Finding the Right Facilities Jobs for Your Skillset

There are plenty of facilities jobs out there, but you may not qualify for all of them you need to spend the time finding the right facilities jobs.

Rather than wasting your time submitting CV’s that result in getting you nowhere, you need to give yourself a better chance of securing interviews says Peter Forshaw from Maxwell Stephens

Consider the different roles in facilities management! Essentially, you are managing the facilities and keeping them running at all times. Electrics, plumbing, janitorial – various aspects of the building itself fall under your care. What you know about these aspects will help you decide which facilities jobs are appropriate for your skillset.

Basically two types of facilities managers exist. Those that understand the workings of the electrical panels, the plumbing systems and the other inner workings of the building are referred to as hard service managers. Those that understand the bookkeeping, the service orders, the budgeting and the customer service aspect of the job are referred to as soft service managers.

Looking at the two types of facilities jobs will help you decide which one encompasses your skillset more effectively. If you excel in both aspects, then it will be even easier for you to apply for the various FM jobs that are out there.

You don’t want to waste time applying for jobs you don’t qualify for – or are overqualified for. As a result, it can be easier to turn to a facilities management recruitment company for facilities jobs. These are companies that have been tasked with recruiting for all the major facilities organisations and the clients directly. This means they already have a list of jobs you qualify for.

Meeting with a recruiter can be the best thing you’ve ever done. They can analyse your CV and determine where you are the strongest. Based on your education, experience and knowledge of the various buildings, you can determine the facilities jobs that are better suited for you. Once you can identify this, you can stop wasting time applying for the wrong FM jobs out there.

In addition to deciding which facilities jobs are right for you, facilities management recruitment companies can also help you locate the best job. Since they already have a listing of open positions, they can help you decide which the best fit for you is. Instead of applying to various companies, you can apply with a recruitment company and let them do a lot of the leg work for you. Choosing this method will usually result in a better paying job that you will enjoy going to on a daily basis.

The unemployment rate is higher than ever and FM jobs are everywhere. Facilities jobs require specific skillsets. Since you don’t want your CV discarded without getting an interview, you need to figure out what jobs are really the best for you.

Peter Forshaw, Managing Director, Maxwell Stephens

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