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MORTGAGE CONSULTANT Career Profile— Female, age 25 (ID #1641)

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1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a MORTGAGE CONSULTANT do?

  What field is your job in?

BUSINESS/FINACE/BANKING/MORTGAGES

  What is your job title?

MORTGAGE CONSULTANT

  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)

I WORK AT A BRANCH OF A NATIONAL MORTGAGE COMPANY. MY OFFICE IS SMALL WITH ONLY 4 EMPLOYEES AND LOOKING TO EXPAND.

  How long have you been employed in this position?

1 YEAR

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

35

  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)

I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR FINDING CLIENTS, RECEIVING DATA FROM THEM, FINDING A PROGRAM TO FIT THEIR NEEDS, AND THEN SUBMITTING THE DATA TO A LENDER TO GET A PRE APPROVAL THEN I MUST "CLOSE" THE CLIENT. I ALSO ANSWER PHONES, FILE, AND DUE WHATEVER ELSE IS NEEDED TO RUN THE OFFICE EFFECTIVELY.

  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.

20K

  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.

25000

  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)

MEDICAL BENEFITS

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?

I FEEL THAT I DO MORE THAN WHAT I SHOULD FOR WHAT I GET PAID

2. Work environment!

  Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Explain

I WORK IN A SMALL OFFICE SO THEIR AREN'T THAT MANY PEOPLE IN THE OFFICE, BUT I AM CONSTANTLY DEALING WITH PEOPLE OVER THE TELEPHONE WHICH I LOVE. I AM A PEOPLE PERSON AND WISH SOMETIMES I COULD SEE THEM FACE TO FACE BUT ENJOY TALKING AND BUILDING RELANTIONSHIPS OVER THE TELEPHONE.

  Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Yes

  Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Yes

  Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it

I WORK IN A SMALL OFFICE AND LIKE IT BECAUSE WE ARE LIKE A SMALL FAMILY.

  Please rank in order of importance from 1-8 (1- most important 8- least important) Assign each number once.

  • 1 Income
  • 4 Work Environment - co-workers
  • 5 Work Environment - supervisors
  • 3 Benefits
  • 2 Hours
  • 6 Level of responsibility
  • 7 The actual "work" you do at your job
  • 8 Job Title

3. How should someone new to the workforce get a J-O-B like yours?

  If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?

I WOULD TELL THEM TO HAVE A BACKGROUND IN MORTGAGES/

  What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours? Please be specific and explain why (e.g., social skills, organization skills, technical skills)

SOCIAL AND ORGANIZATION IS A MUST. PATIENCE AND THE ABILITY TO WORK HARD OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.

  Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?

YES OF COURSE

  What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?

THE MORTGAGE BUSINESS IS TOUGH RIGHT NOW, JUST HOLD ON IT WILL GET BETTER.



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