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Attention IDA Members! The Apple Group is proud to announce that we've been selected by the International Door Association as an IDA Approved Program . This includes all of our services including business coaching/consulting, training programs and the new employee recruiting services provided by GarageDoorJobs.com. Companies chosen by IDA must provide professional services to IDA members and subscribe to a code of conduct...
There's a big difference. Professional sales people are better equipped to close more business, sell higher end products and get more for them. They understand that selling on the basis of value, not price, is a winning strategy for a profit motivated businesses. The reason so many sales people in the garage door industry are focused on price alone is mostly due to the lack of training. In many instances they're given a price book,...
If you are just starting out in the working world and are looking for a profession that pays well, uses your mechanical skills and allows you a lot of freedom, consider becoming a garage door technician.  Check out 10 reasons this may be the right career move for you.  
Times are good, that’s the time to lay back and rest, right? Wrong! It’s the time to improve your operation and find new opportunities. Read this article if you want your business to not just survive but thrive in good and bad economic times.  Click Here
Came across this article in Door & Access Systems Insider magazine.  As a Navy vet and a retired door dealer, this touched me and speaks volumes to the real heart and soul of the garage door industry.  The "Bad Bobs" in the industry, and you know who you are, should read this article carefully and maybe finally understand that we treat people how we'd like to be treated.  Thank you to Crawford Door of Wilmington for shining...
On Thursday, November 15, 2018 The Apple Group conducted an IDA sponsored webinar, ‘Recruiting New Talent’, which focused on assisting garage door dealers with finding new employees in the tough job market. There were 60 people in attendance for the hour long seminar, indicating the timeliness of this very hot topic. Dan Apple conducted the session and covered topics including Internet advertising, using the new ...
Writing an "eye grabbing" job ad requires a little thought. Mostly, you have to put yourself in the job seekers position.  What would you want to see? Simple, easy to read and concise is better. Remember, your ad will not sell the applicant on the position, that's your job during the interview.  Here are 5 tips to consider. KEEP IT SIMPLE  Make your postings easy on the eyes and easy to read. Use bullet points,...
On September 1, 2018 GarageDoorJobs updated its pricing structure to simplify choosing job ads on our website.  We made this change after carefully listening to feedback from our door dealer advertisers.   There are three choices for employers. (Option 1)  SINGLE JOB SLOT - $79 Advertise a single job for 60 days and receive featured employer status.     (Option 2) DOUBLE JOB SLOT - $149...
GarageDoorJobs.com is happy to report that more than 7,500 job seekers and employers have visited the website .  At present we have 82 jobs posted and new job seekers are registering to find their next job every day.  Door dealers are posting jobs for installers, service techs, sales people, customer service and managers at a fraction of the cost they've paid on popular sites like Indeed, Monster and Glassdoor.  Our...
To our garage door dealer clients:    If you participate in IDA's annual SUPERTECH DAY  each year, great!  If you don’t we feel you’re missing a great opportunity to boost morale and show you techs how much you appreciate their hard work.  Check out this article, click on the related articles “Ways to Celebrate” and consider doing this for your organization if you don’t...