Walker & Dunlop is one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States providing financing and investment sales to owners of multifamily and commercial properties.
How to Get Hired
We asked Walker & Dunlop for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
The most critical characteristics which potential employees should exhibit are the genuine desire to develop and grow individually, as well as collaborate with their teammates and colleagues to ensure the overall success of Walker & Dunlop. Additionally, candidates that possess an entrepreneurial spirit, unquestionable ethics, passion, and resourcefulness are a great fit for Walker & Dunlop. We look for candidates that display our core competencies: Teamwork, Communication, Customer Service and Accountability. They must also be inquisitive, solution oriented, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
We target candidates that excel in their field or class, and who are able to bring relevant and diverse skills to the position. First, prospective employees can get our attention by submitting a detailed but concise resume highlighting relevant skills and experience which match the job description. Next, during the interview process, candidates should be able to articulate how their skills and past experiences will assist them in being successful in the position. Candidates should be prepared to participate in panel interviews and answer competency based behavioral interview questions. Displaying genuine interest in Walker & Dunlop, especially regarding our company culture, is key to standing-out among other applicants.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We continue to focus on hiring employees who complement our corporate culture and exhibit relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities. We often recruit for entry level candidates in our Asset Management, Servicing, and Underwriting departments. Additionally, we have a strong focus on adding loan originators to our team.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should go to the Careers Page on our company website for more information about our company, career opportunities and internship programs. We encourage candidates to attend our networking events and career fairs. In addition, they can follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). Candidates should gain a full understanding of the commercial real estate financing industry, the life of a loan, and the variety of loan products that are available to our customers. Candidates can learn more by visiting our website, watching our videos, including Walker& Dunlop: A Day in the Life with Laura Beaton, listening to our quarterly Earnings Calls, and reading our annual report.