Financial planning, when it’s done right, requires a lot of different skill sets. So what exactly are firms looking for when it’s time to bring someone new aboard?

Rather than rely on some think tank or consulting firm, Financial Planning queried principals at more than 50 advisory firms to find out from the people who actually make the personnel decisions what qualities they value the most.

Turns out, many of these attributes aren’t found on candidates’ resumes.

Here’s an interactive slide show featuring the Top 10 traits advisory firms want to see from a prospective new hire.


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