Find your happy place
Whether you’re searching for a new job or you’ve been working in your current role for years, it’s not uncommon to find yourself asking, “Is this real estate team right for me?” After all, we all want to feel inspired, fulfilled, and appreciated as we build our careers.
Sometimes, it can be hard to discern whether or not your job, your role, or the company culture is a good fit for you and your goals. The solution? Ask yourself the following questions to evaluate whether or not any given real estate team is right for you!
Job Fit: Does This Job Fit My Skill Set?
When you look at your day to day (or potential day to day) task list, how much of it suits your knowledge and skill set? Do you feel confident that you can step into your role as a real estate assistant? Are you looking for room to grow, or do you feel that there is a lot you still need to learn?
Now, learning isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to learn under pressure and your job requires it, then it might not be the best role for you. On the flip side, if you’re a lifelong learner and you love a good challenge, then you might want to find a real estate team that challenges you and offers room for growth.
It’s also important to consider whether or not you enjoy the day to day tasks that your job requires. For example, if your boss delegates social media marketing to you but you don’t have a penchant for posting on TikTok, then your skills might not be a good fit for the role. Is there another role you could move into on your team?
Culture Fit: Is This the Culture for Me?
Every team has a culture. Some of them value late nights, long work hours, and profit over play. Others value work/life balance and vacation time. Neither are inherently good or bad; the only thing that matters is that your work culture matches your unique values.
To illustrate, is it important that you work for a company that participates in the fight against climate change, or gives back to the community? If so, then you’ll want to seek out a team that shares the same values.
Culture isn’t just how you view your work or career, but it’s also how you relate to one another. Do you want a team that eats lunch together and goes out to happy hour? Or do you prefer a more professional atmosphere? Again – the only thing that matters is that whatever you choose is the right fit for you.
Goal Fit: Does This Role Support My Goals?
If you have a three or even five-year plan, now is the time to dust it off. Ask yourself: does this role support your long-term goals? If not, could it be used as a stepping stone along the way?
It’s not uncommon for us to make compromises when we start a new job – especially if we’re looking for experience or we’re excited about benefits, bonuses, or pay. If you take a moment to pause, however, you might discover that the role doesn’t support your goals. In fact, it might make it even harder for you to achieve them!
When searching for a job (or evaluating your current role), there are three things that need to be in alignment: the skills required of the job itself, the company culture, and your goals. If they aren’t, well… it might not be the role for you.
So what do you do when you realize you might not be in the right role in your real estate team? Look for different positions to move into! You might find that you’re a better fit somewhere else.
Do you need help finding a job in real estate or want to learn how to mesh with your team better? Click here to reach out to the team at Kammbium.