For those of you who have transitioned into real estate from another area of finance (or another career entirely) and those of you who went into real estate post undergrad or grad school, what mistakes did you make in your job search? What tips/tricks/websites/recruiters do you wish you would've known about? Any specific tactics or strategies you employed that you found particularly beneficial?
For instance, I'm currently combing through a stack of Real Estate Alert publications and documenting every firm, function, and headquarters that comes along. This has been useful because sometimes they'll mention a smaller shop that won't make it into The Real Deal or other popular publications.
What else have you guys found?
(Sorry if this is a repeat, I did some searching but didn't find anything too similar)