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need some advice..re: job

Post by dev99 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:41 am

Hi

My name is Dev and i am a recent graduate from Centennial College as a AME. I realized very quickly that the job market is poor for students with no experience. I am just wondering if there is any thing i can do that would make me a better applicant to any company in the releated profession. any courses i could take to show initiative?
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Re: need some advice..re: job

Post by crazy_aviator » Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:27 pm

Pick 2 or 3 companies and offer to work for 1 for FREE for 2 weeks to see if the company is interested in you !!!!
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Re: need some advice..re: job

Post by Hoov » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:56 pm

crazy_aviator wrote:Pick 2 or 3 companies and offer to work for 1 for FREE for 2 weeks to see if the company is interested in you !!!!
That is horrible advice. I am not an AME but go out and get paid for what you do, do not offer to work for free.
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Re: need some advice..re: job

Post by just curious » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:16 am

Pick 2 or 3 companies and offer to work for 1 for FREE for 2 weeks to see if the company is interested in you !!!!
Crazy,

Since this is a relatively seriously forum, you could expect to see less than tactful post, like this one disappaer. Please save your warmth wit and humour for one of our many other forums.

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Re: need some advice..re: job

Post by HS-748 2A » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:22 pm

just curious wrote:
Pick 2 or 3 companies and offer to work for 1 for FREE for 2 weeks to see if the company is interested in you !!!!
Crazy.. ?

I dunno'; I think its not an unreasonable tact. Almost no potential employer would actually let you work for free but they may appreciate the candor of your approach.

If you prove yourself, you'd be hired without a doubt. :prayer:

I one time worked for food in a certain Northwestern B.C. community which shall remain nameless - lest I incriminate the unscrupulous character who would take advantage of a poor N.L.C. student that way - or incriminate myself, of course.

Maybe one week though - Not two. :shock:
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Re: need some advice..re: job

Post by crazy_aviator » Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:24 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, use your HEAD after you take it out of your behind !!
Look around , the big 3 car manufacturers are giving their employees an equivalent of 70.00/hr. and the misfits working there are still bitching and complaining ,,,how far do you want to go ? Theres an unwritten principle "do a little extra for a good company and you receive much in the long run" Too many self righteous, self absorbed, selfish folks are living in Canada who expect everything from the employer. Whats 2 weeks of your time as a new apprentice ( your likely only going to schmooze off your parents anyways) to GIVE a LITTLE to this industry and maybe receive 25 years of employment in the end! Add it up , vacation pay, christmas party, paid days off, sick days, fringe benefits of working in the industry etc etc . Listen to wisdom instead of fools when it comes to finding and securing a good job !!
OFFER it to a GOOD employer who is undecided about employing you and he WONT ever forget you !!
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Re: need some advice..re: job

Post by username: » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:19 pm

HS-748 2A wrote:
just curious wrote:
Pick 2 or 3 companies and offer to work for 1 for FREE for 2 weeks to see if the company is interested in you !!!!
Crazy.. ?

I dunno'; I think its not an unreasonable tact. Almost no potential employer would actually let you work for free but they may appreciate the candor of your approach.

If you prove yourself, you'd be hired without a doubt. :prayer:

I one time worked for food in a certain Northwestern B.C. community which shall remain nameless - lest I incriminate the unscrupulous character who would take advantage of a poor N.L.C. student that way - or incriminate myself, of course.

Maybe one week though - Not two. :shock:
To some extent I agree with HS-748 2A. When I applied for my first dockhand job, the employer told me I was too young. I asked him if he would let me come in for ONE day and work so that I could prove myself. He thought it was a great idea. At the end of that day he was very impressed and I was hired (I even got paid for that day of work). This job eventually brought me to a very good flying position. This is not working for free, it's proving yourself.
Never offer to work for free!
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Re: need some advice..re: job

Post by acidgambit » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:22 pm

Hey man,
I just got out of school like a 2 months ago. The industry is pretty dead right now but it's starting to spool up again. You just gotta look harder. I was hired by a pretty big airline like a few weeks ago. Just try harder and you'll eventually find one. Gotta be pretty patient at these times. Good luck. I know how you're feeling.
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Re: need some advice..re: job

Post by scopiton » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:46 pm

crazy_aviator wrote:Pick 2 or 3 companies and offer to work for 1 for FREE for 2 weeks to see if the company is interested in you !!!!
offering to work for free is just a way to say that you're worth nothing

as a new AMe you know the basics to be usefull/efficient and has a desire which are, despite experience, 2 very valuable things
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