Tips for Starting a Property Management Job Search

By: John Durham

Tips For An Effective Property Management Job Search



It's possible that it's been a while since you've been in the market for property management jobs. Or you may have been affected by recent lay offs. Or, you might just be ready for a new job. No matter which it is, you need to utilize your connections, start being proactive and find yourself a position that you want and will be happy doing. Where should you begin?

Connections are what it's all about . Knowing people that are working for companies you want to work for is going to work to your advantage. For one thing, talking to your contacts will keep you in the know about how the company's operations work, how management works and give you an idea about whether it's the kind of place that you're going to want to be a part of. A positive benefit to having contacts within a company you are interested in is that your contact might know of other property management positions that aren't publicly listed. And finally, having a reference from someone that works in the corporation looks good for you.

Be resourceful and aggressive. Whether you've got connections or not, check out job boards, visit career centers and set up job agents so that you will receive updates when new or applicable jobs are open. It can be a real advantage to put your feelers out there. If you find that job boards do not have the property management job listings you are looking for, think back to any associations you are part of and check out what they have listed online. There are a lot of associations who have their own career centers, permitting employers to advertise directly to potential employees that specialize in their field. There are many other specialized job boards that concentrate on a certain industry or region they could help to lessen your search and provide you with employment opportunities that more closely match your field of expertise.

Be Positive. One thing you should keep in mind about searching for jobs in property management is that it's tedious and even depressing at times. Don't let it have that effect on you. Frustration and negativity can come through in your cover letter, resume and interview. The last thing you want is future employers to think you are too anxious or even disinterested. Keep yourself positive and they're going to see your passionate, true and professional self. Remember: the right job is out there; you just need to find it.

Bio: Founded in 1996, GO Jobs, is an online employment board with hundreds of Property Management jobs. To look at employers, and find local listings for property management jobs, go to http://www.gojobs.com/property-management-jobs.html.

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