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Aug. 23, 2013

‘What Renters Want’ with Jessica Fiur: What Property Managers Could Learn From the Decision to Cast Ben Affleck as Batman

jfiur_infocusBy Jessica Fiur, News Editor

In case you haven’t heard the news, Ben Affleck the Oscar-winning actor, who’s played important roles in Good Will Hunting and Argo, has been cast as Batman in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel.

And, though the casting choice is a bit controversial, there is a lot that property managers could learn from it when it comes to hiring their own team.

Draw from past job experiences. Ben Affleck might seem like an odd choice for the iconic character. But Affleck has had previous experience playing a super hero in Daredevil. He also played George Reeves, a real-life actor who played Superman, in Hollywoodland. So he won’t be coming into the role cold. When you’re looking at people’s resumes, definitely look at their past experiences instead of their most recent job. A previous career in property management or leasing could give your candidate a basic handle on the position, and you might only need to teach them the newest tricks. After all, social media, computer programs, etc., can be taught. A feel for the position and the knowledge of what would most be helpful to residents has to be learned.

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