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Recruiters' Role in Diversity & Inclusion

Recruiter Role in Diversity and Inclusion

By David Poline

Recruiters play an important role in ensuring diversity & inclusion in the commercial real estate industry, an industry that's long struggled with lack of diversity.

Resume Bullet Points, How to Improve

How to Improve Your Resume Bullet Points

By David Poline

Resume bullet points are important. Avoid only listing your job responsibilities. Instead, effectively convey your skills by using the structure provided in this blog.

Five Resume Formatting Pitfalls to Avoid

Five Resume Formatting Pitfalls to Avoid

By David Poline

Research shows recruiters spend just over seven seconds initially reading a resume, so you want yours to stand out – especially in today’s highly competitive job market.

Job Searching Techniques Shift Amid Pandemic

Job Search Techniques Shift Amid Pandemic

By David Poline

Job search techniques have shifted due to the pandemic. Networking, communicating, interviewing and onboarding all look different today. Consider how to navigate these new techniques to elevate your job search.

Is Relocation a Trend of the Past? Following the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Relocation: A Trend of the Past?

By David Poline

Willingness for relocation has always benefited job seekers as it significantly increases potential job opportunities, but will that change in a post-COVID-19 climate? I think not.

Maximize the Value of Your Resources When Job Searching

Maximize the Value of References

By David Poline

Maximize the value of your references to improve your job search. Vary your reference types to provide the hiring manager a rich view of what type of employee you are.

CRE Recruiters Offer Insight For Job Seekers During Pandemic

ICSC Webinar: Next Steps for Job Seekers

By David Poline

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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.

Amidst a tight job market, companies struggle to easily identify good candidates and strategically build successful teams.

Where Are All the Good Candidates? How to Build a Team in a Tight Market

By David Poline

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…

Founder and CEO Rachel Wein of WeinPlus, offers commercial real estate strategy

CONNECTIONS: Q&A with Rachel Elias Wein, Founder & CEO, WeinPlus

By David Poline

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…

Employee Engagement = Retention + Leadership

Employee Engagement = Retention + Leadership

By David Poline

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…

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