In our second installment of the Community Manager's Minute with Julie Adamen, Julie talks about one of our favorite topics, the Community Association Management, the business we love!
Why Community Management is a GREAT business!
Some days, it's easy to lose sight of why community association management is a great business. In this video, Julie reminds us why we fell in love with the job in the first place:
It's recession resistant - recessions do not affect the fact that the day to day life in the community still has to go on, regardless of whether we are enjoying a boom economy or not.
It's truly an equal opportunity - your job doesn't go away as you get older - in fact, you can do it until you walk out, or they carry you out ;)
It's on a flexible schedule - run errands, cart the kids around town, go home in the afternoons to walk the dog all as a part of your daily schedule - not many office workers can say that about their job!
It's NEVER boring! - Community managers wear all the hats. You'll never have to worry about feeling the drudgery of doing the same thing day in and day out!
3 Signs of a Great Community Manager
While the previous video talks about the more obvious perks to being a Community Association Manager, in this next video Julie talks about the hidden perks of being a CAM. In this case, we are defining 'hidden perks' as the intellectual stimulations that make coming to work everyday a pleasure. I am going to go a little outside the box to say that while these are perks, they are really also indicators of a great community manager. If these 3 things make you feel all warm and happy, then you were probably born to be a CAM:
A Great CAM is a Problem Solver
A Great CAM welcomes a Creative Intellectual Challenge
A Great CAM learns something new every day ...and the challenge never ends!
What could be more fun than a job that gives you all the great overt perks of the first video, combined with the brain-bending, puzzle-solving fun of the second?
That's why Community Association Management is so GR-R-REAT!!
What do you think?
What do you love most about being a CAM? Share it in the comments!
Julie Adamen has been in the Common Interest Development industry since 1987. In 1997 she formed Adamen Inc., a consulting and employment firm specializing in the community management industry. Ms. Adamen is a nationally known author, speaker and trainer in community management. She is also the publisher of The HOA Manager NewsLine, an industry newsletter featuring forward-looking articles and job opportunities with a monthly circulation of over 12,000+. She can be reached through her website, www.adamen-inc.com.