If you made $12 an hour in 2008 as a helper, today you are not only competing with everyone of your own caliber, you are also competing with a lot of folks that used to make $15 or $16. As I said when I started this post – I am not saying that you should get discouraged. I am saying that you might need to step up your game.
One of the basic truths that we all can agree on is that humans are intrinsically motivated by “whats in it for me?” You are, and so is your future employer. So write your objective statement from his perspective.
I have worked in corporate, volunteer, large retail, and I have traveled to many countries around the world, some of them numerous times in my career. I have had the opportunity to work with people from across the globe. When I landed in Buffalo nearly two years ago, I was looking for a company that was […]
If I tell you that Construction Personnel Group goes the distance, it’s not a pitch. Just this Friday one of our clients was in a bind. At 5pm, before the long weekend, the Project Manager informed me that he needed some guys who could work the next day (Saturday) and Labor Day (Monday). I was […]
What’s your strategy for getting your resume out? If you’re like so many, it’s to blanket the planet with your resume. When you’re sending out hundreds of resumes, custom cover letters may feel like a burden. My suggestion—send less, but put more into them. More than likely your objective statement tells your prospective employer that you are […]
Are you on the resume treadmill – where you send out an endless stream of resumes and hardly anyone, if anyone at all, ever responds? It’s an unfortunate circumstance and sign of the times that while the internet has opened up a TREMENDOUS amount of possibilities and access to the world-wide job-scene, it has also […]
Every company, in fact, every person for that matter, has their story. The story behind Squarefoot Tradesmen traces back to the 1980s. The owner and founder, John Krytus, started out over 20 years ago as a construction hand, driving his motorcycle with a tool belt in the saddlebag. He apprenticed under an experienced construction company […]