Despite stumbling over the simplest words, Thomas — a fourth-grader — is a bright kid. In fact, that’s an often-misunderstood part of dyslexia
Most people feel like they struggle with interviews. My feeling is that if you spend just a few minutes getting your head in the right place, you’ll probably do better than you will give yourself credit for. Definition of failing I think that the first part of interviewing well is to change our definition of […]
Almost everyone in Buffalo that I know in the construction world is working. If for some crazy reason you (or someone you know) is not, please have them call me. There is work for sure! I know of all sorts of openings for skilled and unskilled labor. There are a few for management. I will […]
On the off chance that you were pondering why you might want to apply for a job as a roofer, I’m going to give you a few great reasons. You’ll always have a great story to tell. Here’s my roofing story. The first time my feet ever left the ground was to install T-lock shingles on a barn […]
Even though the job seeking environment looks nothing like it did in 1960, we continue to do things the way we’ve always done it.
An education campus located in the City of Buffalo Elmwood Village area is in need of a Painter/General Handyman to fill in for our regular while he is on vacation. You should have some painting experience. We will provide the paint and tools. We will also ask you to do general maintenance, lawn mowing, weed pulling—maybe some […]
As an A-Team member you can work full-time as a Sqrft Tradesmen Employee, or use your membership to pad your resume making you more attractive for a specific full-time, permanent position. Why join the A-Team? Think of it as a working interview. You get working almost immediately while we continue the search for the ideal job You get […]
For most of us, we begin our career focused on making enough money to pay the rent and put food in our bellies. If we’ve played our cards right, and made good decisions along the way, we will eventually find ourselves in a job that makes our brain smile. The cruel reality is that 7 […]
I am a construction trades headhunter. I spend most of my time seeking out folks who hate their jobs and then determining who I know that might make their life better so that I can make that introduction. Anyone can go on ZipRecruiter or craigslist and find thousands of possible connections with a few key clicks. My […]
In the last two weeks, I have had conversations with at least five different companies who have technicians or mechanics in their company that makes close to, or more than $100,000.00. It is entirely possible to begin a career today as an electrician or HVAC Service technician, and within six or seven years be making $100k. […]
You thought you had plenty of time. But time did as time does and your casual looking turned to frantic looking and eventually to desperation.
For many folks, when success is right in front of them, they self-sabotage rather than risk losing and go on to plan B. At the risk of being accused of stereotyping, I will tell make some broad observations about many of the folks (in my world) who fail. When things get tough, there always seem to […]
I wrote a job post extolling the virtues of an inside sales job working at a construction products supply house over the hardships of being a skilled tradesman. And I have to say that truly I was a little worried about offending all of the many great construction workers that we know. Well true […]
Here are a few great reads from other sites: The trouble with college, a listen from NPR going through the reason most students don’t graduate from community college (hint: it isn’t a money thing). Probable career paths in construction: a fantastic chart outlining what you need to do to get where you want to be […]