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My new mechanic just moved in his tools. Chris, your help and insights really improved my recruiting and ad. I really got a lot out of your instructions and Office Hours presentations. Thank you! John - Big Dog Fleet Services
In order to get acquainted and and help fellow community members, please share: 1. The name and location of your shop. 2. Your biggest frustration with finding techs. 3. How you found your last tech.
1. Big Dog Fleet Services - South Plainfield NJ 2. Identifying experienced diesel mechanic candidates 3. found on ziprecruiter job posting, but getting much traction this time. Been a waste of time
@Chris Lawson Thank you - I'll be joining you to hear all you have to teach then
I have emailed and texted. The responses are almost exclusively from my texts. I thought your comments on lowering friction were spot on too. I've sent candidates a skills survey which is very valuable to me to know what they can do - But I think that sometimes creates too much friction. I recently just did the survey at the beginning of the in person interview. I still got what I wanted but w/o the friction. #Boost technician ad response rates by 20%
#Do this to FIND TECHS on Craiglsist Very helpful presentation. I'm going to try these strategies and keywords
The number one question I get from independent shop owners once we’ve cleaned up their help wanted ads for technicians is, “now where do I post it?” I’m so glad you asked! This Thursday, February 2nd, you’re going to learn all of the tricks and strategies for using Facebook like a pro to find techs. I’m going to show you the ins and outs of Facebook (there honestly aren’t all that many), including: · Why we use Facebook to find good techs (and you should too!) · The secret to getting good results with Facebook. · How to go “fishing” on Facebook for good techs who aren’t looking for work. · Facebook is going to take away the jobs tab this month (here’s how you need to post your jobs moving forward) · How to do “Passive Recruiting” on Facebook when you’re fully staffed to build a deep bench of candidates so when you’re in a pinch and need help, you have folks to call. · And more! You can find the link on the Community Calendar. See you there!
Chris - this was a valuable session and well worth our time participating. Thank you!
Congratulations to Dan Vasquez for bursting on the scene and racing to the top of the leaderboard in the last few days of January to take the top spot. Dan, I will DM you to get your address so I can send you a gift. Thanks to everyone who contributed to making the Technician Find Community more valuable and useful to our members by posting. Here's how the top 7 finished up: 1️⃣ @Dan Vasquez 2️⃣ @John Kelleher 3️⃣ @Barry Lindblom 4️⃣ @Jason Neal 5️⃣ @Carlo Sabucco 6️⃣ @Brandon Anderson 7️⃣ @Tim Raw
Use this proven checklist to create help wanted ads that grab attention, make your shop stand out and generate a consistent flow of applications on demand.
Chris - this was helpful. Looking forward to your next Office Hours when you go over Facebook advice
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New Jersey based commercial fleet diesel truck repair. Keep running with BIG DOG!
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