Monthly Archives: November 2016

Five Tips to Revamp Your Resume

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Written by Erin VanPortfliet

Have you been considering a career change? It all starts with a good resume. Many times this is the first thing a recruiter will look at, so you need to make sure you stand out in the crowd! Use these five tips when revamping your resume to ensure it won’t get lost in the vast sea of job hunters.

Keep it short

Recruiters are busy people, and many don’t have time to read a novel when searching through hundreds of applications each day. Focus on what is important and don’t get too “wordy”.

Don’t use acronyms

CRC, PDM, MAP – are any of those ringing a bell? Nope, us either! Make sure to spell out your previous titles and work experience so hiring managers understand your qualifications.

Sell! Sell! SELL!

To put it into perspective, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has had over 90,000 applications come through our system year to date! You must sell yourself in your resume. Go beyond the normal approach of just listing your previous work history and job duties. Talk about the changes you made and projects you completed at your previous jobs. Use measurable facts whenever possible! Prospective employers want to see the value you brought to your past positions and how you left your previous companies in a better place than when you started.

Get rid of irrelevant content

Again, recruiters or hiring managers may not want to take time to read about your first job out of high school (unless it’s relevant). Use the work experience that highlights the skills you have pertaining to the job you are applying for. Relevant volunteer work is great to include, but your hobbies and interests may not pertain to the job you are applying for – save that for the interview.

Add a personal branding statement

Use a short branding statement to describe who you are and the types of accomplishments you want to achieve in your new position. Craft a short, but compelling summary of who you are, what you bring to the table, and why that is beneficial to a potential employer. It’s ok to let your personality shine through a little in your resume!

Remember, there are plenty of resources out there if you need assistance with building your resume. A simple Google search will bring you to free templates, examples, and even more tips on how to create the perfect resume!

When your resume is up-to-date and you’re ready to start applying, check out TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s career site. Who knows, your dream job may just be waiting for you there … Happy job hunting!

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Getting involved this Veterans Day

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Written by Chelsea Grzegorczyk

Veterans Day is just around the corner, and many of us are preparing to give back, reach out, and reflect in honor of the courageous men and women who have served our country. Whether you’re a veteran or you know someone who is, consider opportunities with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®! From giving back to those in need to career growth and development, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is dedicated to supporting our nation’s heroes. Read on to learn more!

Movers for Military

movers-for-militaryThe brave veterans who supported and defended our country deserve our support in return. Through the Movers for Military program, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises nationwide partner with local schools and businesses to collect essentials for veterans living in shelters during Veterans Day. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night, and items such as towels, bedding, and clothing can provide comfort and warmth to our veterans.

To get involved in Movers for Military, connect with your local Movers Who Care® today. Collections are ongoing and will wrap up soon, with items donated to veterans in need on Veterans Day.

Franchise ownership

Through military service, members develop qualities such as perseverance, leadership, and the ability to work well under pressure. The qualities are a great foundation for business ownership, and becoming a franchisee with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® offers veterans opportunities for financial independence and community involvement, and the chance provide employment opportunities to other veterans and active duty service members.

As a member of VetFran, an initiative of the International Franchise Association geared toward helping veterans become business owners, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® offers a 10% discount on our franchise fee to assist veterans and their spouses in becoming franchise owners. We also offer extensive training opportunities to learn the ins and outs of franchise ownership, and a support network of Home Office staff and other franchisees to aid in business development and growth.

Check out our website to learn more about becoming a franchisee, and get started today!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers

For veterans looking for a hands-on job in a fast-paced environment, a career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is a great fit. We actively seek to hire veterans, as their qualities such as dedication to team work and ability to strategize make for successful team members. Positions in operations, logistics, and business development may be especially well-suited for a veteran’s skill set.

Wondering how to start your career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Check out careers.twomenandatruck.com for openings. Applications can be submitted online anytime for locations nationwide.

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