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  1. #1
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    Grad student trying to find HVAC JOB

    hello and good day to everyone. I am recent grad student from Kaplan Career Center in Charlestown, MA
    Finding a hvac position is very frustrating and with all the companys asking 5+ years experience to get into the door is very tough to get a foot in the door. I have been applying and emailing resumes out for past few weeks, and still have not succesfully found work. I have interviewed with Sears Roebuck, Hertigage Plumbing, Royal Air , When i mention NO experience its bascially a wash out interview.
    My heart has been set on hvac since last year when i decided to get into the field , but after graduation is been uphill battle.
    As im told only 3 % of graduation students become technicans, and some just do property maintenance, or handyman work.
    The answer i'm looking for is where do i get my foot in the door where i can make a living at this, i am not getting no results from Kaplan Career Center, or sending out resumes over the internet.
    I have been doing searches on indeed.com and hotjobs.com and monster
    and just now applied to Trane.com

    thank you.

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    Try the EMCOR services website. Company based out of Boston is BTE (Building Technology Engineers). They're mainly building maintenance. You will get your hands on a lot of different types of equipment depending on which site you get hired for. I worked for them for 3 years, long enough to get my state refrigeration license. Good luck.

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    What type of position are you applying for? Most HVAC companies will hire as installer's helpers and then go from there. With no experience don't attempt to get a service tech job. Apply for "any available" openings including GOFOR at this point as you need to get your foot in the door. Good luck, and hang in there. Here is a "hint"....show up just prior to the beginning of the work day and chat with employees about your desire to work in HVAC and you'll work at "anything" to get started (within reason anyway).

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    You could try the HVAC agent website.

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    hello im still in trade school in Ca but have heard bad reviews of kaplan what do you think of that school? how much was it?, try networking with other students or people in the field that do side jobs find a helper job and work your way up, im not even done and got offered like 3 helper positions, but i feel like im not ready and dont want to mess with my school schedule good luck

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    In the world of education, a "grad student" is one who is studying for an advanced degree, such as a Masters or Doctorate.

    Probably better for you to avoid having to explain what you mean, by just saying "grad."
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    I have been applying for apprentice hvac position, and some hotels in the area, and about 8 property management complex's.
    correct temp sounds good.. i seen a ad on craiglist tonight for apprentice, mabe ill get a phone call..

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    I went thru the peterson school about 14 years ago. If I remember correctly their website had a job posting section.

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    Anytime i had success was never by answering a wanted ad but by going to something like angies list or BBB find all the highly rated companies and just cold call them. whats the worst they will say no??? i use bbb and angies because companies there are more serious about what they do. even with no experience.....get your foot in the door even if it means delivering filters or other parts to people.

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