Wonderful Learning Opportunity
Loan Officer/Relationship Manager (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – October 29, 2013
Financial understanding is the key to a responsible, sound life. My time in the banking industry taught me very important life lessons in financial management, professionalism, and the general nuiances of the corporate world as a whole. My typical work day changed as my role changed throughout the my career in the industry. From relationship management to portfolio management, the world of meeting goals and surpassing them was a constant. Setting benchmarks, devising a plan, and strategically executing to achieve became essential practice. Management ranged from micro-management to being trusted to carry out the task with little to no contact, more than once quarterly. Coworkers ranged from the ultra-competitive types, to the team oriented "we all win as one unit" types. The hardest part of it all was the ongoing nature of getting yourself motivated quarter after quarter to reach the goals. No matter how great you were on the 31st, today is a new month and you are back at zero. But, also with that came the most enjoyable part of the job. In reaching these goals and benchmarks, you get to help the customers achieve lifetime benchmarks. There is nothing more fulfilling than helping someone buy their first home, save for that wedding, help with college, or approve that loan that made something essential more affordable.