First Week as an Intern in Real Estate Recruitment

By Manuela Perillo

LEARNING AND PERFORMING: FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE

Mens sana in corpore sano

(a healthy mind in a healthy body)

 

When you start a new job, you face many unknowns. Although you may prepare yourself psychologically for your first day and first weeks, there will be inevitably new things to learn and challenges to face. You need to be ready to embrace them.  This is positive and exciting as you embark on a new adventure leading to your professional development. 

TRAINING IN RECRUITMENT

One key step during this journey is the support and, most specifically, the type of training you receive in the workplace.

On my first week, I had an intense briefing session from Lucy Winberg, the Managing Director, as well as from a recruiting specialist trainer who came into our offices. It was extremely exciting and rewarding because I could shadow experts in this sector as well as rehearsing through various role-plays what I had just learnt.

As there is always a gap between theory and practice, it is crucial to have a ‘’bridge’’ that connects ‘theory’ and ‘real professional case scenarios’. It supports the learner in applying knowledge and improving faster.

 

What’s next?

In the section below, I highlight 7 steps that I will focus on:

7 steps

A.      Planning my day

B.      Set goal and targets

C.      Map the Market

D.      Review Jobs descriptions

E.      Call candidates

F.       Plan my face to face meetings

G.       Reflect on my work

Calling candidates

What to remember:

The first advice that I took on board was that as a recruiter I need to leave candidates do most of the talking. I have to be a good listener and must create an atmosphere where the candidates feel free to talk about their needs, career’s hopes and expectations. It is all about them.

  1. EXERCISE

 

I walk 1/3 of journey to work. I feel fresher by starting my day like this, and also it keeps me fit. Another good would be cycling to work and I have noticed that in the early morning roads are almost empty.

   

  1. RAISE YOUR ENERGY LEVELS

Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day, and with good reason. Like gasoline in your car, breakfast provides the fuel you need to take on the challenges of your day. Breakfast powers up your body and your brain.

 

  1. POSITIVE THINKING: SMILE AND TRUST

 

 

Manuela Perillo

(D) (0) 203 865 9784

(E) mp@winbergassociates.com

(A) 33 Cannon Street, London EC4M 5SB