Director’s Corner September 2014

9.30.2014, Written by fieldnation

Art2Greetings Professional Providers,

September has come and gone. Ever wonder why we send these out at the end of the month rather than the beginning? Me too, I will have to ask someone about this.

Ladies and Gentlemen let’s talk about profiles. Let’s talk about getting you more business. Many times I will engage new providers on the system and they will ask me “Art, How do I get started? I am requesting work but no one will choose me because I have no track record here.”  Now, I often share that if they see something they like to just let me know and I will recommend them for the job. Get them kick started. You all know what I mean. Get those first few under your belt and it is much easier to get work.  And this does work a lot of the time. But it all hinges on their profile. I can recommend and say this guy or gal will do a great job for you, but if the client looks at the profile and it does not impress, it does not matter what Art Jenkin or anyone else at Field Nation says my friend – you are not getting the job. Not unless they are desperate and in a really obscure area and you are the only one around. And even then, if your profile is not up to snuff they may very well just cancel the work order here and go elsewhere. You all know it, I know it. We are in the business my friends. We know how the process flows.

So if you were the buyer (and I know some of you are as well as being Providers here on Field Nation), do you like when you see a professional picture of the person in their profile? It does not have to be a shirt and tie. A nice collared shirt snapshot of a smiling provider goes a long way, believe me. Let me tell you we have the numbers people. Those with pictures get more work. It is a fact. And in turn, those who have a background check, drug check and complete profile have placed themselves in a position to get more work. Remember this; YOUR PROFILE is what sells you to the buyer. It is your storefront. It is representative of who you are, what you are all about as far as your commitment to quality and your past accomplishments. This should all be in your ABOUT section. All of your certifications, qualifications, types of equipment you have worked on, get it in there my friends. There are sections for all of this information. Fill them in and, believe me, you will see the interest in your services pick up guaranteed.

I am including the link to our “Complete Your Profile” landing page herein, which will walk you through the different areas of importance on your profile. Give it a look and see where you can help yourself get more work. Fill in the blanks. And seriously, the ABOUT section is really important. Get it completed and polished up so it shines with your experience and enthusiasm.

You want to grow your business right? Well we want you to grow your business and be as successful as possible. You succeed and Field Nation succeeds. We are in this together. We want you to be a success. It only takes a few minutes to go over your profile occasionally as well and update any particulars. Do you have new capabilities since you joined us years ago? Complete new training last month? Worked on different equipment? Add it into your profile. I will say it once more: your profile sells you to the buyer. It is the place to display your “Culture and Values.” So shoot for the stars with your profiles! You will be glad you did, I assure you. Only you can make it happen, so go ahead and “Git er done.”

By the way, speaking of making things happen, Field Nation has, for the second year in a row, been named one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. 500. So we thank you for your contributions in helping us attain this status once again.

That’s it for this month my friends.  October is sneaking up on us now. Reminds me, I have to get the chimney cleaned, get firewood, clean the carpets for fall, change the furnace filter, yes dear… yes dear.

Feel free to send me an email or a phone call if you want to join my group “Director’s Corner” in Field Nation!

And as always my friends please BE SAFE out there.