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  1. #1
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    Just starting into it

    Hello. After much research and talking with others I started into HVAC training. I'm only a quarter of the way through class but enjoying it and doing good. After I finish school I'll have the task of trying to find an entry level job in a world were everyone only wants to hire people with experience. And just to really complicate things I want to find that job about 2000 miles away.

    I know some professions are much more open to hiring out of state people even out of school. Wondering what anyone thinks the chances of an employer doing that in HVAC? I'll be able to put together a list of several past and current employers that can assure I'm a good employee and such. Still seems nearly imposable to pull off. Not to mention work is definitely no easier to find were I want to move to. Any thoughts or advice would be well appreciated.

  2. #2
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    It's probably a good idea to put your location in your profile info, and maybe give some more information about "why" you want to work in a new location.

    If your resume shows you to be a dedicated person who is willing to learn and who has a record of success at learning, and you present yourself well, anything is possible.

    Good communication skills are also key, IMHO.

    Are you currently doing any kind of work? What is your background?
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  3. #3
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    I agree with timebuilder

    Your work ethic and attitude/appearance will actually have a lot to do with getting hired.

  4. #4
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    yeah, I think there is a lot of regonal moving in the industry.

  5. #5
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    don't apply in a tank top and shorts... while facebooking on your smartfone

  6. #6
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    I currently live in Ohio and wish to move to NW Montana or northern Idaho. Why? I have spent time there and really miss it. I like the people and political climate much more then Ohio. Not to mention the actual climate. I have researched all over on jobs, taxes, cost of living, and even laws and things like that. There are better places financially but at the end of the day thats were I want to be. Ohio is not very business friendly and unemployment is much higher (not thats is good anywhere). Ohio has some very nice places but nothing beats being close to the Rockies.

    I started out working on the farm from the time I was old enough till it was sold when I was in middle school. I was a carpenter for many years during and after high school. That hit a bad spot and I picked up a job in erosion control for several years were I was more of a mechanic and fabricator. Then I got a job remodeling RV's. That was a good job and I moved up fast but only lasted a year. In 2008 fuel prices shot up and the economy tanked, that hurt that business bad. I was out of work for a wile till I got the landscaping job I have now. It's not horrible and I work for a good guy, but its just not for me. Besides that, its not exactly a career.

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