I made the move to place an advertisement in the newspaper because I pretty much needed to hire a few up-to-date Heating and Air Conditioning machine professionals.
Business has been picking up a great deal since summertime started and I thought some more professionals would lighten the load on my already tied up Heating and Air Conditioning machine service techs.
Soon after I put in the ad, I got a couple of responses. A certain gentleman in particular had a wonderful resume. The guy worked for a commercial Heating and Air Conditioning machine installation business for approximately four years, and he was basically in charge of a team of guys. On paper, the guy seemed to be perfect for the job! I thought he was the finest candidate for an interview, so I called the guy and set something up for the following afternoon. During the interview, I didn’t get the actual impression that the guy was as knowledgeable as I expected. I asked the guy some very easy questions and he was having a hard time with the answers. I expected him to be able to answer them undoubtedly easily, especially given the massive experience on the guy’s resume. After the interview, I made the decision to call some of the references and Heating and Air Conditioning companies listed on the resume. Three of the sites never even heard of the guy. One place could not even locate his name in their employee database for the entire country. I’m blissful I didn’t hire the guy during the interview, because his entire resume looks something like a forgery. I’m not even certain that the guy has any real Heating and Air Conditioning machine experience. The whole resume could have been printed online as far as I can tell. It’s a great thing that I thought to ask a couple of questions during the interview.