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    finding work

    I am just wandering what kind of job I should to expect to get comming out of school. I have put in probably 200 resumes even though every single company hiring says they need at least 5 years experience. Those resumes have gone out to everything from apt maintenance (which I really don't want to do) to commercial refrigeration (which I would love to do)

    I mean really, what should I be looking for with only schooling under my belt. no one is calling.

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    unfortunately..don't expect much in this economy.

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    Have you tryed companys that do supermarket work? Market techs are always in demand.Lot's of them will train on the job.
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    Did you try your local union hall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackertech View Post
    Have you tryed companys that do supermarket work? Market techs are always in demand.Lot's of them will train on the job.
    My wife works for a major spermarket chain and the have all of their refrigeration work done by union companies.

    Is that what you mean? If so I am probably going to try the union which I really don't want to do. But it seems like all of the commercial stuff around here is union.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinner73 View Post
    unfortunately..don't expect much in this economy.
    I would think economy also but there are plenty of job postings, and as I have heard the good techs with all of the experience should be comfortable where they are.

    another thing is these companies ar offering way less than what a "experienced" tech would take. So there shouldn't be that much competition.

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    No we are not union. But unions in the south are few and far between.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackertech View Post
    No we are not union. But unions in the south are few and far between.
    So if I was a supermarket how would I find your company? Do you specialize in supermarkets or general commercial refrigeration? I ask so that I can look for that specifically around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvschillin View Post
    So if I was a supermarket how would I find your company? Do you specialize in supermarkets or general commercial refrigeration? I ask so that I can look for that specifically around here.
    We do supermarkets only and we have a contract with a large co.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvschillin View Post
    I am just wandering what kind of job I should to expect to get comming out of school. I have put in probably 200 resumes even though every single company hiring says they need at least 5 years experience. Those resumes have gone out to everything from apt maintenance (which I really don't want to do) to commercial refrigeration (which I would love to do)

    I mean really, what should I be looking for with only schooling under my belt. no one is calling.
    I can tell you from my experience that getting a job is not the easiest thing with only schooling. It took me 2 years from the time that I finished school before I was able to get a job in this field. And wouldn't you know it, it was apartment maintenance.

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    Don't get down!

    Have you had your resume scrutinized?

    Why would be going to the union be a bad thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by allstar08 View Post
    Don't get down!



    Why would be going to the union be a bad thing?
    I am accustomed to working for myself and eventually will go on and start my own refrigeration company.

    I am far from down. I know everything will work out. I was just looking for some advice from people who have been there.

    thanks to everyone who has replied just feeling welcome helps.

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