It is hard to believe that in early March we were experiencing one of tightest job markets in recent memory. In today’s market, however, the supply of good candidates is starting to outpace demand. With this in mind, here are four key actions to help job seekers stand out as attractive candidates.
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How to execute a job search from home is a tough question to answer since the number of companies hiring right now is reduced, particularly within the shopping center industry. Our advice for job searching while sheltering in place is to build your network as much as you possibly can.
What steps does Poline Associates take to ensure confidentiality? Both Poline’s clients and candidates require confidential communications at times, but this post focuses on confidentiality concerns from the candidate’s perspective.
So much of Poline & Associates’ business (and life in general) revolves around managing expectations. In fact, part of the value proposition in hiring a search firm is that the firm facilitates communication between a company and the candidates under consideration. When a hiring representative goes dark on you, it’s easy to assume the worst. […]
How to set boundaries. This is an issue I’ve grappled with throughout my professional career. And it’s only been heightened by working from home these past several weeks. Always Available? In my current role as a commercial real estate recruiter and during my time as an attorney, my single-minded approach has been to provide the […]
If you are unfortunately facing a furlough or layoff and are on the leasing or sales side of the commercial real estate business, consider the following FAQs to help you update your Deal Sheet: Q: Is a Deal Sheet necessary? A: YES! A Deal Sheet quantifies the kind of deal-maker you are and the transaction volume you have handled […]
If you have been furloughed or laid off, what is the first thing you should do to position yourself for your next role? Our advice is to update your resume. Our team reviews hundreds of resumes a week. Here are a few tips to help yours stand out: 1. Put yourself in the hiring official’s […]
Before embarking on the job search journey, invest time to identify your strengths and understand how they can guide your desired career path.
Editor’s Note: It is difficult to believe that this blog on the tight job market was posted March 18, 2020. Please read this blog as a historical marker, demonstrating just how quickly the U.S. job market has unraveled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amidst one of the tightest job markets in decades, companies struggle to […]
Beginnings Where did you start your real estate career? I was recruited out of grad school to work at EY in their Advisory and Transaction Real Estate practices. It was a fantastic training ground with a global team. Name one person that has been influential in your career. It’s impossible to name just one. I’ve been fortunate […]
Our last blog focused on employee recognition and how it can improve retention, which we know from last year’s Millennial blog series is a major focus of many commercial real estate firms. Also tied closely to employee recognition is employee engagement. Data shows employers who provide recognition and engagement experience success in retention and leadership […]
Simply put, employee recognition improves company culture, thus improving recruitment and retention. And who doesn’t want that? Especially in a climate where “38% of millennials polled would like to see their company recognition program improved.” Commercial Real Estate firms, among others, are taking note and upping their game. Some are implementing programs, like a Spot […]