• Tips for Getting Recognized in Your Job Search

    Posted on October 18, 2017 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... Read more »

  • SnapDragon Quick Facts

    Posted on October 16, 2017 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 »

  • Recruit Outside the Box: Finding the Talent Others Miss

    Posted on September 12, 2017 by Mark Barnard, President and CEO

    A short story by Mark Barnard, President, SnapDragon Associates, LLC You’re ready to hire.  You want to find the best possible match.  After all, hiring can be one of the most crucial investments you can make for your business. Naturally, you think about the basic requirements for the job.  Ideally, we stray away from hires... Read more »

  • Is It Time to Call a Plumber?

    Posted on July 12, 2017 by Mark Barnard, President and CEO

    My neighbor, Steve, is a self-proclaimed handyman. He told me about one of his recent weekend projects replacing his kitchen faucet.  His wife immediately asked, “Shouldn’t you call a plumber?” “What? Call a Plumber? Nonsense,” he responded. Calling a plumber would cost at least $150. Besides, how hard can it be to replace a faucet?... Read more »

  • There Should be No Mystery in Recruiting and Hiring Millennials

    Posted on June 28, 2017 by Mark Barnard, CEO and Founder of SnapDragon Associates, LLC

      Millennials now make up more than 34% of the workforce. According to Pew Research, millennials range from age 18 to 34 encompassing over 75 million Americans. Over 20 million of them will graduate from college by 2021 and they want careers. How should employers in the LBM industry recruit from this burgeoning labor pool?... 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »


    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 »


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