Better still, Jessica enjoys flexibility, which enables her to grow her business, her way. 

“The autonomy of advising allows me to be more creative with my solutions, which will often come when I’m away from my desk, like when I’m touring a client’s business or attending a conference,” she says. “Work and life are more blended, so work doesn’t always feel like work.” 

Jessica says people may be hesitant to enter the profession because they think they have to have expert-level financial acumen. But, she says, that knowledge can be learned.

RBC Dominion Securities provides new advisors with comprehensive training about the firm’s products and services, but support also comes from colleagues. Groups like the Women’s Advisory Board give advisors an opportunity to connect and share best practices.

“RBC has so much support and resources to help you succeed and if you reach out, you’ll learn everything quickly,” Jessica explains.

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