December 15 2017
If you’re a professional that is unhappy in your current role, it’s easy to feel trapped and hopeless. As a young professional, the thought of putting so much time, money, and effort to a degree only to discover you hate your job is terrifying. And as an older professional who has been in the same industry for years, you may not even want to entertain the thought of switching careers this late in your life. Switching careers can be easier than you think, can be incredibly fulfilling, and provide career growth that you didn’t think was possible. This is especially true if you decide to switch to a property management career. Consider these three reasons why switching to a property management career may be your best option.
Your Previous Career Field Doesn’t Matter – Property management careers welcome people of all backgrounds, no matter what they studied or where they previously worked. If you are a highly motivated individual who is ethical and connects well with others, a property management career can be the perfect fit. Of course, this doesn’t mean that your prior job experience is completely worthless. You have likely learned many skills in your previous job that will be applicable to your new property management career. At the very least, you may be able to build on the bad experiences in your old job and apply them to your new job, since property management careers heavily depend on personal relationships. Did your old boss continually put you down, or did you constantly feel undervalued? Take measures to not treat your new coworkers and tenants this way.
You’ll Receive Hands-On Training – Christopher Christie, lecturer at Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, says that “It can take as little as three years for property management associates to receive the hands-on training and experience they need to manage their own luxury building or property.” As an Associate at Lockwood, you’ll be provided a mentor that will help you the entire way. Lockwood makes a significant investment in in-house training and offers classes through area apartment associations and tax credit professionals.
Your Job is Flexible – If you have grown tired of the 9-5 where you sit at your desk watching the clock tick away, you’ll be happy to know that professional management careers provide far more excitement. Property management careers allow for flexible hours, so you’ll be able to set up a schedule that maximizes and takes advantage of your availability. You will constantly be traveling and visiting properties, and you certainly won’t be spending the day sitting at a desk. Each day will be uniquely challenging, and you will never be bored at work.