Is landing more work one of your goals for 2019?
At Field Nation, we know how important it is for our field technicians to get more work, and we want you to be able to get as much work as you want. So, we made a list of the things our top technicians do to land more jobs. If you’re looking for more work in 2019, use these tips to improve your profile so you can stay busy and make more money.
Update Your Profile
One of the best things you can do is update your profile. Our Marketplace matches you to jobs based on your profile information. By keeping it up to date, you increase the chance of getting matched with good work orders and appearing higher in the results page.
Make sure you update your information when:
- You learn a new skill
- Perform work in different fields
- Get a new certification
All these tips help you qualify for more work. It’s also important to list your equipment in your profile. Having more of the right equipment listed can push you higher up in the results list.
Get a Background Check
Make sure you have an updated background check on your profile.
An old background check can be the difference between a client choosing you, or choosing someone else. Some clients even filter their results based on background checks. Also, make sure you completed a recent drug screen. Some companies require clients to only choose technicians with a clean drug screen. By making sure you meet as many qualifications as possible, you increase your chance of appearing in more searches every day.
Network with Other Technicians
Another way to land more work is to talk to other technicians. Other technicians can be a great source of information. Ask them how they get most of their work. Talk to them about their profile and how they position themselves in the Marketplace. Ask about their equipment to learn how you can improve your chances of getting more complex jobs.
You can also ask about how they find higher-paying work and get clients to choose them over others. This can also help you get more work by taking their extra work. For example, if they know a client who has an open job but they can’t do the job themselves, they can refer you. If they have a good relationship with that client, this can also form a new relationship and put you at the top of that client’s mind when they have more work.
Learning from other technicians is one of the best ways to improve your skills and get new ideas for how to improve your standing in the Marketplace.
Do Great Work on Small Jobs
If you’re new to the Marketplace and are struggling to find work, try going after a few small jobs first.
Our platform matches technicians to work orders based on many factors. So, even if you have experience but you’re new to Field Nation, you might need to do a few smaller jobs to build up your profile before going for bigger work. Then, when you do land those small jobs, make sure you do great work. If you follow the client’s instructions, are friendly, and arrive on time, you increase the chances of the client wanting to work with you again.
Any small job can help you build your qualifications if it’s done right. Plus, the more work you do, the more you improve your profile in our algorithm, which means you’re more likely to appear as one of the top technicians when clients are searching.
Create Relationships with Clients
One thing some technicians overlook is forming connections with clients.
Think of it like this: Every time you perform a work order, you have a chance to form a relationship. Our client’s don’t always send their work orders out to the entire Marketplace. Often, they build a list of technicians they trust and route work to that small pool.
The best way to improve your odds of entering that small pool is to do great work every time and form a bond with that client. If the client sees that you arrive on time, do the work as requested, and leave a good impression on the site manager, the higher the chances they’ll look to work with you again.
This means you get access to routed work orders from that client (orders that don’t go out to the entire Marketplace) and you’ll have a higher chance to get to those orders first.