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Real estate jobs look better


Q.   I heard over and over, "There are no more fortunes to be made in real estate." Then along come some reports that say things are picking up in that industry. Which is true?
Ans. No one can predict positively what is in the future, but there is some optimistic news coming from the industry. Recently New York University's Schack Institute of Real Estate held a career fair with more than 60 firms attending, and 30 of them were actively hiring.  Naomi Zeliger, associate director of Career Management for the Institute reports that after the fair almost all the employers asked for the resume book that included resumes of all the attending students. Also, most were hiring immediately with some part-time. So cross your fingers and keep looking.

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