Category Archives: Career Move Month

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® introduces 5th annual Career Move Month

Written by Chelsea Grzegorczyk

CMM logoMarch is right around the corner, and for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, that means Career Move Month, our annual event to ramp up hiring efforts ahead of the busy summer months. The official start date is March 1, and locations across the country will soon be reviewing applications, scheduling interviews, and bringing in new hires to join the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family. New team members will experience job shadowing and robust training in preparation to live out our core purpose of moving people forward this summer and beyond.

Our goal for Career Move Month 2017 is to receive 12,000 applications and to hire 1,200 new team members. This year’s theme is “ramp up”, and is designed to kick-start recruiting efforts, which will grow heading into the spring and summer. A range of openings are available nationwide and in various functional areas of the business. Our focus is providing long-term career opportunities, but we have openings for part-time and seasonal employment as well.

“We’re ecstatic to kick off Career Move Month and start hiring new team members,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Human Resources Director Sara Bennett. “We are looking for hard-working, dedicated individuals to support our loyal customers and push our company to become better each day. Career Move Month 2016 allowed us to hire 1,012 new team members, and we can’t wait to offer even more opportunities this year!”

Want to join the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family? Visit careers.twomenandatruck.com to apply online today! View more than 500 job postings ranging from moving to marketing positions, and everything in between. For those interested in seeing what it’s like to be a mover or driver, check out the fun video below.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®: Moving careers forward, one new hire at a time. Apply online today!

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That’s a wrap! Career Move Month brings 1,207 new hires to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

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Written by Chelsea Leser

Recruiting and retention are key elements to business success. Businesses simply cannot accomplish their goals or fight against growing competition without focusing on finding and retaining top talent. It’s often a 24/7 competition! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® understands that people are the company’s single most valuable asset in our quest to move customers forward, one box at a time.

To help our franchise locations nationwide recruit the staff needed to serve every customer we meet, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® dedicates one full month to pre-summer hiring. This initiative, called Career Move Month, has just concluded its fourth year, and has brought a record number of new team members – 1,207 to be exact! These new team members bring unique knowledge and experiences, which will set up our franchises to help even more customers during the busy summer moving months.

CMM logoOur TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises across the country received a total of 9,814 applications, a 16 percent growth from Career Move Month 2015! This growth can be attributed to each franchise’s dedication to prepare for the busy moving season earlier this year. Franchises posted positions, participated in awareness and grassroots recruiting, hosted open houses, and more to dial national programs and resources down to the local level.

“I am so proud of the system for stepping up to meet the challenge of recruiting by starting early and supporting Career Move Month initiatives,” said Chief Executive Officer Jeff Wesley.  “We saw tremendous success with 1,207 hires! We’re excited to welcome our new team members and set them up for success, making this summer the best one yet.”

Career Move Month has come to a close, but there are still many positions available for interested job seekers. Many franchises are still looking for dedicated, hard-working individuals to fill frontline, support, and management roles. Are you interested in moving customers forward in their lives, while moving forward in your own career? Apply online now at careers.twomenandatruck.com!

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5 mistakes many job seekers make (and what to do instead!)

Written by Chelsea Leser

Job seeking can be a stressful process. Between submitting applications and the first day in a new role is a slew of résumés, interviews, networking, and more. With all of the tips and advice on how to present yourself best as a candidate, we’d like to share some common mistakes job seekers make, and what to do instead.TMAT558

  1. Waiting too long to apply for a job

Many job seekers don’t apply to a job posting right away. Be aware that waiting can allow other candidates to get an interview or offer before you’ve submitted your application. You then need to be an even stronger candidate to sway the hiring managers from someone they’ve already met and like.
Instead, apply as soon as you can. Focus on highlighting your skills, experience, and interest through the application.

  1. Noting “see résumé” on a job application

So much care and effort is put into résumés that sometimes job seekers direct hiring managers to their résumé rather than fully completing an application. However, hiring managers need to compare candidates easily, and they know exactly where key pieces of info can be found on the application. Seeing a note to “see résumé” or “N/A” is a signal the candidate didn’t take the time to accurately complete the application, and may cut corners in the position.
Instead, complete applications fully, even if you’re not able to fill out as many. This will increase your chances of being noticed and show the hiring managers that you took their application seriously.

  1. Getting too creative

Some job seekers get very creative with their résumé, to the point where it’s difficult to understand or follow. Other job seekers send in a headshot along with their résumé while others send gifts to a hiring manager. All job seekers want to be noticed, but these tactics will make a job seeker stand out for the wrong reasons.
Instead, show the hiring managers you would represent their company well to customers and the community. Proofread your emails to the hiring managers, be confident during interviews, and follow up with a thank you after an interview to showcase yourself as an outstanding candidate.

  1. Exaggerating experience and skills

Another way job seekers try to stand out is by making their experience and skills seem like the best fit for the position, even if it’s not entirely truthful. What’s the harm in stretching the truth a bit?
Instead, focus on applying to positions that match your skills and experience well to show you’re the best candidate for the position. Be honest about your experiences and skills, because dishonesty reflects poorly on you, not just for the position at hand, but for all future opportunities with the company.

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Often, job seekers don’t know how to prepare for an interview, don’t have time to prepare for an interview, or prepare in ineffective ways.
Instead, research the company beforehand by doing a Google search, checking out their website, and looking on social media. Always prepare 3-5 questions about the position, company, or industry you can ask during the interview. Write these questions down on paper that has additional room for your own notes, and bring a pen in case the interviewers say something you’d like to reference later. Make sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early (no earlier!) and wear business appropriate clothing free of wrinkles or stains It is best to leave your cell phone in the car, and always throw your gum out before the interview.

Are you ready to make a career move? Use these pieces of advice to land a new opportunity with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®! With over 330 locations nationwide, we have opportunities available in moving, driving, customer service, management, and more. Apply online today at careers.twomenandatruck.com.

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Young professionals make a difference with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Written by Chelsea Leser

Many young professionals want a workplace in which they can gain career development while having opportunities to give back to their community. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s Home Office offers team members exactly this through our extensive partnership with Volunteers of America Michigan (VOA). VOA is one of the 12 charities supported through jeans day donations, and team members volunteer at the VOA’s community kitchen and serve food for those in need, monthly.

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Home Office team members who served lunch recently at the VOA.

Taking TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s support of the VOA one step further, last year, seven team members joined the VOA’s Young Pros group to expand upon our partnership and make a meaningful impact. The Young Pros group consists of about 30 young professionals from the Greater Lansing area and serves to take a proactive approach toward homelessness. The group’s core purpose is to be a model for change within the community and members volunteer, attend events, and advocate for the VOA and the community members they serve.

Recently, the Young Pros attended the VOA’s annual Homeless No More event. The theme of this year’s event was “All Walks of Life” as a reminder that homelessness can affect anyone. Home Office was proud to have 11 team members in attendance, including Young Pros members, Founder Mary Ellen Sheets, Executive Chair Brig Sorber, and CEO Jeff Wesley.

Franchise Marketing Specialist Nick Popoff attended the Homeless No More event with the Young Pros Group.

“The event really opened my eyes,” said Popoff. “It’s amazing how quickly good, hard-working people can find themselves staring down homelessness. It definitely helps to put things in perspective. I’m just grateful to be part of an organization and community that takes action on important initiatives like this.”

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Home Office team members at the VOA’s Homeless No More event.

“We have awesome leaders as part of our team and together, we build the brand every day and support the growing record success of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. That is important, but even more so, is the way we take this journey,” said CEO Jeff Wesley. “We achieve this success with people who live the company core values, give back, and volunteer their time in the communities we serve. Striving to impact something more than oneself, making a difference in others’ lives, is true leadership. I’m so proud of our people and all they do to impact people in need and move them forward.”

Young professionals at all TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations have opportunities to get involved with our community service campaigns such as Movers for Moms®, Movers for Military, Movers for Meals, Movers for Mutts, and Truckload of Warmth. Movers for Moms® is our biggest annual campaign, and team members are able to make a difference by developing relationships with community partners, collecting donations, and delivering donations to make Mother’s Day special for moms living in shelters.

Are you looking for a career that helps you give back and also move forward in your career? TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has job openings available nationwide! View job openings and apply online today at https://careers.twomenandatruck.com/.

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4 qualities of successful TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team members

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Written by Chelsea Leser

March is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s annual Career Move Month and with that we’re looking to add 1,000 new hires to our teams nationwide. With so much opportunity, we’d like to share a few qualities that our most successful team members share and what we look for when interviewing candidates.

We treat everyone how we’d like our grandmothers to be treated
Also known as The Grandma Rule®, team members who live out this core value treat everyone they meet with respect and dignity. They greet every customer with a smile, take the time to explain important details, and listen to each customer’s individual needs. These polite, courteous, and efficient team members are sure to make their grandmothers proud.

We go beyond our job descriptions
We appreciate team members who not only thrive on variety, but lend a hand where and whenever help is needed. These team members embody a culture of learning and train on specific aspects of other positions to serve customers in any way needed, without forgoing their regular job duties, of course.

We consider the big picture
It can be easy to get caught up in day-to-day tasks, but our most successful team members never forget the big picture – that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is a customer service company. They ensure each task adds value and helps our teams provide excellent service to our customers. These team members understand where the company is headed, and prioritize to help their team reach key goals.

We have fun
Another core value (and a favorite of many) is to be your best and have fun. From holiday parties to summertime barbeques and everything in between, we make sure to be our best, and have fun along the way as we celebrate milestones and accomplishments. Team members who live out this core value are a joy to work with, and often spark new ideas from collaborating with other teams.

 

If any of these characteristics sound like you, join our hardworking, fun-loving team today! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has a variety of moving, driving, customer service, support, and management openings available nationwide. All openings can be found on careers.twomenandatruck.com.

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Make a career move with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Written by Chelsea Leser

CMM logoLooking for a new job? TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s Career Move Month is officially underway. With openings available at more than 330 locations nationwide, applicants have the chance to start a new career path with opportunities for growth at their local location. We also offer opportunities to gain skills for career development and movement both within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise system and beyond.

The goal for Career Move Month 2016 is to select 1,000 new hires to join our teams nationwide. We are looking for motivated movers, drivers, customer service representatives, managers, marketers and more! The theme for 2016 is “boxes to briefcases”, inspired by the career growth attainable within the franchise system. All open positions are accepting applications now at careers.twomenandatruck.com.

The moving industry isn’t commonly known for career opportunities, but TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s core purpose is to move people forward. We apply this core purpose to our teams as well as our customers, and as a result we have transformed many jobs into long-term careers. Even our President Randy Shacka started as a marketing intern over 14 years ago! You could ask Randy and many others about how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has transformed their lives, or you could just watch the video below!

Moving People Forward

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s Career Move Month will run until March 31, 2016. All interested job seekers are encouraged to apply online at careers.twomenandatruck.com. Make a career move with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® today!

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1,000 hires in 31 days: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® announces 4th annual Career Move Month

Written by Chelsea Leser

TMAT292March not only marks the beginning of spring, but the start of many careers with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. Through our annual Career Move Month initiative, we will ramp up hiring efforts to fill 1,000 openings nationwide. These team members will perform crucial frontline, management, and support functions at our 330 locations across the country to help locations gear up and get through the busy moving season ahead.

“Career Move Month is a nationwide campaign to introduce the many opportunities that exist in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system, but we never stop hiring,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Human Resources Director Sara Bennett. “We will hire more than 9,000 employees in 2016 and are always looking for people who want to move forward with us!”

The theme for Career Move Month 2016 is “boxes to briefcases” as a nod to the career growth accessible within our system. Many think of moving as “just a summer job”, but TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® cultivates leaders from within. In fact, 75 percent of our current managers began in frontline roles.

TMAT594Our goal for March is to receive 10,000 applications and select 1,000 new hires to join our teams nationwide. We offer career opportunities for those with all levels of education and experience. We believe in hiring for attitude and training for skill. If you like to be your best while having fun, or think everyone should be treated the way you’d like your grandma to be treated, our franchisees want to meet you!

Want to make a career move with the first and largest franchised moving company? TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® offers open positions in over 330 locations nationwide. Apply online today at careers.twomenandatruck.com!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Career Move Month comes to a close

Written by Chelsea Leser

Career Move Month, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s distinctive month dedicated to hiring, has wrapped its third annual campaign. Locations from Boston to San Diego (and many in between) have promoted openings on job boards, searched locally, and hosted open houses to attract top talent. We’ve spent countless hours recruiting and interviewing, and we are excited for new employees to join our team!

CMM logoThroughout the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system, locations have received 8,455 applications and hired 891 new team members. This is an overall growth of 38% from March 2014, and we are proud to have offered 335 more jobs than last year! The number of applications and hires will continue to grow as we finish our tallies through the next few weeks. Each new team member is vital to the success of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, which has experienced 60 months of consecutive growth!

We are thrilled to be welcoming so many new people into the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family during our third annual Career Move Month.  TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is all about growth and opportunity, and it’s exciting to be able to share that message and real life success stories during this special time.
—Sara Bennett, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® human resources directortruck2

While Career Move Month is coming to a close, it’s not too late to apply! Many locations are still looking for frontline staff, such as movers and drivers, administrative support staff including marketing coordinators and customer service representatives, and various management roles.

If you’re searching for a job and have already interviewed, it’s never too late to still make a great impression. Here are helpful post-interview tips to help you get the job!

Say “thanks.” Sending a short email or note thanking the interviewer(s) for their time is a great way to separate yourself from other candidates. This advice is widespread, but many candidates don’t reach out post-interview. Don’t have the email address for everyone you met? Email your contact at the company thanking them for everyone’s time.

Keep it professional. Some companies will check out Facebook profiles, Twitter feeds, or Google+ profiles. Make sure what someone sees when they look you up will make them want you on their team.

Connect with your references. Most companies check references with each new hire. Make sure your references know where you interviewed and how it went! If possible, send your references a job description, and highlight the parts of the job in which you’d excel.

MoveHero3Stay positive! The interview process may take longer than you may think. Relax and stay positive. If you still haven’t heard back three weeks after an interview, reach out to see where your candidacy lies.

The next time you leave an interview, use this advice to snag the job. Who knows, it could be with us!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move your career forward! If you are looking for a rewarding career change, consider TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. Apply today!

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#MoveHero Memory: Atlanta movers assigned a new boss for the day

Written by Chelsea Leser

Every day, frontline staff at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® have the chance to be a hero. Moving can be a difficult and stressful time, and becoming a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® mover or driver provides the opportunity to make an impact like you could never imagine. You can touch someone’s life in a positive way even by doing the smallest act.MoveHero2

Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® we work hard to make every move successful. We have earned a 96% referral rating from our customers, and more importantly, our brand is built on core values including our Grandma Rule® which is to treat everyone like they’re your grandmother.  So, whether moving a senior or a child we bring the professional moving experience with a customer focus.

Today we bring you a story from Atlanta, Ga., where our employees truly were the “Movers Who Care®”.

Six-year-old Cade was nervous about moving from his lifelong home in Atlanta. The movers noticed and wanted to put him at ease, so they devised a way to make him part of the moving experience: by making him “Boss for a Day.”  As boss, Cade had a role in the moving process, made connections with the movers, and saw how the movers took care of his favorite belongings. Not only did our movers make the moving experience stress-free, but fun for Cade and his family.

Here’s a note from Cade’s father, Mike:

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This email is long overdue, but I wanted to be sure to take the time to do it right. On behalf of our entire family, we would like to sincerely thank Richard, Tirrell, Ryan, Donevin, Arthur, and Shelby for a truly great moving experience. We were very impressed with the level of professionalism, expertise, dedication, and willingness to go above and beyond that was exhibited by each one of these gentlemen. They were extremely efficient and hard-working the entire time they were on-site, and were courteous and respectful even at the end of some very long days.honorary mover

Most importantly, this was the first move for my six-year-old son, Cade.  He was very excited about having the moving truck come to move our things, but I could tell he was a little bit anxious about the whole moving situation. As you can imagine, it is tough to explain to a six-year-old that his room won’t be his room any more. However, from the moment the guys arrived each day of the move, they went out of their way to answer his questions, let him watch while they carried the furniture and loaded the truck, and did everything possible to help make him feel part of the process (and the moving crew)! Richard made him “honorary supervisor boss for the day” and Shelby even gave up his arm band for him. I can’t tell you how much all of this meant to him, and to me and my wife. After all, moving is not just about moving things, but moving people as well. For a six-year-old, this could have been a very troubling experience, but your guys made it one of the best experiences he’s ever had. He keeps asking when you are coming back!

So – thanks for everything you did to make this move as easy as possible on our entire family, and Cade will always have great memories whenever he sees one of your trucks around town.

Best regards,

Mike, Erin, Camryn, & Cade

 

We love this touching story so much, we created a commercial based on it. In addition to creating the commercial, this particular story prompted TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to create special items in an effort to make a child’s move a fun, enjoyable experience during a time in their life that is often scary.

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Want to be a #MoveHero too? Search for career opportunities and apply today at careers.twomenandatruck.com!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward in your career!

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Must-haves for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team members

Written by Chelsea Leser

Career Move Month is now in full swing and we thought it would be helpful to share what we look for in our stellar employees here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

MoveHero4At the heart of the company your will find our core values. We look for employees who not only understand our values, but live them daily to deliver exceptional service to our customers. Our mission — to continuously strive to exceed customers’ expectations in value and high standard of satisfaction — drives us forward and pushes us to show up and be our best each day. Our reliable and dependable staff must also be flexible! Each customer has unique needs, so employees who appreciate variety are highly successful.

Customer service representatives are the first point of contact for our customers. They field calls and questions, provide estimates, and book moves. Successful customer service representatives have outstanding communication skills (especially over the phone!), pay close attention to detail, and have the computer skills to book moves correctly in our system.

Two Men and a TruckMovers and drivers directly interact with each customer we move! Customers trust our movers to enter their homes and handle sentimental and valuable items, so it’s important these team members are trustworthy and display positive attitudes during moves. Moving can be a stressful experience, so we look for movers with the ability to put customers at ease and answer questions, along with the adaptability to switch up the routine if additional needs arise. Since this position involves moving furniture and heavy items, movers also need the stamina to lift and carry items throughout the day. We call it “earning while you burn” since many movers call this their daily workout!

Managers and office staff set the tone for the entire company. They provide crucial organization and communication to ensure the business runs smoothly. We look for leaders who invest in the development of staff and constantly think of how to improve so we can continue moving people forward. logo2We look for managers with a strong commitment to creating a positive culture and upholding our core values.

Want to move your career forward with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? Search for career opportunities and apply today at careers.twomenandatruck.com!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward in your career!

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