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  1. #1
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    Seeking entry level hvac in San Bernardino/Riverside/Palm Springs/Ontario

    Please consider for any entry level openings you may have. Also any constructive criticism or advice on resume prep would be greatly appreciated.

    RESUME

    Name: Jerry Joseph Smith


    Email: speedywombat@hotmail.com

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
    2008 - 2009

    North American School of Heating and Air Conditioning
    Redlands CA
    Phone: 909 307 5770

    Successful graduation in the following HVAC course.

    This course covers all aspects of heating and air conditioning and ventilation. Both residential and commercial.

    EPA CERTIFICATION IN:
    Universal Technician Certificate.
    CORE Type I Certification
    Type II Certification
    Type III Certification

    REGISTERED ASBESTOS WORKER WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    Electricity Fundamentals and Circuits
    *Fundamentals, theories and concepts of electricity. Electrical Circuits. Laboratory.
    Comfort Air Conditioning and Controls
    *Principles of Air Conditioning, air movement and air control. Identify, service and troubleshoot parts and systems. Air Conditionings controls.
    Commercial and Industrial Air Conditioning and Controls.
    *Maintenance and service of commercial and industrial systems. Troubleshooting procedures.

    Domestic Refrigeration and Controls.
    *Fundamentals of small refrigeration equipment. Maintenance and troubleshooting procedures. Control system techniques.


    Commercial Refrigeration and Controls.
    *Fundamentals, theory and concepts of heating. Maintenance and troubleshooting procedures. Control system techniques.
    Commercial and Industrial Buildings.
    *Service and maintenance of commercial and industrial buildings. Understanding the critical thinking and human resources vital to the operation and maintenance of these buildings.
    Industrial Refrigeration and Electronic Technology.
    *Introduction to the industrial refrigeration process. Fundamentals of electricity as applied to electronic devices. Identification of electronic parts.
    Mathematics and Electrical Circuits Laboratory.
    *Practical problems in mathematics and their application to the electrical maintenance and service industry. Layout and construction of electrical circuits.

    Electricity Fundamentals and Electrical Circuits Laboratory.
    *Direct Current Fundamentals, concepts and applications. Layout and construction of electrical circuits.
    Introduction to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and Electrical Circuits Laboratory III
    *Introduction to the layout and organization of the NEC. Using the NEC to plan and check circuit layouts. Layout and construction of electrical circuits.
    Electricity Fundamentals II and Electrical Applications Laboratory I.
    *Alternating current fundamentals. Mathematics applications to the understanding of alternating current circuits. Alternating current theories and applications. NEC applications to wiring residential units. Reading residential house plans to gain practical experience laying out wiring and making service entrance calculations.

    Electrical Wiring I and Electrical Applications Laboratory II.
    *Wiring and layout of circuits for residential and equipment applications.
    Electrical Wiring II and Electrical Applications Laboratory III.
    *Wiring and layout of circuits for commercial applications. Reading commercial plans to gain practical experience wire sizing, calculating loads, and over current protection.


    October 3rd 2007 - February 1st 2008.
    Chris Lanning Residential Construction
    Running Springs CA
    Position: Builders Assistant
    Duties: Assisting in the building of residences. Carpentry, construction skills and the ability to read schematics. Skills required precision, flexibility, reliability and the willingness to develop ongoing skills on the job site.

    October 12th 2006 - August 7th 2007
    PPG Clean Up
    San Bernardino CA
    Position: Class A Roll Off Driver
    This company no longer exists.
    Please see the following for listed skills.


    May 2005 - may 31st 2006
    Environmental Contractors Transport Inc
    San Bernardino CA
    Position:
    Class A Roll Off Hazmat Driver.
    Duties:
    Transportation of environmental waste (asbestos). Skills required driving doubles, TSA approval, reliability, professionalism and safe work practices. Position required being able to drive in inhospitable environments safely, and driving in public areas safely. Meeting paperwork requirements and log requirements.
    This position was full time, with overtime required and gave me experience driving, and handling asbestos and the subsequent transportation and removal of hazardous materials.


    RCP Electrical
    Fallbrook CA
    2002 -2004
    Position: Electrician
    Duties: Residential and Commercial electrical services. Ability to read blue prints, communicate effectively and work in a variety of settings. Flexibility and ability to work unsupervised.



    REFERENCES

    Terry Meyers
    North American School of Heating and AC
    2025 West Park Ave Suite 1
    Redlands CA
    909 307 5770

    Raymond Perod
    RCP Electrical Services
    Fallbrook CA
    Ph: (1949) 533 7584


    David Bowen
    Crestline CA
    909 338 6446

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    I wouldn't put the DOB, address, or phone on the site.

    I wouldn't put the DOB in my resume to employers either.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    thanks, its edited........can you tell my why a DOB shouldnt be on a resume?

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    It's none of their business... just like religion, race, creed.

    Why give them a reason to not call you and interview?
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    I know you don't have a lot of trade related experience, but I guarantee employers don't want to see someone with no experience who has buttered their resume up with a bunch of flowery words they learn in trade school. I do think it's awesome you took the initiative to learn the trade on your own and financed your own way.

    As a graduate with no applied experience as of yet, you know about .1316% of what's entailed in this business. I'm sure you understand this and are eager to get busy and learn everything you can, but your potential employer may not. Instead of all the details about your classes and studies, just write a brief paragraph that puts a little more emphasis on your experience with construction, electrical wiring, completing paperwork accurately and in a timely manner, and working safely. Make them see that you may not yet be up to speed with everything they work on, but you know how to work.

    Whatever you do, do not put yourself over like some kind of know-it-all. This will get your resume round-filed quicker than anything else. Highlight your eagerness to learn, prosper, and help your employer prosper through your efforts.

    Good luck,
    -Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by BergerMech Rob View Post
    I know you don't have a lot of trade related experience, but I guarantee employers don't want to see someone with no experience who has buttered their resume up with a bunch of flowery words they learn in trade school. I do think it's awesome you took the initiative to learn the trade on your own and financed your own way.

    As a graduate with no applied experience as of yet, you know about .1316% of what's entailed in this business. I'm sure you understand this and are eager to get busy and learn everything you can, but your potential employer may not. Instead of all the details about your classes and studies, just write a brief paragraph that puts a little more emphasis on your experience with construction, electrical wiring, completing paperwork accurately and in a timely manner, and working safely. Make them see that you may not yet be up to speed with everything they work on, but you know how to work.

    Whatever you do, do not put yourself over like some kind of know-it-all. This will get your resume round-filed quicker than anything else. Highlight your eagerness to learn, prosper, and help your employer prosper through your efforts.

    Good luck,
    -Rob
    I also thought the course description was far too long.

    This should be one page, double spaced.

    Dates on the left, what you did during that time on the right.

    You are not writing a want ad for each job. Quick and to the point. Construction helper. Electrical helper. Hazmat truck driver. Yes, you did some work, and people are willing to step up and say nice things about you.

    So, why should I hire you? Well, I should get the idea that you are eager to learn, you are not in love with yourself as a world-class technician, and you are willing to be the "lo mein" on the Chinese totem pole. A clearance from the TSA means as little in HVAC as my secret service clearance does.

    Really, the whole training regimen should be one sentence. ONE. Beyond that, consistent employment before enrolling in school, willing to learn, and done.
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    2 Tim 3:16-17

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    the skill section is WAY Way Way to to WORDY

    I need to be able to scan the resume in about a minute or less (called the 30 seconds rules)

    skills in bullte form
    EPA is not type core, I, II, III it refered to as a Universal

    "This company no longer exists.
    Please see the following for listed skills." no point in this on a resume

    not sure what this means "Successful graduation in the following HVAC course." is thias a cerficate program, a degree ?

    Redo the skill setion Looks like a padded resume right. Just starting out I don't exceted to see a lot if I do you better back it up.

    Wording and terms used look like some who is not in touch with HVAC Trade.
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    thanks guys, we will sit down tonight and edit the resume.........your input is invaluable. We did discuss if it was too wordy, but the school liked it as was.......cant thank you guys enough for your time

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    remember the 30 second rule

    If I think resume padedd I'll tosse it in the trash
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    Wanted Entry Level HVAC san bernardino/riverside/ontario/palm springs

    RESUME

    Name: Jerry Joseph Smith
    Address
    Phone:
    Email: speedywombat@hotmail.com
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
    2008 - 2009

    North American School of Heating and Air Conditioning
    Redlands CA
    Phone: 909 307 5770

    Successful graduation in the following HVAC course.
    This course covers all aspects of heating and air conditioning and ventilation. Residential and commercial.

    EPA CERTIFICATION
    Universal Technician Certificate

    Electricity Fundamentals and Circuits.
    Comfort Air Conditioning and Controls
    Commercial and Industrial Air Conditioning and Controls.
    Domestic Refrigeration and Controls.

    Commercial Refrigeration and Controls.
    Commercial and Industrial Buildings.
    Industrial Refrigeration and Electronic Technology.
    Mathematics and Electrical Circuits Laboratory.

    Electricity Fundamentals and Electrical Circuits Laboratory.
    Introduction to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and Electrical Circuits Laboratory III
    Electricity Fundamentals II and Electrical Applications Laboratory I.
    Electrical Wiring I and Electrical Applications Laboratory II.
    Electrical Wiring II and Electrical Applications Laboratory III.


    REGISTERED ASBESTOS WORKER WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA





    October 3rd 2007 - February 1st 2008.
    Chris Lanning Residential Construction
    Running Springs CA
    Position: Builders Assistant
    Duties: Assisting in the building of residences. Carpentry, construction skills and the ability to read schematics. Continuous use of power and hand tools. Skills required precision, flexibility, accuracy, reliability and the willingness to develop ongoing skills on the job site.

    October 12th 2006 - August 7th 2007
    PPG Clean Up
    San Bernardino CA
    Position: Class A Roll Off Driver
    Duties:Experience driving and working on construction sites. Safe transportation of materials from sites. Driving safely in inhospitable environments. Meeting deadlines, accurate reporting in log books and paperwork. Efficient and workplace safety conscious.


    May 2005 - may 31st 2006
    Environmental Contractors Transport Inc
    San Bernardino CA
    Position:
    Class A Roll Off Hazmat Driver.
    Duties:
    Transportation of environmental waste (asbestos). Skills required driving doubles, TSA approval, reliability, professionalism and safe work practices. Position required being able to drive in inhospitable environments safely, and driving in public areas safely. Meeting paperwork requirements and log requirements.
    This position was full time, with overtime required and gave me experience driving, and handling asbestos and the subsequent transportation and removal of hazardous materials.


    RCP Electrical
    Fallbrook CA
    2002 -2004
    Position: Electrician
    Duties: Residential and Commercial electrical services. Ability to read blue prints. Able to communicate effectively and work in a variety of settings. Flexibility and ability to work unsupervised. Excellent customer service skills. Able to follow directions and work independently.





    REFERENCES

    Terry Meyers
    North American School of Heating and AC
    2025 West Park Ave Suite 1
    Redlands CA
    909 307 5770

    Raymond Perod
    RCP Electrical Services
    Fallbrook CA
    Ph: (1949) 533 7584


    David Bowen
    Crestline CA
    909 338 6446



    Jerry J Smith. San Bernardino CA 92410.
    Email: speedywombat@hotmail.com
    ___________ __________________________________________________ _________________

    August 10, 2009

    To Whom It May Concern:

    My name is Jerry Smith and I am seeking an entry level HVAC position with your company. I am a recent graduate of North American School of Heating and Air Conditioning in Redlands California, and am fully certified in HVAC excellence, and have universal EPA certification. I am looking for a long term position. I am committed, hard working and highly motivated.

    I have experience working with hazardous materials, and am a registered asbestos worker with the state of California. As a result I am a very conscientious, accountable and responsible employee.

    As a recent graduate I am ideal for any entry level positions you may have available. I am a quick learner who understands the importance of getting things done in an organized and timely manner. Im a hard worker who enjoys contributing to the success of my working team. I believe I have the necessary life and professional experience, skills and qualities to become a very productive and valued member of your team.

    I can assure you my interest; attitude and enthusiasm will more than make up for my lack of formal work experience in the HVAC industry. I am intelligent, and have excellent trouble shooting and problem solving skills.

    I believe I am a versatile man, and have acquired many skills that are highly transferrable. I have over two years experience in the commercial and residential electrical profession. I have excellent blue print reading skills and am experienced with using a wide array of power and hand tools. I am also an experienced Class A driver.

    I am articulate, sincere and hard working. I take pride in always being courteous, and in treating people with respect, both personally and professionally. I believe I would be an asset to your company.

    I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience and look forward to hearing from you.


    Respectfully




    Jerry J Smith

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    Electricity Fundamentals and Circuits.
    Comfort Air Conditioning and Controls
    Commercial and Industrial Air Conditioning and Controls.
    Domestic Refrigeration and Controls.

    Commercial Refrigeration and Controls.
    Commercial and Industrial Buildings.
    Industrial Refrigeration and Electronic Technology.
    Mathematics and Electrical Circuits Laboratory.

    Electricity Fundamentals and Electrical Circuits Laboratory.
    Introduction to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and Electrical Circuits Laboratory III
    Electricity Fundamentals II and Electrical Applications Laboratory I.
    Electrical Wiring I and Electrical Applications Laboratory II.
    Electrical Wiring II and Electrical Applications Laboratory III.


    this is a course list to long just give the high lites
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    Okay, this is my edit. I have removed the fluff, the HR jargon, and the things that are MEANINGLESS to an HVAC manager. IE, we don't do asbestos cleanup, and we don't transport it. What is left here is ALL that needs to be said. Really.


    RESUME

    Name: Jerry Joseph Smith
    Address
    Phone:
    Email: speedywombat@hotmail.com
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________

    Work History
    2008 - 2009

    North American School of Heating and Air Conditioning
    Redlands CA
    Phone: 909 307 5770

    Graduate, HVAC course. EPA Certification, Universal


    October 3rd 2007 - February 1st 2008.
    Chris Lanning Residential Construction
    Running Springs CA
    Builders Assistant

    October 12th 2006 - August 7th 2007
    PPG Clean Up
    San Bernardino CA
    Class A Roll Off Driver

    May 2005 - may 31st 2006
    Environmental Contractors Transport Inc
    San Bernardino CA
    Class A Roll Off Hazmat Driver.

    RCP Electrical
    Fallbrook CA
    2002 -2004
    Electrician



    REFERENCES

    Terry Meyers
    North American School of Heating and AC
    2025 West Park Ave Suite 1
    Redlands CA
    909 307 5770

    Raymond Perod
    RCP Electrical Services
    Fallbrook CA
    Ph: (1949) 533 7584

    David Bowen
    Crestline CA
    909 338 6446



    Jerry J Smith. San Bernardino CA 92410.
    Email: speedywombat@hotmail.com







    This is the cover letter. It is placed in front of the resume:

    August 10, 2009

    To Whom It May Concern:

    My name is Jerry Smith and I am seeking an entry level HVAC position with your company. I am a recent graduate of North American School of Heating and Air Conditioning in Redlands California, and am fully certified in HVAC excellence, and have universal EPA certification.

    As a recent graduate I am ideal for any entry level positions you may have available. I am a quick learner who understands the importance of getting things done in an organized and timely manner. I’m also a hard worker who enjoys contributing to the success of my company. I believe I have the necessary life and previous professional experience, skills, and qualities to become a very productive and valued member of your team.

    I can assure you my interest, attitude and enthusiasm will more than make up for my lack of formal work experience in the HVAC industry. I have excellent problem solving skills.

    I have acquired many skills that are highly transferable. I have over two years experience in the commercial and residential electrical profession. I have excellent blue print reading skills and am experienced with using a wide array of power and hand tools. I am also an experienced Class A driver.

    I strive to be articulate, sincere and hard working. I take pride in always being courteous, and in treating people with respect, both personally and professionally. I believe I would be an asset to your company.

    I'd like to meet with you to talk about your company, and give you an opportunity to ask about my background.


    Respectfully,


    Jerry J Smith
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Okay, this is my edit. I have removed the fluff, the HR jargon, and the things that are MEANINGLESS to an HVAC manager. IE, we don't do asbestos cleanup, and we don't transport it. What is left here is ALL that needs to be said. Really.


    RESUME

    Name: Jerry Joseph Smith
    Address
    Phone:
    Email: speedywombat@hotmail.com
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________

    Work History
    2008 - 2009

    North American School of Heating and Air Conditioning
    Redlands CA
    Phone: 909 307 5770

    Graduate, HVAC course. EPA Certification, Universal


    October 3rd 2007 - February 1st 2008.
    Chris Lanning Residential Construction
    Running Springs CA
    Builders Assistant

    October 12th 2006 - August 7th 2007
    PPG Clean Up
    San Bernardino CA
    Class A Roll Off Driver

    May 2005 - may 31st 2006
    Environmental Contractors Transport Inc
    San Bernardino CA
    Class A Roll Off Hazmat Driver.

    RCP Electrical
    Fallbrook CA
    2002 -2004
    Electrician



    REFERENCES

    Terry Meyers
    North American School of Heating and AC
    2025 West Park Ave Suite 1
    Redlands CA
    909 307 5770

    Raymond Perod
    RCP Electrical Services
    Fallbrook CA
    Ph: (1949) 533 7584

    David Bowen
    Crestline CA
    909 338 6446



    Jerry J Smith. San Bernardino CA 92410.
    Email: speedywombat@hotmail.com







    This is the cover letter. It is placed in front of the resume:

    August 10, 2009

    To Whom It May Concern:

    My name is Jerry Smith and I am seeking an entry level HVAC position with your company. I am a recent graduate of North American School of Heating and Air Conditioning in Redlands California, and am fully certified in HVAC excellence, and have universal EPA certification.

    As a recent graduate I am ideal for any entry level positions you may have available. I am a quick learner who understands the importance of getting things done in an organized and timely manner. Im also a hard worker who enjoys contributing to the success of my company. I believe I have the necessary life and previous professional experience, skills, and qualities to become a very productive and valued member of your team.

    I can assure you my interest, attitude and enthusiasm will more than make up for my lack of formal work experience in the HVAC industry. I have excellent problem solving skills.

    I have acquired many skills that are highly transferable. I have over two years experience in the commercial and residential electrical profession. I have excellent blue print reading skills and am experienced with using a wide array of power and hand tools. I am also an experienced Class A driver.

    I strive to be articulate, sincere and hard working. I take pride in always being courteous, and in treating people with respect, both personally and professionally. I believe I would be an asset to your company.

    I'd like to meet with you to talk about your company, and give you an opportunity to ask about my background.


    Respectfully,


    Jerry J Smith
    Much Much better, that looks good no Padding and to the point.
    If you want to tell about your course work then to it in your Cover letter and DON'T make it a classs List.

    A cover letter should be to the point.
    If you help others then you are a Success

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