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How often do you need to renegotiate a past due payment agreement? Not very oftenSomewhatA fair amount, especially in an unstable economyIt seems like all the timeChoose It’s frustrating when payment agreements are not upheld but it’s also important to recognize that...

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To what extent do you help a customer to resolve the reason(s) for non-payment?Almost never as I don’t want to get involved and send the wrong messageI listen and I'm empathetic and very lightly make some suggestions.A fair amount and try to advise them as best...

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How often do you use statistics to analyze your work?Never - not even sure what they areOn occasion - just the basic measurements Sometimes - we find them useful for improving our operationAlways - they help us immensely in understanding all aspects of our business...

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At what point should Sales get involved in a collection situation?Never - as they usually give in to unfounded excusesAs necessary - when you as the credit/collection professional are trying to resolve a dispute against the product or serviceFrequently - as we work in...

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Does it help or hurt one’s credit career when being assigned to a different position within the company? Very helpfulSomewhat helpfulNot helpful at allPossibly detrimentalChoose I’ve been hearing from some credit professionals informing me they have been assigned to...

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What's the most important thing for you when doing your credit & collection job?Collecting a large outstanding account.Helping sales to get the new client.Making sure you stay motivated.Keeping a tight lid on past due accounts.Working with past due accounts...

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What’s the range of the average salary for a credit risk manager in the U.S.? $60K – $80K$80K – $100K$100K – $120KOver $120K According to the website, Salary.com, the average Credit Risk Manager salary in the United States...

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How valuable would it be to serve on the Committee of Unsecured Creditors? ExtremelySomewhat  Not so muchNot at all With bankruptcy filings up by more than 25% during this past year, and surely with many more to come in the near future, an increasing number...

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In 2019, what was the average per capital consumption of turkey in the U.S.? 5.5 pounds11.2 pounds16.1 pounds7.8 pounds21.3 pounds  Today’s consumer recognizes turkey’s nutritional value and enjoys turkey year-round – not just during the holidays. The turkey...

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Which financial ratio is the most important to you in analyzing financial statements? Working Capital RatioQuick Ratio Gross Margin PercentageProfit Margin PercentageInventory Turnover Rate We credit professionals are finding that in these tough times it...

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How much can a company save per year when letting an employee work from home? $3,000$6,500$7,500$9,000$11,000 According to current data compiled and published by the marketing firm, Review42, $11,000 is how much companies can save annually for each employee that...

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Are Americans’ Credit Card Balances: • Increasing • Decreasing • Staying about the same According to current data from the Federal Reserve) revolving credit debt has declined for the third month in a row. Specifically, revolving credit debt dropped to $995 billion in...

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Which sectors are on target to surge during this pandemic? Light Consumer ManufacturingHeavy Equipment ManufacturingAgricultureGamblingRetail Alcohol Beverage To say the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing lockdown have caused a considerable hole in the world’s...

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Off the top of your head, how much do you think the U.S. National Debt is?  ​ $6 trillion$10 trillion$15 trillion$19 trillion$26 trillion Answer: As of May 2020, the National Debt reached a whopping $25.75 trillion! Given that the national debt has...

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 How long will it take for the U.S. economy to recover from the Corona virus shutdown?  6 months1 year2 years5 yearsAnyone’s guess If you ask 100 economists when the U.S. economy will recover, you may very well get 100 opinions. With unemployment numbers...