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Why We Salute Military Veterans’ Contributions to Our Company Culture

Growing up in Nashville, Tennessee, Donna Sullivan always pictured herself working in a big downtown building. Her path to achieving that childhood dream wasn’t conventional. Several of Sullivan’s family members, including her mother, didn’t graduate high school. No one in her family went to college. The first person to seriously talk to Sullivan about a […]

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Civilians and Veterans Learn Common Language Through Our Employee Resource Group

Eliot Sippola’s (pictured above) father was a civil engineer in the Army stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War era. His job was to understand the area’s infrastructure and how the surroundings could be used to prevent an enemy from advancing. Sippola’s grandfather was gifted at disassembling complex machinery and putting it back together from […]

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The Secret to Developing Strong Female Leadership

When Diane “Di” Morais (pictured right), President of Consumer and Commercial Banking Products at Ally, was in her 20s and just starting her career in financial services, she didn’t set out to serve as a mentor to numerous female employees. Nor was she thinking about the lofty goal of helping women find success in a […]

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When Calm and Reliable Employees Equal Happy Customers

Work is taxing. After all, it’s called work for a reason. But some jobs can be more stressful than others. For the Ally employees working at our call center in Jacksonville, Florida, the day-to-day responsibilities of the job can be challenging. They often have to have difficult conversations with customers about their money to help […]

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To Healthier Living at Work and Beyond: Tips from Our Ally Team

When you’re juggling work life, social life, and everything in between, it’s just a little too easy to push off that eating plan or workout regimen until the next day… and the next day… until it never happens at all. But when you make wellness a priority, the impact extends far beyond seeing a lower […]

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The Costs and Benefits of Learning a New Language

It’s no big surprise that, in general, foreign language skills in the U.S. are a rarity. English is one of the most dominant languages spoken globally, which helps to explain why many of us here can get by with only speaking English — even when we travel out of the country! If we look at […]

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5 Common Career Mistakes (and How to Recover From Them)

Not many people reach professional success without a few blunders along the way. Little mistakes come with being human, and can usually be forgotten unless they come in high volume. Great, big mistakes, on the other hand, come with big consequences and equally big learning opportunities. Below are some common mistakes made on the job […]

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Make Your Move: How and When to Make a Career Change

Good jobs aren’t always good careers. Careers tend to be more fulfilling and rooted in passion. Yet many of us stay in high-paying professions despite overwhelming feelings of emptiness. It takes risk and courage to switch careers later in life. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t something that’s not only possible but essential. Regrets usually […]

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Raise Your Game: How to Ask for a Raise

If you want a raise, you better ask for it. But there are right ways and not so right ways to actually get what you want. Here are tips for approaching your boss strategically and tactfully. Go out there and get the raise you deserve. Timing Is Everything Pick a time that is relatively stress-free […]

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How to Make Passive Income: Easy Ways to Make Money

When it comes to earning money, there are many options that exist outside the typical 9-to-5 office job. The most popular method of generating revenue in this way is called passive income. What Is Passive Income? Passive income is any income earned without active involvement. In other words, you’re still involved, but not in the […]

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