The BP Group

Since the cold weather is approaching us quickly here in Connecticut, I thought a good company to shout out would be one that helps us through the winter, The BP Group. The BP Group is in the HVAC Maintenance, HVAC Mechanical, Service and Building Technology Industry. They are some pretty awesome HVAC specialists. Located in my favorite state New York, they were founded in 1985. It’s important that we stay warm this winter while saving money, and a major part in doing that is making sure that your HVAC system is up to date.ls

Something that I admire a lot about this company is that they do a lot of things together as a team to support different causes, for example they have done the Tough Mudder Challenge located in Old Bethpage Village Restoration in support of the Wounded Warrior Project on August 15, 2015. They also attended the 6th annual John Comito memorial walk.

Something that I love to see in a business is when they go above and beyond to make their customer feel like they are thinking about the little things for them. BP group does this with their sustainable solutions.

Make sure to stay warm this winter. If you’re in the tri-state area, keep The BP Group in mind when you need an HVAC repair. Below is a video for fun tips to stay warm in the winter!

Design Shout Out!

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I’ve recently been very interested in redoing my house, maybe interested is an understatement, it’s more like obsessed. So due to my obsession I have been doing a ton of research on different home design sites and I found a company that I feel deserves a shout out. The company is called Archways and Ceilings, they are located in Texas and were founded in 1988.

One reason that I am shouting out this company is because I think it’s pretty cool how they got started. The company started with just three guys working out of their garage making archways in their spare time. Archways and Ceilings still remembers where they came from and are very humble, and that’s something that I find very admirable. I always have an interest in startup businesses because of all the passion that they are fueled by.

I also appreciated going on their website because of how easy it was for me to navigate around. Their process from the quote to the installation, is laid out very clearly so anyone could understand without confusion. They also have helpful videos to make sure that their customers can install their products with ease. I appreciate a company that will go above and beyond to make sure that their customers are happy.

Another thing that I found on their website that I thought was awesome was that you can see a 3D image of your design. I ordered my first Archways and Ceilings product, the fireplace canopy today and I’m super excited to get it in the mail and install it. I’ll let you guys know how it looks. If you guys want some tips on redoing your home while saving money, I suggest watching this video below!

Huemor, a Long Island Design Company

Web Design Company in My Hometown

I think it’s important to recognize companies that are doing well and starting to make it big. Since I’ve really been missing New York I thought I would pick a company from the great state itself. I wanted to recognize a 100 percent independently owned web design company, Huemor, a Long Island web design agency. I always loved going to Long Island because of all the things to do there, especially the wineries.

Huemor is the company that I decided to shout out because there are many things that I admire about this company. Huemor is fairly new, established in 2011. With just one quick look at its website you can tell that your about to work with a creative group of people. This Long Island company really cares about the people that they’re working with and makes them feel like their input is important. They really value their clients’ opinions. They make very creative, user-friendly websites. Some things that they will help you with is improving something you already have, adding value to something that already exists. They can also help you create something completely new. If you scroll through their website and come across the section with all the work, you can see for yourself the cool websites that they have designed and improved thus far. (Oh yeah! And that adorable dog!).

For only being in business for a few years, they have already made incredible headway in getting some amazing clients. It’s also pretty impressive that they have won over 20 awards since 2011.  This startup company is really making it big and I think it’s important to give companies like this one recognition. Check them out for yourself: https://huemor.rocks. Maybe I should have them fix up my blog (wink, wink). If you have any companies that you feel deserve some love, send them my way! Wow, this video really made me miss life in New York.

Interview Tips

Tips for Interviews

I thought it would be a good idea for my first post to be about one of the first steps of getting a job and also one of my biggest fears when I was first entering the business world, interviews. Interviews can be very scary for many reasons; the fact that you only have one chance, the difficult questions, the intimidating interviewer, and the many other factors that are involved in the interview process. I have experience on both ends of the interview process and have learned a lot over the years.

First impressions are extremely important. Your interview begins as soon as you walk in the door. The first moment that an interviewer sees you they already have an impression about you. So the question now is how do we make that a good impression?

  •  The first important thing is your arrival time. I would say that it is pretty common sense that arriving late is a big mistake, but arriving too early is also not so good. I would suggest arriving five to ten minutes before your interview time.
  • I know for me, my biggest problem was figuring out what to wear. You don’t want to be too overdressed or too under-dressed. A good idea would be to call the front desk before and figure out the dress code.6282742648_701a57090c_z
  • Be aware of your body language, you want to be confident. Watch the communication style of your interviewer, in terms of tone and pace and try to mirror how they are communicating.
  • Make sure you prepare beforehand. Research the company and learn all about them. This will help you when talking to the interviewer, just in case they throw a question about the company at you or if you want to make small talk about the company.
  • Something that I think is very important is to be friendly and respectful to whoever is working at the front desk. Although they aren’t doing your actually interview if you leave a good impression on them chances are they will leave a good word about you with whoever is in charge of making the decision.

Something that I found makes many people nervous before an interview is wondering what questions they will be asked and making sure that they will have a good answer for each of them. 

  • The greatest weakness question. I’m starting with this one because I feel like this is one that gets many people nervous. The key to this question is to be honest with your weakness, but also give examples of how you’re working on improving the weakness. Be confident while explaining your weakness.
  •  Have you ever had a bad experience with an employer? When answering this question you want to avoid being rude about your previous employer. The person asking this question just really wants to see if you can think quickly on your feet.
  • Where do you see yourself in five years? Researching the company’s culture comes in handy when answering this question. You should tailor your answer to things that pertain to the company’s mission.

These are just a few examples of questions that I have personally struggled with in my interviews. If you guys have any other question that you find difficult and need some help with, or some good tips on how to handle tough interview questions, feel free to let me know what they are and I will help you out or share them with others! Hopefully my tips help you prepare better for your next interview.

This video is another helpful source for some interview do’s and don’ts.