I am a handyman. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do and it’s my dream job. If you want to land your dream job, then being handy is a great start. Here are some tips for how to get started in the industry:
Find Out What They Want
The next step is to do some research on the company. If you’re applying for a job at a large corporation, chances are there’s plenty of information about it online. Researching the company will help you learn about its goals, mission, and style of work.
This can give you an idea of what they want from candidates that apply for jobs there. If possible, connect with people who currently work at this company or have worked there before and ask them what they look for in applicants.
You should also speak directly with the hiring manager and ask them what he/she would like to see in someone applying for this position.
A good way to demonstrate your skills (if asked) is by explaining how one of your past experiences would relate to this new job opportunity within your industry or field of expertise if possible (elevator speech).
One of the best ways to find jobs is through referrals. You can get referrals from previous employers, friends, and family, colleagues, contractors, the community, and even your website or social media accounts.
Your email signature should include a statement saying that you’re looking for employment in the field so people will rush to refer you as soon as they see it.
Infuse Your Site With Personality
People are drawn to others who are comfortable in their skin. The same is true of your website: you need to stand out with a unique voice and tone that makes you memorable.
Use your personality to make yourself memorable, but don’t go overboard. A good starting point is a way you talk and write if you’re more formal or professional.
Then stick to that style when communicating on social media or writing blog posts for your business. However, if you have a more casual side (like me), feel free to let it show through!
Determine The Skills You’re Looking For
You should always know what skills you’re looking for before you start applying.
- What skills do you need to get the job done?
- What skills are the most important?
- What skills are the easiest to learn?
- What skills are the most difficult to learn?
Ultimately, it’s up to you which factors matter most when determining your job goals and deciding how far in advance they’ll be required by your new employer.
A job that pays well but requires a lot of training might not be worth it if there’s a similar job that pays less but involves less on-the-job training or has more opportunities for advancement down the road. It all depends on what is best for your current situation!
Explain What You Do To Demonstrate Your Value
You’re an expert at what you do, and it’s time to show them. First and foremost, explain how you can help their company. This might mean showing off your previous work history or explaining why your skills make you a good fit for the job.
You should also explain how you’ll help their customers, such as by providing tips on handyman services or simply being available for questions about home repairs.
Finally, employers must know about all of how they will benefit from hiring someone like yourself:
You’ll keep things running smoothly within the company itself as well as boost morale among employees and create a better workplace experience for them all around (for example).
Don’t Be Afraid To Target Companies That Aren’t In Your Area
Your next step is to narrow down the pool of possible employers to those that best fit your criteria. The ideal job opportunity will be one where you can make an impact, work independently and learn new skills.
Keep in mind that companies are often more flexible than they appear at first glance.
If a job posting doesn’t seem like a good match for your skills, don’t hesitate to reach out directly via email or phone call to ask questions about the position or express interest in applying if it’s still open.
You will likely come across some companies who aren’t hiring right now but may be interested in taking on an employee with experience after they’ve had time to reassess their needs (this is common during economic recessions).
Think Of Yourself As A Brand, Not Just A Guy Who Fixes Things
It’s important to think of yourself as more than just a handyman. You are a brand, and your brand is what sets you apart from the competition. Why is this important? It’s simple: people remember things that stand out from the crowd.
If you want to make sure clients can find you, it’s crucial to have a memorable brand that makes them come back for more work later on down the line.
The best way to create your brand is by making sure everything about yourself (from your social media accounts to your website) represents what makes you unique and then telling everyone else about it!
This may sound obvious, but many people who might be interested in hiring you will never hear about how great of a worker or person they would be because they don’t know anything about how much experience they have working with tools like drills or hammers.
Or if they even know how important these tools are at all! It’s important not only because this means that they won’t necessarily think highly enough of themselves when needing help around their house.
But also because it shows potential employers how much effort has gone into making sure their customers’ lives run smoothly after using services such as ours here at Handyman Services Incorporated.”
Develop Your Vision Statement And Tagline
What Is A Tagline?
A tagline is a short, memorable phrase that you can use to describe your business and communicate your brand vision. A good tagline conveys what makes you unique, and it should be easily understood by potential customers.
For example, the Tagline: “You name it; I fix it” shows that the handyman company offers a wide variety of services from replacing washers in faucets to fixing drywall patches, installing new light fixtures, or even taking care of household pets.
The purpose of developing your vision statement is to help guide you throughout the process of setting up a small business.
You’ll want this statement handy when creating company logos and marketing materials so that they stay true to the image you want for yourself as an individual entrepreneur or owner of a small business.
Build A Strong Portfolio Site
A portfolio website is your chance to show off your best work and show the world that you’re ready for the job. There are many different ways to do this, but some of the most important things to include are:
- A photo or video of your completed project(s)
- A description of what you did in each project (include details like materials used, time spent on the project, etc.)
A list of skills you have and how they apply to this field (e.g., “I have experience using power tools” or “I am proficient in HTML.” If possible, include a link where someone could find more information about where these skills come from.)
Links to past clients (if applicable) as well as their contact information so potential employers can reach out directly for references.
You should also include your contact information and links/codes for social media accounts (Facebook/Instagram) so that people can get an idea of how friendly and personable you are before hiring you!
Network Through Facebook And Twitter
Social media can be used to your advantage when it comes to finding a job. Social media is a great way to network with people in your industry, and you never know who may be able to help you land a new gig.
Also, using social media makes it easier for people in the same industry or niche as you to find out what’s going on in their space. For example, if there are any new projects or job openings that are worth checking out, they’ll post them on social media where everyone can see them!
You should also use social media as an opportunity to learn more about the field itself and find out what types of jobs are available via Twitter hashtags like #jobsinscience or #jobsearchhacks.
Then take those leads and follow up with the companies involved! It’s all about building relationships:
The more friendly contacts you have within any given field (whether it’s marketing or construction), the better chance there is that one day soon one of those contacts could end up being someone who could help further your goals by referring business their way.
Create A Youtube Channel To Showcase Your Work
You can use YouTube to showcase your work and skills, as well as your personality and expertise. If you’re a handyman, for example, you can create a video that shows how to fix something around the house or how to do a home improvement project.
This will help people see what kind of work you do and how good at it you are. You could also create tutorials where you show them how to do certain projects around their own homes and if they like what they see, they may consider hiring you in person!
To get started on YouTube:
Sign up for an account on [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/).
Use your email address when signing up this will allow potential clients or employers to contact you easily later on if necessary. Select a username that reflects who YOU ARE (not necessarily who society thinks SHOULD BE).
Take One-Hour Seminars On How To Do Your Job Professionally
Take one-hour seminars on how to do your job professionally.
As a handyman, you have skills that others don’t have. Your passion for what you do is obvious, and it shows in the work that you do. But there’s also a lot of knowledge that can be learned from taking professional seminars that will help improve your skillset even further.
You might think that reading books and watching videos is enough, but those types of resources won’t give you the hands-on experience that one-hour-long seminars can provide.
In addition, a seminar is much more engaging than reading or watching something online because it involves interaction between participants and teachers who are sharing their experiences with everyone else in attendance!
The key to landing your dream job as a handyman is to do research into what is needed for the position and make sure that your skills match up with what the company needs.
You can also network with people who work at this company or have worked there before so they can give you some advice on how best to apply for jobs at their company!