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08-08-2008, 12:08 PM
I've been looking for my first job in the HVAC industry for about two months and still haven't been able to find one. Would it be a good idea to go to local supply house and try to find a job. Do they have job postings there ? And by reading some threads on this board it seems like people at the supply houses know who is looking for help and who isn't. Maybe they could point me in the right direction. I just want to know if anyone has done this before or would I be wasting my time and look like a nuisance to the supply house ?
08-08-2008, 01:03 PM
I think it would be a good idea. Most do have a board with flyers looking for techs, put up your own flyer that you are seeking employment.
Ask the counter people if they know of anyone who is looking for a helper/entry level tech. You may want to park outside and ask the mechanics if they know of anyone as well.
If all else fails , try and find one of the one man show mechanics that will let you ride along with them just to get some field exposure.
08-08-2008, 05:07 PM
Absolutely go the the suppliers. I have been in the wholesale HVAC business for about 15 years. I get people in all the time asking if they know of anyone looking for work. They may be looking for someone with or without experience. Most suppliers in my area have bulletin boards with ads. The contractor may be impressed that someone took the initiative to do someting other than looking at a newspaper or online. Also, alot of contractors will ask around before they spend money advertising in the local paper.
Good luck to ya
08-08-2008, 07:52 PM
I would highly recommend checking out parts/supply houses. Not only will they know who is hiring, but they will know who doesn't pay their bills, what payscales are like, who has crappy management, who does what and where.... You get the picture.
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