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    hi, its been about 6 months since i graduated HVAC technical school through the air force and i am still having a hard time getting my foot in the door. i really want to learn this trade starting from the bottom but i cant even get a job as a helper! i've also applied to the plumbers and steamfitters union but its no guarantee there will be HVAC work. i understand employers look for experience first. if anyone can offer any guidance or suggestions i would very much appreciate them.


    [Edited by ben23 on 04-30-2006 at 12:33 PM]

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    Where are you located at?

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    thats strange, because texas has all kinds of diff postings for jobs.[im from wisconsin] hvacjobs.com I think

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    I'm in Dallas, TX

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    move to connecticut up here they give you $3,000 in bonus just
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    the more companies you call the better your chances even if you feel your spinning your wheels.your AF training should be a foot in the door someplace...keep trying http://www.mepatwork.com/JobSeekerPa...teList/TX.aspx
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    are you looking for service work or installation?

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    I'm looking to learn both service and installation if possible but overall I would prefer service work.

    [Edited by ben23 on 05-02-2006 at 10:29 AM]

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    Originally posted by ben23
    I'm looking to learn both service and installation if possible but overall I would prefer service work.

    [Edited by ben23 on 05-02-2006 at 10:29 AM]
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    Hey Ben,

    Do you have a profile set up with http://www.hvacagent.com ?

    I know of quite a few companies in the DFW area looking.
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    Were looking for installation crews right now. We might have a sevice tech position available come Monday, Ill let you know, if your still looking.
    Richard

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    Perhaps you should consider your interview skills. How you present yourself has a great deal to do with landing a job. Great interview skills can also affect your starting pay.

    Most contractors are looking for someone who is dependable, confident without being over confident and someone with great customer and communication skill.


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    try North Texas Refrigeration. They are just outside of Dallas. Call United for their number. Or call Baker distributing for the number. They have open accounts with those suppliers.


    They would be a good place to start.

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