I started a telemarketing job on October 15th, which was about two-and-a-half months after I was fired from my first HVAC job; no reason was given. It took me about five months to get that job after graduating from trade school with straight A's. The HVAC job ads for my area were and are almost entirely for technicians with years of experience. Now that I've gone from someone with no experience to someone who was terminated after an extremely short time in the field,* I'm untouchable everywhere I go for HVAC work. I pose the following question: if you as an owner or recruiter read a resume with the education and employment history I just described, how would you feel if it also said that applicant later went on to get a NATE certification and had completed several courses through RSES?
* Most of the five months I worked for that HVAC company were spent in the office as a dispatcher. The owner got better value out of me there due to my data entry skills.