The CFP Board announced on Wednesday that it has launched a career center to serve both firms seeking new talent and workers seeking new positions.
The CFP Board noted there are more advisors over 70 than there are under 30, putting the industry in a tenuous position as those older advisors begin their own retirements. Also putting pressure on the industry, according to the board, is an anticipated 27% growth in demand for advisors’ services.
“CFP Board is in a unique position to make meaningful connections between firms and those who are seeking financial planning positions in the financial services industry. The new Career Center will bridge the gap between those seeking talent and those looking to either enter the profession or further their career,” Kevin Keller, CEO of the CFP Board, said in a statement.
The career center will provide information for financial planning students like job and internship listings, as well as career management guidance for current advisors. There are also resources for employers to help write effective job postings to attract the best candidate for their needs.
Job seekers can post resumes and search for jobs for free on the site. Employers will be charged to post job listings, with rates starting at $350 for a single 30-day posting. Until Jan. 31, employers can post a job listing for 90 days for the same price.
Keller said in a webinar introducing the career center that as of Wednesday, the first day the center was live online, there are already about 100 jobs posted.