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Allied Building Products

alliedbuildingproducts2Allied Building Products was established in Jersey City, NJ in 1950 as a family-operated roofing and custom sheet metal fabrication business. Our territory was the New York / New Jersey metropolitan area with just five employees, two small trucks, 700 square feet of office space, 5,000 square feet of warehouse space and a burning desire to build for the future.

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Through strong commitment to both the customers and manufacturers, we developed relationships to ultimately become one of the largest and most successful distributors in the building materials industry. Over the years, we expanded our product offering, reached out to new customers, and have increased our footprint through strategic acquisitions.

Today, Allied Building Products:

  • Operates in over 180 locations coast to coast
  • Maintains a fleet of over 2,785 vehicles
  • Employs over 3,100 committed individuals

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The company looks to a future of long-term growth with continued product and market diversification. Allied strives to meet the needs of customers at every level of the building industry (residential, commercial and industrial), from large architectural accounts to the home remodeler. As part of this commitment to the industry, relationships are maintained with many large and small architectural firms. Allied, from the start, has maintained high standards of integrity and service. Dedication to these ideals is the key to Allied’s past and future in the building industry.

Interested in working for us?
Find out about openings, benefits and more here:
 http://www.alliedbuilding.com/Careers/Careers

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Corporate offices:
15 East Union Avenue
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
phone: (800) 541-2198
phone: (201) 507-8400

 

 

 

 

 

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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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4 Quick Tips To Improve Your Resume

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Stand out from the crowd!

For every one job posting, there can be over 100 candidates.  I know this number can seem overwhelming, but do not panic! Here are simple steps you can take to improve your odds of making the initial cut.

1) Tweak your resume to match the position. The days of sending the same resume for every opening are over. You don’t need to overhaul the whole thing, but matching your qualifications to the job listing can mean the difference between getting selected or being overlooked.

2) Quantify! Many people simply list their job duties and responsibilities and hope for the best. However, your resume is not just a laundry list of what you do or did at previous positions. Show the employer how you saved your company time, effort or money. For example, did you suggest a new idea that made a difference? Translate that to a percentage and add that bulleted point to your resume. Look at the two bullets below and you can quickly see which one adds more punch.

  • Handled purchasing orders for office supplies  (BORING!)
  • Implemented new system for office supply purchasing, reducing costs by 20%. (IMPRESSIVE!)

3) Read your resume out loud. Sure, it may seem silly at first. But, you can quickly tell if phrases sound awkward or don’t belong. This is a trick many professional writers use, and for good reason. It works.

4) Enlist help with proofing. You’re too close to the finished product. A second set of eyes helps. Industry terms that may be common to you, may not be to others. A friend can give you the objective input you need.

A well-crafted resume is your introduction to a potential new employer. Tiny tweaks can transform it from dull to desirable. Follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to that new job you’ve been looking for!

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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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