Real Estate Job Search Tips: Cover Letters

  Have we convinced you that one classic real estate job search move can still make all the difference – and move your resume to the “Interview” stack – a customized, well-written cover letter?   Careerbuilder recently published a terrific, concise guide to writing a cover letters that work, titled “Cover Letter 101” . They’ve attached sample… Read More »

Escrow Officer on Emergency Leave! An A Team Success Story

The real estate office manager called in a panic.   The office’s escrow officer had left suddenly on an emergency leave of absence. In a 2-person escrow office this was definitely going to create a backlog of work and delayed closings.  The real estate agents were up in arms, demanding to know how their escrows… Read More »

Real Estate Employers: Is A Slow Hiring Process Costing You The Best Candidates?

You know when that thing you’ve been telling your clients for years turns out to be not just your advice, but a widely shared experience, now backed up by data?   That happened to us today. For years, we’ve been warning clients to move quickly when hiring. A newly released survey has backed up our… Read More »

The 5 Most Common Jobseeker Mistakes

    Careerbuilder just released the results of an intriguing new survey – and the results hold more good advice about how to make yourself stand out as a jobseeker.   More than 3000 jobseekers were asked about the steps they take during a job search, including customizing resumes for different jobs and employers, writing… Read More »

More Good Advice on Job Searching – and Getting the Interview

In an article titled “Job Hunting in the Digital Age” in this morning’s New York Times, recruiters, a VP at Indeed and a job hunter who learned lessons the hard way offer up some good advice for job hunters – advice that’s very relevant to job seekers in escrow, title and mortgage. The advice is spot-on:… Read More »

Do Skills Trump Character?

  Have you ever hired a candidate who is perfect on paper, with years of industry experience and the idea “skills list”, and later found yourself firing that “perfect candidate” for factors that have nothing to do with skills, but everything to do with character, behavior, teamwork, and well, in a word, culture?  Peter Drucker… Read More »

What Do Escrow and Title Employers Look for on a Resume?

What do our title, escrow, mortgage, homebuilder and real estate office clients look for when deciding who to interview and who to hire?   What do our clients grill us about when choosing between candidates?   I was surprised to see just how well our A Team “Must Have” list lined up with the list… Read More »

Escrow and Social Media: Do’s and Don’ts

A panel of three attorneys gave a terrific presentation about social media at the California Escrow Association (CEA)  annual education meeting in October. Here at A Team, we were proud to see an A Team alum, Jennifer Felton, Esquire, of RELAW, APC on the panel. Jennifer worked for A Team on assignment at industry client sites… Read More »