He kept asking me about my deffered comp plan with the city was. I told him it was excellent-then hits me with his is BETTER. The kicker was that he asked me if we were hiring at my place of employment. :rolleyes:
I had a friend who worked for Bank of America, he went to one of those "meetings" and said it was kind of "freaky". They're hardcore in their methods of recruiting. Lots of promises get made.
*This is all what I've heard, and was told, and witnessed by that guy that was talking to me. THIS IS NOT MY PERSONAL OPINION, just relaying my experience.
Don't go to this interview thinking it would help get your interview skills improved - if you can walk and talk they will want you. Primerica used to be A.L. Williams insurance, started by Art Williams. He wrote an inspiring book "All you can do is all you can do but all you can do is enough!" I actually enjoyed the book and went to a few of their mtgs years back. I did not feel to get licensed and go with them but they are legit.
For those that don't know, a lot insurance business uses a model closely resembling MLMs. Primerica does as well.
Art Williams coined the phrase "buy term and invest the difference". I learned a lot from my short experience with them, but this is definitely not a muse.
07-13-2007, 06:29 PM
I did more thinking and before you posted ted, I came to that conclusion. They arent traditional so I highly doubt the interview would be either.
I have a few muses I am deciding on going with, but I cannot, for the life of me, get the nitty-gritty details down. I love being a scatter brained kid!!!
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