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  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP JUNE 23, 2017

    Posted on June 23, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, Emails vs. Phone calls, Job Boards, Personality Types, and Attracting Candidates top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: Conlon Named U.S. Director of Sales at Royal Building Products EMPLOYEE REVIEWS: Why Real Employee Reviews Matter... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP JUNE 16, 2017

    Posted on June 16, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, Emails vs. Phone calls, Job Boards, Personality Types, and Attracting Candidates top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: First Tall Wood Building in U.S. Receives Permits EMAIL TEMPLATES: 7 Email Templates That’ll Help You Say “No”... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP JUNE 9, 2017

    Posted on June 9, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, Emails vs. Phone calls, Job Boards, Personality Types, and Attracting Candidates top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: NLBMDA Celebrates National Home-ownership Month EMAIL VS. PHONE CALL: 6 Reasons to Call Your Candidate Instead of... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP JUNE 2, 2017

    Posted on June 2, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, Email Follow-Up, Career Advice, and Resume Rules top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: Huttig Teams Up With GAF CAREER ADVICE: 5 IBMers Share Their New Age Career Advice EMAIL FOLLOW-UP: 3 Follow-Up Emails You... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP MAY 26, 2017

    Posted on May 26, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, Canned Email Responses, Interview Prep, and a New Email App top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: Elliott Lumber Celebrates Century Mark CANNED EMAIL RESPONSES: 5 Canned Email Response Templates That’ll Save You All the... Read more »

  • Do’s and Don’ts to a Successful Interview

    Posted on May 23, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    The hard part of the job search is done and you have gained enough interest from the hiring manager to want to meet you. Remember, they are interested and now you have to close the deal without overselling. It’s time for some tips on interviewing. Also included are typical interview questions. Yes, it is recommended... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP MAY 19, 2017

    Posted on May 19, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, Writing Cold Emails, Tips When Asking for a Raise, and Job Search Rules top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: The LBM Industry, Disrupted WRITING A COLD EMAIL: 7 Steps for Writing a Cold... Read more »

  • How to Write a Good Want-Ad

    Posted on May 17, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    One of the most important things about writing a good want-ad to a potential employee or candidate is getting into the mind of those people. Time is a very valuable thing to working professionals, so keep your ad short, sweet, and to the point. You don’t need to give them every detail about your company... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup May 12, 2017

    Posted on May 12, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available LBM News, the Status of the LBM Market, LinkedIn Mistakes, and CV & Resume Tips top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: Capital Lumber to Distribute LP Products STATUS OF THE MARKET: IT’S A CANDIDATE’S MARKET... Read more »

  • It’s a Candidate’s Market

    Posted on May 10, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    As the first quarter of the year comes to a close, it is important to look at and evaluate the Lumber and Building Materials Industry hiring atmosphere. Through discussions and conversations with our Best-in-Class clients, it has become apparent that we are in a candidate’s market. Hiring decisions are being made in record time to... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup May 5, 2017

    Posted on May 5, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, Attracting the right talent, Recent Graduate Tips, and LinkedIn Help top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: ABC Supply Earns Great Place to Work Award RECRUITING MILLENNIALS: The 6 Things You Need to Know to... Read more »

  • What are your “Pain Points” for Hiring the Best People?

    Posted on May 2, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    These are just some of the “Pain Points” we address with our Best-in-Class Clients and see growing across the Industry and Country: Can’t find qualified candidates Job description not bringing in the right people Compensation package not matching the market Offers not being accepted / counter offers derailing offers Candidates market instead of employer market... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP APRIL 28, 2017

    Posted on April 28, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, Attracting the right talent, Recent Graduate Tips, and LinkedIn Help top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: 84 Lumber Opens First Location in Boston FOLLOW-UP: 3 Follow-up Emails You Think You Should Send When... Read more »

  • SNAPDRAGON SUCCESS STORY APRIL 25, 2017

    Posted on April 25, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Our latest real life story: Our client, an established Dealer/Manufacturing Retail Lumberyard, with an exceptional history and reputation was in need of a CFO They were keeping the previous CFO on-board until the “perfect fit” was found Company Culture was as much in consideration as acumen Our client also brought on Finance Specific recruiting firms... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup April 21, 2017

    Posted on April 21, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, Attracting the right talent, Recent Graduate Tips, and LinkedIn Help top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: Builder Confidence Holds Firm in April RECENT GRADS: 5 Tips for Graduates Joining the Workforce ATTRACTING TALENT: How to... Read more »

  • SNAPDRAGON SUCCESS STORY APRIL 18, 2017

    Posted on April 18, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Our latest real life story: Our client, a leader in the Hardwood Lumber and Plywood Distribution world, had needs to hire and grow Sales Leaders within their organization This company’s biggest obstacle was that they were having trouble recruiting from their competitors Within 8 days, SnapDragon Associates had successfully presented 6 candidates to the hiring manager, all... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup April 14, 2017

    Posted on April 14, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, Interview follow up, What you Need to Know about Millennials, Renegotiation Tips, and Resume Help top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: MILLENNIAL PURSUIT: A Guide to LBM’s Newest Generation of Employees INTERVIEW FOLLOW... Read more »

  • SNAPDRAGON SUCCESS STORY APRIL 11, 2017

    Posted on April 11, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Our latest success story: We have established such a relationship with one of our clients, a leading Window Manufacturer that we suggested they speak with an Exceptional candidate we had in hand They interviewed our candidate and were very confident this “All Star” would be of great benefit to their company Our candidate was offered... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP April 7, 2017

    Posted on April 7, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, Interview tips, Hiring help, Employee Attraction, Job Offers, and Negotiation Tools top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: Attracting Students to an Education in Wood Products INTERVIEW TIPS: 11 Job Interview Sins you MUST Avoid... Read more »

  • Happy Anniversary SnapDragon!

    Posted on April 4, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    SNAPDRAGON ASSOCIATES – WHERE DID THAT NAME COME FROM? BY MARK BARNARD, PRESIDENT/CEO In 2004, I was laid off from my role as National Sales Manager with a company supplying store protection products.  It was the first time in my career that I had been fired, although my boss explained it was a lay off... Read more »

  • SNAPDRAGON SUCCESS STORY APRIL 4, 2017

    Posted on April 4, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Our latest real life story: Our client, a National Manufacturer of Screens to the Window and Door Industry,  had no results with a Contingency Recruiting firm and asked SnapDragon to take on the Retained search on April 1 last year In two weeks we provided them with 5 very qualified candidates and within 3 weeks... Read more »

  • Predictions for April

    Posted on April 3, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    The election is over and now it’s time to get down to business and the Lumber and Building Material Industry is doing just that! In our conversations with the leaders of the Best-In-Class companies across the nation, business is booming and April looks to “Spring into Action” with housing starts, commercial projects, and remodeling going strong.... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP MARCH 31, 2017

    Posted on March 31, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Post-Interview tips, Great Places to Work, and Career Opportunities top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. Names New President RECRUITMENT STATS: 12 Recruiting Stats That Will... Read more »

  • SNAPDRAGON SUCCESS STORY MARCH 28, 2017

    Posted on March 28, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Our latest success story: We recently partnered with a Global Moisture Barrier Distributor looking for “Top Talent” for their various locations in the US After careful screening of several firms, we were chosen due to our Industry Knowledge and “surgical approach” to recruitment From the original meeting, to understanding of culture and needs, they reported we have provided incredible... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP MARCH 24, 2017

    Posted on March 24, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Post-Interview tips, Great Places to Work, and Career Opportunities top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: BlueLinx Keeps Cutting, This Time via Three Deals ATTENTION MANAGERS: 12 Ways to Look After... Read more »

  • SNAPDRAGON SUCCESS STORY MARCH 21, 2017

    Posted on March 21, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Our latest success story: Our client, one of the largest window manufacturers in our industry, has taken SnapDragon on as one of three Recruiters Nationwide to find quality sales representatives Starting two years ago, with only one distributor, SnapDragon has grown to working with 15 different branches across the country In the last 2 years, we... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP MARCH 17, 2017

    Posted on March 17, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Post-Interview tips, Great Places to Work, and Career Opportunities top this week’s list! LBM INDUSTRY NEWS: Ply Gem Receives West Virginia Governor’s Award for Energy Efficiency JOB SEARCH TIPS:Finding Motivation... Read more »

  • SNAPDRAGON SUCCESS STORY MARCH 14, 2017

    Posted on March 14, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Our latest success story: A Best-in-Class client, asked the SnapDragon Team to partner with them in finding exceptional Industry candidates We have built such a trusted relationship that recently we introduced an Exceptional candidate that was hired immediately to solve a major solution within the company Once quoted by the President “It’s like opening a... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP MARCH 10, 2017

    Posted on March 10, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Post-Interview tips, Great Places to Work, and Career Opportunities top this week’s list! ATTENTION HIRING MANAGERS: How to Measure Post-Hiring Success POST INTERVIEW: The Post-Interview Questions You Shouldn’t Forget to Ask Candidates... Read more »

  • SNAPDRAGON SUCCESS STORY MARCH 7, 2017

    Posted on March 7, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Our latest success story: One of New England’s largest Specialty Wood Products Distributors had been using a contingent recruiter for years, with limited results that simple led to fall-off’ s that required replacing The client reached out to our SnapDragon Team, frustrated that their contingency firm offered the client no replacement guarantee and they were... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP MARCH 3, 2017

    Posted on March 3, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips for Job Ads, Resume Hacks, Job Search tips, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: Beacon Roofing Supply Acquires Acme Building Materials JOB ADS: How to Make Sure... Read more »

  • SNAPDRAGON SUCCESS STORY FEBRUARY 28, 2017

    Posted on February 28, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Our latest real life story: One SnapDragon Client, a Small but Growing Industry Manufacturer, has come to us for their 5th Search in a year and a half The first 4 searches we accepted resulted in hires described as “Home Runs” by our Client Each search has been limited by tight, geographic requirements, and have... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP FEBRUARY 24, 2017

    Posted on February 24, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Navigating Non-Competes, Resume Templates, Counter-Offer Tips, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: It’s Time to Enter the 2017 ProSales 100 YOUR TWO WEEKS’ NOTICE: All... Read more »

  • Candidate Spotlight

    Posted on February 22, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We are representing a successful business leader with 20+ years’ experience in HR and over 10 in an executive management role. This candidate has adapted to various work cultures and environments to include Fortune 50, private-equity, privately held and consulting companies in diverse industries. Her experience includes both public and private companies where she partnered... Read more »

  • SNAPDRAGON SUCCESS STORY FEBRUARY 21, 2017

    Posted on February 21, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Our latest real life story: Our client, ranked in the top five of the ProSales 100, asked for help finding a Vice President Three of our candidates traveled to the home office for F2F interviews The position was put on hold to re-define the role and responsibilities However, one of our candidates was so talented... Read more »

  • 2017 LBM Expo in Review

    Posted on February 20, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Last week, the SnapDragon team attended the 2017 LBM Expo in Providence, RI! This show is always a big hit with our team as we get a chance to learn about new products and trends in the LBM Industry as well as network with clients, both new and old. It is rewarding to see the numerous... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP FEBRUARY 17, 2017

    Posted on February 17, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Navigating Non-Competes, Resume Templates, Counter-Offer Tips, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: Cobb Named VP at DaVinci Roofscapes APPLYING TIPS: The Difference Between a Cover... Read more »

  • SNAPDRAGON SUCCESS STORY FEBRUARY 14, 2017

    Posted on February 14, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Our latest real life story: Our client, a leading manufacturer of roofing, has struggled to find a NE Based Territory Manager for the past 6 months They had Zero results in 6 months Within 2 weeks, SnapDragon Associates provided them with a dozen qualified candidates 7 candidates have been phone interviewed, tested, and first round F2F... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP FEBRUARY 10, 2017

    Posted on February 10, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Advertising, Post Interview Tips, Career Resources, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: 84 Lumber’s Super Bowl Ad Gets Major Buzz JOB ADVERTISING: A Guide to... Read more »

  • In the Community!

    Posted on February 8, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Families in Transition (FIT), a nonprofit organization located in Manchester, Concord, and Dover, New Hampshire, was founded in 1991 in response to the growing number of homeless individuals and families in the greater Manchester area and throughout the state. Since its inception, FIT has been committed to providing only the most innovative, and effective interventions specifically designed... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP FEBRUARY 3, 2017

    Posted on February 3, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Confidentially Job Searching, Interviewing Tips, Career Help, LinkedIn Tips, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: BlueLinx Announces New GM JOB SEARCHING TIPS: 15 Best Job Search Apps... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP JANUARY 27, 2017

    Posted on January 27, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Searching, Interviewing Tips, Career Advice, Resignation Tips, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: Parksite Expands into Minnesota with Therma-Tru Doors JOB SEARCHING TIPS: 007 Job Hunter: How... Read more »

  • Red Oak Candidate Spotlight

    Posted on January 23, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    Red Oak Search by SnapDragon’s mission is to seek out World Class “Operators”- Leaders who are considered Market Makers, Innovators who set standards, and Thinkers who make positive impacts, in their present companies. Contact us today to learn more about this weeks Red Oak Candidate Spotlight! Red Oak Candidate: Executive-Level Human Resources professional with 15+ years... Read more »

  • LIVE CHAT

    Posted on January 23, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We have added Live Chat to our website for all of our visitors! Here at SnapDragon we are always thinking of new ways to help you and make working with us that much easier! Through the use of live chat, we are available to answer any questions, give instant feedback, and communicate with you quickly... Read more »

  • WEEKLY ROUNDUP JANUARY 20, 2017

    Posted on January 20, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Searching, Phone Interviewing Tips, Recruitment Facts, Career Tips, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: NAWLA Announces 2017 Board of Directors ATTENTION HIRING MANAGERS: 4... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup January 13, 2017

    Posted on January 13, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Searching, Interviewing Tips, Resume Help, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: Hancock Lumber Named ProSales’ 2017 Dealer of the Year! INTERVIEW TIPS: 34 Crucial Tips You... Read more »

  • Keeping the “Cookie Monster” on the Team (Part 2 of the “Cookie Monster” Series)

    Posted on January 11, 2017 by Geoff Keifer, VP & Executive Recruiter at SnapDragon Associates

    Who is the Cookie Monster? Let’s just call him the “Top Salesperson” for the purpose of this article! I was recently contacted by a connection who had accepted a new position, and was “countered” by his current employer after he provided notice. He declined the offer on principle. He had accepted a new position, and... Read more »

  • The “High Maintenance” Salesman (Part 1 in the “Cookie Monster” Series)

    Posted on January 9, 2017 by Geoff Keifer, VP & Executive Recruiter at SnapDragon Associates

    This is one of my favorite topics, and I love to tell this story… Once upon a time, I was General Manager of a Wholesale Distribution Branch servicing Building Products Retailers (mostly lumber yards). I inherited a salesman who had just walked up one day and asked for a job… no experience. He had been... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup January 6, 2017

    Posted on January 6, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Seeking, Interviewing Tips, Job Offer Help, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: Kodiak Building Partners Names New COO and CFO FIRST IMPRESSION TIPS: First Impressions... Read more »

  • JANUARY TRADE SHOW – IBS 2017

    Posted on January 3, 2017 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re off and running in January! Six members of the SnapDragon Team will be flying to Orlando for the International Builders’ Show (IBS) January 10-12th! We look forward to stopping by many, if not all of, the exhibit booths and getting to know new LBM Industry professionals, as well as say hi to familiar faces! For... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup December 30, 2016

    Posted on December 30, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Seeking, SnapDragon Updates, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: ENTREPRENEURS OF THE YEAR – 2017 ATTENTION HIRING MANAGERS: Why Your Ideal Candidates Aren’t Solely... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup December 23, 2016

    Posted on December 23, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Seeking, SnapDragon Updates, Networking Stats, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: Cedar Creek to Distribute LP Building Products in Florida ATTENTION HIRING MANAGERS: The 10... Read more »

  • SnapDragon Christmas Party!

    Posted on December 22, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    Last night, SnapDragon Associates celebrated our annual company Christmas Party. This year we went to see A Christmas Carol at the Palace Theater in Manchester, NH. We enjoyed a night full of good food, cold drinks, and warm laughter!Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup December 16, 2016

    Posted on December 16, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Seeking, SnapDragon Updates, Networking Stats, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: Meagan McCoy Jones Promoted at McCoy’s ON-BOARDING TIPS: Tailoring Your On-boarding Strategy for Different... Read more »

  • Red Oak Search – Retained Executive Search by SnapDragon

    Posted on December 14, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    For more than a decade, SnapDragon Associates has placed hundreds of Corporate Level Candidates in companies across the U.S. Because these roles are critical to the success of our client partners, and require a different approach from traditional engaged recruiting, we have branded the service under its own name.  Positions include: CEO, Chairman, COO, CFO,... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup December 9, 2016

    Posted on December 9, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Seeking, SnapDragon Updates, Networking Stats, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: Rufus Deering Lumber Company Closes After 162 Years ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS: My Qualifications... Read more »

  • SnapSearch!

    Posted on December 8, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    At SnapDragon we are honest with ourselves and our clients. We acknowledge that recruiting fees are expensive and in some cases, so much so, that recruiters can actually work themselves out of a job. That’s why we came up with SnapSearch! SnapSearch is a monthly subscription for outsourced recruiting services specifically focused on the LBM... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup December 2, 2016

    Posted on December 2, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Seeking, SnapDragon Updates, Networking Stats, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: U.S. LBM Names McGuiness Executive VP and CFO ATTENTION HIRING MANAGERS: How to Build... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup November 25, 2016

    Posted on November 25, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Seeking, SnapDragon Updates, Networking Stats, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: LBM NEWS: LABI Names RoyOMartin Manufacturer of the Year! ATTENTION HIRING MANAGERS: The five components... Read more »

  • 2016 ABX Re-Cap

    Posted on November 21, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    The SnapDragon team attended this year’s ABX Expo for the third year in a row! The show took place on November 15th-17th in Boston, Massachusetts. Although there didn’t seem to be as much “foot traffic” in the aisles, the exhibitors were all enthusiastic about being there and were more than happy to be demonstrating their... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup November 18, 2016

    Posted on November 18, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Seeking, SnapDragon Updates, Networking Stats, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: BREAKING LBM NEWS: Huttig Announces New Division to Expand HuttiGrip Product Line! ATTENTION HIRING... Read more »

  • The Passive Candidate and the Science Behind Finding Them

    Posted on November 16, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    Recent improvements in the housing market and the subsequent increase in hiring needs have led to challenges in identifying top talent throughout the various channels within our industry. Companies are seeking the best of the best but to be candid, the best candidates are working; they are making a positive impact on their current companies;... Read more »

  • 2016 NAWLA Traders Market Re-Cap

    Posted on November 15, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    SnapDragon’s Mark Barnard and Bob King attended the 2016 NAWLA Traders Market that took place October 26-28, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 1996, The Traders Market has held a unique position among Lumber and Building Material trade-shows since it is the only one that is focused almost exclusively on the Lumber and... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup November 11, 2016

    Posted on November 11, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Seeking, SnapDragon Updates, Networking Stats, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: Hancock Lumber Named ‘Best Place to Work’ in Maine for Third Consecutive Year... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup November 4, 2016

    Posted on November 4, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when Job Seeking, SnapDragon Updates, Networking Tips, and important Industry News top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: Huttig Sales, Profits Rise in Q3! ATTENTION HIRING MANAGERS: Using Slack to Keep... Read more »

  • Now Hiring Internally!

    Posted on November 2, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    Position: Executive Recruiter Salary Range: Competitive Commission Structure Location: Bedford, NH Description: SnapDragon Associates, LLC has an opportunity available for entrepreneurial recruiters and/or sales professionals to join our team as we grow our Bedford, NH office. This fast-paced, full-desk recruiting position includes identifying top talent, creating a talent pool and working with business leaders and hiring... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup October 28, 2016

    Posted on October 28, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when job seeking and important industry news top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: Senators urge resolution of US, Canada softwood lumber deal! ATTENTION HIRING MANAGERS: Are You Paying Enough to Attract and... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup October 21, 2016

    Posted on October 25, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when job seeking and important industry news top this week’s list! SNAPDRAGON UPDATE: We will be attending the NAWLA Traders Market in Las Vegas on October 26-27! IN LBM NEWS: PRODUCT PICKS for... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup October 14, 2016

    Posted on October 14, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when job seeking and important industry news top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: Lumber Trade Talks Between U.S., Canada to Continue after Deadline Passes! ATTENTION HIRING MANAGERS: 6 Strategies to... Read more »

  • Candidate Testimonial

    Posted on October 10, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    “Dear Geoff, I want to thank for helping me with getting the job at Brosco. It’s been a wild ride since accepting the position and I finally feel like I’m getting my feet under myself enough to say thanks! I must admit I was leery at first when you initially contacted me via email. I... Read more »

  • LBM Industry Update

    Posted on October 7, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    SnapDragon Associates has formed an alliance with a nationally recognized Capital Advisory firm with roots in the LBM industry. Receive competent, confidential advice on successfully structuring and executing transactions like: Buying or Selling a business Real-time Business valuation Capital sourcing for expansion or acquisitions Debt or Business Restructuring Succession Planning And more… Please contact Mark... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup October 7, 2016

    Posted on October 7, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, helpful tips when job seeking and important industry news top this week’s list! IN LBM NEWS: New name for Fairway Building Products! EYE ON HOUSING: A Rising Market Share of 5,000+ Square Foot... Read more »

  • LBM Consolidation and Acquisition Pace Increases

    Posted on October 5, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    LBM Consolidation and Acquisition Pace Increases The pace of Consolidation and M&A activity in the LBM space continues to be very strong. Buyers have become very aggressive with regard to pricing and terms; the timing is very favorable for sellers. SnapDragon Associates recently formed a strategic partnership with a Capital Advisory and Private Equity firm that works with LBM companies who wish to be approached by a buyer.... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup September 30, 2016

    Posted on September 30, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, networking news, helpful tips when job seeking and important industry news top this week’s list! IN NETWORKING NEWS: 3 Ways Your Sales Team Should Be Using LinkedIn IN LBM NEWS: Huttig Hires New GM for... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup September 23, 2016

    Posted on September 23, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, networking news, helpful tips when changing jobs and important industry news top this week’s list! IN NETWORKING NEWS: Here are some suggestions to get more business through your network IN LBM NEWS: Snavely Forest Products Continues... Read more »

  • Questions to Ask in an Interview

    Posted on September 21, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    Compiled here is a list of the best questions to ask during an interview! How will my performance be measured and by whom? Why is there an opening? (New position, Is it funded on a grant, or a Replacement) When do you need someone on-board? Can you describe a typical day for this position? Has this... Read more »

  • Putting Your People Skills to Use

    Posted on September 19, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    When I first went to college, I planned on coming out of school with my teaching certificate to become an educator. My plan was to be hired by a well-established elementary school and eventually have my own classroom. The summer after I graduated, my Dad asked me to come work for his recruiting firm, SnapDragon... Read more »

  • Compensation: Base vs. “At-Risk” – Security vs. Opportunity

    Posted on September 14, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    What motivates you? Security or Opportunity?  … All of one or the other? …Or a combination? …And in what concentration? If employers could answer these questions about their associates as individuals, in concert with their Business Model, and acted responsibly, productivity would soar! I’ve seen all shades in the spectrum, from straight salary, to 100% commission. There is... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup September 9, 2016

    Posted on September 9, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Newly available top LBM jobs, employment news, helpful tips and important industry news top this week’s list. Plus, don’t miss out on your chance to meet SnapDragon Executive Recruiter, Madyson Caruso who loves to help recent college grads... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup September 2, 2016

    Posted on September 7, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. HOT LBM jobs, helpful tips and industry news top this week’s list. Happy LaborDay Weekend! As we celebrate career achievements, keep in mind we can help YOU find a top LBM career path! Learn more— http://ow.ly/IAOb303Rbkb CAREER TIP:... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup August 26, 2016

    Posted on August 26, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. LBM jobs, important SnapDragon announcements, helpful tips and industry news top this week’s list. IN LBM NEWS: Bloomberg & LBM Journal reports—Lumber Trade War Brewing as Hope of New Canada-U.S. Deal Fades. SNAPDRAGON ANNOUNCEMENT: COMING MONDAY—SnapDragon’s BEST IN CLASS—CANDIDATE... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup August 19, 2016

    Posted on August 19, 2016 by SnapDragon Associates

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. LBM jobs, helpful tips and industry news top this week’s list. CAREER TIP: No matter what job industry you’re employed in, be sure you don’t fall prey to these unhealthy heart statistics! http://ow.ly/ErZi303p5QM IN ‪LBM‬ NEWS: Hear from ‪Huttig‬ Building Products’... Read more »

  • Welcome Lauren St. Croix!

    Posted on August 18, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We are pleased to welcome Lauren St. Croix to our team as an Executive Research Recruiter! Lauren, a college graduate of Southern NH University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Minor in Public Relations, has always enjoyed expanding her network and thriving in a fast pace environment. Lauren comes from a background in sales... Read more »

  • Why use a Retained vs. a Contingency Agency?

    Posted on August 18, 2016 by Geoff Keifer, VP Consulting at SnapDragon Associates

    First, why use a Recruiter at all? That’s pretty simple…Recruiting Agencies, while coming in all shapes and sizes, are generally operating Full-Time toward developing Candidates for your position. They are Professionals. Most will at least limit the time and effort of your Associates screening hundreds of non-qualifying Candidates that clutter their desks. Every valued Associate in... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup August 12, 2016

    Posted on August 12, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. LBM jobs, tips, notable trends and industry news top this week’s list LBM HOT JOBS: We have hundreds of career opportunities across the country! Here are some of this week’s hottest jobs. https://lnkd.in/bb3P2Ef IN LBM NEWS: Northland Forest Products suffers... Read more »

  • 7 Team-Building Essentials

    Posted on August 9, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    What is the importance having a Team Mentality? Ask anyone who has ever been on a Winning One… Baseball, Football, Soccer, or Business. Those who have been on Winning Teams will nearly always attribute their success to Effective Teamwork. Individual achievement is critical to all success, but no one great Individual ever carries a Team alone, or very far. In... Read more »

  • New Hire Announcements!

    Posted on August 8, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We fill a broad range of positions from CEO to CDL!  Check out our list of some of our most recent hires: Peter Izzo in the role of Territory Sales Manager – SE New England for Portland Stone Ware Bill Kelly with American Direct in the role of Commercial Door & Hardware Sales Sherry Innie in... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup August 5, 2016

    Posted on August 5, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. LBM jobs, tips, notable trends, and industry news top this week’s list. HIRING UPDATE FROM SNAPDRAGON PRESIDENT & CEO MARK BARNARD: Learn more here—http://ow.ly/lkuy302Yi4a IN ‪‎LBM‬ NEWS: See who’s been named as a 2016 Future 50 company—Read more here! http://ow.ly/Byeq302SAOd... Read more »

  • HIRING MARKET UPDATE: A Word from Mark Barnard, President/CEO

    Posted on August 5, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    As predicted, the demand for the “Best in Class” candidates continues in all parts of the U.S. Demand for Sales, Operations, Logistics, Engineering, and C-Level executives is at a fever pace as companies reap the benefits of an improved economy and robust building market. Merger and acquisition activity is still strong in both the one... Read more »

  • Success Story – “The Right Fit”

    Posted on August 4, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    “The Right Fit” Recently I was contacted by Kevin Hancock, CEO of Hancock Lumber to assist in an executive search for a CFO for their flourishing New England operations. Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber is a sixth-generation, family-owned business in Maine with a timberland operation, a sawmill division, and a network of lumberyards dispersed throughout... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup July 29, 2016

    Posted on July 29, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday.  LBM  jobs, notable trends and industry news top this week’s list. INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP ADVICE FOR CEOs & BUSINESS OWNERS: Are you a micromanager? See video—Harvard Business Review explores reasons why! http://ow.ly/D7Fh302Fvya INDUSTRY TREND: Builders Prepare for a Warmer World— http://ow.ly/jnD0302Hket INDUSTRY... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup July 21, 2016

    Posted on July 22, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday.  LBM  jobs, interviewing & career tips, notable trends and industry news top this week’s list. INDUSTRY TREND: LBM Journal shares one of the latest ‪‎LBM industry trends. Read more here— http://ow.ly/iZBB302pgkv  INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP ADVICE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS & HIRING MANAGERS: How... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup July 15, 2016

    Posted on July 15, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday.  LBM growth & jobs, interviewing tips, notable trends and industry news top this week’s list. IN LBM NEWS: In case you missed it — 84 Lumber is on the move with new growth plans. Read more here! http://ow.ly/d91S3027Pje INDUSTRY... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup July 8, 2016

    Posted on July 8, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. LBM opportunity growth, best performers, employer/employee tips and industry news top this week’s list: HOT LBM news! Dow Chemical Company recently announced plans to open new manufacturing facility in Burley, Idaho! Read more here—http://ow.ly/z4oe3021kBq EMPLOYER ALERT! Check out... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup July 1, 2016

    Posted on June 30, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. LBM industry trends, leadership advice from an industry CEO, interviewing tips and industry news top this week’s list. INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP ADVICE FOR CEOs & BUSINESS OWNERS: New Home Company CEO Larry Webb thinks mission statements are a dime a... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup June 17, 2016

    Posted on June 17, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. New product launch, LBM opportunity growth, interviewing tips and industry news top this week’s list. INDUSTRY TREND:  NRLA reports 2016 is a year of opportunity for the #LBM industry— Read More here http://ow.ly/9Z2D301cEMf INDUSTRY NEWS: Check out who... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup June 10, 2016

    Posted on June 10, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Business acquisition, latest jobs report, industry news, and management tips top this week’s list.   IN THE NEWS: The latest jobs report. Read full article here http://ow.ly/cfqE300YGBn  INDUSTRY TREND: “Is the Big Growth Today in New Construction or Remodeling?... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup June 3, 2016

    Posted on June 3, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the industry and bringing them to you each Friday. Business acquisition, community outreach efforts, industry news and management tips top this week’s list: IN THE NEWS: Habitat for Humanity Honors MA Lumber & Millwork Company’s Dedication To Helping Others IN THE NEWS: Hancock Lumber Company recently opened... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | May 27, 2016

    Posted on May 27, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. The correlation between political affiliation and home improvement projects, social media for business, and green building trends top this week’s list! During a webinar Wednesday, Len Kiefer, deputy chief economist at Freddie Mac, said he expects 2016 to... Read more »

  • WELCOME SAMANTHA MCMAHON!

    Posted on May 26, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    Sam has recently graduated Cum Laude from Plymouth State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Public Relations. With her experience largely stemming from waitressing and marketing she has been able to apply her skills to SnapDragon with ease.  Sam plans on using her various skills, such as communication and organization to connect and... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | May 20, 2016

    Posted on May 20, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. The correlation between political affiliation and home improvement projects, social media for business, and green building trends top this week’s list! The oldest multistory wood-structure building in the world is almost 1,000 years old, surviving dynasties, weather, and... Read more »

  • What’s Missing in your Sales Meetings?

    Posted on May 17, 2016 by Geoff Keifer, VP Consulting at SnapDragon Associates

    This is when the whole team gets together. It’s a weekly, monthly, or annual event, depending on the geography and size of the organization. Regardless of the frequency, it’s a time for the management to hear from the collective sales-force, and to drive initiatives into the field. It’s a chance to bring Salespeople back to... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | April 29, 2016

    Posted on April 29, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. The correlation between political affiliation and home improvement projects, social media for business, and green building trends top this week’s list! New York City has seen the rise of Modular Micro Apartment Units. These cost effective units are as small... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | April 22, 2016

    Posted on April 22, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. This week March Housing Starts, Pella’s new CEO, and the NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index top our list! According to the National Association of Home Builders, housing starts are down 8.8% in March. The Northeast in particular had the most significant... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | April 15, 2016

    Posted on April 15, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday. This week 2016 housing trends, lumber prices, and hiring older employees top our list! 2016 will be the best year for the housing market in a decade says Texas based real estate agent! The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association... Read more »

  • We’re Hiring!

    Posted on April 13, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    Join our team! SnapDragon Associates is seeking several entry-level professionals to join our busy and growing team in Bedford, NH. Must be a people-person and have a “go-getter” attitude! POSITION OVERVIEW: Our employees are responsible for sourcing, identifying, developing and maintaining relationships with dynamic and experienced professionals by using our state of the art recruiting... Read more »

  • The Case for Thinking Gray!

    Posted on April 12, 2016 by Bob King

    At the IBS, NAWLA, JLC, LBM and Pro-Sales 100 events this year, everyone kept asking us, “How can I find good people?” I have recently noticed some changing attitudes on hiring older, more experienced workers. Let’s face the fact that, as our industry recovers, there just are not going to be enough young folks interested... Read more »

  • SnapDragon Associates – Where Did That Name Come From?

    Posted on April 4, 2016 by Mark Barnard

    In 2004, I was laid off from my role as National Sales Manager with a company supplying store protection products.  It was the first time in my career that I had been fired, although my boss explained it was a lay off affecting 10 others and that I could take comfort knowing it had nothing... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | April 1, 2016

    Posted on April 1, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday! This week we look at housing starts and economic growth, lumber stocks, and Boise Cascade’s acquisition of Georgia Pacific engineered lumber facilities. Housing starts typically indicate the health of the economy. Do housing starts suggest that the economy... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | March 25, 2016

    Posted on March 25, 2016 by snapdragonnh

      We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday! 84 Lumber’s expansion, EWP webinars, and February building permits make this week’s list! 84 Lumber plans a major expansion towards the West to include seven states and nine new facilities. There is always more to learn! APA – The... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | March 18, 2016

    Posted on March 18, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday! This week we spotlight US LBM’s new VP of Operations, seven innovative Kitchen & Bath products, and the need for single-family home construction in the U.S. US LBM names Dale Carson as their new VP of Operations. A 30 year... Read more »

  • Welcome Ray Rose!

    Posted on March 16, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We are pleased to welcome Ray Rose to our growing team as an Executive Recruiter! Ray earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and has a Master’s Degree in Accounting.  We like to say this helps him understand both the people and the numbers of your business. He served on the... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | March 11, 2016

    Posted on March 11, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday! This week strong management and company culture, sales tips, and the success of our client Hancock Lumber are featured. A session at last month’s ProSales 100 Conference revealed that Industry giants look for strength in management and a strong company... Read more »

  • Everyone Should Be “Manny’s Friend”

    Posted on March 9, 2016 by Mark Barnard

    “The sales department isn’t the whole company, but the whole company better be the sales department.”  -Philip Kotler, Northwestern University It was early in the morning back in January and while the sun was just rising and most people were still fast asleep I heard the unmistakable sound of a delivery truck winding down the... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | March 4, 2016

    Posted on March 4, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday! Today we highlight the NLBMDA’s new Environment, Health & Safety Resource Center, new technology in home design, and 2016 housing market growth. Rick Davis shares that the secret to increasing sales despite market circumstances is changing your attitude! NLBMDA... Read more »

  • Company Culture – Important?

    Posted on March 2, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    What kind of organization do you want to build? Or transform? Do you want to encourage creativity, or establish a rigid routine? Should Associates feel comfortable collaborating throughout the organization, or would you prefer a “line organization” structure in which each Associate communicates exclusively through his immediate supervisor? Your company’s success may be as much... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | February 26, 2016

    Posted on February 26, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and bringing them to you each Friday! Weather resistant homes, Lumber Liquidators’ risk, and urban home value top this week’s list. There is an increasing focus on building weather resistant homes. The Washington Post shares some of the ways the newest homes can stand up to... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | February 19, 2016

    Posted on February 19, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and are bringing them to you each Friday! This week we look at “plywood on steroids”, the slight drop in February builder confidence, and features that buyers desire in their homes. The University of Maine is testing a new type of engineered lumber that they are... Read more »

  • LBM Expo in Review

    Posted on February 16, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    Last week our team had the chance to attend the LBM Expo in Providence, RI! This year’s show proved to be successful as we were able to network with clients, both new and old, meet candidates we have placed in the past, and learn more about the hiring needs of LBM companies. Several of our... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | February 12, 2016

    Posted on February 12, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and are bringing them to you each Friday! Challenges for builders, up and coming products, and Millennial home buying trends make the list this week! Construction Dive highlights Net-zero Energy Building, sharing benefits, impact on employees, and how to approach a net-zero project. NAHB predicts the Top... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | February 5, 2016

    Posted on February 5, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and are bringing them to you each Friday! This week construction spending, new housing market trends, and cutting-edge building materials all make our list. According to Forbes, U.S. Construction Spending reached $1.097 trillion in 2015, the highest expenditure since 2007. New decking trends are coming forth in 2016! Advances... Read more »

  • Welcome Gary Whitmarsh!

    Posted on February 2, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    Gary joins the SnapDragon team with over 35 years of experience. He graduated from Minot State University with a degree in Personnel/Labor Management. Before beginning his career in Recruiting and Consulting, Gary served as the Architectural Department Manager at Marvin Windows of New York, and as Estimator and Facilitator for Dube Plus Construction in New Hampshire.... Read more »

  • Weekly Roundup | January 29, 2016

    Posted on January 29, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    We’re gathering the hottest trends and stories in the Industry and are bringing them to you each Friday! This week Home Sales, a new 18-Volt Heated Jacket, and the NLBMDA’s National Policy Agenda make our list. 2015 New-Home Sales peak, reaching their highest level since 2007. Sales in all U.S. regions increased in December of last year.... Read more »

  • A twist to two commonly asked questions to get a truthful answer.

    Posted on January 8, 2016 by snapdragonnh

    A twist to two commonly asked questions to get a truthful answer. by Mark Barnard – President, SnapDragon Associates Most interview candidates come prepared to answer interview questions such as “Tell me about yourself” and “What are your weaknesses?” “Tell me about yourself” usually elicits answers like “I’m a motivated self-starter that loves individual accountability;... Read more »

  • A Very SnapDragon Christmas!

    Posted on December 17, 2015 by Kendall Wipff

    On Wednesday we celebrated the Holiday Season with a Luncheon and Christmas Party! We enjoyed a delicious meal at The Copper Door in Bedford, NH.   Following our Luncheon we returned to the office for some Christmas themed games and a Yankee Swap. We played six “Minute to Win It” games including constructing towers out... Read more »

  • We’ve Moved! Check out our new space:

    Posted on December 11, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    It has been a very exciting couple of weeks for SnapDragon Associates! Last week we packed up our old office and moved to a beautiful, newly renovated space. Our team rallied together to do some heavy lifting and moved desks, chairs, and even our 500 pound conference table, and President Mark Barnard got a birthday... Read more »

  • Top 10 Interview Tips from SnapDragon Recruiters

    Posted on December 1, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    Our team has compiled a list of our Top 10 Interview Tips! Take note, and one of these tips could land you your next position! Do your research! Visit the website of the company you are interviewing for before your interview. Be prepared. Nothing sells a candidate better than doing the things that demonstrate an... Read more »

  • NAWLA Traders Market 2015 in Review

    Posted on November 19, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    Mark Barnard, Bob Lambert, and Bob King attended the NAWLA Traders Market in Dallas November 4-6. There were several important takeaways from this show! “Fresh back from NAWLA Traders Market in Dallas and we are abuzz with literally 100’s of follow ups from the meeting.  There were two constant messages from the attendees of the... Read more »

  • Get R.E.A.L.!

    Posted on October 23, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE YOUR COMPANY FROM YOUR COMPETITION By Bob King I think we would all agree that the best pathway to grow your business while maintaining sustainable margins is to differentiate your company’s staff, products and service levels from those of your competitors. So, where do you start? Begin your assessment by getting R.E.A.L.! Reputationfor Reliability: Reputation... Read more »

  • Meet the Team! Mark Barnard – President

    Posted on October 16, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    In 2004, Mark opened the doors to the offices of SnapDragon Associates. The company is his passion and he loves the team that he has located, identified, and mentored to be a truly “Best in Class” team. Learn more about Mark! Favorite thing about SnapDragon: “This is the first thing I’ve done in my career... Read more »

  • Bob King’s 10 Commandments of Success

    Posted on October 8, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    BOB KING’S 10 COMMANDMENTS OF SUCCESS Posted on 8th October, 2015 by Bob’s 10 Commandments of Success Don’t fib. Do what you say when you said you would do it. Be a positive person; negative people are an energy drag; avoid them at all costs. Never present a problem without offering a viable solution. Avoid... Read more »

  • Our Trip to Monster Headquarters

    Posted on September 24, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    Last week President Mark Barnard, Executive Research Recruiters Cassie Barnard and Kristen Sommer, and Social Media Marketing Specialist Kendall Wipff had the opportunity to visit Monster headquarters in Massachusetts! We were instantly impressed by the expansive, beautiful building (and the life-size Monster statue in the lobby). We were welcomed warmly! The team had the chance... Read more »

  • Deadly Recruiting Sins

    Posted on August 25, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    Deadly Recruiting Sins that NO recruiting firm should make, EVER!   No Follow up to Client or Candidate Discrimination Not properly screening Candidates Shot-gunning Not preparing for a counter-offer Not knowing Candidates intentions Having a lack of enthusiasm Not setting or establishing expectations for Clients and Candidates Not “calling it a day” when you should... Read more »

  • SnapDragon Quick Facts

    Posted on August 18, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    Here are some quick facts about SnapDragon Associates, LLC! Created by Industry veterans, SnapDragon Associates is a recruiting firm that specializes in placing professionals in the Lumber and Building Products Industry. We have intimate knowledge of the market we serve because we are from the industry. All of our recruiters worked in the building products industry... Read more »

  • When There is NO Modern Machinery in Sight…

    Posted on August 12, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    My family and I recently had the amazing opportunity to visit Nicaragua, a 3rd world country, on a mission trip. Being given the chance to help rebuild homes and make a lasting impact on these people’s lives, as well as our own, was an experience we will never forget. The raw emotion that is provoked between... Read more »

  • SnapDragon in the Community!

    Posted on August 5, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    Katie Hagan, one of our Executive Recruiters, has been traveling quite a bit lately. Most recently, she and Bob Lambert, our VP, spent the day touring one of their Client’s facility in Manchester, NH. They also made a trip to the Lakes Region to meet with the Hiring Manager for the Company’s Northern NH Branch. Their Client is... Read more »

  • Who “Wood” Want to Look for a Career in the LBM Industry?

    Posted on August 3, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    Some Tips for Attracting & Recruiting Young Talent into the Lumber Business: To me the Lumber Industry was an easy choice.  As an Economics major in college, I understood that just about all reports on the economy included a report on housing.  It is still that way today as job reports, housing sales and starts... Read more »

  • What Makes SnapDragon so “Different” from Other Recruiters?

    Posted on August 1, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    Our Objective: “To present Candidates whose Proficiencies are a “Spot-on-Fit” with our Client’s Needs.” Our Focus We work exclusively with Building Material manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and Pro dealers. Our recruiters are truly industry insiders who have well over 150 years of Building Material industry experience and understand, in detail, the positions we are asked to fill. Our Team When you hire SnapDragon, you are hiring a “Team of Professionals” working... Read more »

  • Being proActive by SUCCESSion Planning – Part 2

    Posted on July 30, 2015 by snapdragonnhsnapdragonnh

    Business Lives On and Grows Without a succession plan, the business expires with the owner. When you make plans for a successor to take over your business, you ensure that your company can live on even after you’re gone. If you want your business to continue to grow to higher levels, from a small business... Read more »

  • Tips for Getting Recognized in Your Job-Search

    Posted on July 27, 2015 by snapdragonnh

    This is not “the 80’s”.  Some things have changed…  Some things are easier, and some things are harder.  Easier to apply to a lot of postings, and Harder to get noticed. You may need some help and Professional Coaching. Unfortunately, some of the very things that have made it easier to apply have made it harder for you to... Read more »

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