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, […]
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 […]
Truth #1: Don’t get sloppy with your job search. Don’t spam your resume. Rather, be meticulous. Read, invest time, thought and care into your search. Truth #2: What you’ve done is the foundation on which you build your potential. It is so much easier to talk about what you can bring to a company if […]
How many people would show up at your funeral and say that they would not be who they are today without your leadership? It’s a difficult question, but one worth considering.
I am a headhunter for the construction trades, and my clients have great jobs! I am a carpenter by trade and have lived and worked in Buffalo all of my life. My company is Squarefoot Tradesmen. We are not a national chain, a job board, or an aggregation website. We are the human part of […]
We have a hotel to wire in Olean and a hospital addition in Springville coming up in the very near future and could use some help. If you know what to do with MC cable, have time to jump on a project, and live in that neighborhood …then reach out to me.
I wasn’t going to bother writing because I figure—it’s the height of the season, unemployment is low, there are mountains of opportunity out there—you’re probably happily working and making lots of money! If for some crazy reason you or someone you know is not checking all of those boxes, I know of 192 pretty decent […]
10). You’ll never meet a good roofer who’s unemployed 9). Ask any banker—the most important thing on a building is its roof 8). You get to work outdoors, in the sunshine and fresh air 7). Few people get to see the world from a roofer’s perspective 6). Roofing on your resume earns respect from every other trade 5). […]
I have a list on my whiteboard of more than 150 quality companies who for whatever reason just can’t seem to find the right person. Putting you together with them is all about timing, or circumstance, or maybe I misunderstood what you were all about.
Over the last 21 years, I or my staff have interviewed a cumulative 45,000 job seekers. It’s easy but often dangerous to draw random anecdotal conclusions about things like industry wages and why simply from our experience. Ideally, we would be able to collect real verifiable data. So I built my first survey..which I’ve learned […]
If you’re going to be a roofer, then be the best damn professional there is. Not everyone is lucky enough to work with slate and copper…or should I say dedicated enough. It used to be that a roofer was someone who threw shingles on a roof. Now a roof is a system. A good mechanic will […]
If you want your resume to get noticed, then stop making it read like a thousand other people who want the same job. Job Coaches who advise you to sell yourself are giving you bad advice. The act of selling implies that you are trying to convince hiring managers to trust that you are a good […]
I was scanning some old files and found this positive endorsement of our company. We were in our 5th year back then. Kimberly had just earned her degree in Accounting from Canisius. If I am not mistaken, she is now a Controller at a prestigious law firm. I’m proud of her! I regret to inform […]
This is construction. We build stuff that we can feel good about—things that endure, sometimes for generations. Sqrft Tradesmen acts as your agent to find some of the best opportunities in construction. If you have experience, we’ll recommend you to the jobs that make the most money and have the greatest long term potential. If […]
It’s just about construction time in Buffalo. Time to get off your butt and get back to work 🙂 I’ve received calls for entry-level, general labor, and experienced helpers in just about every trade—commercial carpenters, plastering, restoration, landscaping, masonry, with much more to come very soon. This is not temp work, and we pay top […]