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Weekly Insider’s Perspective

Susan PhillipsSusan PhillipsCEOSelectLeaders, LLC

Susan Phillips, CEO of SelectLeaders, shares our Insider’s Perspective on our industry’s hiring activity and trends to over 84,000 real estate professionals. View 8 – 10 of the most intriguing, breaking jobs from premier employers posted on the industry’s first, and only, Job Network of 12 websites. Keep up with changes in the industry. Don’t miss who is hiring and for what positions!

 
 

Will demonized developers turn into city saviors? According to a March 2019 report issued by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition the shortage of affordable, decent, and accessible housing in the...

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The newest way to attract and retain talent? Design Firm Herman Miller may have the answer, according to the WSJ, with the American Airlines headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Start your day in the...

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Think it’s tough to find talent now? Wait until you read The New York Times: The End of Babies. “Around the world, fertility rates are falling … Has modern life become hostile to...

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The largest pipeline into careers in real estate start with the schools that offer a degree in real estate. A chilling reminder of the focus of today’s universities was written in the NYT by Judge...

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Hiring projections for 2020? Overwhelmingly, studies predict 2020 hiring will remain relatively unchanged year over year. Looking back on the last election year, 2016, the January Effect from budgets...

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In January 2018, SelectLeaders Hiring Trends Survey queried, “Have hurricanes, wildfires, nuclear threats, terror attacks, social unrest impacted your company’s revenue?” 25% reported a decline....

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Career advice usually concentrates on how to land the perfect job, what YOU should do on the interview, or how to make your resume stand out. Not much is written on the offer you should never take....

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Halloween can’t compare to what is happening in companies everywhere! Have you ever gone on a job interview and then heard nothing from the recruiter or hiring manager even after you’ve sent...

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Amidst one of the busiest months for real estate hiring, employers are about to begin Budget Season. How will the negativity and uncertainty of an election year affect hiring budgets? In 2016, the...

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Did Amazon really abandon moving into the waterfront in Queens, New York because of their sensitivity to protests in the neighborhood? Or did the se level projections from rising flood risks and...

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Monday, the number of new job opportunities posted is off the charts. By Wednesday afternoon, we were testing the website because we couldn’t believe it was working. Executive Search firms who...

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“The Economist” reviewed the book “Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t And Why.” Undergraduates were shown photos of 50 chief executives from the Fortune 1000 list. Half were from the...

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How can we say the best time to be hired is September-to-Thanksgiving when SelectLeaders Job Barometer highlights “The January Effect”? Many companies pay annual bonuses in December, so many...

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NMHC’s multifamily companies led us out of the Global Financial Crisis steadily and significantly posting job opportunities ahead of other Real Estate Fields, they were The Comeback Kid starting in...

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Gen Z is starting to upload their resumes to “The Professional’s Choice for Real Estate Jobs,” so what do we think about their “personalized resumes” with color photos, icons, logos from...

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“Companies crunch data and use artificial intelligence to determine exactly how angry a customer has to be to bolt. (Corporations call it the Breakpoint.) It’s not your imagination, Customer...

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“In Seattle, Austin, New York, Denver, Minneapolis, Washington and the Bay Area, developers are the antiheroes of an urban drama over the high cost of housing and what must change to bring it...

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Courage, yes courage, is the answer to "what is our top industry strength”. SelectLeaders Professional Association Job Network's last Leadership Assessment also asked, what is our industry’s top...

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Impressive creds for this generation. Millennials are revitalizing downtowns, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Sunday Business, with companies like McDonald’s, Kraft Heinz, Motorola Mobility and...

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We have dark days ahead if the Democrats and the Republicans don’t stop their Social Media Moments long enough to observe the United States of America’s Infrastructure is failing, and act. Is...

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Many real estate jobs such as Architecture/Design, Space Planning for Brokerage, Sales/Leasing, Planning/Entitlement and Zoning already are being transformed by Augmented Reality which can configure a...

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As a decade of SelectLeaders Hiring Trends Surveys confirm, our industry is notorious for not taking all vacation due. The exception appears to be the week of July Fourth, 2019. Landing in the middle...

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Glancing through Delta’s “Sky” magazine,” a small house in Austin Texas with a covered porch that wraps around two sides of the residence caught my eye. A house/apartment combo could be ideal....

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In his interview with Martin Scorsese in the just released documentary on “The Rolling Thunder Revue,” the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan, just uttered the best career advice...

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75,000 Jobs in May sounds better already, just think back on February’s 20,000 Jobs Report. Only the Shadow knows why the Groundhog and employers ran scared. What is really astounding, if the May...

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She was the quintessential confident woman who you could count on for all the answers until a man came along and decided she needed to be more emotional. Amazon is working on an Alexa-powered wearable...

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"Commercial real estate hiring remains steady after hitting a two-and-a-half year high in January 2019," reports the SelectLeaders Job Barometer. Mass job boards report, "Jobs take vacations too:...

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Marc Torrey, SelectLeaders Global Sales Director, and CEL Associates, Christopher Lee, creator of the first National Real Estate Compensation Survey and database teamed up for The NAIOP May 2019...

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Your most memorable job will be the one you are at when Change happens. No wonder High-Growth cities, or sub-cities like Hudson Yards (aka: The New New York) are attracting our top CRE talent. Related...

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The veil has been lifted. Reports of a downturn, slowdown, some even anticipated a recession at the end of 2019 have given way to unabashed confidence and optimism. Mirroring the April Jobs Report,...

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Harvard Business Review deems “Your Apporach to Hiring Is All Wrong.” First, you don’t have a system to ‘Promote From Within’. Starting from the Inside Out, your Job Posting should be...

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Amidst the joy of Spring weather, Easter and Passover, the Wall Street Journal featured the repercussions of retirement, prompting Baby Boomers to chant again, “Hell no, we won’t go!” Why? The...

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Today’s “Passive Market” is causing employers to move to aggressive hiring. As they wait for your resume to come to them, many employers are adding ‘SelectLeaders Resume Search’ to their...

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SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network has been working on attracting diversity thanks to programs provided by our Job Network of premier Real Estate Professional Associations. They offer programs,...

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There are 7,000 genetic diseases for which we know the precise DNA misspelling which causes the disease. The National Institute of Health just announced a breakthrough that successfully changed the...

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Real Estate news is focused on an impending Real Estate Recession. But when you visit the new Boom Towns you have to ask, “What Real Estate Recession?” Today, new Boom Towns boast the biggest...

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Acknowledged for higher quality, higher paying jobs, even SelectLeaders sees real estate jobs trending toward what the Labor Department reports is the fastest wage growth since 2009. Thanks to a lot...

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The shortest month broke all records for “snow days” in cities that never see snow. Whether snow is responsible or not for the U. S. Labor Department’s February Jobs Report that added only...

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Catching up with old friends who were in my first summer house in the Hamptons, we all felt we had at least 3 lives since then, because we all had made more than one dramatic career changes. Each...

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“What makes a ‘good job’ good?” queried the front page of NYT Magazine. Attending a 15-year Harvard MBA reunion, the author was shocked to find his former classmates, “Wealthy, Successful...

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If no Amazon wasn’t enough, no snow, despite the coldest winter in NYC, caused us to head for the “Flyovers” that had more snow than ever. Landing smack dab in the middle of the country, forget...

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“I enjoy seeing job openings in other cities. Widens my horizons!” A respondent to our 2019 CRE Professional Association Hiring Trends Survey put in words what could happen with your input in our...

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The New Year and our new website have brought more job opportunities than ever! Click on SelectLeaders’ Find Jobs and view and apply to the highest quality jobs daily from our premier real estate...

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When the President signed into law the new tax reform act at the end of 2017, the elimination of the state and local tax deduction set in motion what was likely to be an exodus from the high-tax...

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Many respondents to SelectLeaders Network’s 2019 CRE Hiring Trend Survey suggested an impending Slowdown going into 2020 may be a self-fulfilling prophesy. Responses included: “Those that stay...

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The 2019 CRE Hiring Trends Survey Results are now live on SelectLeaders Job Network’s Resources pages. In their own words, our industry shares their perspectives and insights on the year ahead. For...

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Our annual CRE Hiring Trends Survey will be published next week with perspective and insights on the year ahead and the talent shortage. Apparently, one group has not fully benefitted from our job...

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Bang! 2019 is out of the gates. A record number of new real estate jobs were posted in the first 5 business days as employers try to get a leg up on the competition utilizing their brand spanking new...

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Welcome to NYC Amazon! You arrived as Brooklyn mourns the loss of the ‘L” train for the next 2 years (or as the folks along the new 2nd Avenue Subway can attest 2 years is Dog Years). The ULI 2019...

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This year’s final Job Barometer - Assessment of the U.S. Real Estate Job Market finds job postings through Q3 2018 up 11% over the SelectLeaders Job Barometer index and have now exceeded the...

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According to The Conference Board’s November U.S. Consumer Confidence report, the index dropped 2/10 of a percent from October’s highest level since 2000. “Overall, consumers are still quite...

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Even in the best job market for candidates in decades, you need to differentiate yourself from the start. A recent job seeker asked if he should bother to send a “generic cover letter” and if the...

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5 years ago, most jobs were in first-tier or the very top second-tier cities. Whether the change came from retiring Boomers moving to lower tax states, or Millennials searching for places that tout...

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As a member of a struggling non-profit, who owns a city block of Minnesota Lake Superior waterfront, we were ecstatic to be just designated an Opportunity Zone by local officials. We have been seeking...

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The world's longest sea crossing, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge, was officially opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping this past Tuesday. At a cost of $20 billion, the bridge spans 34 miles connecting...

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Recently we reflected on the technological advances which allow leasing agents to create space plan proposals in real time only architects and designers could prepare in the past. AI advances in human...

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For a Disruptor, the job is inconspicuous. Titled “Real Estate Lead” this new opportunity for our industry becomes clear only when you get to the Job Summary: “ConsenSys, the leading technology...

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The September Jobs Report stoked The War for Talent not only with the unemployment decrease to 3.7%, the lowest since December, 1969, but the number of underemployed working in September surged. On...

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Since the launch of our new website, even our clients have been caught in the excitement about the year ahead, calling us to suggest innovative new ideas. Apparently however, we are not alone in our...

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Real Estate’s Professional Associations are on a mission to attract new talent into the real estate industry. The result: CareersBuilding Communities.org where experts from 27 Associations explain...

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Space or Occupancy Planner is one of the new, 2018 job titles on SelectLeaders Network emerging from the tech industry into real estate this year. An incredible opportunity, it provides direct client...

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Work-Life balance takes on another dimension when you try to isolate work and life on your electronic devices. A new lawsuit against a New York investment firm that purchased an additional computer...

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Today more and more companies try to start the New Year with their key hires in place before January. Summer vacations are over. The school year has started. And for job seekers, HR management is at...

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One of our Association Partners sounded distraught, saying I am sorry, I have to call you back. Calling back he said, “I could not hear with the noise. I will never get used to shared office...

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The Boom-Bust nature of the Real Estate Industry attracted Baby Boomers, who thrived on defying risk, enticed by the challenge to build it before the cycle ends. Their children are taught at young...

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What are you going to accomplish in the next 16 months? Both the New York Times’ and Wall Street Journal’s forecasts from leading economist have given us a reprieve on a downturn/recession until...

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The National Park Services estimates the impact, just on businesses, of the volcanic eruption on Big Island is $13 million, so far. The wildfires in California will affect the wine industry for 3 to 5...

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2018 is approaching the scale of what was described as “the greatest global economy ever” - 2007. It now takes 48.6 views of a job before today’s “Buyers’ Market Candidates” submit one...

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Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor, Jeffrey Pfeffer, in an interview in the Economist pointed out 55% of employees log into their emails after 11pm (in contrast to a French law that gives...

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Sam Zell, author of “Am I Being too Subtle,” summed up working in real estate. “It’s the thrill of new opportunity, the challenge of problem solving.” Interviewed by our Real Estate Job...

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Looking for a high paying opportunity? Think small. Joe Galvin, chief research officer of Vistage, an association of small-business owners and executives told the NYT, “small business employers were...

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“The New American Dream is a version of the entrepreneurial journey unlike anything that has ever existed before. The barrier to entry to becoming an entrepreneur is literally the lowest it's ever...

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For the first time in nearly two decades, the number of open jobs exceeded the number of unemployed Americans seeking work. One would expect Real Estate Professionals would be vying for the best job...

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The first generations of women are hitting The Maternal Wall long before the Glass Ceiling, and the number of pregnancy discrimination claims filed annually with the Equal Employment Opportunity...

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Good news for Real Estate’s Alternative Investment sector. For the first time ever, a provision protecting state medical marijuana laws is being included in base funding legislation for the U.S....

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Think the elimination of the state tax deduction on federal returns will affect real estate? New York City just upped the challenge proposing an additional Millionaires’ Tax. Seattle passed a...

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As Generation Z, born after 1997 and now 21 years old, threw their hats in the air and into the ring in graduation ceremonies this May, managing a multi-generational workforce takes on a new twist....

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Nevada’s Job Program is causing talent to get hired faster, reducing the time on unemployment benefits. It could transform the nationwide employment program. Instead of searching out idlers not...

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Land Acquisition is about to be disrupted, and we may extrapolate soon we may have the choice in many real estate sectors to pay more for products that are environmentally regenerative. General Mills,...

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Best Jobs Report in 17 Years - How Low Can Unemployment Go? - Jobless Rate Falls Below 4% For First Time Since Late 2000. Headlines were glowing as employers added a total of 164,000 jobs in April and...

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Should you add a sign-on bonus to your job postings outside of major cities? The “New Economy,” which the WSJ defines as “one marked by a shortage of workers rather than jobs,” has prompted...

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What’s missing from your real estate job search? Precisely what’s been missing from many real estate job postings. The exact one of the 14 Real Estate Fields, or the 43 Job Functions and 8 Real...

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Data-driven-deals abound. To fund new technology advancements and new shopping “Experiences,” Retail is decreasing its square footage selling off its top floors, or with leasebacks, selling entire...

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Our Real Estate School List of colleges that offer a degree in real estate will be happy to see your internships on the new website starting to blossom. Interestingly, the WSJ reported on “One-Year...

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SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network’s new website is dramatically improved, and “built for the future of real estate”. Your data and resumes are in the highest level of security in the...

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After trudging through the 3rd Nor ‘easterly to hit New York City, I was thrilled this morning to see the first sign of Spring emerge on SelectLeaders Job Results – Intern Job Postings are...

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Many of our employers recruit from universities on our Real Estate School List because they all offer a degree in real estate, either graduate or undergraduate. Even more employers post internship...

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Noticing a bump in jobs requiring 10 to 15 years or more of experience, Mike Lewis’ recent book caught my eye, “When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want,” quoted in this...

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The city that never sleeps has been abuzz over Neuroscientist, Matthew Walker, and his book Why We Sleep, “How more sleep can save your life.” Promising one will be cleverer, more attractive,...

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Last week, in New York a federal judge, Frederic Block, may have established legal precedent. Jerry Wolkoff, a New York developer, owns the building known as 5Pointz in Long Island City, Queens, that...

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Pay raises morphed into one-time bonuses, starting in 2009, accelerated by the recession’s intensity, which made employers especially cautious about increasing labor costs. This little-noticed shift...

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Besides inspiration, the Olympics provides the rest of us with the sidebar benefit of extensive research dedicated to extending one's limits and increasing one's ability to succeed. The university of...

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Daniel Pink’s’ latest best seller, “When - The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing,” supports the adage, timing is everything in life. Several Job Board articles advise the best time to apply...

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What role does leadership play in data driven decisions? Minnesota will not play in the Super Bowl, IN Minnesota. Why? A young, slightly built, free agent caught a 60-yard Hail Mary pass and charged...

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And YOU complained about 2017. How HARD it was to hire as we reached full employment. Welcome to 2018. Citing the recent tax cuts, more than 164 companies and more than 2 million workers received...

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Every year, in Q1, we see a marked increase in Analyst and Associate job postings. Our Analyst and Associate community often moves after April bonus time, and considers their options in Q1. Analyst...

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A Korn/Ferry study found most CEOs believe technology – not people – will become the greatest source of future competitive advantage. While technology will never fully replace the human factor at...

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The New York Times Sunday Business section posed the question “Why can’t I stop making the same choices, and experiment?” Habits are powerful, and one study estimated that 47 percent of human...

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38.3% of 18-to-34-year-olds live with parents or other family members, another reason Boomers are slow to retire. But most concerning is the 20% of adults 26 to 34, up from 17% in 2012, who live with...

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There will no longer be any dividing line between what any person chooses to do in private and what they do in public. Everything will be watched and rated,” Rachel Botsman, author of “Who Can You...

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52% of employed women say they have been the object of an unwelcome sexual advance or harassment, according to a WSJ/NBC poll. Management's response has been so rapid and widespread, it is truly the...

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The WSJ summed up the Labor Department's October Jobs Report, "Jobs Rebound, Wages Stand Still … businesses can't find enough people to hire." The Labor Participation Rate is at 62.7% (of the 49% of...

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This October, New York City joined Massachusetts and Philadelphia in barring employers from asking about a job applicant’s current salary and pay history. More than 20 states are considering similar...

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SelectLeaders provides a comprehensive list of Schools that offer a degree in Real Estate, graduate or undergraduate. We faced the same dilemma universities are having with their MBA programs. Can an...

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Blockchain, an online ledger first developed as the core technology behind the virtual currency bitcoin, was utilized by Michael Arrington, co-founder of the tech news site TechCrunch, to purchase an...

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma dented the September Jobs Report, despite the Labor Department reporting that unemployment fell to a 16 year low of 4.2 percent. Economists agree the job losses were due to the disruptions from the hurricanes, not underlying weakness in the economy.

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Warren Buffet, warned CNN's Poppy Harlow, "There are two things money can't buy - love and time. How do you make time for those you love? This is the advice I received from a New York advertising...

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Our retail tenant colleagues were under fire, again, in a recent CNBC Squawk Box interview for "blaming Amazon when they haven't changed in 30 years." The advice: "you have to do more than compete...

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Some employers tell us they screen applications that include a cover letter first to gauge an applicant's ability to write and communicate, skills, surprisingly, many top college graduates lack. They...

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As disasters increase geometrically, will hurricanes and other disasters be factored into projections? The Manufactured Home industry predicts no manufactured homes will be available for 6 months,...

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We always say compensation is not the primary reason to switch jobs, before compensation and inflation stayed this soft for this long. Why is compensation not rising along with increasing employment?...

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Picking up the Irish newspapers, there was one mention of America's 'Tax-Reform Push', otherwise we were on vacation from endless politics. Page one: an article on McGregor losing with "dignity"...

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Rising construction costs, have caused the number of multifamily units built using wood framing to more than double in 2016, Realtor Mag reports. Considered safe once construction is completed, wood...

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Since many of our colleagues were tapped to provide their expertise, the signing of yesterday's one trillion-dollar Infrastructure Executive Order is significant. The plan puts the environment first,...

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Our annual survey revealed, only 1/3 of our industry took their entire vacation, and 35% of real estate professionals took less than half of their vacation time back in 2014. With the pace of business...

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No investor has as much money in Amazon as its founder, Jeff Bezos. Since its inception the company pays no dividends, but just plows cash back into the company's core. Returns? $83,00 if you invested...

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All cash, no inspection, signed contract 12 hours after the home goes on the market - Wall Street REIT's have moved to the suburbs. Wall Street's big investors have spent about $40 Billion buying...

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The new advocates of public drinking on city streets are not the Spring Break crowd, but our industry's own Property Developers. The party has spilled over to City Center's from Duluth, GA and Alabama...

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The U.S. has added jobs for an 81 month stretch starting in 2010. Unemployment hit a 16-month low, in May. But as the WSJ Sunday headline confirmed, "Jobs Grow, but Wages Stay Stuck." The last time...

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75% of venture capital goes to just 3 states, California, New York and Massachusetts, according to the National Venture Capital Association. The Midwest reaps less than 5% of this life blood that...

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'Rookies' were always told, "First you learn to fall." Before helicopter parenting caused a generation to rarely, if ever, face losing, with trophies awarded to everyone who shows up. The NYT reports...

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Wednesday, we wrote that Whole Foods Board activists were pushing to bring on a real estate focused CFO team. Thursday, the WSJ reported, "Amazon Set to Devour Whole Foods". Will real estate...

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The worst job to fill just got worse. Our Property Accountants and Real Estate Accountants are under siege by other industries. Requests for CFO teams who have a track record dealing with Board of...

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Powerful news for our industry and for many who remain under or unemployed in America, the Infrastructure Plan, dubbed “A Businessman’s Model” is now front and center. The proposed Plan will be...

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Are you in a toxic culture? Toxic companies fire and hire without giving it a second thought. Employees receive minimal training nor are aware of official company policies. AP’s Eric Risberg reports...

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The Heartland, or at least Minnesota, is leaving no stone unturned. The job market is at full capacity, meaning one job for every applicant. By mid-2018 there will be more jobs than people looking for...

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This Sunday's NYT asked, "Job Losses and Store Closings are so rapid, it's measured in 'dog years' – Is Retail at a Historic Tipping Point?" 89,000 Americans working in General Merchandise have been...

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Robert Sapolsky reported in Sunday’s NYT on “The Brain Science of Conformity.” When a researcher planted a group of people who unanimously picked the most glaringly wrong answer to a simple...

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At the very same time we were reviewing our new Privacy Policy, Congress passed theirs. Ours is for the launch of our new updated website. It preserves your right to keep your resume information...

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Born after 1995, Generation Z has entered the Job Market. Compared to Millennials taught, by Baby Boomer parents, if everyone pitches in everyone wins, these are the children of agnsty Generation X,...

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What kinds of jobs encourage people to stay in the workforce? Boston College reported to the WSJ, voluntary late career job switches hold the key to keeping Americans toiling away, many working...

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March 2017 hiring is coming in like a lion. Half way through March, opportunities are up 39% compared to the same period in January of this year. Hiring burst open by the second half of January, and...

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WSJ reports the navigation app technology, which enables us to find the most efficient route, promises to transform how we look for job candidates, and motivate and retain the best employees. Resume...

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The future of walking the “sublime Irish countryside,” a huge tourist draw allowed because of the “goodwill of landowners, most of whom are small farmers,” could hold the answer for saving...

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According to “Quartz,” The biggest economic issue facing America is not job creation … but closing the skills gap and retraining workers who have been displaced by automation. The total job...

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We booked rooms at the best Historic Hotel Restoration of a Train Depot, ever, replete with tracks turned into skating lanes, easy chairs circling the fireplace bar. Instead we were greeted with a...

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Reality testing of the ‘Gig Economy’ is occurring throughout Europe. Over 50% of all new jobs created in the European Union since 2010 are Temporary, paying on average of 19 percent less. The...

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The quest for greater compensation came in almost dead last as a reason to leave one’s job for 73% of professionals. The primary reason professionals seek new jobs in 2017 is to find a more...

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SelectLeaders Network 2017 Hiring Trends Survey Report shows our industry running lean coming into 2017. Last year, 50% reported their company’s hiring remained the same, or decreased (22%), while...

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SelectLeaders is acknowledged for more qualified, longer-term hires, so despite the fact this New Year brought some of the best jobs I personally have seen on our Real Estate Job Network, remember why...

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Last night, the President’s Farewell Speech lauded millennials. “You know that constant change is not something to fear … you’ll soon outnumber us, and I believe as a result the future is in...

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I never will forget the headlines on the first business day of 2016, “Worst Year Ever”. For the entire “election year” hiring remained connected at the hip to consumer confidence levels, which...

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‘Tis the season to determine if you are ready to give your organization 100% in the year ahead. In December, we ask for our employees’ career goals for the year ahead. What new challenges they...

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Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest living person, marked her 117th birthday Tuesday. President Trump, at 70, is our oldest President, ever. Wilbur Ross, the new Commerce Secretary, is 78. Is 60...

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I was told that you become like the five people you listen to the most. For a while now, it seemed those five were the pundits and politicians spewing negativity 24/7. I am thankful the election is...

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Wall Street bonuses are projected to be from 5 to 10 percent lower this year, reports Johnson Associates in the NYT DealBook. How will the Real Estate industry fare? At the beginning of 2016,...

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What will 2017 bring? The just released 2016 SelectLeaders Network Job Barometer Q3 Update charted a data pattern unseen since 2007. For the first time since the Global Financial Crisis, rather than...

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The secret to success, or at least until now, has been the ability to create superior products. The recent WSJ article, “A Year in, P&G CEO David Taylor Holds Fast to Company’s Historic...

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In 2015, U.S. males, ages 25 to 54, had the lowest labor force participation rate of all comparable countries such as France, Germany, Canada and the UK. According to the US Labor Department, 3...

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Coming from Northern Minnesota’s boundary waters area and arriving for my first job in NYC, I quickly noted everyone was quicker, slicker, sharper dressed and richer. I thought, what’s missing?...

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A year before the economic collapse, on August 1, 2007, I crossed the Mississippi River bridge on my way to the Minneapolis Airport. I thought I felt shaking but figured it was the trucks working on...

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In college, I arranged my class schedule to never miss “Ladies Day at Wrigley Field,” undaunted by the “Cursed Century” (the Cubs haven’t won a World Series since 1908). Moved to NewYork and...

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SelectLeaders used to discuss what our clients want most, how to improve customer service, how to help people find the perfect job, but for months now all we discuss is data. This week the truth came...

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There's a feeling in the air in September of new beginnings. New school year, Broadway season, and for us a new Graduate School Intern, whom we are hiring using a free internship posting on...

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The 2016 mid-year update for real estate hiring on the SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network mirrored the total U.S. Employment Reports, Conference Board Leading Economic Indicators Index, and the...

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Cigna, Goldman Sachs, IBM, and Yale School of Management MBA program are an impressive list that uses video Interview software to conduct first interviews with applicants. But how far should...

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63% of full time employees are looking for a new job. Interestingly, 71% of Millennials, 66% of Gen Xers and 44% of Baby Boomers are considering migrating to a new industry, according to a new report...

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We wondered what you would say today if we asked you the same question we asked you at the end of December, 2015: Will the Presidential race and election affect your company's business in 2016? At...

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Just saw the movie “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” with Tina Fey’s great line, “In New York I’d be a 6, here I’m a 9; you must be a 15.” I think a 15 is the perfect description for the...

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July and August are usually the armpit for real estate hiring, but not in 2016. Today, the SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network hovers at 1,000 significant job opportunities available on the website,...

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In the spirit of Independence Day week, free up some time. Adam Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean, for 12 years kept important work and personal events in an Excel file to get a quick...

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Goldman Sachs recruiters will no longer conduct first-round interviews for summer positions on campus at elite schools like Harvard, Yale and Stanford University. Instead, all candidates for summer...

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If you want a job before the New Year, apply now, or as "Forbes" put it, " Why it's Stupid to Stop Your a Job Search for the Summer." Our premier employers currently have nearly 1,000 professional...

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The "New York Times" Sunday Review "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person" could read, "Why You Will Choose the Wrong Job." The premise is "people (and companies) seem normal only to those who don't...

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For years New York and California ran neck and neck in real estate hiring. Today California holds the lead. Why? California invested heavily in infrastructure and it’s paying off in LA with adaptive...

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SelectLeaders Job Network Founder, Tony LoPinto, warned us yesterday in his Executive Watch column on GlobeSt.com, if Britain pulls out of the European Union it could spark a downturn. Is hiring...

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What do the 10,000 Baby Boomers, who reach retirement age every day for the next 19 years, do now? Not what you would expect. We know Boomers are not retiring from their jobs. However, economists...

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The newest HR offering “Me Time,” days off to help employees thrive or at least reduce stress and restore energy, should not be confused with Personal Days where you go to the dentist etc. Think...

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Employers expect to hire 5.2% more graduate this year than in 2015, but according to NACE, which tracks college, this is down from last fall when companies on average predicted they would increase...

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Chosen for being the “Champions of Corporate Culture,” Forbes 2016 “Best Companies to Work For” list includes views on corporate culture by the leaders of the chosen companies. EY Chairman,...

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We have started updating SelectLeaders Real Estate School List of programs offering degrees in real estate. While universities often provide graduation rates and average starting salaries, the real...

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When All of the politicians All of the time agree and Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Obama are all on the same page, it's going to affect the Real Estate industry. Foreign tax inversion as tax...

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As an online company, we rarely work face-to-face with YOU - "our bosses" - our clients who hire, or develop their careers, using the Selectleaders Real Estate Job Network. The tricks of the trade to...

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"Keep your resume to one-page, but include a separate 'Transactional Experience' list," recommends Anthony LoPinto, Founder of SelectLeaders, and Global Real Estate Sector Leader at KornFerry...

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February 2016 saw more jobs posted on the SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network than in January, which mirrors the February Labor Department Jobs Report, which last Friday caused President Obama to...

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Only 41% of Fortune 100 CEO’s have an MBA today. But 92% of employers planned to hire an MBA in 2015. Alternatives to an MBA - master degrees in specialized niches such as Real Estate - rose 58%...

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"One of the most talked about emails in commercial real estate." About the Author: Susan Phillips, CEO of SelectLeaders, shares our Insider's Perspective on our industry's hiring activity and trends...

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We hope these prompt you into thinking of your Career Goals for 2016. For Mark Zuckerberg, changing the way the world socializes was child’s play. But in his new job he admits he needs help....

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After a long absence, the Federal Government including the FBI and government-related nonprofits (economic development corporations, housing authorities) are actively recruiting on the SelectLeaders...

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“Data Is Now the New Middle Manager” according to the WSJ, and often in online companies, senior manager too. The old role of management was to gather information and make decisions. This role has...

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I just received 3 emails. The first was from the kid who has cut my grass since he was in high school, and was about to finish a Target Corporation training program. He wanted his mowing job back. Due...

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When I started in Marketing, I worked with an outstanding female Account Executive. It was not until she invited me to her Graduation Party that I learned her degree was from the School of Hard...

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SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network is in the midst of strategy meetings with our Professional Association partners and the topic is…. YOU and your career. Iconic Laszlo Block, head of what we...

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You know we’re in a ‘Seller’s Market’ when more and more employers are making counter offers to keep employees from quitting. But what happens if you stay and the next day face your co-workers...

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As turnover becomes a bigger worry, and bigger expense, in a tightening labor market, companies beyond Wal-Mart, and Credit Suisse are exploring, “The Algorithm That Tells The Boss Who Might...

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The last barrier to success for a woman in business has been lifted. Several renowned female journalists ecstatically announced Apple's new watch because they no longer would have to search for their...

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Our weekly email has a new name, a new format making it easier to quickly scan our jobs, and a clickable list at the bottom to view similar jobs. Our "Job Blast" is now "Select Jobs" for good reason....

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The SelectLeaders Job Network Career Centers will soon begin a special initiative called “Sales Leaders” to attract and nurture the best and brightest sales, brokerage and leasing talent. The...

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An excellent barometer of the general economy, real estate is becoming a barometer of social change as well. "Real Estate Creep" was first noticed with IT and Security jobs, neither being a category...

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Angela Merkel enters a room, and it is clear, like a good mother, she will set things straight. Now America contemplates being led by a woman who embodies the experience to handle all the “bad...

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January was a contradiction. January had record breaking sales, but at the same time, saw the least number of jobs actually posted on the site in months. To quote Sam Zell, “I have never seen so...

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Many employers search for candidates by “Background Information,” and, while it is optional, most job seekers provide this information. By filling out the background information, candidates ensure...

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Our annual industry-wide Hiring Trends Survey asked: Has your company enriched office, communal spaces, or policies to enhance your work-life experience? 78% of nearly 1,000 respondents, who run the...

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Are collaborative spaces and open space plans a temporary fad that will pass? David A. Singer at the Huffington Post Business Blog cites "Emerging Trends - 2015" a collaboration between the Urban Land...

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Hope the New Year finds you in a good place, and if not, there are new opportunities posted every day. Just save your job search as a “Job Alert”, and we email you as soon as a job that matches...

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New Year’s Eve makes one reflective, and after a decade in business, the SelectLeaders Network has watched job seekers become employers, and with 5% of our jobs paying over $200,000, employers...

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Even if you are not looking for a job, you can elevate your career by updating your resume at year’s end. A rich Resume trumps a Profile because you can clearly and succinctly state your...

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Hiring used to ebb and flow seasonally with summer slow-downs and end of the year holiday breaks. Real Estate Hiring now mirrors the stock market and both appear to be linked directly to consumer...

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The first day of my first job in New York City an industry legend told me, “The secret to success is to have your plate out when the pie is passed.” If you’re waiting for the perfect job, keep...

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Job opportunities in commercial real estate exceeded previous highs set in 2007, according to the “Cornell/SelectLeaders Job Barometer” Assessment of the US Job Market in Commercial Real Estate....

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Justin Cuthbert, NHL News Editor @theScore gave California the title "New State of Hockey" which outraged the state of Minnesota. Obviously too young to remember 1980, when our relationship with...

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The 2014 Q3 Cornell-SelectLeaders Job Barometer Report is now available on your SelectLeaders Job Network Resources page. This assessment of the job market in commercial real estate gave us pause as...

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The unsung victims of Ebola in the U.S. have been the small business owners: the Bridal Shop where the Texas nurse spent hours as her symptoms began or the New York bowling alley where the doctor who...

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One of the first casualties of the Global Financial Crisis was the decimation of HR departments. SelectLeaders would get calls from everyone from CFO’s to assistant office workers asking help...

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The Cornell/SelectLeaders Job Barometer, for the first time ever, will include an analysis of specific skillsets employers required from 2006 to today. The increases in necessary computer software...

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About a year ago, I congratulated Gail Ayers, CEO of our partner Professional Association, CREW Network, on the number of women who were retained and moved up in real estate companies during the...

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When it comes to hiring trends, we keep a close eye on Corporate Real Estate and our Professional Association partner, CoreNet Global. Just think of the number of companies that have Corporate Real...

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All undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates of real estate programs are invited to meet some of the top employers in commercial real estate on October 9th at 2:30 PM at the Convene...

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Every year in the first week in September our Founder, Tony LoPinto, sends out an email wishing his colleagues a, “Happy New Year,” to signal the end of the summer hiring slowdown. Finally...

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Commercial real estate, after a very long hiatus, is once again considered to be a solid investment opportunity according to the August edition of Transwestern’s monthly “The Briefing” report....

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We have noted that real estate investors are increasingly adding 2nd-Tier Cities to their portfolios - the downside? Names like Nashville, Columbus, and St. Louis are now among the 10 regions with the...

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Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq reports commercial real estate investors are realizing higher yields in second-tier markets than in the more expensive first-tier markets, like New York or Los...

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday the U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs last month. Economists found the number "a bit disappointing" after 298,000 jobs were added in June. Real Estate...

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Last Friday’s WSJ highlighted, “New home sales fell 4.9% in the first half, a drop that could weigh on job creation in construction and reverberate throughout the broader economy.” Our industry...

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Yesterday, Obama signed the "Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act" which spotlights job-training, and especially on-the-job training programs, to boost economic opportunities for middle-class...

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I hope the 7/14/14 WSJ article "The Password Is Finally Dying" is correct. It reports that Google is working on a yet unnamed protocol that allows you to connect to your online accounts on any device...

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The January-May 2014 Cornell/SelectLeaders Job Barometer Report found that since the Financial Crisis, employers continue to search for more well-rounded applicants with a diverse skill set who can...

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The 2014 Cornell/SelectLeaders Job Barometer - Assessment of the Real Estate Job Market - confirms what we see today on our site, more opportunities than in 2007. The job functions and sectors that...

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A money-green swath ran dab down the middle of the map in The New York Times Sunday Business section indicating a shift in jobs from the two coasts to the center of our country: “In the five years...

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The WSJ article “Jobs Return to (late 2007) Peak, but Quality Lags,” reports that the number of jobs in manufacturing, construction and government—typically well-paying fields—has shrunk,...

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In the face of Heartbleed and other security breaches that have impacted many services across the web, SelectLeaders Job Network has been implementing new security protections. Thankfully,...

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We were assembling for our weekly Friday Wrap-up Meeting when a job seeker called asking if he could edit his resume after he attached it. We said, "No, we want to prevent a last minute mistake in...

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The Class of 2014, “The Most Indebted Ever,” with average student-loan debt of $33,000, needs jobs. However, according to the U.S. Labor Department, unemployment among 2013 graduates was 10.9%,...

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A recent “Harvard Review” article, “15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer” by Professor Deepak Malhotra is worth Googling: “Consider the whole deal. Sadly, to many people, “negotiating a...

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As Baby Boomers retire and seek intellectually stimulating environments known as “Learning-Driven Communities,” which are tightly intertwined with colleges, they will experience significant...

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The National Employment Law Project, analyzing employment trends four years into the recovery, reported in the 'New York Times': while employment has finally surpassed pre-recession levels, the deep...

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. Who Needs HR? Susan Phillips, CEO - SelectLeaders A recent Wall Street Journal article, "Companies Say No to Having an HR Department", followed companies, like LRN Corp., a 250-employee business,...

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The news hit the media like wildfire last Friday: French Labor Unions had struck a pact making it illegal to send work-related emails after 6 p.m. Apparently this trend does not stop at the border,...

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I am on a Board of Directors that is looking for a housing developer and was surprised when a large respected developer asked us if we had considered “Cohousing”. Cohousing is planned, owned and...

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Paul Krugman in Monday’s New York Times debunked “a prime example of a ‘Zombie Idea’ – an idea that should have been killed by evidence, but refuses to die - the belief that America suffers...

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When you’re down, you know who your friends are. No wonder there is more hiring from Professional Association websites than we have seen in years. 2014 is over 8% higher than the same period in...

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Every two weeks, we usually find one or two job postings with typos in the Job Title. Our Job Posting functionality is similar to that of emails. Job Titles, which correspond to Subject lines, do not...

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We often see hiring trends emerge before they can be substantiated by hard data. Last Friday a job seeker contacted us to confirm that her resume would be kept confidential, and not be available to...

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In March, 2014, over 850 real estate jobs in all sectors and at all levels are available on the SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network. Most significantly, the largest gains occurred in the final...

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Experts tell us that we should have more content to attract more people to our website. Jobs are our content, and the best jobs in real estate is the content our professionals want. But the discussion...

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Since the past recession started in December 2007, the share of older women in the U.S. Job Market has grown, while the percentage of every other category of U.S. worker—by gender and age—is flat...

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"Atlantic Magazine" conducted a 3-year 54,000 mile journey to determine, "Can America be put back together?" It revealed reinvention and renewal in second and third tier cities that they conclude...

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Despite nearly every economic expert reporting that the U.S. economy is solid and we are experiencing a “correction,” it appears we are talking ourselves into a recession. The media, combined with...

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At first it seemed a win-win when the dynamic trio of some of the biggest US residential landlords announced in late December that they are in talks with Airbnb to create a revenue-sharing arrangement...

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The elephant in the room - will Janet Yellen give us all a rate hike for Christmas? And, after all this time, there are no returns. I am not sure any budget for 2016 will hold up after today. But,...

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It is not a frivolous time. Unlike times during the 2007 hiring frenzy, when it took 54 clicks on a job to get one application and compensation offers were off the charts, every day’s news has a...

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While I usually don't watch FOX, last night's Republican Debate raised the bar for the news media, who allow Big Data or Rankings, to steer their course. Starting with "The National Anthem," it became...

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‘If you’re not paranoid, you’re crazy,’ according to the “Atlantic Magazine” November lead article: Life in the Surveillance Society. Your mobile phone tracks your location, the camera in...

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Is the jig up? “The Grave Dancer,” the week before Halloween, scares the socks off of us agreeing to the largest transaction since the recession. Yes, Sam Zell, who is credited for calling the top...

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“You give us 22 minutes, and we’ll give you the world.” The first radio station to play Rock & Roll in the US, New York’s WINS10101 News, was off by a minute in their historic tag line....

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The DHI Group Inc. time-to-hire index rose to a record 29 working days in July. It’s a long time for companies feeling the pressure of a “Seller’s Market.” Time loses deals, so some are...

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Compared to the 28% decrease in hiring nationally, according to the Labor Department’s September Jobs Report, the real estate industry lost less ground. Last year, entering the 4th Quarter, we...

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The darling of Wall Street, Biotech, took a plunge after a Hedge Fund Manager turned Biotech CEO didn’t bother investing in cutting edge miracle cures. Instead he took a 62-year-old critical...

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SelectLeaders Customer Service received an email looking for companies that would hire a “convicted felon” who had served his sentence for a white collar crime. Think about how many apartment...

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Last Friday’s August Jobs Report comes as no surprise; since 1990, August consistently has the least number of new jobs of any month in the year. However this year, the decline in jobs in August on...

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Every once in a while instead of doing something just because we CAN, humankind stops and thinks “whether we SHOULD.” I remember feeling safer watching John F. Kennedy sign the Nuclear Test Ban...

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Our insurance provider just sent a newsletter titled, “5 Cases of Employees Getting Canned Over Social Media.” They obviously want employers to know liability extends beyond what employees do on...

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Much is being written about Amazon’s “bruising workplace,” but less about Amazon’s Corporate Culture that appears to foster a lack of trust. As “The New York Times” reported, “The...

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Any employer, who does not include a compensation range in their job postings, is reducing their applicant pool more than they could imagine. Coveted “passive candidates” often keep their Job...

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There is nothing a Board of Directors loves more than a “proven leader.” The announcement of David Taylor, 35-year veteran of P&G as the new CEO starting in November attests to staying power....

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Retailers under pressure often sold off properties and then leased them back leaving their stores’ bottom lines vulnerable to added lease costs and increases. But Hudson Bay, who owns Saks Fifth...

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NYT’s The Upshot reports a new wave of start-ups — including Gild, Entelo, Textio, Doxa and GapJumpers — is trying various ways to automate hiring. Even established headhunting firms like...

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Working late is one thing, drinking late with the team, week-end outings and strategy dinners with the team gives a whole new meaning to “get a life”– a life outside of your co-workers is the...

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I was surprised when a student-oriented housing development was constructed next to the state University in my home town. While it might seem logical, research indicated students who do not live in...

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There has been much buzz about technology erasing millions of jobs. “Atlantic Magazine” explored what a world without jobs might be: a world where people pursue their passions, craftsman and...

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Losing a job is terrible. Losing a job to a machine may be worse. The authors of “The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies" grapple with the...

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If SelectLeaders is any indicator, the Millennials are having a Baby Boom. In July and August, four of our millennial men in key roles will become fathers. By the first Baby Shower, and seeing what it...

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For the last month, I couldn't help but overhear our newest Sales Consultant being trained in 'SelectLeaders Consultative Sales'. Compare this to the WSJ article, "The On-Demand Sales Force" about...

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In 1987, 61% of workers were satisfied with their careers. By 2014, 52.3%, more than half of all workers reported being unsatisfied with their jobs. Boston’s NPR News suggested that the belief that...

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The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) RECon Convention in Las Vegas was loud (packed to the rafters loud) and clear proof of Retail's comeback. Even the mannequins' eyes, in front of...

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Apply now and your chance of being hired is 1/3 higher than in 2014. Qualified Real Estate Professionals, savoring the ‘Seller’s Market,’ are increasingly selective about submitting a resume....

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“The most puzzling feature of the Great Recession and its aftermath was the sharp decline in the percentage of working-age people in the labor force,” the NYT recently reported. The percentage of...

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