Graduated from BOCES HVAC-R program Dec.08. I have my Universal Certification. Due to wife's serious health issues was delayed in finding work. Have been actively replying and going to businesses now since Sept. I've had one interview in all that time-didn't even get a call back to say whether I'd gotten the job(it was a school district).
I had previously been in the ready mix concrete industry. After a hostile take over by one of the company's family members-I left that business after 21 years as a dispatcher/quality control. So I have a solid work history behind me. I am looking for suggestions how to even get started as a helper. I am willing to do anything it takes. I am unable to relocate, so I have to stay within the Hudson Valley area. What would make me pop more to a potential employer to even get them to talk to me after I fill out the application or give them my resume. Is it a hindrance that I only had one job? I have many different skills that apply to HVAC.
I know this whole area is tanking for jobs. I've even tried to get back into dispatching-no luck.