Susan Toste writes to Ira Selwin who sends me (see how these things work?), “Can you believe it is 364 days until Christmas and people already have their lights up?” Goldman Sachs asks interviewees, “How many square feet of pizza are eaten in the U.S. each year?” (The trick is to work through the logic, not necessarily come up with the right answer.) Learning math is something that everyone does, to one degree or another, and doesn’t typically go onto a resume. (I learned math a whole different way than they do now in China or Japan.) What’s on your resume? How about Scapulothoracic Hypermobility? The Financial Times reports that “Banks (worldwide) shed 60,000 jobs in one of worst years for cuts since financial crisis.” I regularly receive questions about the number of LOs who have left our business. “Plenty” doesn’t ever satisfy the person asking the question, but I don’t know the exact number. Many LOs gradually scale back the number of states in which they’re licensed but continue originating: how do you count them? But a decent source is the NMLS site: knock yourself out. Anyone searching for a new company home can post their resume for free at www.lendernews.com where employers can view them for a nominal charge of $75. Today’s podcast can be found here, and this week’s is sponsored by Gallus Insights. Mortgage KPIs, automated at your fingertips. Gallus allows you to go from data to actionable insights. If you can use Google, you can use Gallus. Hear an interview with Gallus Insights’ Augie Del Rio on how lenders are benchmarking and leveraging data to make more informed analytical decisions.

Published On: December 27, 2023 / Categories: Mortgage News /