Power is the nation’s leading full-service, exterior home remodeler relentlessly dedicated to improving everything it touches — from beautifying homes to creating a one-of-a-kind workplace where employees achieve their dreams and can make a positive difference in the world.
How to Get Hired
We asked Power Home Remodeling for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
A few years ago, we decided to put a higher premium on a job candidate’s aptitude for positive thinking and level of motivation. Instead of focusing on the name of the higher education institution on a resume, we look at what the candidate did while in attendance. Did they take advantage of internship opportunities and get involved in community outreach? Did they work full-time or part-time while in school? Were they passionate about the experiences they had and the types of relationships they created throughout their studies? What does their past experience say about their character, their purpose?
Our hiring managers use these type of questions to see if a candidate aligns with our core values: integrity, grit, optimism, innovation and caring.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
First and foremost, we want to truly get to know the candidate, so they should be themselves. Let your integrity, grit, optimism, innovation and caring come through with personal anecdotes and through your professional experience.
With more than 90,000 applicants a year, it is definitely important to stand out from the crowd. One of the best ways to do that is through a referral. More than 50% of our new hires come directly from employee referrals. So check LinkedIn, Facebook and your networks of friends and family to see if you know a Power person. If you do, reach out to them to learn more about what it’s like to work at Power, and if it sounds like the right fit for you, ask for a referral.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are looking for more and more specialized candidates, especially in the technology space. Our Business Technology department has more than doubled in size in the last few years and we expect it to grow by another 50% this year alone, which means a change in our recruiting practices. Most developers and IT specialists aren’t looking to work at a “home improvement” company, so we’ve had to be proactive in reaching out and educating the marketplace about how we are truly a tech company. Our technology teams work in an agile workflow and have the growth potential they would have at a startup, but also enjoy the benefits of an established, growing company.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
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