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    I retired from the Air Force as a radiology technologist last year and am pursing my HVAR Associates. Would rather dig a ditch in a cold rain than work in a hospital again. I just love fixing stuff!!!! Always have. I'm fairly competent at construction, plumbing, and electrical, so I decided to learn HVAR just because I know little about it. I'm only in my first semester and I received a call from a HVAR franchise owner last PM wanting to set up an interview. He was greatly impressed with my resume, which had little to do with the trades. He said he had 65 resumes and called three of us for a "Comfort Advisor" position. I told him that I was hesitant to interview because of my lack of training...but that didn't seem to matter. He said the franchise has it own training program located right here in St Louis. It’s nice to see that people respect the training, dedication, and discipline of prior service personnel. What should I be asking about in the interview and what should I expect?

    thx

    Bob

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    As one with mechanical apptitude, the less you know (about the position) the better. You must be a good listener and be able to make folks feel at ease. Customers will respect your service to our country. Consider "USAF Retired" on your business cards should you hire on. I have 4 years in the industry now as a "Comfort Consultant",
    "Sales-Engineer", whatever the title, it has been very rewarding and I have risen to the top of the ranks, working for the oldest outfit in town in the biggest HVAC market in the desert southwest. I really get the feeling you will do great as well.

    What to expect? It's hard to say how a first interview will go but I think you'll fly through it. ( ha! Get it?) Good luck and let's hear how it goes. I can honestly say that I really love what I do and it pays really well also. (Just an added bonus)

    Cheers,

    Charlie

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    Who is it?

    I see you're in Illinois.... Anywhere near Chicago?

    Oh, BTW, I think you should go for it. Sounds like a squared-away co.
    WHY?

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    Wink

    Thz for the input....15 minutes from St. Louis in Belleville Illinois.

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    We have stores in St. Louis and Belleville. What , if you do not mind, is the name of the firm ?
    i belong to peta ... people eating tasty animals. all my opinions are just mine.

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    rvokes,

    Is it Airtime 500? If so search the name on this site before you jump in.

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    Oh, boy, here we go again.

    So what if it's AT500? It's a job, isn't it?
    WHY?

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    1 Hour Heating. What salary should I be looking for to start?

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    Thumbs up

    Most HVAC sales jobs, at least here in the west pay anywhere for 7 to 10% of the gross. Beware of the contractor who has a laundry list of things they will back-charge for. Consider what you made in the AF and then ask what kind of sales gross history you can base your decision on. It's scary at first, and if your not cut out for sales, ie: asking for money, asking for the sale, overcoming objections, you'll find out pretty quick but what the heck. Just make sure you give it enough time as some of the best comfort consultants I have met took a little bit to get rolling.

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    Originally posted by rvokes
    1 Hour Heating.
    Great. You just started a war, rvokes. For the most part they're a squared-away outfit. Now, most folks on this forum are, for some unexplainable reason, absolutely against One Hour Heating. But don't listen to them 'cause not a single one of them has worked for One hour. So how would they know? What I recommend is give 'em a shot & then make a judgement call for yourself.
    WHY?

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    eek...ouch...sorry.

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    That's alright, you didn't know. One Hour pays their comfort advisors on straight commission.
    WHY?

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    straight commmision for get that crap

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