You’ve completed a top of the line training program at HVACRedu.net or its sister site, ItsAboutQ.net, and maybe aced a certification exam or two. Your resume is shinier than it used to be, by far. But where do you go to find someone to hand your newly enhanced resume to? Uh oh, you say you have no resume and don’t know how to put one together? And what about preparing for (gulp!) a job interview?
Okay, calm down, there’s lots of help at hand. Every aspect of looking for a job, from finding the openings to writing your resume to interviewing skills (and more!) is thoroughly covered many times over on the World Wide Web. So much so, that if you just dive in and start googling, you may quickly get overwhelmed. So let’s start in familiar territory, the homepage of HVACRedu.net.
Career and Employment Resources at HVACRedu.net
Our homepage, hvacredu.net, is newly redesigned, and along the top navigation bar you’ll find a handy “Careers” tab.
Behind this unassuming grey button is a wealth of job hunting, job finding, and job landing information. Here’s a sampling:
- Videos about the varied careers available in the HVAC/R field.
- A link to Career One Stop, which is a treasure trove of resources for veterans, teens, out of work folks, employers, people who need retraining, etc. Get a fresh cup of coffee and carve out an hour or so to explore its depths. The site includes a whole section on Resumes and Interviews.
- Links to resume helps and job application advice all over the internet.
- Links to government and industry sites about job and career opportunities.
- Links to the various certifying bodies, so you can choose your certification path.
- Must-read advice from our founder and CEO, Chris Compton. Don’t
neglect to read “Become a Familiar Face.”
The page guides you step by step, from preparation, through resume, job search, application and interview. It even includes links to the catalog descriptions of several short courses we have available, which are designed help you to be professional on the job, when you get one!
If you have questions about landing an HVAC/R job, enhancing your training and skills, or how we might play a part in the development of your HVAC/R career, please email email@example.com and we’ll be glad to arrange a consultation.
Jobs Board at NATEx.org
The website of North American Technician Excellence, natex.org, is sporting a new Jobs page. It is also located behind a “Careers” button on the top navigation. With sections for employers and job seekers, the page will no doubt facilitate lots of happy connections.
At the time of this writing, 792 jobs are listed, located in at least 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. There are openings for HVAC Installation and Service Techs, Maintenance, Diesel and Ophthalmic Techs, Refrigeration Techs, various specialists, apprentices and assistants, and sales personnel to name a few. You can sort the listings by location, job type, or keyword. The newest job openings (less than 7 days old) are available only to NATE members. Listings older than 7 days are available to all comers. Instructions for applying are included with each job listing, and some include “Apply for this Job” links.
This Careers section also has places to store resumes, the ability to set up job search alerts, and a gigantic Content Library. Career and Occupational Guides, Labor Market Information, Overseas Job Information and Cost of Living Information-Relocation are just a few of the intriguing topics included.
Like HVACRedu.net, NATE also has a “Career Coaching” feature. You can schedule a conversation with one of their consultants to help you in your job search. Find the link under the Resources tab in the Careers section.
Make a Plan Today
If you’re looking for HVAC work, or will be in the near future, we encourage you to explore these resources and make a firm plan. But hey, even the information on these two sites could get overwhelming in short order, so follow the steps outlined on the Careers tab at HVACRedu.net, and work out a strategy for launching, re-launching, or powering up your HVAC/R career.