Unemployment in Erie County is still at around 11%. The good news? There are good jobs to be had!
In just 83 days it will be Thanksgiving. Everyone knows that construction hiring mostly happens before Thanksgiving and after Easter. Your next best bet to get a great job in construction might not happen until April 4th 2021! Now is the best time to negotiate a great job in construction. We are smack dab in […]
Sqrft is a recruiting firm that sources, screens, and onboards new employees for some of Western New York’s fastest-growing construction companies. Broadly speaking, we service companies that employ skilled tradespeople. These are construction, service, and certain manufacturing companies.
Here’s a list of the top 10 tools that most employers will want entry-level sprinkler fitters to show up with: Tape Measure (25′ or 30′ only) Rig, tool belt, or Bags Ball Peen Hammer Plumb Bob Channel Locks 1/2″ socket set Set of standard, open-end wrenches Magnetic Torpedo Level 2–18″ Pipe Wrenches 1–24″ Pipe Wrench […]
Good news if one of the following 10 job openings calls to you! No. 1 — Commercial Electrician: Work here has been essential all along. Two things. The world is about to open up AND we missed all the hiring we had planned to do in April. We need talent now. No. 2 — Office […]
On May 12 Western New York is still on lockdown and only those businesses that Governor Cuomo deems essential are allowed to work. The following are my notes taken from our one-hour conversation today. In New York State, Erie County Residential construction remains shut down Home Depot (appears) to be at full capacity regardless. They […]
I was in Home Depot yesterday and overheard one employee telling another, “Don’t look for a better job now. You should wait until this whole thing is over and then see what’s out there.” At a recent staff meeting, we were talking about just how few resumes were posted on ZipRecruiter and how it appeared […]
Electrician Help Wanted: Commercial journeyman level electrician to lead a crew. We’re looking for the best of the best and yes, we’d be willing to pay for it. Please send along a note. Tell me a little bit about how you got to where you are in your career, and what you would like to […]
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Making your resume be the one that gets moved to the yes folder is not that difficult. You just need the right hook statement. Once you have it, the hook statement should be used wherever it is most relevant.
Our industrial facility in Niagara County is hiring for a Maintenance Mechanic. The full job post is on the web site here —> Maintenance Mechanic We pay well, offer great benefits, and the work is all first shift. What’s important? A natural talent for things mechanical and a little knowledge of industrial electricity. The best […]
Found on an electricians resume: “Single-handedly managed the successful upgrade and deployment of new environmental illumination system with zero cost overruns and zero safety incidents” **photo credit to MoDOT Photos
Better than Craigslist Better than indeed, or monster, or zip recruiter. These job boards are great if you’re the kind of person who feels like it’s necessary to have thousands of job postings rather than one great job. How can you know who the good companies are? The scammers and jerks…? As your personal agent, […]
Located near Sisters Hospital on Main Street in Buffalo NY, the Benedict House was most recently used to house patients with AIDS and HIV. The project was a conversion to affordable studio apartments for those recovering from substance abuse addictions. ON THIS JOB- Eric Chavis, Electrician 10/07/2019- current. Nelson Mason, Electrician 09/12/2019-10/16/2019.
Our strategy meeting this morning was about what companies want in an employee. Nikkie, our newest team member jumped in, “Why is no one is asking what job seekers want?” So we talked about that for a minute and I have to say, the answer was not so obvious. As professional recruiters maybe we’ve lost […]