Everyone knows that the first professional face to face meeting with someone can be a make or break moment that sets the tone for your future interactions. This is never more true than when it comes to a hunt for a …
Make a Career Out of Making a Difference
Make a First Impression That Speaks Before You Do... Read More »
Everyone knows that the first professional face to face meeting with someone can be a make or break moment that sets the tone for your future interactions. This is never more true than when it comes to a hunt for a dream job. While you might be able to shine on paper, it's critical that you do the same during a first impression. Courtesy of image consultant Kerry Cordero and TheMuse.com comes an article that can help you stand out from the crowd (in a good way!) before you even get to introductions. These five pointers are sure to help smooth the pathway towards an amazing career! 1. Project an Air of Confidence and Positivity. Recall a specific time when you accomplished something 2. Be Mindful of Your Posture. Keep your shoulders square, avoid shaky legs, power pose, sit naturally, and stand at an appropriate distance. 3. Make a Statement With Your Clothing. Keep in mind three A's: appropriate, authoritative, and authentic. 4. Remember the Eyes Have It. Because your eyes convey your essence, that’s where you want a new contact’s gaze to settle. 5. Perfect Your Handshake—With a Twist. Simply turning your hand over your acquaintance’s, so you’re palm to palm with yours on top, is a tiny power move. In the same way that a negative first impression can be tough to overcome, a positive one is just as tough to change. Why not make sure you nail it? Next time you're hoping to win the heart of a new connection be sure to keep these simple pointers in mind and you're sure to shine. For all the details on these pointers be sure to check out TheMuse's full article on How to Make a Killer First Impression Before You Even Open Your Mouth!
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Think you're ready to be the next hot thing at Venterra? Check out our featured jobs for the week below! Service Manager - The Vinings (Stafford, TX) Service Manager - Champion Woods (Houston, TX) Service Manager - West End Lodge (Beaumont, TX) Service Manager - Park at Waterford Harbor (Kemah, TX) Maintenance Technician - The Landings of Brentwood (Brentwood, TN) Maintenance Technician - Belterra (Ft. Worth, TX) Leasing Consultant - Riverstone (Ft. Worth, TX) Make Ready - Dominion (Conroe, TX) View all of our current open positions here! See a position that would be perfect for someone you know? Refer them our way and you could be $250 richer! View all the details on our referral program!
We're on a Platinum Streak!... Read More »
Since 2000, the Ellis Shopping Report Multifamily Benchmark prides themselves in providing the most current tools to help monitor and evaluate on-site sales and marketing effectiveness as well as recognize the leasing performance of participating companies across the United States and measures performance against others in the multifamily industry. The basic premise of the Benchmark is evaluating performance on 10 key questions in the Shopping Report. Participants qualify for Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Recognized Participant. The score ranges for each category were calculated based on average overall benchmark performance from the previous year. We were recognized as one of only three multifamily industry companies to achieve the "platinum" designation for the second quarter of 2015! This is Venterra's third quarter in a row of reaching the Platinum level, and a big "THANK YOU!" goes out to our amazing leasing teams who are responsible for making it happen once again! Congratulations to the 2nd Quarter 2015 Platinum Level Achievers! Gables Residential Services Legacy Partners Residential, Inc. Venterra Realty Read more about Ellis' Q2 2015 results here!
Brittany Hits the Big Time!... Read More »
We want our employees to constantly be chasing after their dreams. From evaluations that focus on growth to our Better Living program that focuses on making a difference in their personal lives and the lives of others we want the individuals on our teams to reach for the stars. Recently, Park Manor Community Manager, Michelle Meigs went above and beyond for her Leasing Consultant, Brittany Figel by wowing her in a way that Brittany is sure to remember! Here's the story in Michelle's own words: "Brittany started with Venterra in April this year. I have to say that she is doing a great job and learning fast. She is already setting goals for herself & I couldn't be more proud. I knew Brittany was going to be a great fit because of her work ethic and strong desire to achieve perfection, but I had no idea that we had a singing star among us! Brittany was chosen to perform at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe where many distinguished artists got their start. So as a good luck to her I thought it would be great to WOW her by helping out with her trip to Nashville. Like any youngster first starting out, money is monitored closely, so I thought I would get her a gift card so that we could spring for gas and maybe a nice meal once in Nashville. She loved it and I think it touched her. So amazing to work for a company where I can wow my employees!" Way to go creating an amazing WoW-EE moment, Michelle! We're looking forward to seeing Brittany's success to come and love that she's promised not to forget her Venterra team once she makes it to the top!
Creating Resident Experiences Every Day... Read More »
A "Better Way of Living" means just that to us. The individuals on our teams are responsible for making a difference in the lives of our residents every single day. Taking advantage of opportunities to put a smile on the faces of those who entrust us with their home is a big responsibility. And it's one we're honored to take on. Whether it's during hours, after hours, in the office, or out of the office, we're proud to have a team full of amazing individuals who find a real joy in making someone's day. This drive to create amazing experiences for our residents has and will continue to set us apart from the crowd. Check out the video below to better understand what this responsibility means to us and see just a few of the many ways we deliver on our Customer Service Values.
Share Opportunities. Make a Difference.... Read More »
In order to be credited as the referrer your applicant will need to select “Referral” in the “Source” field on their application under “How did you hear about us?” and will need to include your name and email address in the “Referred By (Name)” field as shown below. Thanks in advance for helping to do your part to make us an even better organization by sending great people our way!
Check Us Out on Glassdoor.com!... Read More »
Just as many residents read community reviews when choosing a place to live, employment candidates often read company reviews when choosing a place to work. Glassdoor is dedicated to “helping people everywhere find companies they love.” They strive for this goal with their growing database of more than 6 million reviews and consider themselves “the world’s most transparent career community.” Glassdoor's goals of transparency are in line with our Core Value of "Candor and Openness," so we love that our team and those looking to join it have a place to turn to provide insight into Venterra. We've received some great feedback from our employees and candidates on the site so far! Below are a few of our highlights. High Overall Rating Take a look at the chart to the left that reflects our overall rating as compared to many of our competitors. Our 4.8 out of 5 rating is a reflection of our dedication to and an understanding of the needs and wants of our team members. High Recommendation and CEO Ratings: Our reviewing employees have overwhelming shown that they would recommend us for employment to friends and family and that they approve of our CEO, John Foresi. Open Company Status: We were awarded this designation by taking extra steps to create as much transparency as possible by responding to our employees' reviews and providing our job seekers with accurate company information, photos, and reviews. If you are considering a career with us we'd like to invite you to take a moment to see Venterra through the eyes of our team members and get a feel for what to expect from our interview process by checking out our full Glassdoor profile HERE or by clicking the glassdoor.com logo above!
Ready to apply? Know what to expect!... Read More »
One of our Core Values is "Candor and Openness," because we know that setting clear expectations and having upfront, honest conversations plays a huge part in making us a successful organization. So why not do the same in our recruiting? If you are taking the time to apply with us, we think it's only fair that you know what to expect along the way. We also know that applying for your dream job can be a scary thing! Seeing the road ahead will hopefully help to calm those butterflies, so that we can get to know the real you. So relax, take a deep breath, and check out the image below to get a feel for the small steps that could lead to a big leap into a future with Venterra!
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Think you’re ready to be the next hot thing at Venterra? Check out our featured jobs for the week below! Service Manager – The Vinings (Stafford, TX) Service Manager – Champion Woods (Houston, TX) Service Manager – West End Lodge (Beaumont, TX) Service Manager – …
Since 2000, the Ellis Shopping Report Multifamily Benchmark prides themselves in providing the most current tools to help monitor and evaluate on-site sales and marketing effectiveness as well as recognize the leasing performance of participating companies across the United States and …
We want our employees to constantly be chasing after their dreams. From evaluations that focus on growth to our Better Living program that focuses on making a difference in their personal lives and the lives of others we want the individuals on our teams to reach …