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  1. #40
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    fzr600r: I'm feelin ya. My interview was last Monday. I'm wondering if I should call him back or just assume they found someone else that was more experienced. How was your interview? What is your background?

    The more I talk to people, this seems to be a big issue.. guys coming straight out of tech school seem to have a hard time getting hired because no one wants to take a "chance" on un-experienced techs. I am at a loss right now.. I'm thinking maybe I should go back to school for something else. I have the G.I. Bill so it would be paid for. Decisions decisions...

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    Got Recommended!

    The person I interviewed with forwarded my resume and recommended me to his boss. I been a HVAC/R tech for 5 plus years doing mostly commercial.

  3. #42
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    You'll probably get in then. I wish you the bet of luck. JLL is the best gig for a maintenance/HVAC tech I've ever seen.

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    You guys should be getting an offer soon if they want you. I got mine over the phone the next day after my interview. It took a month for me to start though with the background check and everything else. hang in there it may be different in other parts of the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty hvac View Post
    You guys should be getting an offer soon if they want you. I got mine over the phone the next day after my interview. It took a month for me to start though with the background check and everything else. hang in there it may be different in other parts of the country.

    I got my offer like you. After 1st interview next day had my 2nd and after we were done he said if i want the position it was mine. But it may not go like this for everybody. I think after a week you should know something.

    Rock, you are right it is tuff to get in with no experience.

    What job did you do when you were in the military?

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    Sorry to bust your bubble Rocky but it is hard to hire a person right out of a HVAC school with no field experience especially for the wages some people want, right now some well experienced techs are getting paid crap. I cannot get a friend hired with any commercial company because he has no commercial experience but he's been a residential tech for 11 years. Good Luck to you!

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    Hey guys, I've been with JLL for almost two years as a stationary engineer in Northern Virginia on the property management side. I made decision to leave my previous company after 18 years when JLL took over management of the building I was in. Best move I ever made. Hope to see you all in Austin next spring at the annual conference.

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    I know a guy that works for them and he is a hack, I do not like to use that word, but, they would have been better off hiring a guy right out of school.

    Not saying that anyone is a hack "because" they work for them, just that he is a hack and they would have been better off with a brand new green guy.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by james122964 View Post
    I know a guy that works for them and he is a hack, I do not like to use that word, but, they would have been better off hiring a guy right out of school.

    Not saying that anyone is a hack "because" they work for them, just that he is a hack and they would have been better off with a brand new green guy.

    Jim
    You got hacks/wannabe's in every company, it all depends on how much everyone else is willing to cover for their butt's!

  10. #49
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    Sup guys. I think you are right, I'm just not going to get in this industry without experience..but how do I get experience without someone giving me a chance. I'm going to either have to find a unique opportunity where someone is willing to take me under their wings and work for nothing..probably. I'm exploring different opportunities (like electricians apprentice) but also still looking at HVAC stuff.

    I was a weapons specialist in the Air Force so there was a lot of mechanical/electronics involved. That's another thing... no one seems to want to hire veterans..wtf!?

    /end rant

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    Ammo

    Rock were you in AMMO?

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    ha.... no, AMMO guys are bb counters. Weapons guys are either gunners, loaders or maintainers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock77 View Post
    I was a weapons specialist in the Air Force so there was a lot of mechanical/electronics involved. That's another thing... no one seems to want to hire veterans..wtf!?

    /end rant
    I came into this field with a strong electro-mechanical background too.

    What does your resume look like?

    If you went to school for HVAC, that and your experience as a technician in the Air Force should be able to get you at least a tryout.

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