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Paint a Career Path for Technicians

2020-11-17T15:36:09-05:00By |Career Development|

It became really clear during TechMission that technicians are desperate for their employers to understand that they want a plan for their future. I think it’s pretty common for any employee to put a lot of value into having a career path laid out for them, but it does feel like technicians often get the

Why It Take Shops Forever to Respond to Techs For a Job

2020-07-28T08:43:39-05:00By |Hiring Process|

Applying for a new job can be a really stressful process to go through. You find a shop that looks great, fits what you want and seems almost too good to be true. After reading through all of their perks and benefits, you are pumped to get started. Excitedly, you fill out an application and

What to Wear For a Technician or Mechanic Job Interview

2020-07-22T10:32:47-05:00By |Hiring Process|

A question we get fairly often is asking what a technician should wear to a job interview. From a technician's standpoint, the first thing that you need to understand is that there isn't an exact answer to this. Based on the various Facebook groups I look through, lots of people seem to have their opinions

Why Don’t Shops Allow Technicians to Do Side Work?

2020-07-13T21:54:57-05:00By |Work Environment|

Have you ever thought about why a shop is against you doing work outside of normal business hours? Not every shop has this policy but there are a good majority of shops who don’t like or understand why a technician would do side work. This is obviously a hot topic of discussion. Technicians want the

How Techs Should Approach Shop Management About Career Progression

2020-06-26T16:26:08-05:00By |Career Development|

From my rather short time as an actual technician, I remember being somewhat frustrated by the lack of clarity on where my career was headed. It really wasn't a topic of conversation that was had regularly, and it felt like a really awkward question to bring up to management. Now that I've been on both

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