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  1. #1
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    Thats right.. All I ask is to let me come to work for you for a day. I am confident you'll want to keep me. I am a top student at HFCC in the Energy Technology program about to receive my HVAC certificate. I'm hard working, dependable, clean driving record, and have my own tools. I am 36 years old and have a successful background. I dont need benefits and will work whatever hours you can give me. I learn quickly and will become a loyal asset to your business. Please email me at falcon06@sbcglobal.net to claim your free lunch!

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Originally posted by goindeep
    Thats right.. All I ask is to let me come to work for you for a day. I am confident you'll want to keep me. I am a top student at HFCC in the Energy Technology program about to receive my HVAC certificate. I'm hard working, dependable, clean driving record, and have my own tools. I am 36 years old and have a successful background. I dont need benefits and will work whatever hours you can give me. I learn quickly and will become a loyal asset to your business. Please email me at falcon06@sbcglobal.net to claim your free lunch!

    Thanks,
    Mike
    That is one of the best job search posts that I have seen here in my 4 1/2 years. Good luck to you. If no one takes you up on your offer, they are nuts.

    don
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    Here is another one you can use to get in the door. Go to the Salvation Army or Goodwill and purchase some inexpensive shoes. Send one shoe to each contractor you want an interview with.

    Include a note introducing yourself and tell them you are trying to get a foot in the door. How about an interview? You will probably get interviews with most of them.

    Norm

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    Originally posted by NormChris

    Here is another one you can use to get in the door. Go to the Salvation Army or Goodwill and purchase some inexpensive shoes. Send one shoe to each contractor you want an interview with.

    Include a note introducing yourself and tell them you are trying to get a foot in the door. How about an interview? You will probably get interviews with most of them.

    Norm
    Norm,

    I never would of thought you would come up with that one!You're the Man.

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    There was a company I wanted to work for and I knew what position I wanted with them. Except they had no such position and were not seeking to create one.

    But, they had an ad in the paper for another position, a position I had no interest in. So, I applied for that position and got an interview. At the interview I talked them into hiring me for the non-existing positon that I actually wanted.

    Knowing how to interview is just as important as getting the interview. But, getting in the door is essential.




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    I an a service manager in Phoenix Az. I am planning a recruiting trip to the midwest. I would love to include you in this visit. Let me know if you would be interested. icitmwheaton@earthlink.net.

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    Goindeep I am planning on attending HFCC this fall how do you rate the program?

  8. #8
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    Wow.. Thanks Don, that's a huge compliment!

    Love the shoe approach Norm, I'll let you know how it works out.

    iamtg1.. The HFCC program is outstanding. In the beginning stages the focus is to provide each student with a solid understanding of fundamental subjects as they apply to this industry. Mastery in these subjects is critical to success in later courses as they are truly advanced. The idea is to get you to really understand what's happening within the many systems you'll be studying. The instructors are awesome, and the college places them in their respective areas of expertise. Most of them have over 20 years of experience, but what's more important is their ability to communicate that knowledge to each student effectively. The best tech isn't necessarily the best teacher. Many of the instructors are still working in the field and are well respected in the industry.

    A heavy emphasis is placed on a systematic approach to troubleshooting. You will become comfortable with looking at any unit and drawing a ladder diagram for it. This is equally as important as identifying mechanical problems in a system. Proper troubleshooting skills mean more service calls in less time with fewer callbacks.

    The lab equipment is better than adequate with enough units to accomodate every student. Above the standard residential/ commercial equipment in use today, there are heat pumps, boilers, chillers, and one of only three fuel cells in the state.

    The texts that are in use are commonly referred to on this site and are supplemented with manufacturer specific technical manuals. Many of the materials you'll actually use in the field.

    I've noticed that the overall curriculum is updated to accomodate continuing changes in the industry. Some of the advanced electives now offered are Smart House Design, Control Systems;Microprocessor Based, Applied Digital Control Systems and Energy Practicum- Geothermal HVAC Systems.

    Anyway I hope this helps. I know I had many questions when I was looking for a school. I think you're making the right choice. Good luck to you.

    Mike

    [Edited by goindeep on 08-08-2004 at 10:10 AM]

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