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Susan Phillips, CEO of SelectLeaders, shares our Insider's Perspective on our industry's hiring activity and trends to over 75,000 real estate professionals. View 7- 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!

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  1. Anonymous

    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 Korn/Ferry are incorporating algorithms into their process. Doxa, a ...

  2. Bad News for Home Builders

    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 new trick. A 2015 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management ...

  3. Developer Mismatch

    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 on-campus dorms prefer to live downtown with access to music ...

  4. World Without Work

    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 artists trade skills and accomplish lots of jobs that need to be ...

  5. The New Hire

    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 dimensions of the problem of digital innovations contributing to ...

  6. Millennial Boomers

    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 takes to provide for an infant, it is time for ‘The Talk,” ...

  7. Most Creative Title

    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 startup, Universal Avenue's app that is like Uber, but for ...

  8. On-Demand

    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 startup, Universal Avenue's app that is like Uber, but for ...

  9. No Satisfaction

    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 career satisfaction comes when you “follow your passion” may ...

  10. ICSC RECon Lens on the Future

    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 Jones Lang LaSalle's booth, were smiling. Actually store mannequins ...

  11. Higher Chance of Being Hired

    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. Last year on average,16 candidates would click on a job before a ...

  12. Government Hires Real Estate Professionals

    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 Real Estate Job Network. It comes at a time when Real Estate ...

  13. When Data Manages You

    “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 been usurped by transparency of information, dashboards, and ...

  14. Tax Day Blues

    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 to Target’s disastrous Canadian expansion, over a thousand ...

  15. Free Resume Evaluation

    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 Knocks. I thought she was receiving an MBA, not her BA. This ...

  16. YOU and your career

    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 call Human Resources, and Google calls ‘People Operations,’ recently ...

  17. Quit and Stay

    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 who did not get a raise, new title, or new assignment? The subhead ...

  18. Who Will Quit

    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 Quit.” WSJ reports the median cost of turnover for most jobs is ...

  19. Watch Apple

    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 phone in their handbag until it stops ringing. First Apple ...

  20. Changes

    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. Each week we feature jobs that are noteworthy, or reflect ...

  21. Sales Leaders

    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 recent WSJ article explains “Why It’s So Hard to Fill Sales Jobs.” ...

  22. Real Estate Creep

    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 or sector of historical real estate. IT Project Management, ...

  23. Risk

    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 boys” of the world. But in business, only 23 women lead companies ...

  24. As Goes January

    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 many Wild Cards out there.” The business year didn’t start until ...

  25. Increase Your Hiring Success

    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 employers can find them faster. What is interesting is employers, ...

  26. Work-Life

    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 gamut of our industry, answered, "No." With our “deal” orientation, ...

  27. Collaboration

    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 Institute and PriceWaterhouseCoopers concluding that the ...

  28. Begin Anew

    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 your search criteria is posted. However, Job Alerts are one of ...

  29. Virtuous Circle

    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 become job seekers. A young man called to have his candidate account ...

  30. Elevate Your Career

    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 accomplishments, added skillsets in 2014, and what you want your next ...

  31. Confidence

    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 confidence. Real Estate Hiring, like the Market, is hitting ...

  32. The Secret to Success

    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 taking advantage of all the opportunities still available where ...

  33. Is the Hiring High Sustainable?

    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. But is the hiring high sustainable? Dr. David Funk, Director, ...

  34. Your Title

    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 Russia was not dissimilar from today, and a bunch of kids who ...

  35. Retail Rehab

    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 we report the retail sector again commanded the largest share ...

  36. Ebola Victims

    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 had just returned from West Africa played hours before he ...

  37. HR Ramps Up

    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 posting a job on our Network. The calls always started the same ...

  38. “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”

    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 expertise and the changes in Real Estate software development ...

  39. Hillary

    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 Financial Crisis. She responded, "But not moving into the C-Suite." ...

  40. The Lost

    “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 prime-working-age Americans, those between 25 and 54, who are ...

  41. 4th Quarter?

    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 Estate opportunities globally. Names you usually don’t associate ...

  42. Attend the CRE Career Summit

    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 Event Center, 32 Old Slip (in New York City's Financial District) ...

  43. New Year’s Eve

    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 everyone is back from vacation, school is in session, events fill ...

  44. Investors Return to Real Estate

    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. To support this news, the Dow Jones US Real Estate Index, which ...

  45. 2nd Tier Blues

    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 strongest rent growth in the second quarter of this year. ...

  46. Who’s on first

    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 Angeles. Cap rates for property in San Francisco, for example, are ...

  47. Odds of Success

    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 employment appears not to have taken a summer vacation, but ...

  48. Previously Owned

    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 might think otherwise. The January-May 2014 Cornell/SelectLeaders ...

  49. Reinventing Upward Mobility

    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 Americans. While it could be looked at as a way to win votes, ...

  50. Forget Your Password

    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 by authenticating yourself with your smartphone - using ...

  51. Well-Rounded

    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 fill many roles. "Employers have not settled back into their ...

  52. What Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

    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 led the recovery – such as multi-family, asset managers - ...

  53. Job Makeover

    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 since the US began its slow climb out of the deepest recession ...

  54. Tightening Labor Market

    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, while lower-wage work grew. When adjusted for inflation, Americans' ...

  55. Change Your Password

    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, SelectLeaders has not detected any signs of suspicious account activity. ...

  56. Most Qualified

    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 what is being sent." He said, "I do it all the time on other ...

  57. Most Indebted EVER

    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%, still weaker than prerecession. What’s more, a 2013 study conducted ...

  58. 15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

    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 job offer” and “negotiating a salary” are synonymous. You may decide to ...

  59. College Boomers

    As Baby Boomers retire and seek intellectually stimulating environments known as “Learning-Driven Communities,” which are tightly intertwined with colleges, they will experience significant upticks in popularity, according to the recent New York Times article ...

  60. Recovery Compensation

    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 recession wiped out millions of high and middle wage jobs, ...

  61. Who Needs HR?

    . 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, that did away with their HR Department. A "Flat Management" ...

  62. Email Freeze Out

    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, Germany's Volkswagen Corporation began cutting off corporate ...

  63. Cohousing­­­­

    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 managed by its residents and varies from low-rise apartments ...

  64. Zombie Idea

    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 from a “skills gap” and that inadequate worker skills explains high ...

  65. Network

    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 2013. Because, if you were in real estate in the past five years, ...

  66. Speling

    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 have spell check, but the body of the job specification, ...

  67. A Seller’s Market

    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 employers, if she selected this option when uploading her ...

  68. 850 Jobs and Counting

    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 months of 2013, increasing in the first months of 2014. Looking ...

  69. Play the Float

    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 did make me look at articles on other sites. I “learned” ...

  70. Sign of Relief

    A month and a half into 2014, hiring opportunities posted on the SelectLeaders Job Network are running 16% above January to mid-February, 2013. I asked Marc Torrey, our Global Sales Director, “Think it’s going to keep up?” This is what he’s hearing from our ...

  71. Can we still make money?

    67% of the real estate professionals who took The 2014 SelectLeaders Network Hiring Trends Survey expect their total compensation to increase in 2014. The same percentage, 67%, believed hiring would increase in 2014. There was a basis for this optimism. 54% ...

  72. 2014 Hiring Trends

    “More capital across the globe is being allocated back to commercial real estate … we look forward to an exciting 2014.” Perception often leads to reality, so don’t miss what your colleagues and competitors had to say in The 2014 Real Estate Hiring Trends ...

  73. Super Bowl Fever

    SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network has always been a solid Barometer of the economy, and also of the Stock Market, probably because our industry touches almost every facet of people’s lives. When the number of jobs posted on the site went up, the market ...

  74. Yellen against Unemployment

    Time Magazine’s cover story of “The Trillion Dollar Woman” pictured fourteen men and the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve since its creation in 1913, Janet Yellen. Under the picture of every Chair was a caption, such as Paul Volker - “Famously tamed ...

  75. Social Hurdles

    The controversy continues over lending companies using LinkedIn and Social Media to see if applicants put the same job information on their loan application as they posted on their LinkedIn Profile, or whether on Facebook, they shared that they had been let ...

  76. Long-term Solutions

    Today’s ADP report that private firms added 238,000 jobs in December is an encouraging sign that our slow and steady economic recovery will continue. It certainly reflects the uptick that SelectLeaders Real Estate Job Network experienced in December, and ...

  77. "In my beginning is my end."

    For all of our employers and job seekers, T. S. Elliot said it first, "In my beginning is my end." We are starting 2014, following a 4th quarter that exceeded all expectations. December, historically the worst month of the year, was unprecedented - compared ...

  78. Pass or Fail

    SelectLeaders release of an updated Real Estate School list has been delayed in part because of the constant changes in online offerings or MOOC's. However a recent New York Times article reported, "A study of a million users of massive open online courses, ...

  79. Compensation

    December is traditionally a slow month for hiring. But, nothing has performed as expected in recent years. I took a call from a candidate wondering if it was too late to apply for a job that was posted several weeks ago. I said, "Hang up and apply." The competition ...

  80. People Analytics

    People analytics (“big data” combined with predictive statistical analysis) can forecast the success of workers determining who should get hired, fired, or promoted, according to this month’s Atlantic Magazine. Gilda, a recruiting company for programmers, ...

  81. Giving Thanks

    In the third quarter we saw an increase in Human Resource job postings. New HR hires coming from a different industry, quickly turn to SelectLeaders Network for unequalled access to the real estate community. Soon we will add a snapshot sample of client logos ...

  82. Male Bosses

    A new Gallup Survey published this week found that both men and women would prefer a male boss. This is down from 1953 when Gallup first posed the question, when 66% of Americans said they preferred a male boss, and only 5% preferred a female, for those with ...

  83. Gloom of Night

    The future of the US Postal Service looked bleak, but now that Jeff Bezos stepped in I am feeling optimistic. The news that the Postal Service will make Sunday deliveries for Amazon bodes well for them and their e-commerce strategy, and also for the job market. ...

  84. Money Talks

    Studying the stats behind the jobs posted in 2013, the most seasoned of our qualified professionals are sitting pretty with 5% of the total jobs posted paying over $200,000. 11% of jobs posted thus far this year were for financial analysts, often recent graduates ...

  85. Gilded Palaces

    There are only a few movie theaters left across America from the era when they were gilded palaces with royal red velvet cushiony chairs and wall-high Silver Screens. I saw Bob Dylan play the opulent United Palace Theater on 175th Street in Manhattan in 2009 ...

  86. Walking in the Dark

    The September Jobs Report, like the past several reports, made me think of walking in the dark. Your weight remains on your solid foot, and ever so warily you move the other foot forward. You end up ahead, but ever so slowly and cautiously. The economy has ...

  87. Across the Pond

    Real Estate certainly looked healthy viewing a sky full of cranes as we arrived in London. However, reading London’s “The Times” over breakfast gave me an astounding view on what to expect in America. “The top medical official responsible for running the ...

  88. Power to the People

    Last night I grew tired of hearing any more from those scallywags in Washington, and flipped on the Science Channel. I learned that the scientists building the Infrared Telescopes capable of viewing the illusive coal-black asteroids that could prevent (or ...

  89. September Jobs Report

    The Government shutdown means that there will be no Labor Department Jobs Report this Friday. Today’s ADP Jobs Report, solely on the private sector, may be the only source of data, and they just reported that 166,000 private sector jobs were added in September. ...

  90. “The Case Against High School Sports”

    Atlantic Magazine’s recent article “The Case Against High School Sports” is thought provoking for the future of America’s workforce. America has not found a way to dramatically improve its children's academic performance over the past 50 years, but other countries ...

  91. Love or Money

    Given a choice for your first job, would you have chosen success and opportunity, or feeling appreciated and loved? In other words, would you rather have worked for Steve Jobs, or your mother? eharmony, the dating website, announced a curious line extension: ...

  92. On Approval

    I remember a world before credit cards. When I was a child retail stores would allow my mother and me to take home garments we tried on, before they were paid for, “on approval,” and if not returned in two weeks, my father would be billed. Today, according ...

  93. Leadership

    In recent global headlines, the issue of Leadership is front and center, political leadership of course. Reading about Japan's nuclear issues, corporate leadership will also significantly determine what happens to our planet. The premise behind SelectLeaders ...

  94. Upward Trend

    I am predicting that the August Jobs Report will continue on an upward trend despite occurring in the Dog Days of summer. Frankly, even we were pleasantly surprised to see August hiring and job posting purchasers remain high. SelectLeaders Job Network consistently ...

  95. Lost Online

    Our Founder, Anthony LoPinto, in his Executive Watch article on GlobeSt.com has been reminiscing about what has been lost to online: Kodachrome, envelopes, telegrams, and possibly ad agencies. I was not concerned until I read in the New York Times that next ...

  96. Euro Recession ENDS!

    Growth in Germany of 0.7%, and 0.5% in France, the strongest advance for France in two years, ends the euro recession. The 17 countries that use euro saw collective economic output grow by 0.3% between April and June, ending six-successive quarters of economic ...

  97. Stagnation

    The fact is for millions of workers, wages have remained stagnant. In 2001 wages accounted for 49% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, but last year fell to a record low of 43.5%. According to the Economic Policy Institute, productivity has risen 23% ...

  98. Fund for Public Education

    Construction jobs thrived in the Minnesota town where I was born in the last few years with a major redevelopment of the public schools. Schools combined and totally redeveloped with modern classrooms and state of the art science and technology facilities. ...