Local graduate changes course and joins the real estate market-- The Rebound CO

Local college grad joins real estate market during pandemic
Posted at 8:38 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 00:14:01-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — News5 is continuing our rebound report, by taking a look at the ways local college graduates are navigating a difficult job market. We interviewed one local graduate who wanted to go into personal training, but with gyms closed at the time, she had to think of something else. So, she turned to real estate.

"So much has changed in this year that you kind of have to go with the flow and trust your instincts," said Kendall Halberg, who recently graduated from real estate school. "Who knows what's going to happen with the economy? It's nerve-wracking."

Halberg is now a real estate agent for Berkshire Hathaway Home services in the Springs. She says her passion for fitness has shifted to selling affordable homes with gorgeous views

It's a technique Linked-In job placing experts call "transferring your skills."

"Job seekers have to think through how to transfer to a role that would be a stepping stone," said Blair Heitmann, a Linked-in Job Placement Expert. "It would help you gain the skills you need to work towards that eventually," she said.

Halberg knows one day gyms will return to normal, but for now she's okay with exploring the real estate field.

"Everyday you learn something knew and I'm okay with that. There's so much education you need to know to better yourself," she said.

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