Category: Professional Growth

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…

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…

6 Tips to Position Yourself for a Promotion

By David Poline

6 Tips to Position Yourself for a Promotion I’m confident saying that almost no one starts a new job thinking, “I can’t wait to spend the next ten years in this exact same position — I am here to be unappreciated and overlooked!” Then why do so many people stay in their current position?  Why are they stuck in a rut doing the same thing they have done for years and repeatedly passed over for…

Top Ten Ways to Hone Your Communications Skills

Top 10 Ways to Hone Your Communication Skills

By David Poline

Communication skills are some of the most important skills you can have in today’s job market. Sure, you need the technical skills required to perform a job efficiently, but the ability to convey your message clearly, whether verbally or in writing, are “soft skills” that all companies require and look for in a candidate. Sure Signs of Bad Communication Skills We’ve all known someone, personally or professionally, who for whatever reason, just couldn’t seem to…

National ICSC Real Estate Conference

Maximize Your ICSC RECon Experience

By David Poline

#ICSCRECON While most people in retail real estate have been to the national ICSC Real Estate Conference (commonly known as “RECon”) in Las Vegas, not everyone is a “pro” attendee.  It’s easy to forget key points from year-to-year, so whether you’re a first-timer or a show veteran, here are a few tips to help you maximize your experience. With the conference less than a month away, now is the time to start asking yourself: “What…

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