Go Back  Offshoreonly.com > General Discussion > General Boating Discussion
Career Advice - long post! >

Career Advice - long post!

Like Tree0Likes

Career Advice - long post!


Old 01-28-2015, 12:14 PM
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
onesickpantera's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Michigan
My Boat: 1999 Pantera 24 Sport
Posts: 4,306
Default Career Advice - long post!

I will TRY to keep this short. Probably the wrong spot for this but I would like some opinions from people not trying to recruit.

I have been in the mortgage business since 2001. A loan officer from 2001-2005, and I went out on my own in 2005 and started my own broker shop. Which I did until 2014. The new regulations were making it tough for the smaller players out there, so I started looking at operating as a branch for a larger mortgage company. In my search, I was offered an opportunity to work as an Sales Representative for a large mortgage company. This was selling our services to smaller lenders and brokers, instead of offering mortgage loans to the public. I knew there would be a learning curve, but I thought I would regret it if I didn't try. I enjoy the job, but promises were made that aren't being kept. I am now being told the company is going in a new direction. So, I have 3 choices.

1) I can go along with this new direction even though I was promised something else.

2) I can go back and operate as a loan officer/branch as that is an open offer.

3) I can look for something outside the mortgage industry.

In exploring option 3, I haven't found an industry that really gets me excited. The one part I still enjoy about the mortgage industry is (most of the time), the harder I work the more I can make. This usually leads to a "sales" type of career. And to be honest, I am good at sales when it requires some intellect, product knowledge and persistence. But, I am not great at being the "car salesman" type of high pressure quick closer. That's not a dig at car salesmen at all, as I think that is a talent.

I am very mechanically inclined, good with numbers and I have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance and Management.

Looking for some ideas that I may not have considered.
onesickpantera is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2015, 01:05 PM
Join Date: May 2003
Location: 1000 Islands, NY
My Boat: 2014 Renegade 31CC w/ twin Verado 300s, 2003 Pantera 24 Sport SOLD, 1998 Talon 22 w/300ProMax SOLD
Posts: 620

Check out https://www.usajobs.gov/ People would be amazed a what opportunities are available. If you see a job field that you are interested in set up an account and it will notify you of open vacancies. Good luck
Ing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2015, 01:51 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Collierville, TN and Pickwick Lake
My Boat: Cigarette Tiger, Formula, Raysoncraft, Tahiti, Angler
Posts: 1,400

Folks will reach out to their OSO brothers for anything these days.............................................. .and I think it's great. Good luck finding what suits you bud.
payuppsucker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2015, 03:20 PM
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Southeast Michigan
My Boat: Progression 24XL
Posts: 1,840

Check out the Financial Manager 14 posting and the Financial institution examiner posting.
The money ain't great to start, but it's better than digging ditches, and once you get above a 12 grade, life is good (so I'm told).

Speedracer29 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2015, 05:44 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Traverse City, Michigan
My Boat: C.C, Iceboat and kayak, Fountain sold
Posts: 4,077

My son was in a similar situation. Needing a new start after hitting a deadend. He got into construction equipment sales and leasing which is working out well now with all the new construction start up and old structure demolition in S.E. Michigan..
Interceptor is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser