Advance Financial hosting on-site hiring events

Jason Graves, Lynn Roberts and Joe Hagan of the Online department. (photo by Cass Teague)

Award-winning financial services company Advance Financial is hosting on-the-spot hiring events at its main office in Nashville every Saturday in January. As a result of the company’s significant, rapid growth they are working to hire 100 new employees in the coming months as one of their customer service units undergoes expansion. The hiring events are held at the company’s headquarters, which is located at 100 Oceanside Drive in Nashville in the Melrose area, just off Craighead Street, between Eighth Avenue South and the Fairgrounds. The events run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each Saturday during the month.

“We are increasing our footprint to a national level,” said Joe Hagan, who runs the company’s online department. “We have an immediate need for folks who want a career in a world-class data-driven customer-centered environment.”

The company is hiring for retail and call center customer service, supervisor and manager roles. Prospective new hires are asked to bring their resume and a recent pay stub. Additionally, Advance Financial is always interested in potential employees who could serve in other roles in the company. New hires would join the staff in the company’s beautiful facility, and have great training and mentoring while learning the ropes.

Advance Financial offers attractive benefits including 100 percent company-paid health insurance, competitive pay of $15 to $18 per hour, a family-friendly work atmosphere, advancement opportunities and much more.

This is truly a place I wish I could have worked in when I did call center works decades ago. If it were I would have stayed at it. Among the perks I observed during my visit at the initial event on January 6 are great spacious sunlit working areas, ergonomic seats and work stations, very friendly and cooperative supervisors and managers, who are present and engaged in a highly effective ratio to their agents. There are really nice break areas (with delicious coffee) and you get your work schedule four weeks in ‘advance’ so you can actually plan your life. You also have the option to trade shifts with your colleagues and they work with you if you need special time off.

“All of our team members across the state are top notch and are key factors in why Advance Financial is one of the fastest growing companies in the region and in the country,” said Tina Hodges, Advance Financial’s CEO and chief experience officer. “We are searching for high-quality candidates who want to go above and beyond to serve our customers in the community and through our online services. Anyone who is looking for a new job opportunity and the chance to grow in a fast-paced and encouraging environment should come see us.”

In terms of a schedule, here’s what you can expect at the event: Door greeters will direct you where to go when you arrive; Volunteers at the check-in table direct candidates to sign-in and tell them which area to go depending on whether or not they already applied online; Screeners will review resumes and online applications and screen the candidates using standard interview questions; and Hiring Managers will interview the candidates who pass the initial screening and will make hiring decisions, discuss expectations and deliver the offer packet.

Advance Financial, founded in 1996, is a family owned and operated financial center based in Nashville, Tenn. The company currently operates more than 80 locations throughout Tennessee and employs more than 800 local representatives. The company provides wide variety of financial services – including wire transfer, bill payment, unlimited free money orders and FLEX loans. Advance Financial recently earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for the sixth year in a row. For more information visit www.af247.com.

More information about this event and employment opportunities at Advance Financial can be found at http://af247careers.com.