Category Archives: WaMu

New e-Book “The Lost Bank” … an inside look at WaMu’s Failure

This is on my “Must Read” list. I worked at WaMu Corporate Headquarters,  Downtown Seattle, as an HR Recruiter until the FDIC siezed & sold the bank to JPMC.

This was a huge loss in so many ways… Especially for Seattle.  I’m curious to learn of any new information that may be gained from this read.

Will you be reading this?  If so, why?

Source: via @Terry on Pinterest


Twitter-Boosted Networking via Linkedin + Facebook Connections

Tweet me!

Linkedin + Facebook are great ways to boost your Twitter following and network.  

I recently created a group focused solely on Twitter.

Meet and/or follow other “Tweeters” on “Tweet cha!

Whether you’re already a Twitter user or want to be,  “Tweet cha!” is for you.

Join and introduce yourself… then post your Twitter-name for members to follow.

Check out Tweet cha! Networking groups: Linkedin & Facebook

A Twitter-user name account and mutual member following are not required for group membership.

Tweet with me! @TerryJobs or @WoWomen

Happy Networking!


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Networking for Jobs; What Really Works? “Face Time”…

How Do You Network & Promote Your Skills to Potential Employers? 

My Toastmasters Club

I’m presenting a career workshop/networking training to an estimated 700 women veterans on 9/12/09 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Women Veterans Summit.

Click here for event details: Women Veterans Summit

 Among other topics, I’ll share best practices for:

1.   Self Marketing & Self Promotion

2.   Online/Virtual Networking via: LinkedIn, Facebook, Plaxo, Twitter, User Groups, Blogs etc.

3.   In-Person Networking; social events. job fairs and professional association functions. “Face Time”

What works for me?  Getting “Face Time” with Employers & Hiring Managers!

This required stepping outside my comfort zone…

Joining, attending, and participating in Toastmasters meetings, professional groups, and association meetings are some of my networking best practices.

I joined Toastmasters 2 years ago and have been an active member ever since.  I’ve held VP of Membership and Public Relations club officer roles for WaMuOne Toastmasters.   Active involvement provided me “face-time” with people I’d otherwise not met.  

Most Toastmasters Clubs are open to the public and guest attendance is free.  You can attend clubs as a guest before joining.   Toastmasters attracts multiple professionals from various industries. 

In addition to in-person networking, I share jobs, resources, and news with Job Spot Seattle, Job Spot West Coast & WoVEN members on my social networking groups. 

As with anything, networking is what you make it.  What are your networking and/or self-marketing/promotion best practices? 

As always, I look forward to your unique & valuable input on any and/or all areas!

Happy Networking!

– Terry

Networking Event: Monthly coffee/social hour starting in January

In-person networking is always important!

Anyone interested in a monthly or quarterly group coffee/social hour
starting in January `09? (Seattle and surrounding areas)

It would be great to connect and network in-person!

I’ve used to coordinate similar events for other groups I’m involved with and its worked out well.

Please e-mail me if you’re interested in attending or helping me coordinate monthly networking events and/or location(s).

As always, Happy Networking!

– Terry

Has anyone seen this? Is this SOP for the FDIC going forward?

Has anyone seen this?

Is this SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for the FDIC when dealing with all U.S. Banks
going forward?  This seems so wrong! As a WaMulian, and an American, I feel violated… = (

Please, Please, Please!… Post your replies/concerns at will.


(Job Posting) Financial Analyst – Sr. , Corporate Property Services

Happy Friday Job Spot Seattle,

Another awesomeWaMu Job! Please feel free to share this position with anyone who might be interested in a great opportunity or might know someone who is!

Financial Analyst – Sr. (CPS Facilities) / 433619

For a complete position description or if you’d like application
instructions please contact Terry Hall at

This position is responsible for providing in-depth financial
analysis, budgeting / forecasting for real estate facility assets
within the Corporate Property Services Group.

Functional responsibilities include: monthly and quarterly variance
analysis and forecasting, seasonal trend analysis, performance
measurement (metrics), expense control, project financial planning,
business case analysis, reporting and ad hoc financial analyses,
industry benchmarking, and auditing.

Key Qualifications:
• 5-7 years relevant work experience, preferably in a finance or
facilities services capacity
• Degree resulting from graduation from a four-year college or
university with major course work in analysis or equivalent.
• Strong financial modeling and database experience

Washington Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace
differences, welcome diversity, and value a culture of respect.

Terry A. Hall
Corporate Recruiter
Corporate and Commercial Recruiting
Corporate Human Resources

Washington Mutual
1301 2nd Avenue, WMC1602
Seattle, WA 98101

New (Job Postings) WaMu Seattle, WA & Southern CA locations

Happy “9/4” Job Spot Seattle!

I’m recruiting for various opportunities at WaMu, so I’m asking for your help in networking to fill them. Please review and share this list with anyone you know who may be a
great candidate for any of these positions.

Thanks in advance for helping me network for new WaMulians’!

Title: Requisition:
Analyst Sr.- Financial Planning & Analysis 433569
Business /Operations Analyst-Senior 438783 (CA)
Business Data Analyst III 435426
Business Data Analyst III 428051
Employee Service Specialist 438251
Facilities Analyst Sr. CPS 433620
Financial Analyst, Sr. 433619
HR Ops Specialist II 438378
Manager – Project Management Operational Excellence 440259
Manager – Project Management Operational Excellence 439352
Payroll Business Analyst 414395
Payroll Specialist II 422031
Payroll Specialist II 436846
Payroll Specialist Sr. 436399
Payroll Specialist Sr. 422028
Process Consultant – Operational Excellence 440261
Project Specialist 435889
Service Quality Manager I 437155 (CA)
Team Manager Sr. – Employee Service Center 437359

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about
these or any other positions available at WaMu, please contact me or
visit our website at

Washington Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We embrace differences, welcome diversity, and value a culture of

Thank you,

Terry A. Hall
Corporate Recruiter
Corporate and Commercial Recruiting
Corporate Human Resources

Washington Mutual
1301 2nd Avenue, WMC1602
Seattle, WA 98101