Contracting Business Announces New Career Board for the HVAC Industry
Starting in March 2008, a number of Penton magazines serving the HVACR industry will begin a partnership with a web-based job/career service provider named MEP Jobs. The magazines include Contracting Business, HPAC Engineering, and Contractor Magazine. To learn more about this partnership, click here.
What does this mean to the members of HVAC-Talk?
The simple answer: you now have access to one of our industry's largest career centers. If you are looking for a new job, here is the place to go. If you're looking to hire someone, here is the place to go.
So take a minute and check it out. Click here and see what I'm talking about.
Please post your comments here. Let us know what you think.
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I'd like to see more information in the search results list, with a column for pay range, and another for union/non-union.
Last edited by timebuilder; 03-08-2008 at 12:03 PM.
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It would be nice to search multiple states or a radius of surrounding a zip code.
It would also be nice to see job offerings categorized as Local, National, Regional, International.
I've forwarded all your comments to our friends at MEP Jobs and asked them to respond here. Thanks for your comments.
Question: How many of you have already used MEP's services in the past. Can you share with us what you used them for and what results you got?
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Jeff here from MEP Jobs. I thought I'd try to respond to your queries. It's great to see the interest!
- column for pay, union: we've had this in the past, but honestly, the data is entered at the discretion of the employers, and most don't include it - so we leave it off now
- search by radius: this is actually a feature that we hope to include in the near future; our tech folks are working on it now
- categorizing job searches: good idea. I'll send it over to our tech folks and see what they think.
Also, for those of you who haven't visited us in the last 12 mos or so, stop by - we've added some features in the Post your Resume area and there are a LOT more jobs!
I have not used the service before, but I am a relatively new member. Its appearance and thick JCI presence tends to make me think that the service simply applies custom filters to the already popular CareerBuilder?
"I have not used the service before, but I am a relatively new member. Its appearance and thick JCI presence tends to make me think that the service simply applies custom filters to the already popular CareerBuilder?"
Nope - JCI is one of our larger customers, but we have no relationship with CareerBuilder. We've been an independent business for 11 years (originally HVACJobs.com, then MEPatWork.com).
I think you'll find if you search more and/or post your resume, you'll get some great response - and much more specific to HVAC than CareerBuilder. Some of our employers have been using us for years - because of the site's focus only on HVAC, electrical, and plumbing - instead of the 'a little for everything' you see in the big boards like CB.
Hope this is useful-
What is the "fee" for employers looking for employees?
It starts at $299 for a single job post for 30 days and then goes from there. I know the sales folks have a bunch of different packages aimed at the size and needs of the companies; some include resume access or Talent Alert (which is a candidate-resume matching tool that emails results to you). We also have a couple of what they call 'full-serve' options like Final5 - kind of a flat fee candidate delivery package.
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To get all of the prices, you can either call us (888-482-2562) and ask for Bryan May, or fill out this web form:
The salespeople are good about actually listening to you and figuring out which package would work best.
Just an fyi - we have some useful articles on MEP Jobs that are free for the taking. Click on this link:
I'm always looking for ideas on other articles we can add, so if you have any, let me know.
I realize it's been 20 days since anyone posted here, but just scouting around the HVAC-Talk site from time to time and today I came across this... I have looked the partnership site over and I am truly impressed. I did not even know this kind of service existed for our trades in my area and others alike.
The library is extremely useful to update anyones personal profile/resume.
Is this a Fabreze moment? C.Y.D. I'm voting white elephant. 2¢.
My competition are my best salespeople!
Thanks for the compliment - the library is one of the more popular parts of MEP Jobs (well, other than the job search!). We hope to add some additional articles in the near future.
also, if you haven't done so already, please take part in our industry salary survey. You can submit your info here: