ESTATE AGENTS ARE ‘HOT PROPERTY’ SAYS LEADING RECRUITER
With the ongoing credit crisis and ensuing slump in house prices, estate agents may be forgiven for thinking that their career prospects are looking anything but healthy. But according to David Leyshon, Managing Director of engineering and technical recruitment consultancy CBSbutler, they could find themselves in high demand within the recruitment sector.
“Many hiring markets are still very buoyant”, says Leyshon - including our own area - the sourcing of engineering and technical professionals. With a shortage of skill sets in niche areas, more employers are now seeking talent globally and need professional consultancies like ourselves to help. Sales negotiators and managers from an estate agency background have ideal transferable skill sets: customer service and communication, sales, teamwork, persuasion and negotiation - all attributes needed by the successful recruitment consultant.”
“While the demand for property may be on a downward slope, the ubiquitous ‘war for talent’ shows no signs of dissipating. In fact in 2008, a large number of ‘baby boomers’ will retire and recent reports have suggested that there will not be enough graduates with the right skills coming into the market to act as replacements.”
Perhaps its time for sales negotiators to ‘consider their future’ and jump to the winning side!
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