Why a Career in Financial Planning?


Are You a Candidate?

At Northwestern Mutual we look for specific characteristics in our ideal candidate which fit with the culture we have created here:

  • Ambitious: Pursues every opportunity for success with skill, enthusiasm and commitment. They are constantly seeking ways to be more effective and successful.
  • Desires to be paid what they are worth: Not afraid to work hard and take risks to achieve financial success. They are willing to accept responsibility for their successes and failures.
  • Ethical/Honest/Moral: strives to do the right thing in all instances and is willing to take risks if they believe it is for the greater good.
  • Hard-worker: Willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done well. Believes there is no job too small or insignificant if one is determined to be successful.
  • Self-motivated: Possess effective time management skills and is able to rely on oneself to accomplish important goals, ability to focus on priorities.
  • Intelligent: Resourceful, thoughtful individual who is able to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment in a variety of situations.

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“The perfect ingredients for a Financial Representative are having a good work ethic, being very coachable and possessing a lot of enthusiasm. If you have these things, can work well with the Northwestern Mutual support infrastructures and are passionate about helping people, you’ll do well.”

- Michael Tews, Managing Partner

Our Commitment to Diversity

We're building an inspiring, inclusive culture where everyone can bring their best self to the workplace and realize their individual potential. We are driving to a time when leaders embrace diversity as a business advantage and individuals feel highly valued and actively engaged. Our inclusive approach to delivering financial security helps place and keep us at the center of our clients' financial lives.

We've developed a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy that enables us to harness the talent of our employees to do the best for our clients.

  • America's Best Employers for Diversity (Forbes, 2018, ranked #71 of 250 companies)
  • 50 Best Companies for Diversity (Black EnterpriseMagazine, 2018)
  • Top Companies for Women Technologists 
    (, 2017)
  • Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality (Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign Corporate EqualityIndex, 2015 - 2018)
  • Patriot Award (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, 2017)


Interested in a Career in Insurance and Financial Planning?

If you would like to apply, or learn more about a career in insurance and financial planning, please connect with Nicole Winton, our Director of Recruitment and Selection. Send your cover letter and resume to: or call Nicole at: 402-390-8246.


 Nicole J Winton

Nicole Winton | Director of Recruitment and Selection

I help people learn more about how a career as a Northwestern Mutual  representative can provide the rewards and opportunities of self-employment -- flexibility, having a positive impact on people’s lives, and virtually unlimited earning potential.
As a financial representative, you have all the advantages of being in business for yourself, but you’re not alone. Northwestern Mutual will help you develop your business and marketing plans, provide extensive training and coaching from certified trainers, and offer access to the Network’s knowledgeable group of financial professionals to help you launch your career.

Northwestern Mutual views the recruiting and selection of financial representatives as a mutual selection process. The office evaluates a candidate’s potential for success as a financial representative. At the same time, the candidate evaluates the office’s ability to support each individual’s professional and financial goals. When everything aligns, you have a "mutual fit."

My goal is always to recruit the right person, at the right time, for the right reasons.


Northwestern Mutual financial representatives have the opportunity to determine their own financial futures while making an impact on others.

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Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

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