The mortgage and real estate sector has experienced an intensive resurgence in jobs, emerging from the ashes of the financial crisis to become one of the hottest sectors in the finance job market.
Whether you're thinking of making a comeback, or just want to try out a mortgage career for the first time, check out the FINS Special Report on Mortgage Careers in 2010 to find out where the jobs are, what it takes to get them, and what's going on in the rapidly changing landscape of the mortgage sector. (All Mortgage Articles)
What You Need to Know to Get the Job
If you're not afraid of hard work and have some people skills to boot, being a mortgage loan officer could make you a pretty penny. Banks are also hiring skilled underwriters.
-- So You Want to Be a Mortgage Loan Officer...
-- Mortgage Lenders to Hire Thousands of Underwriters
-- So You Want to Be a Mortgage Loan Underwriter...
-- The Perfect Mortgage Resume
-- How to Deal With a Toxic Resume
-- Selling a Mortgage, Then and Now
Don't Call It a Comeback
If you were one of the many mortgage brokers that were flushed out of a job when the housing market collapsed, take a look at the story of a survivor.
-- Survivor: Mortgage Broker Edition
Banks hired thousands of mortgage officers in an effort to avoid costly foreclosures that could leave permanent scars on their balance sheets -- or even sink them altogether. Is it paying off?
-- Banks Hired 30,000 for Restructuring: But Is it Paying Off?
Selling and Trading
The issuance and sales of mortgage-backed securities have staged a stellar comeback to pre-crisis levels, and everyone involved wants a piece of the pie.
-- Mortgage Backed Securities Bounce Back
The Insider View: FINS Chats with Freddie Mac Recruiting
The mortgage giant is still stocking up on talent, especially in operations and technology. Learn how you can break in.
-- Freddie Mac: It's a Candidate's Market
Cupcakes, For the Win
Sue Crompton, who processes mortgage loans for a living, won the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest and now she's a millionaire. She doesn't plan on quitting her job. That should tell you something.
-- Mortgage Loan Processor Wins National Bake-Off