How March Madness Can Boost Your Job Search

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1) Make It A Group Effort
Half the fun of participating in March Madness is the pre-game prep. Then, there is the trash talk during the tournament, the hits and the misses and, ultimately, the gloating over who won. Filling out your own bracket and not sharing in the activity takes away a lot of the fun. As a job seeker, are you participating with other job seekers? Or, are you isolating yourself? Don’t! It helps to have people to commiserate with, share strategies, and celebrate successes.

2) It’s All About Strategy
Everyone has their own plan for completing their brackets. Whether you take it super seriously and put a lot of effort into research or just pick based on teams you’re loyal to, you have consciously chosen a game plan. The same thing holds true for your job search. You need to have a plan and schedule in mind. Where do you want your job search to be a month from now? What about two months from now? Write your ultimate goal down and the action steps you plan to take to get there. You can’t wing a job search. It’s going to take effort and a schedule to get where you need to go.

3) You’re In It For The Long Haul
March Madness is not over in one game, and neither is your job search after one interview. There are going to be ups and downs. It’s very rare to land the position of your dreams in the first week. The NCAA Tournament takes time, and so will your job search. Add even more time to that plan if you’re a career changer, entry level job seeker or have been unemployed for awhile.

4) Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket
In your bracket, you have many games and possible outcomes. Ultimately, it all comes down to one team winning. In your job search, that one team is the job you want. You will have to get through many hurdles to get there. These obstacles/events include numerous interviews with one company, but more likely will be multiple interviews with various companies. Be open to the possibility of there being more than one ideal job out there for you!

5) Get Your Head In The Game
A coach encourages and inspires players to do their best, work hard, visualize success and never ever give up. Sometimes, we have to be our own coach. While it is easy to get discouraged in a job search, you can’t let the emotions overwhelm you. Teams that lose in the NCAA Tournament don’t just stop playing basketball. They go over what they did correctly, what mistakes they made and then make a plan to learn from this season to move forward next season. You may not be a college basketball player, but you do have the power to take charge of your own path to career success!

Looking for more career advice? Check out this post: 5 Must-Ask Interview Questions.

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Out of Luck? 5 Signs To Watch Out For At Work

Be wary if you experience any of these things:
1) You’re left out of meetings
If you are no longer invited to meetings that you used to attend, or find yourself not being invited to as many meetings as before, this is cause for concern. You can ask your boss or manager why you are no longer required to attend, but make sure your tone/manner is not defensive or panicked. If you are still invited to meetings, but not called upon or asked to contribute, this can be another red flag.
2) Your formerly-friendly boss/managers and colleagues are now distant
If coworkers or management are now aloof or indifferent towards you, this can be a warning sign. Try to initiate conversations and keep the dialogue open.
3) You’re not kept in the loop on current/upcoming projects
Being shut out of important initiatives is a big clue that something is up. Attempt to become involved again, but don’t be pushy about it.
4) Things just seem “off”
Listen to your intuition. Do you get a funny feeling in the pit of your stomach that things are not as they should be? 9 times out of 10, that gut feeling is correct. Don’t do anything drastic (like quitting), but start to formulate a plan going forward. In the long term, this may involve leaving, but remember – you also need a plan for the short term. How are you going to handle the day-to-day differences you are experiencing?
5) Business has been down
If your organization or industry is facing tough times, you better get your game face on and put a plan into action.Don’t be in denial. Always be proactive and prepared. Start working on your resume, update your LinkedIn profile (keep your activity settings private for now in order to keep your search in stealth mode) and reconnect with former colleagues and other people in your network.

Have you ever experienced any of these warning signs? What did you do when you felt the “writing was on the wall”? We would love to hear about it!

Looking for more career advice? Check out this post on Twitter Career Chats.

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Geoff Bieber, Recruiting Support Coordinator, Allied Building Products

GeoffBWhat do you do in your position?
I am the Recruiting Support Coordinator.  Basically, what that means is that I assist all of the Allied Building Products branches in filling their open operations positions. I help drive candidate flow to the open jobs and try to get as many great candidates as I can to the applications so our branches can hire the best folks out there. 

What month/year did you start?
I started June 30th (got in right before July 1st so I got an extra day off – thanks boss!)

Where is your job located?
I’m at 1200 Scottsville Road in beautiful, sunny Rochester, NY! (all sarcasm – although Rochester does have some good aspects, they don’t come out until May).

What do you like about working here?
I came from working for a small, non-profit company assisting people with their job search, to a huge, corporate entity. I didn’t know what to expect from the people I worked with, but the office mates that I have are awesome. I’m really blessed to have a great boss and staff around me that make coming to work something to look forward to every day. 

What are the best parts of your job?
I like talking/communicating with our different branches throughout the country. I grew up all over the place – New York, California, and Oklahoma, so I love the diversity of being able to speak to folks from all over. All our branches are so down to earth and cool. Talking to guys like Ty Meyers in San Jose, to Troy Lubbers in Houston, to Mike Brigida right here in Rochester, makes my job really fun and different. 

Why do you think Oldcastle is a good place to work?
The sheer size of the company makes it so exciting to work here. The opportunities that you have and the things that you can accomplish make it so amazing. I love that I can come into work, have an idea for getting new candidates for a job, and the organization fosters that idea and helps make it a reality. 

How would your co-workers describe you?
What would they say about me to my face or behind my back? Hopefully, in BOTH cases, they would say that I’m a good guy who likes to have fun at his job but takes it seriously, makes a few jokes to make the day go by, and is a good person to bounce new ideas off of and collaborate with. 

Just for fun, we want to know – what was your first job ever?
My first “real” job ever was working at Wal-Mart in the Hardware department. Did I know the difference between interior or exterior paint when I was 17? No, but they deemed me fit to work there because I was big and I could lift stuff for the customers. 

bandDo you have any funny or interesting work stories to share?
I bartended for a nice hotel on the lake in Canandaigua, NY, when I was paying my way through college. One time, I was wrapping everything up for the night and, out of nowhere, Lynyrd Skynyrd (the band, not the dude) came in to the bar. I didn’t know what to expect. I thought things were going to get totally rowdy and out of control, but they were the nicest group of guys and gals ever. I talked to the late Billy Powell (the pianist) and one of the backup singers for hours. The band went through A LOT of Jack Daniels that night, but they gave me so much in tips it was well worth it. The next day, they told me to come to their concert, for free, in Syracuse. They left me 4 VIP tickets at will call, and I had another awesome night with my friends and the band. The rest of that story can’t be told via this medium, sorry. 

If you would like, tell us about your family.
My Mom, who is retired, lives about 45 minutes away in little Newark, New York. My Dad, who is also retired, lives outside of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I also have a sister who lives outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is the best special education teacher in the universe. 

What are your hobbies outside of work?
I enjoy playing and watching sports, specifically basketball. I’m a huge video game nerd, so I’m always playing whatever the next big game for the Playstation is. I enjoy spending time with my friends and my beautiful girlfriend (who I wonder “Why is she dating me?” She’s much better looking than I am). 

Go to www.alliedbuilding.com for more information about Allied opportunities, and go to www.alliedtruckjobs.com for more information about open Truck Driver jobs with Allied. 

Oldcastle is North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials. With more than 2,000 locations throughout North America, we are in constant pursuit of the next generation of successful decision makers, leaders and problem solvers. Learn more about joining the Oldcastle team HERE.

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6 Spring Training Tips For Your Career

Blackboard Time to get back in the game! We can learn a lot from athletes getting ready for the upcoming season. Whether you’re actively seeking a new job or just want to move forward in your career, follow this advice to hit that home run.

1) Better weather means easier opportunities to network. We get it. During the long, dark days of Winter, it can be easy to hibernate. Who wants to go to a function when it’s freezing out? This Winter was an especially frigid one for many parts of the country. Take advantage of the longer days and better weather to get out there. Where to start? Check online, your newspaper, local alumni group, business alliance, meetup.com and LinkedIn for professional events you can attend. Start small if you have to. Make a goal of attending at least one new event per month.

2) Recommit to your team. Finding a job should not be a solitary play. Just as one player or pitch won’t win the game, isolating yourself and thinking you can go it alone will only hinder your search. Involve your family, friends and former colleagues in your search.

3)  Practice makes perfect. Professional players make the game look effortless, but we all know it’s not. Your first round of resumes may not get a hit. Don’t give up! Have you tweaked your resume to fit each position? Are you applying for jobs that are a fit? Show your resume to a trusted friend, enlist the help of your college placement office or seek professional resume writing assistance. You’re in this for the long run. Be patient and remember that the job search takes time and has its ups & downs.

4) Create the right mindset. You may be on the bench for now, but remember – this is only temporary. Not every baseball player is in the game all the time.

5) Listen to the coach. Just as a coach leads his team, you have to lead your career direction, progression and job search. You are your own coach. Create a schedule for your search and stick to it. For instance, commit to a certain number of hours a day for reaching out to contacts, applying to jobs and following up. Think of it as your own training schedule. The job search is its own game, with its own set of rules.

6) Analyze your plays. Is there something you could have done differently? Maybe you were thrown off by a tricky interview question you weren’t expecting. No worries! Research answers to common interview questions at monster.com or careerbuilder.com.  Professional players don’t just go to their locker room after a game and call it a day. Post game is when the real learning and plans for improvement take place.

 

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5 Tips To Make Your Job Search Less Taxing

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To increase your odds of job search success:
1) Start to act with a sense of urgency
When you know that you’re getting a refund, you’re apt to file right away. If you owe? Not so much. Think of the job you want to get as that coveted tax refund. It’s not a good idea to procrastinate on sending in that resume or returning that call to a recruiter. When you see a job posted online, don’t hesitate or wait ’til the weekend to apply. Go for it NOW. You’re already competing with dozens, if not hundreds, of other applicants. Time is definitely of the essence.

2) Don’t be afraid to ask for help
You can do your taxes online yourself, just as you can do your job search yourself. However, the job search is not meant to exist in a bubble. If you had a new tax situation and were stumped, you would reach out for professional help. The job search is no different. Whether it’s your local librarian, college career planning office or local networking group, get ideas and expert advice from those in the know.

3) Stay current on the code
Tax codes can change, and so can job search trends. When you’re filing taxes online, you get a prompt alerting you to new changes since the previous year. Unfortunately, there is no prompt in the job search process. It’s up to you to educate yourself on what the latest job search trends and accepted norms are. For instance, many jobs require you to apply via an ATS (Applicant Tracking System). If you don’t know the best way to maximize key words in the resume you submit to these systems, you can be at a huge disadvantage. Visit sites like Monster and Career Builder to keep up-to-date on the latest trends. For advice on navigating the ATS, this post can help.

4) Be forward-focused
There are tax moves you can make to put yourself in a better position financially the following year. The same thing can be said for the job search. Envision yourself in the job you want to get. What does it look and feel like? What moves do you need to make right now to make the goal of getting that job happen?

5) Keep track of and claim those job search expenses (if you can)
Did you know that if you’re unemployed and looking for a job, you can deduct job hunting expenses? Check this article out for details.

P.S. Keep your eye out around tax day for tax day freebies. From french fries to frozen yogurt, many local and national chains offer free food and other perks. What better way to treat yourself! Tax day freebie lists aren’t out yet, but they tend to be the same places every year. Here are last year’s deals.

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Say So Long To Sunday Night Blues

beachKnowing that a fun-filled weekend is about to come to an end can cause a twinge of sadness for even the most enthusiastic employee. The dark mornings and cold Winter days can also play into these feelings. Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize Monday morning malaise.

1) End the weekend on a more relaxing note
Do you tend to jam pack your weekends so you rush home from a trip or outing without leaving time to decompress? Instead, try to schedule yourself enough time to wind down. During this time, do something relaxing. What about going to a movie early Sunday evening? There are fewer crowds. Other options include taking a leisurely shower (unlike the rushed one you take Monday morning), listening to music or reading a book.

2) Do an electronics clean sweep
This one is going to be a challenge for many people. However, study after study shows that the blue light emitted from our electronics (including smart phones, TVs and computers) has a very detrimental effect on our sleep quality. Along the same lines, having these devices in your bedroom is a sure-fire way to increase the time it takes to get to sleep, as well as negatively impact the quality level of the sleep you do get.

According to The National Sleep Foundation’s 2014 Sleep In America poll, “Electronics in the bedroom are pervasive. These electronics are found in both the parents’ bedrooms as well as their children’s bedrooms. Leaving the devices on at night can be particularly disruptive to sleep.”

There was a time, not so long ago (relatively speaking), when we weren’t tethered to this technology. Watching or using these devices too close to bedtime is a no-no – for parents and children. A good night’s sleep is critical to a productive work week. Take this tip seriously and retire your electronic devices when you retire to the bedroom. You may experience withdrawal in the beginning, but, in the long run, this step can really make a positive difference in your life.

3) Streamline your transition into the work week
A frenzied start to the work week is not the way to go. Have your outfit ready, lunch prepared and everything else you need the night before – so you can just grab it and go. Good habits like this go a long way towards making Monday morning stress more manageable. A less harried routine, commute and transition into the work week is the goal. Whatever small actions you can take to bring added comfort and convenience to your day is going to help put you in a better mood for the duration of the week.

4) Plan something fun for early in the week and beyond
Who says you can’t go out to dinner on a Monday or Tuesday? While some restaurants are closed Monday evenings, many are not. Setting a date to go out gives you something to look forward to. And, unlike Friday or weekend evenings, there will be fewer people. Take some time to relax and re-energize for the rest of the week. Along the same lines, don’t forget to plan short and long term events to look forward to. Just knowing you are going on a day trip or vacation is sure to brighten your mood.

5) Start off the week with a pleasant task
Don’t dive into that stress-inducing report first thing. Tackle something easier. Every job has duties that are more enjoyable than others. Give yourself a break and start with those less taxing, more mindless responsibilities first.

6) Acknowledge your feelings
It’s normal to feel a bit sad when the weekend comes to a close. However, if your feelings start to intensify into anger, depression or overwhelming dread, it may be time for a job change. These emotional red flags are more than than just the Sunday night blues.

What about you? Do you have any advice on how to make the transition back into the work week easier? We would love to hear what you think.

Looking for more career advice? Check out this post on Work-Life Balance.

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Amy Keenan, Corporate Recruiter, Allied Building Products

P1030383What do you do in your position?
I am a Corporate Recruiter for a great company, Allied Building Products.  Every day, I source the best talent for Inside/Outside Sales Professionals, IT and Management.  I mainly hone in on the Northeast, Great Lakes Region and the Florida area.

What month/year did you start?
I started with Allied on September 2, 2014. I remember the date exactly because I was so excited to come on board!

lilacsWhere is your job located?
My recruiting office is based out of Rochester, NY – which is known as the Flower City and for hosting the annual Lilac Festival. 


What do you like about working here?
What I really enjoy about working at Allied is joining such a dedicated team of professionals in the office and working with the hiring managers as well.  The support that I receive is outstanding!

What are the best parts of your job?
The best parts – well, there are so many!  To narrow it down – I really love how our team works so well together and makes coming to work such a great experience.  Also, it’s exciting to move forward with the “right” talent and being able to offer the position of full-time employment.  I go home at the end of the day feeling AWESOME!

Why do you think Oldcastle is a good place to work?
We have people in the company who have such a passion for the building materials industry and believe in the products. This combination has made us so successful over the years.  We have so much to offer someone looking for not just a job but a career! I believe in the vision of Oldcastle – building a better tomorrow, and it begins with YOU!

How would your co-workers describe you?
Hmmm….I think that my co-workers would say: “Energetic, Passionate, Professional, Fun, Motivated, A Team Player and ANIMATED!”

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Just for fun, we want to know – what was your first job ever?
My first job was something that I sought out. I became so interested in the weather during 8th grade, that I scheduled and conducted interviews with 3 different Meteorologists from the local news stations.  I was able to go into each news station to shadow and gain an understanding of what their job responsibilities entailed.  Then, I became a WeatherSpotter. It was an unpaid job, but certainly rewarding. I was responsible for reporting current temperature readings and conditions for my hometown. Sometimes, my name was stated on the air and, in that moment, I felt like a celebrity! 

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Do you have any funny or interesting work stories to share?
Let’s see…Some people may not know, but I worked at 13WHAM News (formerly known as WOKR TV 13) as a part-time Forecaster for 6 ½ years (mainly on the weekends) gathering data to create a forecast, updating the Weatherline (a line that the public could call into for a up-to-date forecast), updating the webpage, recording my forecast for local radio stations and the DOT.  It was a great job because, even if I was wrong, I still had a job!  When I was younger, I wanted to move out West to chase tornadoes…my family and friends thought that I was crazy!

If you would like, tell us about your family.
I am blessed to have such a wonderful, loving and supportive family!  I have two children- a son who is almost 9, and quite the Engineer.  He is always experimenting!  My daughter, who is 5 ½, is a ray of sunshine, full of energy and loves to dance.  And, I have a great husband, a Mechanical Engineer who puts up with me! 

What are your hobbies outside of work?
Playing with my kids, camping, mowing the lawn, fishing, crafting and going on vacations with my family!

Find out more about Allied Building Products (including job opportunities):
http://www.alliedbuilding.com/

Oldcastle is North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials. With more than 2,000 locations throughout North America, we are in constant pursuit of the next generation of successful decision makers, leaders and problem solvers. Learn more about joining the Oldcastle team HERE.

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Career Help Is Just A Click Away!

jansamplenewsletterWe’re excited to announce our NEW Talent Community! If you join, we’ll email you a monthly newsletter full of tips and career related topics, ranging from how to write a better resume, to advice on answering tricky interview questions and much more. You’ll also find recruiter profiles, company spotlights, employee/site news and hot jobs.

It’s a great way to keep your career on track, whether you’re actively looking for a job or just thinking about switching employers.  We’ll also archive older issues online. Simply click below to subscribe. You can opt out at any time. Not looking for a job? Help out a friend who is and send them this link: http://oldcastlecommunity.monster.com/

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How To Find A Company To Love

waterheartLook Beyond Big Names
In the market for a new job? It’s easy to be drawn to well-known companies. The glamour! The pay! The Facebook bragging rights! However, lesser known companies (big and small) can offer just as much in terms of salary, benefits and work satisfaction. Not every company (or industry) has the same marketing budget or name recognition, yet can be well worth looking into and pursuing. In addition, there is less competition to get your foot in the door.

To get started:
1) Make a list of what is important to you
If working at a well-known name is a deal breaker, then by all means target those companies. Just know that the competition to get in will be fierce. But, if you’ve given it your all and are not even getting calls for a phone screen, you may want to reevaluate your plan. Is placing such an emphasis on a well-known company part of your strategy to get into an even bigger name in that particular industry? Again, if that is your goal, that is perfectly fine. However, to save yourself time and effort (and possibly cut your job search time in half), draw up a list of job and company must-haves BEFORE you start your search.

2) Keep an open mind
Considering and applying to a company that is lesser known IS a leap of faith. However, for many fields, the industry or company does not matter, as the job role is the same – it’s just a different working environment. The same job search goals apply. Big or small, well-known or not, you want to find an organization that treats people fairly, pays well and has benefits that fit in with your lifestyle.

“If the job allows you to do work that you enjoy, with people who you like and respect, then the industry or company name brand/recognition factor shouldn’t really come into play.”

2) Do your research
Let’s say you’re doing a search on Monster or Indeed and come across a company you’ve never heard of. That doesn’t mean it’s not a well-respected player in its industry. Go to the company’s website and Google to research it a little more. Glassdoor can be a good source as well. Although, take the opinions on there with a grain of salt, as it does err on the side of the disgruntled employee. If it’s an industry you’re unfamiliar with, dig a little deeper. Look up professional and industry related associations. See how the company ranks. Don’t forget to reach out to any of your acquaintances on social media (especially LinkedIn) if they happen to be in that industry. If it’s a smaller, local organization, a trip to the library may be in order. Yes, offline research! The librarian can direct you to various materials and other information about the organization that may not be available online.

Don’t Buy Into The Hype
Our recruiters have talked to many job seekers who won’t even look at a company because the company is unfamiliar or seems “boring.” Boring is in the eye of the beholder. A job is what you make it. Do you want to wait for the perfect big name? Some people hold out and end up being unemployed or stuck in their current unhappy job situation for longer than they need to be. Why not consider an organization that is not as well-known? It pays to look beyond the big guns. It could be the best job you ever had!

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Sean O’Neill, Staffing Manager, Allied Building Products

seanoneillWhat do you do in your position?
I provide exempt and non-exempt level staffing for the distribution arm of Oldcastle – Allied Building Products.  I collaborate with the hiring managers to prepare a staffing strategy for existing and future needs.

What month/year did you start?
February, 2007

Where is your job located?
Rochester, NY

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What do you like about working here?
The Team! It’s exciting to be a part of something that is growing.

What are the best parts of your job?
The ability to partner with the managers and become a valued resource in what they are looking to accomplish in each of their regions.

Why do you think Oldcastle is a good place to work?
Oldcastle offers the opportunity for personal and career growth.

How would your co-workers describe you?
I think my co-workers would describe me as someone who comes to work every day and is focused. When I get out of my office, I think they would say I am sports-oriented with a touch of OCD. I like my office to be in order.

Just for fun, we want to know – what was your first job ever?
My first job was working at a sporting goods store. The exciting part about this for my parents was that we were able to get all of our sporting equipment at a discounted rate!

Do you have any funny or interesting work stories to share?
When I was working at the sporting goods store, there were many incidents that were funny. I am not sure if I would consider some of the stories interesting or just gross, as you are helping people try on shoes!

If you would like, tell us about your family.
I have been married for 12 years to my wife.  We met in college. We have an 8 year old son, and a 6 year old daughter.

coachingWhat are your hobbies outside of work?
Coaching my kids’ athletic teams, playing hockey and cycling.

Find out more about Allied Building Products (including job opportunities):
http://www.alliedbuilding.com/

Oldcastle is North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials. With more than 2,000 locations throughout North America, we are in constant pursuit of the next generation of successful decision makers, leaders and problem solvers. Learn more about joining the Oldcastle team HERE.

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