I needed to find someone to help on the weekend days at the repair shop.
My regular HVAC technicians didn’t want to work every weekend and I knew they were getting burnt out.
I didn’t know if I would be able to find someone to offer help only during Saturday and Sunday, but I was surprised by the number of applications that I received after posting an ad online. I needed someone with a few years of experience working on HVAC repairs and installations. Several of the candidates were new HVAC technicians and I got rid of those applications right away. I was left with 10 people that seemed like a good fit for the job. I decided to conduct interviews on Tuesday and Wednesday. I had five candidates interview each day and I told all of them that I would make a decision and call them individually by Friday afternoon. The first few interviews went well, but Tuesday afternoon I found the perfect applicant. I still interviewed all of the people on Wednesday, because I didn’t want to waste their time. It could have been possible to find a second weekend repair person that I absolutely loved, but the guy that I hired was actually perfect for that job. He already has a full-time job and needs to make a couple of extra dollars on the weekend. It worked out perfectly after I saw his resume. The guy has all of the skills necessary to take care of any problem that comes up during the weekend shift.