Month: April 2020

CRE Recruiters Offer Insight For Job Seekers During Pandemic

ICSC Webinar: Next Steps for Job Seekers

By David Poline

This article originally appeared here: https://www.icsc.com/news-and-views/icsc-exchange/webinar-next-steps-for-job-seekers. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented amount of uncertainty in today’s job market. Furloughed and laid-off development, leasing and marketing executives are polishing up resumes, dusting off deal sheets and updating their LinkedIn profiles. Persistent networking will remain the key to finding new employment, advised recruitment experts on an ICSC webinar titled Preparing for Your Next Job Opportunity. The newly unemployed fall into two categories: those who can…

How Job Seekers Can Stand Out In Today's Market

How Job Seekers Can Stand Out in Today’s Market

By David Poline

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: Focus on Yourself: What are your unique skills and accomplishments? Too often, we see resumes full of buzz words that job seekers think people…

How To Execute a Job Search While Sheltering in Place

How to Execute a Job Search While Sheltering in Place

By David Poline

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. Start by thinking about: Firms you've done business with in the past Existing friends in the industry Companies you've admired from afar Anyone you've formed…

Recruiters Offer Confidentiality to Their Job Candidates

Importance of Recruiter-Candidate Confidentiality

By David Poline

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. One of the most important services a search firm provides a job seeker is the ability to learn about other opportunities that exist in the market while remaining secure in the knowledge their current employment will not be jeopardized. The recruiter-candidate relationship is analogous to…

Managing Expectations Is Key As We Work From Home

Managing Expectations as We Work from Home

By David Poline

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. Your mind races to think of all the reasons you haven't heard back. More often than not, the delay has…

How to Set Boundaries With Clients Is Important

Always Available to Your Clients? How to Set Boundaries

By David Poline

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 best possible customer service that I could. If that meant bending my schedule to what worked for my client, so…

Update Your Deal Sheet If Recently Furloughed or Laid Off Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Tips on Creating a Stand-Out Deal Sheet

By David Poline

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 as well as provides color beyond your resume. Q: How long should a Deal Sheet be? A: Unlike a resume,…

Update Your Resume for Job Search if Recently Furloughed or Laid Off Due to Pandemic

Job Searching? Update Your Resume

By David Poline

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 shoes. As you update your resume, pretend you are the person on the other end of this process who is…

Identify Your Strengths

By David Poline

Before embarking on the job search journey, invest time to identify your strengths and understand how they can guide your desired career path. The Harrison Assessment requires only 20 minutes and $15, a small investment for your future.  Once the assessment is complete, you will receive a Greatest Strengths report within 24 hours. This valuable report reveals your unique traits, behaviors and motivators which allows you and Poline Associates to pinpoint the best job opportunities…

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