The Linkedin Black Hole

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The positive effect that Linkedin has had on the job market:

There’s no denying that Linkedin took off like a shot during the Great Recession. Folks were losing their jobs left and right and Linkedin offered a new arena to showcase their work history, connect with others having the same problem, join groups to discuss their issues and hopefully get discovered and land a new job and get back to work. I remember what Linkedin was prior to the recession. They’d reach out and ask me to take a look at their site and provide feedback. At the time it offered very little as people where still very bashful about throwing their resume up for public viewing. The idea that your resume could be seen by co-workers and might be misconstrued that you’re looking for a new job could easily land you in hot water with your current employer. The Great Recession changed all that and Linkedin became a place where everyone from the big boss down to the mail-room clerk could post their bio for public consumption.

 

The negative effect the Linkedin has had on the job market:

Now enter into an economy where employment is up and where actual talent on the sidelines is at an all-time low. Enter a market where economies like LA, San Francisco, San Jose, New York etc have become so expensive to live in that employers in real estate have a tough time competing with each other for talent let alone the reduced cost of living that is now attracting candidates to move to different states. Enter a market where juggernaut meta-job-board websites like Linkedin and Indeed are CONSTANTLY pounding on candidates with opportunities that typically are not attractive and generally irritate the recipients. This relentless bombardment has made most candidates fearful to even think about making a career move. It’s like over-fishing a pond. When there’s too much bait fish  stop biting. It also lures candidates into a false sense of security feeling that opportunities will always be abound…which as recent history has taught us is something we cannot take for granted. These sites are making a killing off of their ad revenues but they are also killing the market for solid employers to attract good stable candidates. 

 

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We are recruiters in Commercial Real Estate: Development, Construction Management, Finance, Accounting, Architecture, Property Management, Asset Management and More! 

What's Hot in 2017

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Well a lot has happened since the closing of 2016. I won’t go into the political realm but I will say that activity has exploded since the end of January. Multifamily has dominated to scene for the past several years. It’s still going strong but is now sharing the stage with other product that has been all too quiet since the recession- Retail and Office. We have seen an impressive surge for junior to mid-level construction project managers on both the owner and general contractor side. Backgrounds in ground up retail and high-rise commercial office renovation are in big demand as well has ground-up and renovation of multifamily.  Activity is booming in states like California, Colorado, Oregon, Arizona and Texas.

I’m very excited for project engineers coming out of 3rd part general contracting companies. I haven’t seen career growth opportunities for them in many years and now we are seeing one right after the other. So I’m very excited and very over worked but let’s make hay while the sun is shining.

If you or someone you know is interested in making a change in real estate development, construction management, architecture and supporting industries (finance, accounting, property management) please give me a call today.

 

Some hot jobs right now:

- Project Manager for extremely strong owner, operator and developer of commercial office properties – Irvine, Ca.

 - Senior Project Manager for an amazing retail and mixed use developer – Los Angeles, Ca.

 - Project Manager for owner, developer of wineries, hotels and multifamily – Irvine, Ca.

- Project Engineers for multifamily developer – Newport Beach, Ca.  (ground up and renovation)

- Affordable Housing Development Managers – Irvine and San Jose, Ca.

- Real Estate Manager (acquisitions) for Retail – Oregon

 

And many more.

 

 

Kipp Gillian | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 866-600-0437 x1 

 

Gillian Executive Search is a recruiting company focused in Commercial Real Estate: Development, Construction Management, Architecture, Property Management, Finance, Accounting, Acquisitions and more!

Gillian Executive Search is in its 14th Year!

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Very exciting and we must thank all our clients and candidates who have helped make our business such a success. In two more years, our company can legally drive!  Seriously though, thank you all so very much and we look forward too many more years of shared success. This all started when Kipp Gillian, then a Project Manager/Mechanical Engineer for a national construction company, thought that the real estate business was completely under served by the recruiting arena. He set out to make recruiting more like a “Jerry Maguire” experience, where he, as an agent, was someone you could trust for the long haul and not just some sales person who wanted to make a quick buck. So far that passion, knowledge and dedication has worked for him, his team, candidates and employers at Gillian Executive Search.

This year we take that notion a step further. No one knows the real estate recruiting industry better than GES and we’ve witnessed firsthand how irrelevant job boards are when finding and placing talent in this industry. Through immense testing of Monster, Hot Jobs, Indeed, Linkedin and Zip Recruiter we have found that these job boards have zero interest in providing a strong talent pool. Anyone can sign up and anyone can apply for your job. This results in 100s of worthless resumes before you can even find one person remotely worth hiring. So as the adage goes “see a need, fill a need” we set out build a robust “Recruiting Cloud” for the industry. We’ve partnered with the best in marketing, web design and real estate data to bring you……REQUEST FOR TALENT (www.requestfortalent.com)!!

We review and insure that the talent and employers on this platform are better than any you will find elsewhere.  We have overseen the design to ensure that talent and client profiles provide information that really matters to professionals in the industry such as project lists and photos, relevant search terms, printable resumes and more. In addition, the communication hub for RFT is completely customized providing a new, fresh and easy to understand recruiting process for the employer and talent. No more “connecting” no more “friending” just RECRUITING.

Request For Talent (RFT) is our gift to the real estate community. Our site is being developed so please sign up at www.requestfortalent.com to be the first to know when we launch PLUS receive promotional offers!

Thank you so much!

-The whole Gillian Executive Search and Request For Talent team

 

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