Ten years ago, Betsy Kirkpatrick left college and started working as a loan processor and underwriter. Then the mortgage industry collapsed, and she needed a new career. She worked short stints at the Boys and Girls Club, in phone retail sales, and in church management before entering the residential property management (RPM) industry.
High rental occupancy and historically low home ownership is the latest housing trends across the U.S. Recent reports show there could be as many as seven million additional rental households this decade.
April 6, the National Apartment Association (NAA) and its network of affiliated apartment associations across the country gave back to their communities and spread the word about the exciting opportunities offered by the industry in celebration of National Apartment Housing Day.
I started my first job in the restaurant industry as a bus boy, and eventually transitioned into serving. It was definitely a fast-paced work environment, and I never left without breaking a sweat. I always cared more about providing great service than about how much I made in tips.
This spring, the RPM Careers campaign is stepping out of cyberspace and into the community: We’re going on a national tour of local radio stations and blogger “newsrooms” to spread the word about our industry— and companies like yours—to qualified job seekers across America.