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Old 12-26-2002, 01:54 PM
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Yeah so I have come to the conclusion that finding a job that is automotive related is near impossible in a small town unless you know the guy who owns the shop... It is really pissing me off cuz I am sure that I know more than alot of these cowboys who are working at shops and stuff... The thing is THEY already have the job and I won't be able to get a job because it seems that it is always who you know and never what you konw... I HATE IT!!!!! I know I work damn hard too... thing is they will never find that out cuz they will never hire me.....

and screw working at mcdonalds I AM TOO PROUD!!!

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Old 12-26-2002, 02:00 PM
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Try looking into auto parts and supplies suppiers. It would be cool if you could get in with the PPG rep or something. and get training on thier products. Just a thought

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Old 12-26-2002, 02:16 PM
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If it's a small town like mine you're screwed. If there are nearby cities call or vistit some of the stores and wherehouses and tell them what you can do, that you're a real hard worker and above all are interested in pursuing an automotive career. Actually the most important thing is to learn something about the company. When you want to go work for a company not a dealer. When you're there tell them how you love their products, tell them about their products(not too much), enough so they know that you'd like to work for THEM. Knowledge of the company really helps. If you know anybody who runs into a lot of automotive professionals, ask them to see if they need anybody, and of course tell them to them that you are interested in automotive field. Hoe it helps.
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Old 12-26-2002, 06:17 PM
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THE AUTOMOTIVE FIELD IS WIDE-OPEN FOR GUYS WHO WANT TO REALLY LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF MODERN VEHICLES. IT'S HARD WHEN YOU ARE YOUNG TO GET IN ANYWHERE BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF EXPERIENCE, AND THERE SEEMS TO BE AN ENDLESS SUPPLY OF YOUNG GUYS TRYING TO WORK IN A GARAGE SOMEHWERE. THE AUTOMOTIVE FIELD IS SO COMPETITIVE ANYMORE, AND SO MANY PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED IN IT. IF YOU ARE YOUNG, AND I'LL ASSUME YOU ARE, TAKE YOUR TIME, AND GET SECONDARY EDUCATION!!!!! TRY SOME COLLEGE COURSES, SEE THE WORLD, DON'T GET COMPLETELY HUNG UP ON JUST CARS, IT'S TOO EASY FOR YOUNG GUYS TO GET HUNG UP ON CARS ONLY WHEN THEY ARE YOUNG, AND YOU KIND OF GET A ONE-TRACK MIND ABOUT IT, AND YOU END UP LIMITING YOURSELF IN LIFE. DON'T GET ME WRONG, THE AUTOMOTIVE FIELD IS GREAT, BUT IT'S A VERY, VERY TOUGH LIVING, AND SOMETIMES IT'S NOT REAL REWARDING.MAKE SURE THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT, AND THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW THAT IS TO TRY DIFFERENT THINGS. TAKE IT FROM SOMEONE WHO MADE ALL OF THE WRONG MOVES EARLY IN LIFE.
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Old 12-26-2002, 07:38 PM
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Blah, blah, blah. That's all good, but it's that first job that's the hardest to get. Once you're in, you more opportunities to meet new people. Sorry, I am just very frutrated as stoned is trying to get a job.
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Get sponsored, find a person willing in the corporation/business to introduce you personally to the CEO or VP. Works everytime if your persistent and phone to keep in touch. Places always need someone somewhere, the fact that your willing and able to work is good enough. Getting your foot in the door is the hard part, where you go from there is up to you.

Keep getting educated, employers love to see recent education on a resume. It makes them feel like they are getting more for their money? :p
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Old 12-26-2002, 10:43 PM
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If you're like most of us, you'll have to start out in the position of "Shop ******". You know..... sweeping up,cleaning and all sorts of fun stuff at first. Take any position they have at the moment, if you really want to work there, I guarantee you'll work your way up. One thing that will stand out for sure is safe work habits. Did I tell you about the time I caught the solvent tank on fire and I was the only one there? THANK GOD FOR HALON!
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I worked in a bodyshop at age 14, tuned neighbors and friends cars for next to nothing, worked in a radiator and auto ac shop, I learned more in 2 years at a wrecking yard than I had learned in the previous 10. Most of the yards pay mininmun wage but the variety of vehicles and the the different parts of the cars you work on will give you a major understanding of how vehicles are produced. The first thing I had to learn was there is an easier way of doing everything if you think of the vehicles and the way they are massed produced. Assembly line assembly means speed and getting them out the door in the easiest way possible. The smartest guys I worked with were the least educated, they had a knack for doing the work without overthinking the job at hand. Their experience taught me more than any book I could have read. You're young, sometimes these jobs are in the least obvious place, keep looking. Dan
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Yeah... there are some shops here I WILL NOT WORK FOR... the owners of the shops are rednecks who have screwed up on too many peoples cars for me to want to work for them... things like not tightening oil drain plugs and not putting oil on the oil filter ring...
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Old 12-27-2002, 11:58 AM
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Right on dinger, a junk yard would be an excellent place to learn. The weather end of it (especially in canada ) can be very tough. Never under estimate a good "junkyard dog". These guys can be a real vault of knowledge, and have good'ol common sense. They tend to be a little "torch happy" around here though, I mean try finding an exhaust cross-over or crossmember for a tranny or tranny linkage.
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These people you speak of have Relative ability. They are related by blood or marrage to the owner of the business. Even in the Auto Assembly business we have many people with Relative Ability. You might try getting a job driving a wrecker, or working in a body/paint repair shop. Some Junk Yards will hire you without Relative Abilitys. Good luck and keep looking.


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