The world of facilities management is constantly evolving, which means that recruiting is also getting more difficult. It once used to focus primarily on the hard skills including carpentry, electrical wiring, operation and maintenance, structural engineering and other skilled trades. Now, companies are looking for those skills as well as some of the softer elements including the ability to write budgets, maintain finances, data entry of various projects and forms into a computer and much more.
You must decide whether you want to focus on the hard skills, the soft skills or a combination of the two. Based upon where your strengths lie and your goals are, a facilities management recruitment firm can help you find the career that you’re looking for and that you are qualified to do.
There are many companies who have decided that it’s better to have two managers – one for hard services and one for soft services. They will work together in order to accomplish the job. This is becoming a very popular trend because it allows each individual to do what they do best and the company gets both of their main goals reached.
The CV that you present may be great, but you need to make sure that you can prove the things that are on there. A FM recruitment consultant will be able to tell you what you need in addition to the CV in order to secure a job within a particular industry of FM. Particularly if you are right out of school or university, it may be necessary for you to focus on being an apprentice for a few months or a year to give you the experience you need.
Recruiters can even place you within the organizations that you want to work for in order to get that experience. This will allow you to prove yourself, work hard and move up through the company as you hone your skills more and more.
Once you have your CV completed, and it’s accurate, bring it to a facilities management recruiter to see what they can do for you. If there’s not a position that’s right for you, you will at least be shown the right direction to take.