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Turnover Rates are Inching Up - Good News for Job Seekers

Posted on Mon, Oct 08, 2012 @ 11:40 AM

One of the signs that the economy is getting better, or at least a measurement of employee confidence is an increase in turnover rates.  Even though the national unemployment rate has continued to hover around eight percent, turnover rates are beginning to inch up. The average total turnover rate reported for employers from 2011 was 15.2 percent, according to Compdata Surveys BenchmarkPro 2012 survey results. That's up about 5.5% from the rate reported a year ago, and voluntary turnover rates increased at close to 8% from 9.1% in 2010 to 9.8 percent in 2011.

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Tags: apartment jobs, apartment leasing jobs, apartment manager jobs, apartment maintenance jobs, college grads, property management jobs, internet job postings, Career Opportunities, Employment

Apartment Firms Hiring More Staff-Apartment Careers in High Demand

Posted on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

Apartment Firms Hire More Staff, New Survey Shows

Digested From "Apartment Firms Staff Up to Meet New Rental Demand, Survey Says"
RealEstateRama (08/17/2012)

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Tags: apartment jobs, Apartment careers, job seeker tips, apartment job seekers, apartment leasing jobs, apartment manager jobs, apartment maintenance jobs, Resumes, Search Apartment Jobs, apartment maintenance, internet job postings, Career Opportunities

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

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

Dear Apartment Manager, Is Your Recruiting Social?

Posted on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 @ 02:30 PM

If your not using social networks to recruit and promote your company as an employer of choice, then you are in the VAST minority.  According to this recent survey 80% of companies are using social networks to recruit and almost half of the remaining companies are planning to use social networks.  I am not sure what the 11% of companies left use to recruit, but my guess is they do not do much hiring.  This trend is one of the reasons ApartmentCareers embraced social media as a recruiting tool to benefit our clients.  We were the first apartment industry recruiting portal with a significant presence in the social media networks.

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Tags: Apartment careers, job seeker tips, apartment job posting tips, job posting tips, employer tips, internet job postings

Search for Apartment Jobs on Your Mobile Device

Posted on Wed, Sep 14, 2011 @ 09:54 AM

Chances are you are probably reading our blog post on a mobile device, along with billions (I wish I had that many followers) of other consumers accessing the web using a mobile device. Mobile technology is taking over the world (or world wide web) and the smartphone/mobile device is outselling laptops and desktops.

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Tags: apartment jobs, Apartment careers, job seeker tips, apartment job seekers, apartment leasing jobs, apartment manager jobs, apartment maintenance jobs, property management jobs, Search Apartment Jobs, mobile job search, Texas Apartment Association, Nevada State Apartment Association, internet job postings, National Apartment Association, Apartment of Greater Dallas

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

Posted on Tue, Aug 09, 2011 @ 10:00 AM

Last week I posted part one of this blog and addressed the two keys (format and content) to developing a job ad that works.  So today we will outline a three part template to make the task of writing a job posting that works a little easier and more effective.

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Tags: apartment jobs, Apartment careers, apartment job seekers, apartment leasing jobs, apartment manager jobs, apartment maintenance jobs, how to tips, property management jobs, 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

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