The FORT Podcast: How To Get Your First Job in Real Estate
Fort Capital CEO Chris Powers discusses the ins and outs of finding a job in the real estate industry for those graduating college. He discusses the top 3 things people should know when looking for a job, the importance of networking, how to narrow your search when looking at potential companies, interview preparation, big vs. small company experiences, and much more.
(01:56) – Disclaimer to College Students
(02:29) – The 3 Things College Graduates Should Know When Looking for a Job
(03:59) – #1 Picking the Right Asset Class to Work In
(05:24) – #2 Pick a Market You Want to Be In
(06:45) – #3 Picking a Line of Work
(14:58) – Proptech
(18:01) – Networking and Honing in on Places to Work
(21:00) – Reaching Out to Folks You May Want to Work With/For
(25:32) – Things to Think About When Analyzing Potential Companies You May Work For
(28:41) – Find Out How a Company is Using Technology
(31:28) – What are some red flags in employers?
(33:51) – Getting a Masters Degree vs. Work Experience
(36:11) – Things to Be Prepared for in an Interview Situation
(37:07) – Things that Catch our Eye for New Hires Coming Out of College
(42:26) – Big Company vs. small company: Which do you join?
(51:49) – What is an entry-level position that gives you the most optionality as you move through your career?
(1:02:36) – Other Things to Think About
(1:02:51) – Internships for Current Students, Argus Course, Utilizing Free Online Resources, Getting a Real Estate License
(1:04:14) – Sitting in on City Hall Developer Meetings and Zoning Commissions
(1:04:43) – Find Physical Places that are Interesting to You
(1:08:00) – Wrap Up
Did this help you find a job, or maybe you have a question that wasn’t answered? Email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org