HOW TO GET A HIGH PAYING JOB AFTER TRADE SCHOOL

3 Keys To Increasing Your Hireability

You started trade school with the end in mind. To get hired as tradesman, and start your career as a plumber, HVAC tech, or electrician. However, many of your friends have told you how difficult it is to find a job after graduation.

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This is shocking news to you. You think to yourself, “How can it be so hard to find a job in an industry that is short handed by over 30,000 skilled service people?”  In this post, I’ll show you the answers you need to get hired.

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THE 6 SERVICE FEE TYPES

how to use and communicate them to your clients

There are 6 major approaches to service fees.  (You may also think of the service fee as a “show-up” fee.)  Some contractors use only one fee type, while others use a combination approach.

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There are times when not charging a service fee will actually win you the sale. Yet, not charging a service fee could cost you thousands in profits.  So, what should you do in your business?

In this article, I’m going to unpack the 6 common service types. You will learn the “why” and “how” of a service fee. I will address service fees for both Residential Flat Rate and Time and Material Service Companies.

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8 REASONS WHY TECHS SHOULD QUIT SMOKING

a detailed look at health, vaping, and quitting

I’ve been around smokers my entire life. My mom smoked. My dad smoked. And all the techs at my first HVAC company smoked.  This post is about the alternative, the health effects, and the possibility of quitting.

8 REASONS TECHS SHOULD QUIT SMOKING

Even though smoking is on the decline, the tradesperson still smokes 1.5 times more than the average worker. There are alternatives to smoking, such as vaping.

Vaping can be a great assistant in the battle to quit smoking, yet it has it’s downsides as well.

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MY TOP 10 BLOG POSTS FROM 2016

Your Favorite Topics All in One Place

Like most of my readers, I take the time to review the things that worked.  Part of that review is to determine the Top 10 Post of 2016, and share the results with you.

Top 10 Posts of 2016

I’m often asked why I write so much content for free.  The type of content that we produce and give to you for free is valuable.  The answer is easy for me.  I want to help contractors be the best version of themselves they can be.

I believe that if I help you, then you will help SET grow as well.  It’s a reciprocation effect.  If I give you what you need today to make a sell, then you will invest in our training programs in the future.  That’s what I mean when I say turn learning into earning.

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PREPARE LIKE A VOLUNTEER TO WIN LIKE A CHAMPION

[video] a study of the time needed to be successful

Every year we hold a Christmas play at our church.  This is a large production with amateurs and professionals.  The show also includes actors whose talents can be seen on stage and tv, musicians, dancers, lighting designers, and a beautiful stage.    It is a legit show, and it takes thousands of man-hours of preparation to pull it off.

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And the most impressive part of it all, is that these wonderful people volunteer their time.

I’ve always been impressed with the devotion of a volunteer.  A volunteer will give up his free time, and miss the party, just to be of service to someone else.  And, a volunteer will often outwork the professional when it comes to his preparation work.

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