Career Move Month: Interview Tips from Our Hiring Manager

Whether you’re getting ready to interview for a position at Two Men and a Truck Nashville or another company in town, you’ll want to be on the top of your game during the application and interview process!  To help you nail the interview, we asked our hiring manager, Nick, for his advice on how to make a great first impression.  Here’s what he had to say:

General Manager Nick1. Be sure to fill out your application completely.  Even though some company applications can be multiple pages long, each question is asked to get an idea of your previous experience and skill set.  An incomplete application not only looks unprofessional, but also gives the impression that the applicant won’t be willing to follow instructions on the job.

2. Arrive to your interview on time, if not early.  This reflects the type of employee you’ll be.  When you arrive early to your interview, I know I can count on you to arrive on time each morning.

3. When you arrive, pay attention to road signs.  Especially in a city, parking can be difficult because there are no parking zones, meters, reserved spots, and private garages.  Take this into account when you decide what time to leave for your interview.  If you park in a reserved spot in our parking lot, I’ll notice!

4. Bring a form of identification with you.  Businesses need to verify your identification, background, and work status before being able to hire you.  At Two Men and a Truck Nashville, we can usually hire you on the spot if you qualify for the position.  However, forgetting your ID can slow down the hiring process.

General Manager Nick with Quality Control Specialists5. Give a firm handshake.  You hear this all the time, but some applicants still forget that a handshake plays a big role in their first impression.

6. During your interview, keep eye contact with the hiring manager.  This lets me know that you’re listening, and shows your interest in the position.

7. Be engaging!  I’m looking to hire team members who are enthusiastic and personable in their jobs.  It sounds simple, but smiling is a great way to show your excitement for the job opportunity.  And it’s okay to ask questions about the job, too!

8. Leave food and drinks outside the office.  This seems obvious, but bringing your soda into an interview is extremely unprofessional.  Make sure you arrive hydrated and ready for your interview so you can feel comfortable.

How can we “move” your career forward?  Right now, we’re hiring Movers, Drivers, a Marketing Assistant, and Marketing Interns!  Apply for one of these positions here or give us a call at 615-248-6288 for further information!

Do you need to get a free estimate for your upcoming move?  Click here to visit our website or give us a call at 615-248-6288!

Career Move Month: Chris “Moves” to a New Department

This March is our company’s 4th annual Career Move Month!  All month, we’ll be highlighting stories from our company about how our employees have “moved up” in the ranks, and about career opportunities for you!  This week, we’re sharing the story of our Sales Lead, Chris.

Chris Sales LeadChris began working at Two Men Nashville in August 2014 after his friend, Vince, told him about an open Mover position.  After a month of hard work, Chris was able to pass our Drivers’ test and was promoted to being a Driver.  (The Driver position is the equivalent of a Team Lead in our company.)  “During that first year, I really liked the people I worked with and getting to work in the field.  It was nice meeting new people every day, and there was good pay,” Chris says.

In August 2015, our General Manager Nick needed to hire a new Inside Sales Representative.  Around the same time, Chris knew he needed to find a job that offered more consistent hours so he could have a better schedule for his family at home.  Nick says, “I saw potential in Chris.  The hardest part about training a new Sales Representative is teaching them how to estimate the time a move will take, and how to schedule a move.”  Because Chris had a year of experience in the field, Nick knew he would have no trouble translating that experience into scheduling duties.  “Chris was also always early, and he would always go the extra mile.”  So Nick transitioned Chris into the office position!

A couple short months later, Chris was promoted to the Sales Lead.  To earn the promotion, “I just came into work on time, took the initiative when tasks needed to be completed, and used my experience in the field to help customers with their moving expectations.”  Chris has really excelled as he’s grown into his position as the Sales Lead.  He wants job seekers to know, “I didn’t originally think of Two Men and a Truck as a career opportunity, but doors have really opened for me.  There’s room for growth and a career if you work hard.”

Team building at the Titans gameAre you interested in becoming a Two Men team member?  Right now, we’re hiring Movers, Drivers, a Marketing Assistant, and Marketing Interns!  Apply for one of these positions here or give us a call at 615-248-6288 for further information!

Do you need information about scheduling a move with us?  Click here to see our website or call for information at 615-248-6288!

Career Move Month: How Our General Manager “Moved” Up in Our Company!

This March, we’re celebrating Two Men and a Truck’s 4th annual Career Move Month!  All month we’ll be highlighting great stories from our team members about how they “moved” their career forward at Nashville’s Two Men and a Truck and tell you about our current career opportunities.

Nick General ManagerThis week, we want to tell you about our General Manager, Nick.  Nick found Two Men Nashville in 2010 after working as the General Manager of another company for several years.  He was unhappy with the industry he was in and needed a change.  While browsing for other management opportunities online, Nick found a Two Men Nashville ad for an Inside Sales Representative position.  “I honestly thought it would be a job I only kept for 6 months to a year.  I saw it as a job for the transition until I could find another managing job,” he remembers.

But then Nick realized he really liked the company and position he was in.  “I could honestly sell the service because I believe in it–I felt good about the product.”  Nick saw the way Two Men and a Truck would follow up with every single customer after their moves to be sure everything went smoothly, and the level of accountability placed on each team member.  He explains, “I’ve always been able to work hard and move up in every company I’ve worked for, so I figured I could do the same thing here.”

After a year of hard work as a Sales Representative, Nick was promoted to the Sales Lead position.  When the managers saw his ability to foresee issues in scheduling and his past management experience, they moved him over to the Operations Department into a Move Manager position.  Each year, he received another promotion, until he finally became the General Manager of the company in 2014.

Two Men and a Truck is a global companyNick hopes job seekers realize that Two Men and a Truck is a huge network–“We’re not just all over the country; we also have locations in Canada and even across the pond in the UK,” he says.  “And the majority of our managers and owners started at Two Men in front line positions.  As long as you’re willing to work hard, there’s always room for advancement.”

How can we “move” your career forward?  Right now, we’re hiring Movers, Drivers, a Marketing Assistant, and Marketing Interns!  Apply for one of these positions here or give us a call at 615-248-6288 for further information!

Are you looking to book a move with our company?  Give us a call at 615-248-6288 for a free estimate, or click here to visit our website for more moving information!

Movers for Moms in Nashville

What is Movers for Moms, and when is it happening this year?

We are SO excited about this year’s Movers for Moms campaign!  Most people don’t know that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK was originally founded by the mom of the original “two men,” and we’ve always dedicated our organization to benefiting moms in need around the country.  Every year, every single United States TWO MEN AND A TRUCK location hosts Movers for Moms to benefit a local women’s or family shelter for Mother’s Day.

Locally, our Nashville Movers for Moms campaign aims to collect necessity items (such as toiletries, health products, baby products, etc.) for the deserving moms at Safe Haven Family Shelter.  This year, our goal is to collect 2,000 necessity items for Safe Haven moms between March 24 and May 4!  We’ll bring the final collection to Safe Haven the weekend of Mother’s Day.

Find out how many donations we ended up collecting by clicking here!


Where were the Movers for Moms collection boxes?

In April 2016, you could find a Movers for Moms box at all of the following locations:

Movers for Moms drop-off areasThe Gulch & Midtown

1. Barre3 (The Gulch) | 501 12th Avenue South

2. CrossFit Gulch | 602 9th Avenue South

3. Sculpted Edge Hair Art | 700 18th Avenue South

4. Ardon House Salon | 700 18th Avenue South

5. Atelier Upton Salon | 223 Chestnut Street

6. FiftyForward Knowles | 174 Rains Avenue

7. Nashville School of the Arts National Honor Society | 1250 Foster Avenue

The Nations & West Nashville

1. Yoga Harmony | 4920 Charlotte Pike

2. The Wilson Group | 304 42nd Avenue North

3. Barre3 (West) |  73 White Bridge Road #125

4. ILoveKickboxing | 73 White Bridge Road #118

5. Orangetheory (West Nashville) | 6720 Charlotte Pike

6. Gold’s Gym | 7062 Highway 70 South

7. Blooma Yoga | 4107 Charlotte Avenue

Green Hills & Berry Hill

1. Krank Nashville | 2148 Bandywood Drive

2. Gymboree Play & Music (Hillsboro) | 4004 Hillsboro Pike #180

3. Zeitlin | 4301 Hillsboro Pike #100

4. Tandem Realty | 2906 Berry Hill Drive

East Nashville

1. Serenite’ Fitness | 2038-A Greenwood Avenue

Donelson & Hermitage

1. Daymar College | 560 Royal Parkway

2. Wilson Bank & Trust | 217 Donelson Pike

3. Picture This | 3883 Lebanon Pike

4. Shank Insurance | 5760 Old Hickory Blvd #105

5. Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce | 125 Donelson Pike

6. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Hermitage |

Antioch

1. Antioch High School DECA Club | 1900 Hobson Pike


What local Nashville events benefitted Movers for Moms this year?

March 24 @ 7 pm: Sculpted Edge Hair Art‘s Client Appreciation Event | –INVITATION ONLY– Guests can bring a donation to Movers for Moms to cover admission, and 5% of Reference of Sweden product sales will benefit Safe Haven Family Shelter

Month of April: Yoga Harmony’s Community Classes | Instead of paying Yoga Harmony’s regular class rates, make a $10 minimum donation to Movers for Moms during April’s community classes

April 2 @ 6 pm: Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl | Atelier Upton Salon (Stop S) will be collecting Movers for Moms donations for April’s crawl, and 10% of Art by Jessyca Myers sales will benefit Movers for Moms

April 16 @ 10 am: The Nashville Mom’s Birthday Bash | Bring a Movers for Moms donation in lieu of an admission fee

April 22 @ 11:30 am: DHCC Women in Business Lunch | Bring a Movers for Moms donation to the DHCC’s monthly WIB lunch, and enter to win Movers for Moms merchandise

May 3 @ 5 pm: Kendra Scott Shopping Party | Bring a Movers for Moms donation for a chance to win a special Kendra Scott jewelry set & Movers for Moms merchandise; 20% of the shopping party sales benefit Safe Haven

May 3 @ 5 pm: Picture This 20th Anniversary Event | Bring a Movers for Moms donation for a chance to win door prizes


How can I help spread the word about Movers for Moms in Nashville?

Thank you for helping us get the word out about this amazing cause!  Please download & share these infographics about Movers for Moms’ donations and events on your social media!

Nashville Movers for Moms collection locations     Events benefiting Movers for Moms in Nashville


I have other questions about Movers for Moms!

We’re so glad to hear that you’re excited about our Movers for Moms campaign!  For more information, please contact our Marketing Director, Jenni Hargrove, at jenni.hargrove@twomen.com.  You can also give us a call at 615-248-6288!