Job Spotlight: HVAC Technician

Cool down and learn about what it takes to have a career as an HVAC Technician

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.

HVAC Technician

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re breezing through what it means to be a Heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning (HVAC) Technician.

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On the Job Podcast S4:E4 – Winds of Change

We’re excited to announce  a brand-new episode of the Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job Podcast!

Season 4, Episode 4: Winds of Change

Wind turbines have changed the way our country operates and are only becoming more popular-and creating highly skilled jobs along the way. In this episode, we talk to skilled technician Jim Slicer as he maintains turbines in rural Vermont.

 

 

 

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Have You Ever Deleted/Censored Social Media Posts While Job Searching or Working for a Company?

It might seem harmless to tweet about the awesome party you went to last night, but it could also cost you a job. The fact is, employers check social media before bringing applicants in for an interview. According to CareerBuilder, 70% of employers use social media as a screening tool.

Knowing this, it’s not surprising that job seekers sometimes delete a post or two when they’re sending out job applications. If you’ve ever deleted social media posts while job searching or working for a company, let us know by voting in our poll and tell us why!

 

Get Ahead: Ask a Recruiter Video Series Continues

“In these unprecedented times…” Odds are you’ve opened countless emails that started out that way, sent from companies as varied as the bakery down the street, your preferred shampoo manufacturer, or an online retailer you bought a single shirt from at some point in 2002. It can start to get old after reading it for the eighty-ninth time, but it’s accurate. Times are tough.

This is especially true for your job search. It’s easy to lose hope when it seems like nobody is hiring.

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If the Job Search Were a Movie Casting

Get cast in the job of a lifetime

Every year, actors flock to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams. They want to star in hit TV shows and blockbuster films, or at least book enough work to handle basic life expenses. Only a small percentage will accomplish that—those who work hard, have a plan, and stick it out. Others may get burnt out and give up.

Sound like your job search? Competitive jobs go to those who work the hardest and have the best connections. Here are a few ways to master your job search and get cast in the job you’ve always wanted.

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On the Job Podcast S4:E3 – A Labor of Love

We’re excited to announce  a brand-new episode of the Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job Podcast!

Season 4, Episode 3: A Labor of Love

Teachers and school administrators have been navigating the new normal and attempting to continue doing what they’ve always done: enrich the knowledge and lives of students everywhere. In this episode, elementary school teacher Gail Campopiano shares the ways in which her approach to her role has changed, and the deeper connections that make teaching such a rewarding, if at times difficult, profession.

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Maximizing Your Online Job Search

Get ahead in your job search with a few helpful tips.

Many job seekers grow frustrated with their job search after completing countless applications online and never hearing back. However, the problem often isn’t the online job search itself, but the way in which job seekers are conducting their search. In their 2019 Job Seeker Nation Survey, Jobvite found that most applicants apply for jobs through an employer career site or an online job board. However, what led them to those websites? Thirty-five percent found job postings on social media, 37% learned about their jobs from professional networks, and 50% heard about jobs from friends.

The key is to network first and then apply. Job seekers need to maximize their online job search by following a few key steps.

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