For many industries, the ‘how to get in’ tip sheet consists of going to school and sending out resumes once you finish. In the mortgage industry, it often doesn't work quite so simply. In many cases, potential employers see experience as one of the greatest assets you can have. That’s not to say education isn't important, but sometimes you have to get your foot in the door any way you can.
Make a PlanJust like with any goal, the first and most important step is to make a plan. You can start by looking at the different mortgage careers and choosing which one you’d like to pursue. The most common ones include:
- Mortgage Broker
- Mortgage Underwriter
- Mortgage Processor
- Mortgage Loan Officer