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Finding the RIGHT People Online for Apartment Careers

Posted on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 @ 03:48 PM

The Power of Non-Commercial Social Media

Written by Peter Weddle

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Tags: apartment jobs, Apartment careers, apartment hiring managers, apartment job posting tips, job posting tips, Texas Apartment Association, Nevada State Apartment Association, Apartment Association of Greater Dallas, apartment professional certifications, employer tips, internet job postings, National Apartment Association, Apartment Associations

Apartment Careers Featured Employers-Who Are They?

Posted on Sat, Apr 07, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

Do You Want To Be One Of Our Featured Employers?

   We would like to invite employers in the apartment industry to join our featured employers group! When you join, you will be able to highlight career opportunities at your company through our website and all of network partners.

You will be able to:

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Tags: apartment jobs, Apartment careers, apartment leasing jobs, apartment manager jobs, apartment maintenance jobs, apartment hiring managers, Apartment resume, employer tips, internet job postings, Career Opportunities

Helping Military Personnel and Military Spouses Find Employment

Posted on Mon, Jan 02, 2012 @ 11:24 AM

Want a Direct Path to Finding Skilled Talent?

   Hiring Military Personnel and hiring Military Spouses gives your business a great advantage. You gain employees who have a high work ethic right out of the gate. Employment for military personnel within your company provides excellent examples for motivation for other employees. Some of the other key factors to consider are that you get someone who is

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Tags: apartment jobs, Apartment careers, apartment job seekers, apartment leasing jobs, apartment manager jobs, apartment maintenance jobs, apartment hiring managers, apartment job posting tips, Military Personnel, Military Spouses, NAAEI, National Apartment Association, Employment

Give Your Job Posting Titles a Bite and Sizzle

Posted on Mon, Dec 05, 2011 @ 09:23 AM

Job posting titles are important because they are what a candidate sees first when searching a job database on your career site or a job board. Unlike with a print publication, the posting itself is invisible until they click on the title and open up the ad. In other words, candidates on the Internet must make a conscious decision to look at your content, and their evaluation is based solely on the information that’s provided in the title.

To be effective, a job posting title must both inform and pique the curiosity of the reader. That’s true of all job seekers, but especially those who are passive. To motivate them to read on, a title must provide:

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Tags: apartment jobs, how to tips, apartment hiring managers, apartment job posting tips, job posting tips, employer tips, internet job postings

Is Your Apartment Job Ad Boring? (Part 1 of 2)

Posted on Thu, Aug 04, 2011 @ 11:58 AM

Just for the record, the average job posting is about as exciting as reading the ingredients of a cereal box, “whole grain oats, whole grain corn, sugar, trisodium phosphate, blah, blah, blah” – boring!!  The verbiage and language we use to post jobs is almost as important as where they post them.  A survey by the Advertising Research Foundation found that more than 20 percent of a companies’ ad dollars are completely wasted. Why?  They did not communicate their message effectively!  So how do you put together an effective message for the job seeker?  Unlike the printed page and classified ads, job boards provide enough physical space to present lots of information to the prospective candidate. The average commercial job board will permit postings to run at least 1,000 words, or the equivalent of two typed pages (Warning - two pages is overkill).  Recruiting actively unemployed candidates does not require significant work to convince them to call about a vacancy, but to recruit the currently employed but “just looking” candidate; companies need the additional space the job board offers.   Companies focusing on luring top talent away are trying to convince someone to change from, in some cases, the devil they know to the devil they don’t know.  These companies must see their postings not as the electronic equivalents of classified ads, but as electronic sales brochures.  These job postings need to be informative and compelling so the most reluctant candidate will be moved to consider the opening.

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Tags: apartment jobs, Apartment careers, apartment leasing jobs, apartment manager jobs, apartment maintenance jobs, apartment hiring managers, property management jobs, apartment job posting tips, job posting tips, employer tips, internet job postings

ApartmentCareers.Com Named a Top 100 Job Board for 2011/12

Posted on Fri, Jul 29, 2011 @ 02:40 PM

ApartmentCareers.Com is named in the elite of the online employment services industry for 2011/12 by Weddle's, the world's largest publisher of print guides to job boards.

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 27, 2011

ApartmentCareers.Com is pleased to announce that Weddle's LLC, the world's largest publisher of print guides to the 100,000+ job boards now operating on the Internet, has selected it as a Top 100 site. Called the "Zagat" of the online employment industry by the American Staffing Association, Weddle's released its selections in conjunction with the publication of its 2011/12 Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet.

Why should job seekers care about this news…because job boards work!

In a survey of thousands of working men and women, using a job board was identified as the single best resource to find a job in today's tough environment. Over one-third of the respondents said they found their last job on a job board-more than four times greater than the next highest response-and almost two-thirds said they expected to find their next job that way.

In the same survey, eight-out-of-ten employers said that new hires sourced online were among their best employees. For that reason, over a third of the respondents were filling half of their openings through job boards and over a quarter were actually filling three-quarters of their vacancies that way.

The challenge for working men and women and employers alike is figuring out which sites to use. The Top 100 list is one way to do focus the list. The Guide describes each site in the Top 100 with a detailed profile of its services, features and fees for both job seekers and employers. It also includes a directory of over 10,000 other job boards organized by career field, industry and geographic focus.

“The sites selected for The Top 100 in Weddle's 2011/12 Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet represent the elite of the online employment services industry. They consistently provide high caliber support and services to job seekers, employers and recruiters alike. Whether you’re looking for a new or better job or searching for great talent to hire, these are the places where you should begin on the Web.” Peter Weddle, CEO WEDDLE’s LLC.

APARTMENTCAREERS President, John Cullens, says "We are extremely honored to be selected by Weddle's for the third year in a row. We have worked very hard since our business launched in 1998 to provide an excellent product and top notch customer service to make our site the very best in the apartment industry for employers and job seekers alike. The selection to the Weddle’s prestigious top 100 puts ApartmentCareers in the top 1% of all Internet job boards and career portals, and that is a great source of pride for us.”

The site selection methodology included a comprehensive review of information submitted by the sites describing their features, services and fees as well as information provided by job seekers, employers and recruiters who have used the site. In addition, each site was visited to assess its user experience and level of maintenance.

 

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About ApartmentCareers.Com:
ApartmentCareers.Com was founded in 1998 by John Cullens and a business partner. They had extensive experience in recruiting for the Apartment industry having built the largest Apartment staffing company in the country, and they saw the need for an Internet-based recruiting solution in the rapidly evolving apartment and property management industry.

APARTMENTCAREERS has developed into the leading employment website serving the Apartment and Multifamily management industry. Within the property management industry, ApartmentCareers addresses the career and hiring needs of a wide range of property management sectors from conventional garden style apartments, affordable apartments, military housing, student housing and the industry’s product and service vendors. ApartmentCareers fills job types including the on-site personnel, corporate and executive management, office and supporting personnel, and industry sales and service personnel. ApartmentCareer’s offices are in Dallas, Texas and the website address is http://www.ApartmentCareers.Com .

About WEDDLE'S:
Weddle's LLC is a widely regarded thought leader in the field of employment. It consults with employers, staffing firms and job boards on best practices in talent acquisition and publishes guides and other books to help working men and women realize their full potential in the 21st Century workplace. Its research has been cited in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and in Money, Fortune, and Inc. magazines. As HRWire put it, "When in doubt, consider Weddle's... an industry standard."

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Niche Job Boards Work - Finding Apartment Job Seekers Made Easy

Posted on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 @ 10:08 AM

Today, some 100,000 Internet job boards vie for listings and resumes, double the number in 2000, and the job specific nature of the websites is becoming even more granular.

Move over CareerBuilder and Monster. Niche job boards continue to proliferate and grow in popularity, giving the top two job boards stiff competition. "While the large job sites provide a breadth of candidates, they result in employers having to slog through hundreds of resumes to find good talent," says Peter Weddle, president of Weddle's, a Stamford, Connecticut-based employment consultancy, and head of the International Association of Employment Web Sites. "Niche sites allow employers to go directly to the A-level performers, who typically focus their job search efforts on specialized search engines."

Niche job boards are growing at a rapid pace. Today, some 100,000 Internet job boards vie for listings and resumes, double the number in 2000, according to Weddle's research. And the job specific nature of the websites is becoming even more granular. "Job sites are slicing and dicing into ever finer gradation," Weddle says. "No longer is it enough to have a job site focused on logistics, for example. It now has to specialize in warehousing logistics or trucking logistics."

The growth of these niche sites results in large part from a recognition that the way to establish an edge over larger, general job boards is to offer more-much more-to those seeking specialized employment. Read the balance of the article written by Deborah Silver from Workforce.com.

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