ApartmentCareers.com takes tremendous pride in the fact that we are the leading career portal for the apartment industry. We were chosen to host the NAA Career Center (ApartmentCareerHQ.org) over ten years ago, and we still provide the largest multi-family association with the technology to connect the top management companies with the best pool of candidates in the industry. Since our founding in 1998, we have continued to invest in our career center technology and we have been the first to market with a number of innovative technology and tools to assist our clients and partners with their recruiting needs. In addition, our job seeker enhancements make it easier for candidates to connect and search for available jobs.
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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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Job Seekers Help Yourself When Applying for Jobs
When you take a look at the jobs on our Job Board, be sure to be honest with yourself on which ones meet your qualifications. Not everyone has all the qualifications of any given job, but you need to make sure you have a clear majority of the ones mentioned and then some!
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My name is Shaunna Hampton.... I have been registered with ApartmentCareers.com for years now and I always turn to that site when I am looking for a job. I have been in the apartment industry for approximately 9-10 years.I am looking for either a assistant manager or manager position in the Dallas area... I would prefer one of the following cities/areas... Northeast Dallas, East Dallas, Downtown, South Dallas, Southwest Dallas, Duncanville, Desoto, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Red Oak, Grand Prairie (off of 20) and Arlington (off of 20).
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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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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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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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.
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 .
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."
Twenty five years of hiring property management professionals and running a staffing company have given me a little insight about resumes and what hiring managers are looking for when they read your resume. More important sometimes are the things they do not want to see on your resume, so here are a few do’s and don’ts for your resume.
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