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CFP Board Career Center’s Inaugural Online Career Fair Offers Employers, Job Seekers an Opportunity for Real-Time Connections

August 25, 2016

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards’ (CFP Board) Career Center is offering CFP® professionals, financial planning students and others seeking employment in the financial planning profession an opportunity to meet with firms of all business models through its inaugural CFP Board Online Career Fair, September 13, 1-4pm ET. 

“Attracting and developing the next generation of financial planners to replace the retiring workforce is critical, and it all starts with making meaningful connections between firms and those who are seeking financial planning positions in the industry,” said CFP Board Center for Financial Planning Executive Director Marilyn Mohrman-Gillis." The CFP Board Career Center is helping to make these connections every day, and the Career Fair is a natural extension of that work.” 

The CFP Board Career Center is an initiative of the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning. The innovative cloud-based platform being utilized for the Career Fair will connect individuals directly with financial services organizations seeking new talent through one-on-one text-based and video chats. The event is free to job seekers, and employers are invited to participate for a fee. Those interested in signing up can visit www.CFP.net/CareerFair.

The CFP Board Career Center is a one-stop shop for both employers and job seekers. It contains job and internship listings, and useful career management content for financial advisors, providing helpful information and job opportunities to CFP® professionals and hopefuls at every stage of their career. The Career Center was launched in 2015 with Fidelity Institutional as the founding sponsor. 

“The Career Fair is a unique opportunity for both job seekers and employers,” said Dr. Lisa Andrews, CFP Board Career Center Manager. “Firms can avoid the time and costs of traveling to an in-person career fair and recruit right from their desk, while those who are looking for a job in the financial services industry will have real-time access to firms right at their fingertips.”

ABOUT CFP BOARD

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is the professional body for personal financial planners in the U.S. CFP Board sets standards for financial planning and administers the prestigious CFP® certification – one of the most respected certifications in financial services – so that the public has access to and benefits from competent and ethical financial planning. CFP Board, along with its Center for Financial Planning, is committed to increasing the public’s awareness of CFP® certification and access to a diverse, ethical and competent financial planning workforce. Widely recognized by firms and consumer groups as the standard for financial planning, CFP® certification is held by more than 83,000 people in the United States.

CONTACT

Dan Drummond, Director of Communications
202-379-2252
Mobile: 202-243-8621
ddrummond@cfpboard.org

About the CFP Board center for financial planning

The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning seeks to create a more diverse and sustainable financial planning profession so that every American has access to competent and ethical financial planning advice. The Center brings together CFP® professionals, firms, educators, researchers and experts to address profession-wide challenges in the areas of diversity and workforce development, and to build an academic home that offers opportunities for conducting and publishing new research that adds to the financial planning body of knowledge

Contact

Jessica Lewis
Communications Specialist
202-379-2256
Mobile: 301-655-0389
jlewis@cfpboard.org