(Male, Age 27) from los angeles, CA
This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Male aged 27 who works as a Credit Analyst in los angeles, CA. We have removed all names and personal information in order to protect privacy. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete one of our job profile surveys so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.
At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Credit Analyst|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||los angeles, CA|
|Years Experience||9 months|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a commercial bank with roughly 1200 employees.. We engage in all types of lending and other statndard banking products like checking and savings accounts.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Provide analysis for customers to determine their eligibility to meet our lending guidlines.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Medical, Dental, 401k
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes, I deal with coworkers and customers daily. I like this about my job as it keeps it fresh and entertaining.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
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 cubicle in a high rise bulding. I like the ability to work closely with others and I live close to work so that is an added bonus.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 1
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 2
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||asleep|
|8am to 9am||drive to work, sign in to my computer, get some coffee|
|9am to 10am||spread customer tax returns and financial statements in excel|
|10am to 11am||start preparing a write up for a $4,000,000 loan request to build a spec home. Review customer spreads and construction budget.|
|11am to 12pm||continue with write up, called cutomer to verify that the budget he provided was correct. call the title company to open a title order for the loan.|
|12pm to 1pm||lunch|
|1pm to 2pm||researched company on the internet. ordered a BICA report on the contractor by making a phone call.|
|2pm to 3pm||discussed deal with my supervisor. made changes and recommendations to fix the write up to make it clearer for regional VP to review.|
|3pm to 4pm||made changes to the write up. added more information on the company and borrower. received 2004 tax returns on the borrower to add the the financial spreads.|
|4pm to 5pm||Finished write up and got signature from my supervisor. placed the finished write up in the inbox of regional VP for approval.|
|5pm to 6pm||made a “to do” list for tomorrow. went home.|
|6pm to 7pm||at home|
|7pm to 8pm||at home|
|8pm to 9pm||at home|
|9pm to 10pm||at home|
|10pm to 11pm||go to bed|
|11pm to 12am||sleep|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, one interview with regional VP and my current manager.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
My background, experience and specific questions to test my knowlege of lending.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, i came in with the experience neccessary for the job.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, I have a degree in finance that prepared me to work in a bank.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Try to gain as much experience as possible and graduate with a degree in business.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Strong in math and communication. Be able to think quickly and deal with customers. Be strong in computers, specifically Excel.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes, college degree is neccessary.
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Work hard and try to learn as much as you can.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, I plan to use this job to start a good career in banking.
What are your current career goals?
Eventually to become a CFO of a company an make lots of money.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Banking is not a boring as it sounds.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Analyst||1.5 years||43000||Sold mortgages to residential customers.|
|Prior Job 2||Loan Officer||1.5 years||48000||Sold commercial loans to companies and some residential loans to customers|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:2.5
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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