Layoffs in the financial sector made national headlines throughout the second half of 2008. Many banks and finance companies publicly merged or closed, making many mortgage brokers redundant in an already struggling market. However, some brokers lost their jobs during the initial market erosion of 2007. Their experience shows that brokers who enhance their existing skills with complementary career training often make easier and more fulfilling job transitions than colleagues who rely solely on personal networking.
About Joe Taylor Jr.
Joe Taylor Jr. has written about media, technology, entertainment, and personal finance for over 25 years. His work has been featured on NPR, CNBC, Financial Times Television, and ABC News. After helping to launch one of public radio's first successful digital platforms, Joe now serves as a customer service, communications, and user experience consultant for a variety of Fortune 500 and Inc. 500 companies.