Employment Opportunities in New York State
Real Estate Sales, Home Inspection and Appraisers throughout NY State
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We are educators. We train you for your potential Career. There are some students that find it is difficult to make the transition from their present career to the new potential career. NY State does not, by statute allow us to be directly involved in employment services, due, we believe is a fear that one student over another may be given favored status. We agree that would not be fair. We have created this link to help students, which our students can exclusively benefit from. Here it is!
Do the following in order and you will see it does work.
Create a Detailed, Professional Resume
Show a Prospective employer why he or she should hire you!
Helping you to think out of the box. Many appraisal firms will hire you is you are willing to help their business grow. You should know what to say and how to truly follow through with your ideas! Real Estate firms are looking for outgoing, detailed individuals. Show your abilities during the Interview. Home Inspection is an art that required a detailed analysis of a home. You must be very dedicated and thorough. Not cut corners.
How to think like an appraiser, a home inspector or a Real Estate Salesperson? Some students are not prepared to start from the beginning ...again. You may have achieved success in a prior career. This is a new career. No skipping, or attempting to get ahead without hard work. Spend the time to learn everything you can about your new career. You owe it to yourself to know the field and know the challenges ahead. Success is achieved in baby steps. One step at a time.
How many hours per week should be dedicated to securing a position. As many as you can! Don't give up! Make sure you have followed the steps needed to present yourself and make a good impression.
Once you get the position, how much time should be dedicated to keeping the job. Think about it. You work like heck to get a job, and then once you get your position, you stop selling yourself. If your boss is in at 8am, be there to show you are a team player. Don't get to work when you HAVE to. Don't decide to take lunch and treat yourself as a corporate executive when you haven't even proved yourself as a new to the business employee. Clock watching doesn't work, and excuses daily is the quickest way to lose your dream job. Those who have experienced this have made excuses, when the best excuse is no excuse. Be ready to work, learn from prior mistakes, and make sure you present yourself in a professional manner...at all times. I had a worker who was only at work when he had to be, and then left every day to walk the dog and left on time everyday every evening. He did not last very long. The problem was he spent a great deal of time proving himself to get the position and he didn't realize that he would have to prove himself in the job, every day. Success is hard work each and every day. No one starts out as a star. It is the daily activities that set you apart from the crowd. Each day is another step.
Job hopping gets old...quick. many appraisers will immediately jump ship if offered an increase in wages. Where is the loyalty. Think about all the money your employer lost, while training you. He or she spent more time fixing your assignment than if they did the appraisal or inspection themselves. Keep this in mind. Loyalty is extremely important in this career field. You never want to burn a bridge. This includes giving at least 2 weeks notice. You may not realize it at the time, but quitting without notice may hurt you in the long run. Are you able to deal with the negative publicity. You prior employer may be asked how were you as a worker. Forget everything up to this point. They will respond, when they quit, they gave no notice and left our firm in a bad position. BAD MOVE! And what's worse, there is nothing you can do about it!
A Salesperson sometimes believes that the grass is greener at another office. And what happens when they get to the new office...Nothing! You have to make your own success! It is not the firm that creates your success as a Real Estate Salesperson, it is you that create the success for yourself.
Home Inspectors will prove themselves with every inspection. The quality of your work determines your abilities in this field. Make each inspection the best you can. Spend the time in each home to make sure your inspections are perfect. Don't leave anything out! Your career is worth it! You are worth it!
MUCH LUCK AND SUCCESS IN THE FIELD! WE CAN'T HELP EVERYONE, BUT WE TAKE THE EXTRA TIME TO HELP OUR STUDENTS! NON-SCHOOL GRADUATES CALL US FOR HELP EVERY DAY. WHY? THEY SHOULD BE CALLING THE SCHOOL THEY GRADUATED FROM. You also may consider Networking with other fellow professionals by joining www.appraisalsociety.com, www.appraisaldesignation.com and for Home Inspectors, www.NACHI.org or www.iami.org . Speak with Dr. Merrell for guidance in this matter. Are you ready for success. We can help through these National and Regional Associations and Networks. Networking works! Are you ready to work towards success? It's really up to you! Our main web site contains links to many associations and potential designations you may wish to inquire about.
Remember, we are not an employment agency.
Appraisal Students: You should work on a Mock Appraisal as outlined in Class. Show a potential employer what you are capable of. Show a sample of your work. Have you really taken the time to secure employment, or have you simply made a few calls and expected a job without the needed energy and effort that goes into a new career.
Home Inspection Students: During your 40 Hours of Inspections in Module 5, keep copies of your Home Inspections. These will serve as real samples of the quality of work you are capable of performing in the Inspection field.
Salespersons in Real Estate: Your ability to sell yourself to the Real Estate Broker will show the broker you have the ability to sell yourself, your abilities and your firm. This will be a valuable way to shine in the eyes of your potential employer.
Much luck and success in your new career path!
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