The year-end review can be a great launching pad for you to find a new job. Although it can be uncomfortable, year-end reviews are an opportunity to think critically about your current job as well as your strengths and weaknesses. Your boss might also be able to provide additional insights into your work that you can help you target a great new multifamily real estate position.
Although it can feel awkward, conducting a self review can help you think critically about your current job. Many job seekers start a job search from a position of “not this job” without considering what they really want to be doing. As part of a self-review, you are required to evaluate all of the different aspects of your current role. Your self-review might show you that you have outgrown parts of your job. It might show you how you are no longer excited about doing certain responsibilities. These insights can help you figure out what kind of work you are looking for in your next commercial real estate job. By having a better concept of what types of responsibilities you are interested in, you will be able to find a new job that makes you happy while furthering your career.
While your self-review will make you think about what you like, the review from your boss can also be a source of helpful critiques. Your boss will have a different perspective on where your professional strengths and weaknesses are. These can be very helpful for your job search. Getting honest feedback on your strengths and weaknesses can help you find a role where you will be able to build on your strengths. It can also point out areas that you might decide to get additional education or training. Critiques of your work can sometimes feel painful, but they can also give you a different perspective on your work. You might even be able be able to start a discussion with your boss about where they see your career in real estate going. They might know of roles or opportunities that can fit your skills and experience, helping to keep your career moving forward.
Once you have completed your review, it is a great time to re-write your resume. Your new insights into what you like about your current role and your ideas for your next job will make it easier for you to summarize your current job. You will also be able to create a more comprehensive picture of your current job for your resume. Many positions include a wide range of tasks, but we tend to only think of jobs as one set of the tasks. Your review will remind you of the full scope of your job. It will also help you emphasize the skills that will help you the most in your next job.
If you are looking for a new position for the new year, contact our recruiters. Our clients are hiring candidates for a wide variety of roles throughout the multifamily and commercial real estate industry.