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Getting A New Self Storage Job

  • Are you looking to leave your old job behind?  Are you sick and tired of working for a company that you hate?  Do you feel like your entire life is being held back by your stupid job?  If so, then you might want to consider entering the broad, rewarding world of self storage.  While you may not think so at first, the world of self storage actually has quite a bit to offer.  Granted that you are willing to put some work in, you are going to be able to make your new job in self storage a dream.

    Of course, there are certain skills that you are going to have to develop if you truly want to find success in the world of self storage.  First and foremost, you are going to have to figure out how to deal with people.  If you are an introvert and you do not like dealing with people on a face to face basis, then you are going to have to get over your fears.  Working at your local storage facility, you are going to be in charge of selling your units each and every time someone walks in through the front door.  If you are nervous around people, then you are not going to be able to build rapport with your potential customers.  Take it from an industry insider, reader.  You simply have to be good with people if you want to sell self storage.

    If you are in college, then you are going to want to be sure that your studies match up with your aspirations.  This, of course, means that you are going to want to take some finance courses so that you are good at handling your numbers.  You will also want to take some statistics courses so that you are good at reading the industry reports that are released every financial quarter.  Moving on, here, you are going to want to be sure that you are also taking a few communications courses, such that you are able to relate to your customers and make a great first impression.  Obviously, you are going to want to take some business management courses as well.

    Now, you also have to understand that nothing is better than experience when it comes to landing a job in the self storage industry.  If you can, be sure that you work at a self storage facility before you start applying for property management positions.  Of course, you are going to want to be sure that you get experience working in a call center, or some kind of sales driven environment.  Here, you do not have to worry about limiting yourself to self storage facilities.  Absolutely any sales experience is going to be a major plus when you start applying for property management positions.

    At the end of the day, reader, you are going to find that a career in self storage is worth all of the work.  Unlike many jobs, self storage property managers get to exercise a tremendous amount of control over their lives.  They get to set their own hours, and they get to be their own bosses.  If you are sick of having a boss breathing down your neck all of the time, berating you with his or her never ending commands, then you are going to want to give this career path some serious consideration.

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    Disclamer: This entry is intended to promote our partner StorageMart and some or all participants received compensation.