Loan Officer Career Advice and Education

How to Execute a Business Plan as a Loan Officer in This Market 

How to Execute a Business Plan as a Loan Officer in This Market 

By Aly Yale / November 7, 2022
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It can be hard to be a loan officer in today’s uncertain market. Refinances are way down, and just like every fall and winter, purchase activity is slowing down, too. How can you make sure to stay on track and…

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Your Company Has Core Values — But What Are Yours?

Your Company Has Core Values — But What Are Yours?

By Tim Coutis / September 28, 2022
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When we hear the term “core values” we usually think about the core values of the company where we work. A company’s core values, in combination with its mission statement, provide not just a roadmap for goal-setting, but clear direction…

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How to Ask for Testimonials from Your Clients

How to Ask for Testimonials from Your Clients

By Erin Ollila / July 27, 2022
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Social recommendations sway consumers, and a potential client will want to know that other people loved working with you so that they feel safe teaming up with you, too. But how do you get client testimonials to share with these…

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5 Reasons Why Failure Is Actually Pretty Awesome

5 Reasons Why Failure Is Actually Pretty Awesome

By Erin Ollila / January 28, 2021
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Just recently, I watched the TV show Dino Dana with my five-year old, and the lead character explains to her sister that in science, there’s no such thing as failure. She says any question or experiment, even if they appear…

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Procrastinating at Work? 5 Tips for Ditching Overwhelm and Getting Back to Work

By Erin Ollila / November 6, 2020
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You’re a great employee. All performance evaluations come back with high marks, and you know that your supervisor appreciates your efforts. But, as good of an employee as you are, you find yourself stuck in a vicious cycle that most…

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How to Separate Work and Home When Working from Home

By Erin Ollila / September 20, 2020
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You adjusted as best as possible to working from home. The transition felt originally jarring, but you finally settled in. While it might not be how you originally envisioned your day-to-day in your career, you actually don’t mind the changes…

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5 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Loan Officer

5 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Loan Officer

By Erin Ollila / September 19, 2020
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Admit it: in your downtime, you sometimes find yourself chatting on social media or clicking through videos on YouTube. But you’re absolutely not interested in mindless scrolling. You want whatever time you spend to be useful. You either want to…

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Should Loan Officers Hire Life Coaches?

Should Loan Officers Hire Life Coaches?

By Erin Ollila / September 18, 2020
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Something needs to change. If you’re being honest with yourself, your work-life balance isn’t so balanced. You find yourself bringing your frustrations from your home life into your work day, and you can’t seem to leave work in the office…

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7 Ways to Educate Yourself Without Going Back to School

By Erin Ollila / August 16, 2020
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You know the only way to advance in your career is to keep bettering yourself. But, you’re bored with your current professional development go-tos and you’re looking for new ways to grow as a person and as a professional. Don’t…

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Spelling, Grammar, and Writing Style Online

By Erin Ollila / August 15, 2020
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Want to send a quick thank you note to a recent client? Need to email your boss or colleagues about something serious? Staring at a blank page and blinking cursor because you’re too anxious about spelling something wrong, phrasing something…

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