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Job of the week: Mortgage Loan Officer at PNC Bank in Columbus

(EDITOR’S NOTE: You can apply for the job here).

As a Loan Originator with PNC Mortgage, you be involved in a variety of initiatives and activities supporting our full-service mortgage company that originates, acquires, markets and services residential loans.

Every day you will be proactively involved in originating quality FHA, VA and conventional mortgage and home equity loans; managing customers through the entire loan process, from data collection and analysis through loan conclusion; and maintaining positive client relationships. You will collect and analyze information regarding customer income, assets, investments and debts to include multifaceted or complex borrowers, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of different financial products to determine the best products to meet the customer’s needs and financial circumstances, as well as managing the customer through the entire loan process by setting expectations, taking applications, and, attend purchase closings, etc.

You will also focus on marketing and promotional strategies, to attract new purchase business, promoting a broad spectrum of mortgage products including but not limited to government, conventional, home equity and additional products within an assigned geographical area. This includes building network and community relations, and aggressively promoting PNC Mortgage to real estate agents, builders, developers, financial planners/CPAs, attorneys and other referral sources.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree in Business or Communication or two years of loan origination experience
– A thorough understanding of underwriting criteria and guidelines
– Mortgage banking background preferred, with a proven track record of success
– Ability to generate annual production volumes of $10-12+ million
– Public speaking skills with the ability to make presentations
– Ability to education borrowers on loan products and process
– Strong relationship-building skills

Job alert: Sales Executive at Cybervation

Cybervation Inc., a full-service technology firm based in Columbus, Ohio, is looking for an experienced sales person to manage sales for its web development firm as well as web portals, NeedNexus and Ohio Shopping Network.

NeedNexus,, matches people with needs with service providers who can help. This position would sell memberships to individuals and businesses to list their skills and help find work.

Ohio Shopping Network,, is designed to offer great deals on products for Ohio residents. The successful candidate would help identify and secure agreements with Retailers to add new items and manage online sales for the site.

We’re looking for someone with the following:

• Take ownership of the sales process for the company and help build a sales department
• Knowledge of IT products and services preferred
• Ability to identify new markets, build business strategies, plans through research or other means
• Excellent prospecting and cold calling skills and record of consistently exceeding objectives and performance goals
• Proven focus on building relationships, proactive communication and raising visibility of the company
• Self-driven, motivated and results oriented
• Familiarity with social media marketing techniques

Compensation would be based on a base salary plus commission.

Experience with sales for online applications and websites would be a definite plus.

Forward a cover letter and resume to

Why it's important to safe-guard your career

The job market has changed dramatically in the past ten years.

People can change jobs quickly and jobs often come and go.

Lynda Gratton recently released the book “The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here” where she looks at the changing work environment.

She published a great blog in Forbes about 10 ways to future-proof your career.

The article is filled with great advice.

How are you currently safe-guarding your career?

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks to Lara Kretler for sharing the article)

Great way to thank a former employee

It’s always awkward when employees leave a position and it’s easy to burn bridges.

Quite often, the last two weeks of employment is a delicate dance of trying not to say the wrong thing by both employees and their employers.

But it is always refreshing to see a company go the extra mile to salute departing employees for a job well done.

Cartridge World Dublin recently sent out a mass e-mail to its customer list to thank Josh Collins, who recently resigned as manager of the store.

It reads:

Best Wishes Josh!

Wishing you all the best as you start your new position!

After five years of faithful service to Cartridge World Dublin, Josh Collins is resigning his position as our store manager at 3:00PM on May 19th. Please send him a greeting at or stop in and see him personally. I know many of you have experienced his excellent customer service both in and out of the store front. We will all miss his expertise!

Diane Kehler
Cartridge World Dublin

That’s a classy move by Cartridge World.

What’s your best and worst stories of employees leaving companies where you have worked?