Ever wondered about recruiting or how a recruiter actually works? You're in luck! Today, Carly Glova, Executive Recruiter for Building Careers, LLC joins us to discuss her company, recruiting, and finding the perfect candidate. Carly, take it away!
Please tell us a little about Building Careers, LLC. What makes you different than other recruiters in the industry?
Building Careers is an executive search firm serving the commercial real estate industry in San Diego. I have worked with companies to find the right people for positions ranging from property managers and construction directors to acquisitions analysts and asset managers. My company is the result of a life-long quest to “do what you love.” For me, doing what I love is enabling folks to find their passion in a career. My background is in the commercial real estate industry, so that focus was a no-brainer. In creating this business, Building Careers became the only recruiting firm specializing solely in commercial real estate in San Diego.
Specifically, how is finding the perfect employee beneficial in the commercial real estate field?
Right now, the commercial real estate market is booming and companies are growing and hiring. In a niche industry, it is important that you bring people on board who have industry related skills and experience to hit the ground running, and, most critically, the passion for real estate. If you settle for an employee who is a less than perfect fit for your company, you risk losing that employee to another fast-growing commercial real estate company. According to the Harvard Business Review, as much as 80% of employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions.
The cost for a company to replace an employee can be astronomical. These costs not only include the loss of the previous employees’ value generation and company time spent on identifying and vetting new candidates, but also the monetary and opportunity costs of bringing new employees up to speed on company policy/trainings and position responsibilities.
What are a few ideal traits you look for in candidates? How will these traits benefit employers?
When I identify and screen candidates, I look for a strong work ethic, initiative, individual and team attitude, and a candidate’s desire to take ownership in their work. These traits can come across in many ways from a candidate’s managerial style and how they handled a rocky situation, to specific projects that they have taken on that earned them accolades with a previous employer, to their ideal career path. Company cultures are vastly different, but all employers recognize the value that a candidate with a strong work ethic, drive, and loyalty to the company brings to their growing business.
Some readers may be hesitant to use recruiters for a variety of reasons. What advice do you have to alleviate any uneasiness?
A recruiter’s job is to make your life easier. A recruiter actively searches out and vets the best candidates for an employer, which can prevent possible headaches down the road. From the candidate’s perspective, a recruiter is beneficial because they do the heavy lifting for you as far as getting your foot in the door, highlighting your strong suits, and negating your employment terms. Recruiters may even know about unmarketed jobs or be able to place you with a company you are interested in even if they don’t currently have an open position.
Where is your favorite spot to be out and about in San Diego?
If I am not stand-up paddle-boarding and then grabbing my favorite tacos at PB Fish Shop or visiting local wineries, you can find me out and about at the most buzzed about restaurants. Recently I was blown away by the menu and atmosphere at Kettner Exchange in Little Italy. How can you go wrong with craft cocktails, reclaimed wood, and miso black cod?
If you'd like to learn more about Building Careers, LLC, be sure to check out their website or connect with Carly via LinkedIn.
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