I had a caller today ask me why he should take the time to come in to meet with our Recruiter for an interview. He’s in the middle of an unexpected job-search, sometimes sending out ten or fifteen resumes a day. He needs to be home to keep surfing the ads, receive calls, etc. In […]
A lot of guys come in to the office for our initial conversation with a CAN-DO! attitude. In other words they “can do” anything. They try to sell their skills for all jobs from turning flapjacks to raising the Empire State Building to flying a B52 Bomber and anything in between. They are ernest and […]
The OSHA-10 card can be found at any number of training centers online and off. It is a ten-hour course, usually given over two evenings. Sometimes you can find it on the weekends – 5 hours each on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Occasionally you can find the course offered for free at a local community […]
At Sqrft we take you to the front of the line. We get you VIP status so you get the interview. We negotiate for you. We act as your agent. If you were a musician, we’d be looking for your next gig. Were you a ball player we’d be getting you signed […]
In the past two years in the Human Resources (HR) industry, I have observed this phenomena. When the economic wave was strong, people rode that wave with confidence and insouciance. But when that wave crashed and the economic scene no longer fueled it, people became worried about security. This sounds terribly kindergarten level in […]
Ask ten contractors how they are calculating labor burden on gross payroll and you will get ten different answers – and all ten will swear that their number is right! Here is how we calculate it using the example of a commercial carpenter with a class code of 5403 : $10.00 […]
When: Jan 12th 2010 Where: Rochester (call us for details) Time: 5pm to 9pm Cost: $5 (includes dinner) Who is invited: Current employees of Construction Personnel Group.
Check out this advertisement from 1929! Was it Al Pacino who said, “There is nothing new. There is nothing new. Only history we haven’t heard?”
Most managers generate between $100 and $300 per hour for their company. My recommendation is that you go generate money for your organization rather than trying to save our $5-$10/hour fee. Our greatest value to you comes when you let us do our job.
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 […]
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 […]