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Leslie Hernandez, Corporate Recruiter, Allied Building Products

IMG_6870When did you join Oldcastle? June 2017

Where is your job located?  Rochester, NY

What do you like about working here?  Everyone is so helpful. No matter what they are doing, they don’t think twice about helping out.  

What are the best parts of your job? I love that all of our team members and the managers alike are very passionate and excited to work for Oldcastle.  

What would co-workers say about you? I like to think they will be able to see how enthusiastic and passionate I am about recruiting and finding the best fit for the organization. 

What was your first job ever? I worked at Dunkin Donuts when I was 14 and all throughout high school.

Do you have any fun or interesting work stories?  I visited Corporate during my 1st week, which was great! 

Would you like to share anything about your family? My nephew is the newest addition to our family. He is a very special kid because he is the 1st nephew and grandchild on both of his sides of the family! 

Connect with Leslie on LinkedIn.

Want to learn more about working for Oldcastle?

Visit us at Oldcastle Careers.

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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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Resume Tips From a Recruiter

We recently asked Joel Burris, a Corporate Recruiter for Allied Building Products for his advice on resumes. Joel looks at hundreds of resumes weekly. Check out these two short clips to hear what he has to say.

How long does a recruiter spend looking at a resume?

You want yours to be the first. Yes, there are times they go back to the pile – but who wants to be second place?

Resume tips recap:

  1. Make sure it’s streamlined and flows easily.
  2. Use bullets to keep it organized.
  3. It doesn’t have to be fancy – no need for photos, charts or graphs.
  4. Use a timeline format.
  5. Gaps in your work history? Provide a brief explanation as to why.
  6. Two page resumes are ok. One is fine too. Three is too much.

How can you stand apart from a pool of similar candidates?

How to stand out recap:
1) Show enthusiasm
Be excited about the opportunity and be willing to have an upbeat conversation.
2) Do a little bit of research
Learn about the company and job, including the competitors of the company.
3) Be able to articulate accomplishments at your last job
Tell stories and give examples – don’t just describe duties.

See Joel’s other posts:
4 Easy Action Steps for Veterans Transitioning To Civilian Jobs

Making it Easier for Veterans to Find Jobs

Learn more about Joel: Meet Joel B.

P.S. Looking for more career advice? Check out this post:
5 Tips to Make Your Job Search Less Taxing 

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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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Geoff Bieber, Lead Operations Recruiter

GeoffBWhat do you do in your position?
I source and screen driver candidates for our locations across the country. I try to get as many great candidates as I can 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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