Amy Smith

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TMX Cares: Shining a Spotlight on our Community Leaders

Last week was Volunteer Appreciation Week, which is an opportunity to recognize and thank all of those volunteers who lend their time, talent, and support to causes they care about within their communities. At the TMX Finance Family of Companies, we are lucky to have so many of our team members volunteer for all different types of organizations, so we celebrate their efforts all the time! Our goal as a Company is to help people every day through the products we offer and the customer service we deliver, but this goal also extends to each and every team member as …

Meet our May TMX Ambassador — Maria Hill!

Join us in congratulating Maria Hill on being selected as one of our May TMX Ambassadors! Here is what Maria has to say about her journey with the Company: “Hi, My name is Maria Hill and I’m a General Manager at TitleMax. When I started working for the Company I saw the opportunity to grow, and with the proper training and great leadership, I was able to get promoted! Working with TitleMax has cultivated both my mindset and skillset, and I would love to become a beacon for others. TitleMax is unique because of our core values: excellence, integrity, respect, …

6 Tips for a Successful Phone Interview

Submitted by: Heather Sueirro, Recruiting Manager Congratulations, you’ve been selected for consideration and a recruiter would like to contact you for a phone interview! That’s great, but what do you do if the idea of speaking on the phone makes you cringe? In this age of text message conversations, email communications, and emoji responses, it’s no wonder we’re all reluctant to have an old fashioned phone call. The truth is, phone interviews are nothing new and aren’t disappearing anytime soon. Whether you have bombed one in the past or you’re coming up on your first one, these tips will help …

Teaming Up to Make Things Happen!

Submitted by: Kate Andersen, Mentor Program Manager  “World-Class talent doesn’t just happen, it is nurtured, grown, and developed. Our culture is what directs our future and it’s important that we take the responsibility seriously and pass it along every single day.”  Otto Bielss We believe that connecting high-performing and driven individuals with successful Company leaders allows our team members to grow and further develop in their careers and in their personal lives. That’s why we created Team Up — to help our team members make things happen! Team Up is a mentor program designed to connect experienced Company leaders with …

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone – Explore Your Outer Circle!

Submitted by: Daria Levin, Sr. Director of Talent Management Often times I’m asked the question, “How can I be more successful in my position?” I’m sure there are a million ways to answer this question and, as only one person in a workforce full of talented individuals, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd. However, my answer always remains the same: GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE! It is a known fact that throughout our professional careers we will encounter obstacle after obstacle that will help to shape the experts we become. A lot of times it may …

Thanksgiving in April?

Submitted by: Ted Helgesen, Executive VP of Operations We help people. It’s what we do every day. And we like nothing more than telling our best customers, “thank you!” In November, we held a Turkey Card Program promotion where eligible customers received a Thanksgiving themed card they could exchange at our stores for a check to be used toward the purchase of a turkey for a holiday meal. This program is a great way to thank our customers during the holiday season. This program also serves as a way for our team members to build upon their customer relationships. We …

Neurodiversity and Autism – what does it mean for the future of our workplace?

Submitted by: Cat Vasarhelyi, Talent Strategist, Special Initiatives Today, “the workplace” is an ever-changing, ever-evolving notion – open concept floorplan today, distraction-free recommended tomorrow. The people that make up the workplace are also constantly changing – whether that be from training and development, or from the natural growth that comes as we move through life. Besides this, today’s companies are seeking to be more inclusive and anti-discriminatory. The TMX Finance® Family of Companies is no exception. However, when it comes to leveraging diversity (one of the Top 5 Reasons to Work with Us, by the way!), we know it’s not …

Networking in a Digital Age

Written by Julie Feldman, Sr. Director of Corporate/IT Recruiting, and Shannon Beasley, Director of Corporate Recruiting In this day and age, it truly is about WHO you know, not just WHAT you know. The name of the game is NETWORKING! And the TMX Finance® Family of Companies is following the trend. With the introduction of RolePoint, the TMX Finance® Family of Companies Referral Portal, the team has increased hires made from referrals with 34 job offers in the last 6 months! That means that YES, your online and professional network can actually help you find a job! LinkedIn and Facebook …

#DefineYourDrive- Passion

Lori Hindman, GM, District 88 My parents owned several businesses I worked in from the age of 14 to 18 until I joined the Army. I was taught very early that to succeed in life, you have to go out, get what you want, and prove you’re the best. I have always strived to be the best I can be and to bring new ideas and creativity to whatever I do in business. I have a passion to learn as much as I can, to get to the next level, and to always strive for excellence. Passion, determination, and discipline …

#DefineYourDrive- Initiative

Tera Bolton, GM, District 117 I started with TitleMax in March of 2014 as a Store Manager. I was very sincere in my commitment to the position and was eager to earn the status of General Manager. Within a short time, and with the help of some amazing leaders, I was promoted. Since then, I have operated three different store locations and am currently overseeing a special project for my district while operating one of the larger stores in Tucson, AZ. Having initiative is what gets me up and going every day, and then vigor kicks in. When you have …

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