How to Create a Killer Cover Letter

You’ve found the perfect job, your resume is ready to go, but there’s one last thing on your to-do list: the dreaded cover letter. While it might seem easy to write a one-page paper about yourself, many job seekers struggle to dissect what, exactly, an employer is looking for and find it difficult to translate that into a few hundred [...]

2018-10-01T11:26:20+00:00September 28th, 2018|

How to Network Like a Pro

Networking, according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, is the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups or institutions – a simple definition with a very broad meaning. There’s no one way to network, and the rules governing the term are not black-and-white either. While it’s a fact that networking is an essential component of a successful career, the particulars on how [...]

2018-09-18T15:47:13+00:00September 12th, 2018|

How Thank You Notes Give You a Leg Up

After a job interview, what’s the first thing you do? Well, most likely you take a deep breath and kick off your interview shoes. But before you settle in, there’s one more step that should always be on your list: sending a thank you note. Just as you had to take time out of your day to attend the interview, [...]

2018-09-18T15:47:53+00:00August 27th, 2018|

What Can You Learn From a Career in Customer Service?

At Advance Financial, our customer service specialists get to improve the lives of people in the communities we serve by providing a wide variety of financial services, including wire transfer, bill payment, unlimited free money orders and FLEX loans. So, what can be learned from a career in customer service? Below are a few skills that customer service specialists perfect [...]

2018-11-21T13:45:29+00:00August 15th, 2018|

How to Show You’re a Go-Getter

On average, employers receive more than 250 applications for a public job posting, yet only about four to six of them qualify for an interview – only 2 percent! That means that you need to find ways to stand out. At Advance Financial, we have found that potential employees stand out most if they are “go-getters” – those who seek [...]

2018-11-12T13:53:29+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

Customer Service Do’s and Don’ts

A big part of why Advance Financial has grown so much is the way we treat each other. Although we just hired our 1000th employee, keep the small company family feel. We believe in always going above and beyond when it comes to customer service. Customer service isn’t just about making sure our customers have the best experience possible when [...]

2018-07-11T09:32:07+00:00July 11th, 2018|

Why Every Position in Your Company Should be Participating in Training and Development Classes

Imagine this: You’re working in a great position that you love. You’ve got every task you do down to a science, so you can perform it with the utmost efficiency. You feel like you are at your best. But are you? You may feel on top of the world, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room to grow. Growth is [...]

2018-05-23T10:01:44+00:00May 23rd, 2018|