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Meet Jason Swartz, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Pasadena intern

 Written by Erin VanPortfliet

As the summer continues to fly by, we are excited to introduce yet another intern at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. Jason Swartz is interning this summer in the marketing department at our Pasadena, Calif., franchise, and recently graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Azusa Pacific University! Welcome to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Jason!

Where are you going to school and what is your major?

“I’m a recent graduate with a degree in business marketing from Azusa Pacific University. Following graduation, I started my Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in organizational science through Azusa Pacific University.”

How did you hear about the internship?

“I first heard about the marketing internship through a friend of mine who actually worked for the Pasadena franchise. I also saw the internship position posted to the university job board and after taking some time to research the company, I quickly applied.”

Tell me a little about yourself

“When I’m not working or focusing on school, I enjoy anything that has to do with activities outdoors. I’m from Santa Barbara, Calif., which has crafted my love for surfing. On top of this, I love hiking, and this past summer I was able to hike Yosemite Half Dome, which was a lifelong dream of mine.”

What is your biggest take away from your internship so far?

“It is hard to pinpoint exactly one biggest take away. The thing that I have learned most in regards to the marketing internship is the amount of research and planning it takes to run a successful marketing campaign. With that being said, launching the campaign is just the beginning. Keeping up and tracking the success and areas of improvement are all aspects that I have had the pleasure of helping with during my internship.”

What are you hoping to learn or accomplish in your internship this summer?

“Growth each day would be the number one thing that I would like to accomplish. There is so much to learn that can help you grow when working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.”

What made you want to join the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team this summer?

“There were a lot of reasons why I joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team, the first being the core values that are listed on the company’s website. Seeing these made me very interested in the company. After taking some time to do research on the company and seeing the story behind the growth over the past 30 years, I wanted to be a part of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.”

What has been your favorite thing about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® so far?

“My favorite thing about working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has been the hands-on learning I have received from the day I stepped into the office. From the general manager allowing me to sit in on the team’s weekly meetings to the marketing manager allowing me to take on new tasks each week, the overall experience has been great.”

What’s next for you?

“Looking into the future and what is next, the first goal I would like to complete is finishing my master’s program. After that, I would love to one day move down to San Diego, where I can work and enjoy the beautiful city at the same time.”

There you have it, folks – another ambitious TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® intern that we are proud to introduce. Remember, we are nationwide with new opportunities opening daily! Check it out today at careers.twomenandatruck.com!

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Getting to know Anna Stephens, marketing department intern

Written by Ben Laverdiere

If you’ve been around TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s corporate headquarters in Lansing, Mich., recently, odds are you have noticed some new faces. This is because each summer, Home Office hosts a group of interns looking to advance their careers and learn more about their respective fields of study. As part of our intern blog series, we interviewed Anna Stephens, one of three interns in the Home Office marketing department.

Anna will be entering her senior year at Michigan State University this coming fall, where she will be finishing up her degree in marketing. Anna is a Michigan native, born and raised in Grand Rapids, Mich. Anna has been swimming competitively since she was 11-years-old, and now swims for the Michigan State University swim team. We are excited to welcome Anna to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family this summer.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a professional swimmer. I started swimming at a young age, so that seemed like a fun lifestyle. “

What are you hoping to learn or accomplish during your internship this summer?
“I am hoping to gain a general understanding of how the different departments work together to help this company flourish. I think the communication and overlap between departments is interesting, and I’d like to learn exactly how this works.”

What is your favorite thing about working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
“My favorite thing about working here is the welcoming community of employees. Everyone has been extremely helpful and accessible, and I really appreciate that.”

Can you describe what main projects are you tackling during your internship?
“Independently, I have written several blogs about various moving and home topics. I have also helped to review and revise the translation of the corporate website to Spanish. In addition, I have collaborated on numerous video projects with Cat, my fellow marketing intern. Together, we have made several craft DIY videos including the Halloween “boxtumes” craft that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® does every year. We also have completed instructional videos on the assembly of boxes, and other social media-oriented videos and projects requested by franchises.”

What does a typical day at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® look like for you?
“I can’t say that many of my days here have been terribly similar. I usually am working on a project that will eventually turn into a blog or social media post. “

If you could have any job at Home Office for a day, what would you want to do?
“If I could have any job at Home Office, I’d probably want to stay in the marketing department. I am fortunate to be in the department and major that interests me most, so I can say honestly that I am very content where I am.”

If you could travel to any country where would you want to go?
“If I could travel anywhere, I’d go to Switzerland. The pictures all look so beautiful and there’s so much to see there.”

We are excited to have Anna join TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for the summer with her energetic and positive attitude. There is no doubt that Anna will use her interest, knowledge, and fresh perspective to move our system forward.

Are you interested in moving your career forward with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Opportunities are available now at locations nationwide. Check it out at careers.twomenandatruck.com! Enjoy your summer!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® welcomes legal intern, Christian Fairbanks

Written by Chelsea Grzegorczyk

This summer, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Home Office in Lansing, Mich., is hosting 19 college students through our annual summer intern program. Continuing with our intern blog series, meet Christian Fairbanks! Christian is heading into his senior year at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and this summer, he is joining us as a legal intern within the compliance department.

Welcome to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Christian!

Tell me a little about yourself.

“I’m from Columbus, Ind., and this fall will be my senior year of college. This will also be my fourth year on scholarship to play for the men’s golf team. I recently took the law school admission test, and plan to attend Michigan State University College of Law in the fall of 2018. I like to play beach volleyball, basketball, tennis, and golf. I also enjoy fishing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, and long-distance cycling. There aren’t really any sports I don’t like, but I also I love to read, learn, and make new friends. As a bit of background, I became an Eagle Scout when I was 17, and won the high school state golf championship when I was 18. I once went on a 12-day backpacking trip in the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, and I have been playing piano since I was seven.”

What does a typical day at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® look like for you?

“I try to get to the office a few minutes early so I can read the news online before starting the day. After greeting everyone for the day and having a cup of coffee, I usually continue a project I’m working on or start a new one. I also attend meetings and help with research. After work, I’ll head home or go practice golf.”

What main projects are you tackling during your internship?

“This summer, my main project is creating a user-friendly but dynamic spreadsheet to help Home Office monitor franchise compliance in various aspects of the business to ensure franchises are on the right track. I’m also organizing information on each location’s household goods tariff, reading and organizing contract agreements, and researching tax exemptions in each state’s tax code.”

What are you hoping to learn or accomplish this summer?

“I’d like to learn about the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of an in-house corporate attorney, as well as accomplish all assignments I’m tasked with that would add value to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.”

What’s your favorite thing about working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® so far?

“I like that all the Home Office employees are extremely nice and helpful. I also like that I get my own desk, laptop, and computer monitor.”

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

“I wanted to be an aeronautical engineer. Airplanes used to, and still do, fascinate me. I used to want to design aircraft until I was 15. I found law to be more exciting when I started talking with my uncle who is a real estate attorney in Los Angeles.”

If you could have anyone’s job at Home Office for a day, what would it be?

“I would want to have Jeff Wesley’s job. I’d love to see his perspective as the CEO, and how he views the company as a whole. I’d also be interested in the types of meetings he sits in on and how he works with the other executives.”

What’s your favorite kind of ice cream?

“Death by Chocolate – it’s chocolate ice cream with chocolate pieces and fudge. It’s delicious!”

 

We’re excited to have Christian here this summer. His determination and positive attitude make him a great addition to Home Office!

Interested in starting a career with the world’s first and largest franchised moving company? Check out our careers site and apply online today!

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SAY HELLO TO HANNAH BAROSKO, ONE OF TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s NEWEST INTERNS!

Written by Victoria Trosko

Each summer, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s corporate headquarters in Lansing, Mich., hosts a group of interns looking to further their careers and learn more about their respective fields of study. As part of our blog series, we interviewed Hannah Barosko, the new training and development intern with the operations department at Home Office. Hannah recently finished her sophomore year at Lansing Community College, and is looking forward to transferring to Michigan State University in the fall. There, she will continue studying environmental studies and sustainability. Welcome to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Hannah!

Tell me a little about yourself.

“I have been dancing or teaching dance for 12 years. I am the oldest sibling of four, with two younger sisters and one younger brother. I love to take pictures and be outside in the summertime (preferably near the water!). My wish is to travel out of the country to somewhere in Europe.”

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

“I wanted to be a meteorologist! I used to be obsessed with the weather channel even when I was a little kid. Everyone would be watching Disney Channel, or Nickelodeon, and I would be watching the Weather Channel. My mom can vouch for this!”

What are you hoping to learn or accomplish during your internship this summer?

“I am excited to learn more about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. Both of my parents have worked here at some point, so I grew up with their trucks. We’re more than just a moving company and I’m excited to learn about the company. I am already starting to learn a lot about each department from going through training manuals. I am also hoping to get out of my comfort zone a little more since this is my first “big kid” job.”

What is your favorite thing about working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?

“I love all of my team members and we get along really well. This is a great work environment, and that makes it fun to come to work every day.”

What does a typical day at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® look like for you?

“Right now, I spend a lot of time going through Stick Men University®, our online training platform, updating reports, and filling out the 19-page application for the Top Training Award for Training Magazine. The application takes up a lot of time because I am meeting with each department to go over materials.”

If you could have any job at Home Office for a day, what would you want to do?

“I would want to see what it is like to be in my mom’s shoes for a day, or maybe just half a day. My mom, Amelia, is a customer care specialist within the operations department. It would be a learning experience to say the least!”

What is your favorite Instagram account to follow?

“Ballerinaproject_. I have been following this account forever, and it has beautiful pictures of ballet dancers all over the world, in the city, on the beach, and more.”

Hannah’s kindness and hard work this summer are such positive additions to Home Office. We are looking forward to all the great ways you will contribute to our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family in these next few months, Hannah!

Are you looking to move your career forward with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Opportunities are available now at locations nationwide. Apply online today at careers.twomenandatruck.com!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® WELCOMES BACK RETURNING INTERN, STEPHEN JACOBSON!

Written by Erin VanPortfliet

We can finally say it’s summertime! I know we have all been waiting patiently here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s Home Office in Lansing, Mich. Not only are we excited for warm weather, camping, and enjoying a Saturday or two on the beach, but we are also thrilled to welcome interns back to the building through the 2017 summer internship program. To kick off our intern blog series, we are reintroducing one of five returning interns, Stephen Jacobson, as he begins his second summer internship!

Stephen is a senior at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and is pursuing a degree in accounting. This summer, Stephen is interning on our payroll team within the human resources department, where he’ll learn about how accounting, payroll, and human resources all interact. Welcome back to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, Stephen!

Tell me a little about yourself.

“I like to spend time with friends and family. In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, watching movies, and studying the stock market. My favorite movie is “About Time”, because it displays a great and relatable message of constantly displaying empathy to the people around you. My favorite sport is basketball, which I try to play frequently. While I attend college, I volunteer for a student-run hedge fund called Student Asset Management.”

It’s great to have so many returning interns! What made you want to come back for another summer?

“The people. I loved the opportunities and the people I met at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® last year, so it was an easy choice for me to return. I was so thankful for the chance to intern at a fun and exciting company for a second year.”

What did you accomplish in your internship last year?

“When I interned last year as a business intelligence intern, I aided in creating competitor analysis for all the franchises in the system. I worked extensively with the annual franchise survey, and used it to compare franchises financially. I would also review franchises’ financial statements to monitor financial health of their business.”

What was the biggest takeaway from your internship last year?

“I learned the importance of how organizational culture can guide a corporation in being a place where employees enjoy going to and want to work hard.”

What are you hoping to learn or accomplish in your internship this summer?

“I am hoping to gain a better understanding of how accounting interacts with payroll and the human resources department overall. I am excited to work closely with the payroll team to learn the ropes of payroll and processes that are in place to better assist our franchises.”

What advice would you give someone in their first internship at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?

“My honest advice would be to just really soak up everything you have a chance to learn from your co-workers and mentors, and to just enjoy the experience of working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. The summer will be over before we know it!”

What’s next for you?

“I am hoping to move to either Chicago, Ill., or Grand Rapids, Mich., after graduation, and find a job at an accounting firm. I am open to the different possibilities that cross my path, and very excited to begin my career after graduation!”

 

We truly couldn’t be more excited to have so many talented faces around the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Home Office. Thanks again, Stephen, for all your hard work. We are excited for your future and everything this summer will bring to assist you along the way.

Are you interested in moving your career forward with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Opportunities are available now at locations nationwide. Check it out at careers.twomenandatruck.com! Enjoy your summer!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® welcomes 2017 summer interns!

Written by Melanie Kebler

At the start of each summer, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® corporate headquarters located in Lansing, Mich., opens its doors to a group of interns looking to move their careers forward. Each intern is paired with a manger in the department of their choice, as they dive into the multi-faceted company of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. These young professionals will learn the ins and outs of the business, and will have the opportunity to work on impactful projects to help drive success here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. These few months will race by quickly as the summer fades to fall, but the experience will remain invaluable for these future leaders.

What’s it all about?       

The summer intern program has grown substantially over the years here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Home Office since its conception in 2013. The program kicked off with just seven interns in 2013, and now 19 interns will join the team this summer. The success of the program can be attributed to managers in each of the various departments that are willing to bring on new team members and create a one-of-a-kind experience for these budding professionals. The program proves largely beneficial to each of the interns, as they dive into the work environment and company culture that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® employees hold to the highest standard.

“The internship program introduced me to a professional setting that I had never been part of before,” said former intern and current Recruiting and Retention Associate Victoria Trosko. “I became more confident working around a large number of people, and learned a great deal of responsibility through my experience. The early mornings, full work day, and just the right amount of work without making me feel overwhelmed were all aspects that helped me grow professionally.”

Trosko described her supervisors as “welcoming and patient, while treating me as an equal.” She is now a full-time franchise recruiting and retention specialist with the recruiting and retention team here at Home Office.

What’s next?

Throughout the summer, each intern will be asked to learn and take initiative as they navigate through their project plans. We’ll be interviewing each intern and the projects they’re heading up as part of our upcoming summer intern blog series.

We welcome our summer 2017 interns as the company continues to grow and someday, these interns may return as full-time employees. Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we stand rooted in our core values, and a promise to keep Moving People Forward®.

Interested in growing your career with the world’s first and largest franchised moving company? Check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers website and apply online today!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® culture: Moving employees and communities forward

Written by Ben Laverdiere

Some of the best things in life are unexpected. We do our best to plan our days, weeks, months, and years to prepare for the future, but often it’s the unexpected and unplanned things that shape us the most. Even the success of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® developed from an unforeseen turn of events for our Founder Mary Ellen Sheets. Her two sons ran a small moving operation with an old pickup truck during the summer, but when they left for college in the fall, the phones kept ringing, and she had a choice to make. Mary Ellen decided to pioneer this new business without any real idea of where it would take her, and for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, it shaped a business model around the core purpose to “Move People Forward®”.

It’s common that business plans are formed primarily with profits in mind, leaving values and culture as afterthoughts. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, however, has prioritized these things since the beginning. For example, at the end of the first year she was in business, Mary Ellen donated the first $1,000 generated in profit to 10 local charities. Ever since these early days, our core values have been motivating forces, and have become the heart and soul of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. We strive to apply our values to our relationships with customers, communities, and employees throughout the franchise system.

Moving our communities forward

As the “Movers Who Care®”, we strive to move our communities forward by working to continually strengthen our relationships and partnerships with local nonprofits and charities to help those in need. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has taken such an active interest in giving back that we have created our own community support programs: Movers for Moms®, Movers for Military, Movers for Meals, Movers for Mutts, and Truckload of Warmth. In 2016 alone, our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises nationwide donated more than $3 million worth of moving services to those in need. We constantly aim to extend our strong company culture and value system beyond the walls of the office to become a catalyst for authentic care within the community.

Moving our employees forward

When looking for an employer, there are certain benefits you may expect like healthcare or paid time off, but career development is commonly overlooked or forgotten. One thing that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® does well is actively work to move our employees forward, both personally and professionally. We work hard as an organization to provide avenues for growth, to offer in-person and online training opportunities, and tools for personal and professional advancement. This is such a passion for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® that in 2014, we launched Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program, in which managers throughout the system who participate in the program are eligible to win financial support and training necessary to enter into franchise ownership. Regardless of your job title or where you work within our system, we work hard to create a workspace and culture that helps you to be the best version of yourself.

No matter who you are or where you are in your career, you can be part of an organization that values community, care, and inclusion. To join a company that exists to move people forward, check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers website today!

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Three tips to remedy the ill feeling you get on the topic of medical insurance

Written by Ben Laverdiere

When thinking of health insurance – whether it’s because of logistics, details, or cost – many people begin to feel a little sick. Well, you won’t need to use your benefits to remedy that feeling – use these three tips instead!

One of the main reasons people don’t feel good about health insurance is because it is a complicated space and it’s hard to find the right information to make an educated decision about coverage. Most individuals don’t know every detail about their medical coverage, and the truth is, needs vary from person to person with different health needs.

 Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Whether you have coverage through your employer, an independent broker, or a state-affiliated agency, you need to ask the right questions. Everyone has varying incomes, health history, and standards for personal health. These differences mean you can’t allow someone to tell us what plan you need. Insurance is a service you pay for, and part of that service is the provider taking the time to educate you based on your personal needs and health goals.

Good questions to ask regarding your coverage include:

  • Who am I providing coverage for? (Self, spouse, and/or children)
  • Do I have any ongoing medical needs I must make sure are covered?
  • What prescriptions does my family use?
  • What physicians are considered in-network with my insurance?

Know what coverage you need and what you can go without

Depending on your overall health, you may not need a lot of the coverages your current plan offers. Conversely, you may need more coverage than your plan can provide. It’s important to take your needs into consideration, and if you’re ever uncertain about your health and well-being, talk to your family doctor. Too often, people are either over paying for coverages they don’t need or taking on unnecessary, ongoing medical expenses by being under-insured.

If you are in good health, you may want to opt for a plan with a higher deductible that covers you for major medical emergencies, but does not leave you paying a high monthly premium for coverages you may never use. However, if you have ongoing medical needs, make sure you are taking those into consideration. You may pay a higher monthly premium, but in many cases, this lowers your additional out-of-pocket expenses. If you’re not sure of your needs, your employer’s benefits administrator or insurance agent can be especially helpful in plan selection.

Your health insurance needs can and will change

There are several circumstances in life that can cause your health insurance coverage needs to change. It’s great to take our first two tips into consideration, but it’s also important to re-evaluate your needs each year during open enrollment. What worked for you last year when you were single may not work for you and your new spouse, or for children you may have brought into your family. Most health insurance policies give you the ability to change your coverage outside open enrollment if you have a qualifying life event, so if you ever find your circumstances changing, don’t be afraid to ask if you are eligible to change your coverage or plan.

Digging into health coverage is not enjoyable, but once you do, the peace of mind you get will remedy any future ill feelings toward your healthcare coverage. If you were feeling under-educated or lacking confidence in your current healthcare coverage, hopefully these three tips helped point you in the right direction.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company. Check out job opportunities nationwide on our careers site and apply online today!

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Fifth annual Career Move Month brings 1,433 new hires to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

 

Written by Chelsea Grzegorczyk

This March, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises nationwide reviewed hundreds of applications and conducted dozens of interviews in hopes of staffing our teams in preparation for the busy summer months ahead. March marked our fifth annual Career Move Month hiring event, and we set the goals of receiving 12,000 applications and hiring 1,200 new team members. We’re happy to announce that we not only met, but exceeded our goals, with 17,291 applications received and 1,433 new hires brought onboard!

“This is our most successful Career Move Month to date, and we are incredibly proud of our franchise system for providing 1,433 career opportunities to new team members in a single month,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Human Resources Director Sara Bennett. “Proper staffing is crucial to help us move customers forward this summer and beyond, and we want to welcome each new team member to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family!”

The final results are incredible, as we received 76.47% more applications and hired 41.6% more teammates than Career Move Month 2016. This is a testament to the growing brand and career opportunity within. With a footprint in 42 states and counting, team members in our system have greater potential to gain unique experiences to further their careers. We have seen many team members rise to management and franchise ownership roles, transition from a franchise to Home Office, or move from one franchise to another throughout their career paths.

Career Move Month may be over, but there’s still time to join the team! Many locations will continue hiring throughout April and May to help Move People Forward®. Check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers website to view open jobs and apply online today!

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Tips for a successful first day at a new job – straight from the minds of hiring managers!

 

Written by Erin VanPortfliet

Most of us can agree that finding a new job is typically a long – and sometimes very stressful – process. It begins with searching through online job boards, researching company backgrounds, sprucing up your resume, and filling out job applications, then the interview – sometimes more than one – until it finally happens. The phone rings and the call you’ve been waiting for has arrived. You happily accept an offer for the perfect position with a great new company!

First off, a congratulations is in order! All of your hard work has paid off, and now it’s time to start a new chapter in your professional life. Since first impressions are important, we decided to enlist the expertise of a few hiring managers from the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise system about what new employees can do to ensure a successful first day. Here’s what they had to say!

Be prepared and punctual

Read your offer letter carefully to make sure you are clear on the time and place and bring all the proper documents requested. This can vary depending on the company, so don’t assume you already know what you need to bring. You could be asked to bring bank information for direct deposit, specific types of identification, or even pre-completed paperwork. If you are unable to provide any required items listed, don’t wait until the day you start. Reach out and inform your new employer so it can be handled beforehand.

Natalie Frederickson, human resources manager of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Scottsdale, said this is a topic she’s consistently coaching her team on.

“Being on time, especially on your first day, shows you have respect for other people,” Frederickson said. “It shows you care as much about their time and schedule as your own. Our days are usually scheduled back-to-back, so if someone doesn’t show up or comes in an hour late, it affects the entire operation.”

Do your research

The first step in being successful in a new role is to understand your new company’s values and goals. Taking the time to thoroughly learn the company background is important – not only before interviews, but also before your first day – as these are typically talking points when meeting with managers and executives.

Mike Reps, general manager at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Rochester, Minn., centers the majority of their new hire orientation around the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® core values.

“These six core values are what our business is built upon, so showing up knowing what they are is extremely important,” Reps said. “Executing these six core values with a great attitude paired with the willingness to grow your knowledge base will set you up for success at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®!

Be open, even if you have experience

Having previous experience in a similar role as your new job is always a plus – it probably has a lot to do with why you landed the gig. However, that doesn’t always mean there isn’t more to learn. Walking in with the attitude that you already know everything is a great way to start off on the wrong foot with your new co-workers. Remember, first impressions are important!

“We are not looking for our new hires to be perfect, even if they happen to have prior experience in the moving industry.” said Jeremy Lawless, operations manager at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Dayton North, Ohio.

”Experience is certainly a plus, but to see them have the desire to learn how we do things here is extremely important. How a new hire responds to instructions and feedback, and how they communicate with others is key to becoming a successful employee at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

Have fun!

This is something that many people forget, especially when they are nervous about starting a new job, but we’ll let you in on secret: everyone was new at one point, and they were nervous when they first started, too! We all have to start somewhere, so try to start off on the right foot. Smile when you pass by people, and try to get to know your co-workers. Being positive, approachable, and allowing yourself to have fun at work is only going to help you move forward in your career.

“Having fun at and enjoying the work you do starts with the type of attitude you have when you walk through the door,” said Sheryl Armock, human resources generalist at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Champaign. “There will always be outside forces that may try to sway your opinion and outlook. However, you have the ability to decide how you respond to these forces. If you set your attitude to positive, neutral or negative – those outside forces will impact you accordingly.”

As part of their new hire orientation, Sheryl shows a motivational video to prove just how important this subject is. Interested? Check it out on YouTube.

Well, you’ve heard it straight from the experts! We hope this advice assists in preparing you for a successful first day at your new job. If you are still on the market for a career change, don’t worry – sometimes the best opportunities take time to find.  Be sure to check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® careers site for current openings. Who knows – that perfect position could be waiting for you there!

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