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View Poll Results: Which resumee will generate more calls?
Electrical Engineer 7 29.17%
Software Engineer 7 29.17%
Project Manager 5 20.83%
Teacher/Faculty 1 4.17%
MBA Business Manager 5 20.83%
Loan Officer/Broker 4 16.67%
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Ok, I went ahead and experimented by puting my resume online. Here is what I did:
I posted my resume in different versions, one was geared towards electrical engineering, another for software engineering, another as a project manager, another as a teacher/faculty, another as management with MBA and finally one with no skills other than a mortgage broker.

Which one of these versions will generate more calls?

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I didn't see Maintenance Engineer on there, anywhere.

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I did that like 20 years ago, actually I was a technician back then and I was not caught up in the PC world of calling a technician an engineer. It's like calling janitors something fancy that I don't remember right now.
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Just got a call after I posted them an hour ago; it was from an Army recruiter
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I still see more options for Project Management available. It has the option of being both hired into a company or through a contract agency [I suggest the latter]. If you have certs from PMI it helps but a solid jacket is more important.

PM is the one job that has a hard time being offshored whereas EE is now going offshore for alot of nuts and bolts work.

If you look at any of the big contracting agencies like CDI, they are very good at placing you with gigs. I found that I could park a resume there [I used CDI] and they would find work for me between big contracts or in two instances they found the big contracts. Since they make a percentage of your hourly rate, it is to their best interest to get you the best hourly rate possible. PM rates of 100-250 per hour [for 40-60 hour weeks] are not unreasonable. Travel is usually required but all T&M is paid.

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Thanks McBear, I used to to do PM for NG, NASA, SUN and some other big names so I am not worried about my credentials or know how in greasing tasks around. I am just wondering in today's economy which one on the list in the poll will get more traction?
I checked my email and so far I got FIVE emails for the loan officer and ZERO for the rest. Again, it's too early to rule what's the picture

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Thanks McBear, I used to to do PM for NG, NASA, SUN and some other big names so I am not worried about my credentials or know how in greasing tasks around. I am just wondering in today's economy which one on the list in the poll will get more traction?
I checked my email and so far I got FIVE emails for the loan officer and ZERO for the rest. Again, it's too early to rule what's the picture
I would thing the PM but it sounds like the loan officer has interest. Am I correct that most of the loan officer jobs are low base with a commission on sales or do they pay high to keep the lo from writing bad paper to jack up commissions?

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I would thing the PM but it sounds like the loan officer has interest. Am I correct that most of the loan officer jobs are low base with a commission on sales or do they pay high to keep the lo from writing bad paper to jack up commissions?
hehehe, it's all in the deal!
Basically a LO gets paid based on points he charges. There are three kind of points, orgination which is pure profit, discount which he does not get paid from and yield spread premium which is supposed to help with closing point if the borrower picks a higher rate than par, but it really ends up being eaten up the broker.
The LO gets paid a percentage of the collected points. At my friend's firm, he pays me from 65% to 75% depending on volume (number of closed loans within a period).
People need to get educated on this shit, it can be highway theft
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hehehe, it's all in the deal!
Basically a LO gets paid based on points he charges. There are three kind of points, orgination which is pure profit, discount which he does not get paid from and yield spread premium which is supposed to help with closing point if the borrower picks a higher rate than par, but it really ends up being eaten up the broker.
The LO gets paid a percentage of the collected points. At my friend's firm, he pays me from 65% to 75% depending on volume (number of closed loans within a period).
People need to get educated on this shit, it can be highway theft
This is why I deal with the same bank for 20 years. No points and really good fixed rate when I needed it. Now I just have a LOC for biz when I have to buy something that either business or impulse requires. I also know more of my banker's secrets than his wife knows.

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