So I want to get work experience. I looked on craigslist and all the jobs are posted for the Chicago area. I live in Lake county. There are plenty of local heating contractors. I plan on going to a local community college to get epa and basic technician certificates but classs don't start until 2 months from now. I've been reading heating and airconditioning textbooks at my library but book smarts and theory is only going to take me so far. I don't have much to put on my resume except that I have worked various trade jobs for my uncle who was a general contractor for his home renovation/addition last year. I am only 22.
So I am aware of my limitations when it comes to HVAC. So how do you guys react to some one calling local businesses asking if they are interested in a assistant who is willing to work for free. I am I going about this the right way. I'm working as a prep cook dishwasher right know and I really would like to get some experience in this field, 2 months waiting seems like a very long time for me right now. What kinds of jobs would you give to somebody who doesn't have much experience. Is knocking on doors until one opens necessary in this field?