Dec. 10, 2020

RE #93: Chris Powers - How to Get Your First Job In Real Estate

RE #93: Chris Powers - 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, what to look for...


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, what to look for in companies when you start to narrow your search, preparing for the interview, big vs. small company experiences, and much more. Enjoy! 

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(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 thefortpodcast@gmail.com

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