Category Archives: Hiring Movers

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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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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Turning a summer job into a long-term career

Nick_1Written by Chelsea Leser

Many movers and drivers come to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® expecting to make some extra cash during the summer months. While this can work out well for some, others are able to transform their summer jobs into long-term career opportunities. Nick Popoff, a franchise marketing specialist at our Home Office in Lansing, Mich., has done just that, holding five job titles on his way from mover to franchise marketing specialist. We interviewed Nick to learn more about his career, and here is what he had to say!

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Why did you start working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? What positions have you held?
Nick: I had been teaching in the Lansing area and came on with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® in the summer of 2013 to make some extra money throughout the summer and I’ve never looked back.

I started as a mover, quickly became a driver, then trainer at the Lansing franchise. From there, I secured a job at the corporate office in the operations department, training and consulting franchise start-ups. Most recently, I have moved into the marketing department as a franchise marketing specialist. It’s been very fun getting to see all aspects of the business, and franchising in general.

What advice do you have to movers and drivers who might think TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is just a summer job?
Nick: With the way this company is growing, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is whatever kind of job you want to make it. The opportunity is almost overwhelming for people who work hard and are passionate about what they do. It could be a summer job and it could be an unbelievable career opportunity, that’s up to the individual.

What’s your favorite part about working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
Nick: The opportunity, the people, and the travel. I have had the opportunity to travel all around the country, working with a lot of really great people; colleagues, customers, movers, drivers, customer service reps, managers, and franchisees. A lot of really hard-working people, very quietly doing great things.

How has TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® helped you grow?
Nick: Man, where do I start? Biggest thing … they’ve challenged me and supported me. Anything I’ve been willing to work toward, the company has had the confidence in me to take it on. That confidence and support has driven me to take opportunities outside of my “comfort zone”. You really experience a lot of growth when you start operating out of your comfort zone.

What TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® core value do you relate to most?
Nick: “Be Your Best and Have Fun” – I love to be my best and I love to have fun.

Want to join Nick in turning a summer job into a long-term career? Opportunities are available at locations nationwide. Visit careers.twomenandatruck.com to apply today! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward!

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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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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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Put your best foot forward as a job seeker

Written by Chelsea Leser
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Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK ®, our managers interview and hire for a variety of positions – customer service representatives who are the first point of contact for customers, drivers and movers who safely pack and move customer belongings, and support staff for vital functions such as bookkeeping, marketing, and human resources. As you can imagine, it’s a lot of work! In recruiting for these different positions, our managers have identified the top 5 things candidates do to show they’re perfect for the job.

Speak comfortably, but not too informally
It’s great to be comfortable in an interview, but remember to maintain a level of formality when vying for an open job. Leave too-informal language for your social life.

Dress for success
Jeans are rarely appropriate for a job interview, so stay on the safe side of dressing nicely. Do a quick mirror check before walking into an interview to make sure you look clean and polished. Taking the extra few minutes to iron a nice shirt and trousers will automatically present yourself as someone who takes the opportunity seriously.

Leave your phone in the car
Your phone is not going to get the job for you, so there’s no reason to take it into the interview. If you absolutely need to have it with you then turn it off and put it in your pocket or your purse while being interviewed. Nothing says “uninterested” more than checking your phone during an interview.

Be genuine and show interest in the job
Many job seekers practice interviewing, as it helps them feel more comfortable when it’s the real thing. When you get to an interview, be sure your answers sound genuine so your conversation flows with the managers who are interviewing you. Envision yourself in the role and ask questions about the job functions, who you’ll be reporting to, their management style, and what the company culture is like. Researching the company ahead of time will allow you to come up with more creative questions. This interest will help separate yourself from other candidates.

Tell the truth, every time
It’s ok not to know the answer to a question, but don’t make up an answer that isn’t truthful. Interviewers understand that interviews can be nerve-wracking and will often respond well if you say “I haven’t encountered that situation thus far in my career”, or “I’m having a hard time thinking of an answer. Can we revisit this question at the end of the discussion?” If you can’t be truthful during an interview how can you be truthful in the job?

For more interview tips, watch the video below!

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Do these topics sound like something you practice? If so, we would love to have you on our team. Apply online today at careers.twomenandatruck.com! With more than 320 locations across the United States and expanding into new areas like Vallejo, Ca., there are always opportunities for you at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK ®.

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Frontline staff are the face of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

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At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, our movers and drivers are the face of the company. Most customers schedule their moves over the phone, so the first team members they meet face-to-face are their movers on moving day. In a lot of cases, this day can be stressful or overwhelming for customers. It is crucial that our movers understand and are willing to adapt to any needs that may arise. Movers have the opportunity to present the brand in a professional, respectable way, and make the customer’s day while doing so. Our most successful movers build a great rapport with customers and turn them into lifelong supporters.

Our new location in Pasadena, California, recently took a few of their team members to their local chamber of commerce gathering. There, Jose Sandoval, Sean Sidders, and Joshua Polanco represented TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as a gainful employer and community supporter. Our Pasadena team showed how the frontline team can also make a difference when they pull a chair up to the table for discussions about community engagement.

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Sean, Jose, and Joshua at the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast

Jose reflected on this experience and said, “Having the opportunity to speak at the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce breakfast was a great experience. Seeing what goes on from the marketing side of the company was really cool. It was especially cool to see how helpful other companies can be to help spread the word on the outstanding service we provide.” Local chambers of commerce offer great opportunities to teach team members how local chambers operate and local businesses can benefit from being involved in their communities.

In addition to home and business moves, our team members are also instrumental in charitable endeavors. We donate moving, packing, or storage services to local groups in need. The support we have shown to the Indianapolis community by transporting special needs medical equipment, and the Lansing community by storing and moving community pianos are just two examples, and we’re constantly learning of new ways our teams have made an impact nationwide.

Without our movers, drivers, and frontline team members, none of this would be possible; there would be no one to coordinate and book every move, or drive the trucks and safely move items, large and small, for charitable causes, families, and local business partners.

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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Don’t think of it as “just a summer job”

Written by Chelsea Leser

Being a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® mover or driver can be a tough job. Oftentimes, people hear about the manual labor, and the sometimes “not ideal” weather conditions they occasionally work in. There’s a reason we call it “earn while you burn!”TMAAT107-1499091942-O

Something you may not hear about is the immense amount of opportunity, which we happen to have in abundance. You also may not hear about how you impact lives and communities daily through your efforts. So whether it is a short-term opportunity or stepping stone to a career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, it is rewarding in your service and rewards.

Just ask Randy Shacka. He started as a marketing intern at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® 14 years ago, and has held many job titles, both in the franchise and corporate office settings, before becoming president of the international headquarters. You could also ask one-third of our franchise owners or three-quarters of current managers who began as movers, drivers, or customer service representatives within our system. Customers are not the only people we move forward. We enjoy developing leaders and furthering the careers of our team members. As frontline staff learn how our business functions and start to expand within their positions, they have found seamless transitions into the roles of operations managers, move managers, field trainers, and even general managers.

Two Men and a TruckSummer is the busiest time of year at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. We make sure our staff is at full capacity during this time to provide excellent service to all customers. In addition to bringing on additional frontline staff, some locations hire interns to support marketing, human resources, or operational functions.  So if you want to be part of a fast paced organization and learn some new skills, we encourage you to learn more about us.  Internships can be exciting opportunities to be part of million dollar organizations and help as you work toward taking your skills to a new level.

After the busy season, some interns and frontline staff return to their college courses or winter jobs, however many find working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is not just a summer job. In just a few short months, they’re able to not only make an impact in the lives of customers, but begin a fulfilling and long-term career.

Nick Popoff began his career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as a driver at the Lansing, Mich., franchise. Nick earned a teaching degree from Central Michigan University and has utilized the skills he learned in school and applied them in his new role as a field training and development specialist at our corporate office. Check out Nick’s story:

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Make a career move with us and apply online today. Let us help move you forward in your career! If you are interested in learning more about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® like us on Facebook.

 

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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.
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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:

Hey Hilton,

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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