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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

Job of the week: Telemarketing Sales at Cybervation

Do you have an interest in learning the ins and outs of introducing an online web portal? Are you motivated by the challenge of attracting users to an online product offering? Are you interested in gaining experience in and/or building upon your existing skills in the area of online sales and marketing?

If yes, then take a moment to learn more about Cybervation Inc., a full-service technology firm based in Columbus, Ohio. Our services include custom Software Development, fully interactive Web Design and Implementation, Search Engine Optimization, Graphics and Animation, Internet Marketing and Data Processing Solutions and much more. We have experience in all types of environments from enterprise to small and medium business-based applications and solutions. To learn more about Cybervation, please visit us online at:

We’re looking for an experienced Telemarketer for making outbound Sales Calls to individuals and businesses to sell monthly subscription packages for NeedNexus, which is one of our online product offerings.

The position pays $10-14 per hour plus a 20 percent sales commission.

Sound like the opportunity for you? Interested in learning more? If so, please forward a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

Applicants must have over one year experience as a telemarketer.

Dream job of the week: Director of Development – Heinzerling Foundation

Each week, we’ll feature a “dream job” of the week.

This week’s “dream job” is the Director of Development for the Heinzerling Foundation.

To submit a job opening for a future “dream job” of the week, email me here.

Director of Development
Heinzerling Foundation
Columbus, Ohio

The mission of the Heinzerling Foundation is to provide a loving and nurturing environment that enriches the development, education and quality of life of individuals with severe or profound developmental disabilities

The Director of Development and Public Relations provides leadership, direction and coordination of fundraising and stewardship strategies for the Foundation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Develop and manage an integrated, comprehensive and balanced fund raising program that meets annual and long-term fundraising goals.
Develop and manage strategies to increase donations from corporations, small businesses, and individuals through multiple means, including but not limited to planned giving and major gifts.
Develop and manage the annual department budget.
Work in collaboration with other Foundation departments to ensure strategic working relationships to foster a collaborative and creative work environment.
Track and report department expense budgets and revenue figures.
Coordinate gift tracking and acknowledgement systems.
Ensure the collection of meaningful data in the measurement of outcomes.
Represent the Foundation in the community, developing positive relationships with current and prospective individual and corporate donors.
Oversee donor prospect tracking system
Track and report department expense budgets and revenue figures.
Coordinate gift tracking and acknowledgement systems.
Participate in ongoing refinement of development aspects of web site.
Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy.
Write and submit grant requests as needed.
Attend Board of Trustees meetings, Development Board meetings, Department Head meetings
Represent Foundation at public, social, and business gatherings.
Attend external functions, making presentations, etc, on behalf of the Foundation to increase public awareness of the Foundation.
Inform potential contributors of special need of Foundation and encourage individuals, corporations, and foundations to contribute through donations of gifts in kind.
Generate reports of gifts and pledges for use by departmental and other institutional and governing body committees.
Maintain relationships with preferred vendors.
Provide project status updates and management reports.
Coordinate promotional advertising, mailings, and corporate sponsorships.
Serve as editor of external newsletter.
Other duties as requested.

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; at least 5 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience.

Send cover letter and resume to

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The original job posting can be found here.

Dream job of the week: Intern writer for the Ohio Machine

Each week, we’ll feature a “dream job” of the week.

This week’s “dream job” is for college students looking to break into the professional sports industry.

The Ohio Machine professional lacrosse team, which starts next year in Columbus, is looking for an intern staff writer. Details follow. Click here to apply for the position. To submit a job opening for a future “dream job” of the week, email me here.

Staff Writer Intern


Spring/Summer 2012

The Team is looking for a Spring/Summer 2012 Staff Writer Intern who will report to the Director of Public Relations.

Internships are part-time and allow students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience within a professional sports organization through hands on experience. The accepts applications from students presently enrolled in a college program. Internships are unpaid but students are encouraged to seek college credit wherever possible.

All interns, regardless of department, are expected to assist with general office duties as needed such as answering telephones, filing, mailing prizes to fans, etc. A successful applicant will demonstrate strong organizational skills along with initiative, resourcefulness, and an ability to collaborate with fellow team members for the achievement of department goals.

Front office is located in the area.

The Spring/Summer 2012 Staff Writer Intern will be responsible the following duties:

Responsible for working at all home games, be available for Machine community events and promotions to cover
Assist in development and implementation of new content ideas for website
Assist with writing and editing stories, including game previews/recaps, player/coach interviews, practice stories, etc.
Assist with game day operations, including pregame setup of press box, supervising press box during the game, assisting with post-game interviews and issuing game recap to League and media
Assist with any other tasks assigned


Must be at least a junior in an undergraduate program
Major: Public Relations, Journalism or Communications
Excellent writing and computer skills, Microsoft Office skills
Knowledge of lacrosse preferred but not required
Must submit two writing samples along with cover letter and resume to be considered for position

Columbus company looking for Telephone Sales Representative

My company is looking to hire a phone salesperson. Details are below. Please send questions or resumes to me at

Phone Sales (Columbus, Ohio)

Fast growing Columbus IT Firm is looking for a Telephone Sales Representative to sell monthly Subscription for online Web Portal. We are looking for energetic, motivated candidates who can attract customers via outbound phone calls.

Candidates must have 2+ yrs experience providing similar kind of sales on the phone.

Call Center Candidates are encouraged to apply. Must have experience making around 70-80 outbound calls per day.

Please respond with resume and Salary Requirement.

6 compelling insights from a local hiring manager

The process of hiring and recruiting always fascinates me.

I’ve enjoyed my experience in recruiting and love reading tips from hiring managers.

Gary Moneysmith, who is the president of Dynamit Technologies, has an entertaining Twitter feed, where he will occasionally talk about the process of hiring new employees for his company.

Several days ago, Moneysmith shared several insights on his page where we can all learn lessons. Gary’s Twitter messages and link to his posts are in bold followed by my comments in plain text.

— Tips for Job Seekers: Don’t email your resume as an 8 MB PDF. Put that baby on a diet before annoying recipients. #NoOneHasDone*That*Much (Link to post)

I definitely agree with Gary on this one. Brevity is better. Sending 8 MB of anything is annoying. You don’t want to be the applicant that crashes the hiring manager’s inbox.

— Job Seeker Tip #2 — If you’re applying for a programmer position, “Using Browsers” is not considered a technical skill. (Link to post)

So true. If your conclusion after reading a job description is “I might be able to do that,” “I think I can do that” or “How can I write a cover letter to make the hiring manager believe I might bb able to that,” you shouldn’t apply for that job.”

— Job Seeker Tip #3 – Blindly sending your resume & not writing a courtesy email/cover letter is a fail. Shows complete lack of initiative. (Link to post)

@phil_franks I’m blown away by the audacity, ignorance and apathy of people “trying” to find gainful employment. (Link to post)

Companies make major investments when they hire employees. These costs include salaries, benefits and training. Think they’ll want to make an investment on somebody who doesn’t even include a note on why they want to be hired.

It’s like someone asking you to spend $50,000 a year on something without including a note on why you should buy their product.
If you want a company to make an investment, show some initiative. You’re not entitled to anything.

@kathleenpallen Already interviewed? A hand-written note goes a long way. If u haven’t interviewed yet, friendly emails 2x/mo are cool. (Link to post)

It’s always great to follow up, but don’t be annoying about it. The hiring manager knows how to reach you. When I interview, I mostly follow up with e-mails, but I plan to do a better job with hand-written notes.

Job Seeker Tip #4 — Unless you’re WWE wrestler, don’t refer to yourself in the 3rd person in your resume. #confusing #pompous #fail (Link to post)

I would have loved to read that cover letter. Being pompous or bragging about your accomplishments is a quick way of sending your resume to trash can or having it deleted from the hiring manager’s inbox.

How to make the most of the Butlers in your company

Monday night’s NCAA Championship game between Butler and Connecticut was pretty brutal to watch.

Butler set a record in futility by only making 18.8 percent of its shots in the 53-41 loss to the Huskies.

But despite the embarrassing loss, Butler impressed me through the game by playing tough defense and battling hard for rebounds.

It kept them close in a game they should have lost by 60 points, but when it’s small consolation for them.

They still lost in a bad way.

But I’ll take players on Butler that will work hard every day over a better player who takes plays off.

I see a lot of Butlers in the business world.

They battle hard, their work ethic is great, but they may not be getting the job done right away.

Too often they’re quickly cast aside without further thought.

But these hard workers are often quick learners who can become the lifeblood of your organization.

You can’t keep a staff of under performers, but don’t count out those you can develop.

— Chris Pugh