Archive for February, 2013

Want a $150K job? Read On…

One of our Atlanta-based clients is seeking an experienced property manager who has at least 15 years of experience and has worked with large office and mixed-used properties. Qualified candidates should be able to implement “best practices” and manage a portfolio of 4-6 assets in Atlanta and 2 other cities. Compensation is $150K plus bonus. Only experienced managers should apply. Please send your resume to jobs@acgpro.com.

Job Hunting Tip #15: Perfect Your Computer Skills

Candidates who have the best computer skills (Argus, Excel, Access and Windows) are most likely to be most competitive in the marketplace. Frequently people call me about suggestions I have for them to become more proficient users of Windows and Excel. For those two programs, I strong recommend online courses because they are available and frequently free. Here are some suggested locations for you to perfect your Windows and Excel skills without paying a dime:

For Windows 7
http://www.top-windows-tutorials.com/windows-7
http://www.yoingco.com/main_index.htm

For Excel 2007, 2010 or 2013
http://www.baycongroup.com/el0.htm
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/CR010047968.aspx
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/excel2007
http://www.accountingadvisors.com/exceltips.php

On Time Equals Late

Always arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. On-time equals late, especially if you are meeting at a restaurant. Remember that your time is not nearly as valuable as the interviewer’s time. Also, you should be seated as the person approaches you and then rise to greet the person (with a firm handshake). If you need to use the bathroom, do so prior to your interview. I had one candidate require the use of a bathroom three times in a one-hour interview and who then indicated to me that he was very appreciative of the fact that we offered to pay for 100% of employee’s health benefits. I didn’t offer the person a job out of fear that my premiums would rise!