We specialize in helping Veterans achieve the American dream of homeownership through the utilization of the benefit they earned, the VA Loan, as a result of their service to our country.
How to Get Hired
We asked Veterans United Home Loans for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
At Veterans United, the first thing our recruiters look for when hiring is a values match. The candidate must not only share, but also exhibit our three company values: Be Passionate and Have Fun, Deliver Results with Integrity and Enhance Lives Every Day. If the recruiter doesn’t see these characteristics in the applicant then he or she will not move on to meet the hiring manager.
We have also identified three core abilities in order to be successful at Veterans United that tie back to our core values: excel in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment; thrive in a highly cooperative work setting; and possess exemplary customer service skills. These expectations are included on every employee’s job description that they sign. Not only are we recruiting for these skills, but new hires are aware that these characteristics are essential as an employee at Veterans United.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Applicants who stand out to our recruitment team are the people who have done their research about our company and know exactly why they want to work here. They apply for positions that fit their skill set and experience. They understand that our company is more than just a job; that working here means they will change people’s lives by helping them purchase a home. Creativity in their application is also a good way to get our attention, especially through a creative cover letter. We also give priority in the application screening process to referral candidates and active duty military, Veterans and military spouses. These candidates will be screened first by our recruitment team for a position.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Technology positions continue to be a high priority area where we strive to hire the best candidates in a niche market. Specifically we are focused on hiring software developers, quality assurance analysts and engineers to keep our company prospering. Being a mortgage company, we are also very focused on hiring loan officers and loan processors in order to keep our production levels climbing as we continue to grow.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should research us online to learn more about our company, careers and the Veterans United Foundation so that they truly understand our company culture and values. We are very active on all platforms of social media.
Our job openings are posted at www.vu.com/careers
and candidates can view open positions and apply online.