4. Edward Jones
2012 Best Companies rank: 5
Current openings: 1,515

What they're looking for
Positions are available for financial advisors, branch office administrators, and various positions within the firm's home offices in St. Louis, Missouri, and Tempe, Arizona.

Job title with the largest number of openings
Financial advisor and branch office administrator. Throughout 2012, the company will be hiring 700 financial advisors who will be supported by an additional 700 branch office administrators.

Secrets to impressing their recruiters
Our financial advisors need to be self-starters who embrace accountability and highly value the opportunity to run their own branch office. We support every new financial advisor with training and a strong culture, but at the end of the day, individual success is based on attitude and activity level. In our home office associates, we look for many of the same traits, but we also look for potential associates who possess the ability to work closely with others. -- Jim Weddle, Edward Jones managing partner

No. of job openings as of Jan. 2, 2012. They are for U.S. only unless otherwise noted.
By Sierra Jiminez, reporter @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 24 2012: 2:52 PM ET
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