While it may not feel like it now, winter is coming. Before it gets here, it’s important to consider how you will be heating your home. Think about what it cost you last year. Were you happy with the figure? Were you comfortable with the system? If you weren’t, it’s time to talk about what can be done differently, and I would like to point out a few things for you to consider, or rather one thing; oil.
When you’re looking to gain experience in your field, whether it’s as a sales associate or a marketing specialist, it’s easy to apply only to those businesses that focus solely on what you want to be doing. If your career goals are in marketing, you apply at a marketing firm. It makes sense. Smaller companies who don’t specialize in your particular niche get overlooked, their job descriptions unread because how would working for that HVAC company possibly help build your resume?
This past labor day weekend, if you’re like those of us here at ECI, you were enjoying your long weekend with some outdoor grilling, cracking open a cold one, and spending time with your friends and family during the beautiful weather.
It’s September, and that can mean a lot of different things for people. For some, it means back to school schedules. Others are wicked excited for Oktoberfest brews and pumpkin spice. Here at ECI, it means we’re transitioning from the hum and buzz of A.C. repairs and installations to the maintenance of boilers and oil fills. This year though, fall means something else to us, too.
You may remember last week’s blog entry, Why Isn’t My AC Working? Although the entry focused on possible causes and remedies for why your unit may not be functioning properly, the somewhat comical solution to my problem brought to light a popular technique in the cooling and heating of homes; zoning.
You probably don’t want to talk about it, but there’s something looming in the air. It’s starting small; in place of your central air, your windows are being opened because that sweltering heat isn’t so heavy. In the morning, you’re putting on your slippers. You slept through the night under the covers. That’s right, winter is coming.
A lot of companies use different tools to determine an applicant’s eligibility for a given position. Often it can take several weeks from the time a resume gets submitted for any sort of decision to occur. Here at ECI, we feel that it’s important to screen candidates in a lot of different ways, but the tool we value most is our “ride along.”
You’ve been putting out your resume for a few weeks and it has finally happened; you have a call back for an interview. So what now? Whether you’re an individual with years of experience in the HVAC field, or making a career change and starting at entry-level, preparing for the questions a hiring manager will have can feel overwhelming. Since there isn’t a set script for which questions you might be asked, preparing for the questions themselves isn’t always the best approach. As ECI’s talent recruiter, I’ve conducted multiple interviews with a variety of approaches I tailor for each candidate based on the position a person is applying for. Here’s some advice I have for those of you preparing for yours!
There are a lot of sides to the HVAC field, and if you’re looking for career options, there are several different opportunities available. For those who can’t see themselves being satisfied in an office setting, it may feel like those options are simply service or install. While service and install are the two broad areas of specialization, where you go within those specializations has a lot more room for growth and expansion than you might realize, so it’s important to weigh your options carefully.