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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Quiring View Post
    Try a manpower company like Aerotech, they fill positions from office to aerospace.
    Do this only as a last resort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McClure Machine View Post
    I am on the other side of most of the advice given. I have been the employer for 30+ years.
    If I got a resume with what you have listed and the way you have it written here. I would have just round filed it.
    If you take your statement about welding cert. What kind of certs do you have? AWS walking papers? ASME ? What type? Mig, tig, stick? You need to state your capabilities.
    When I read willing to relocate, first thing that comes to mind is a short term drifter **.
    Technical hiring people are looking for specific things, usually they are trying to fill a specific position.
    Don't be generic in your resume, if you are looking for a job in the shop of a oil refinery then make it apply to the job.
    If you are looking at doing plant layout on a cad platform then they don't care if you can weld.
    Almost every out of town person I have hire was introduced to me in person by a employee, customer, or supplier.
    My best advice is go to the area you want to work in and knock on doors. & Skilled technical people are so rare today you will get a chance to talk to people. But be warned if you are claiming to be a machinist, they might hand you a drill bit and tell you to sharpen it for drilling brass or copper.
    Good luck
    ** Ouch! I'm sorry, but from this post, you sound like the typical "I know everything employer so my way or the highway!!"

    People relocate for lots of reasons. I have done it twice for a job (albeit same company/same job), and it has nothing to do with me being a 'drifter' LoL.

    & Do you know how hard (and plain unpractical) that is when moving?? Seriously, unless you have maybe a years wages saved up or something, most people just can't afford that luxury of traveling around looking for a job while not earning a living. Even having my moving expenses paid, it was a major pita* to coordinate everything that is needed to move an entire household (if you are single, which OP is not, it might be different).

    1st move-
    We spent 4-5 days without household goods because the moving company screwed up our delivery date/estimate.
    1) Start utilities- easy right? depending on location, some places either want your first born child, or paperwork you don't have yet (see drivers licences), or 3-4-500$ deposits.

    2) Get drivers licensces- well, hard to do without a perm address (with proof!), circle back to #1

    3) Get the kid(s) into school - see #1 & 2 above....

    2nd move-
    See all of above, except this time we had our stuff moved into storage because we were living in a hotel. Which meant we had to move our stuff from storage (I know everyone moves boohoo)... so company paid the moving expenses, which we got to move our stuff again at our expense and time.

    Sorry went on a bit of a rant there, but just wanted to put that out there that moving for a job is not it's all cracked up to be AND we (the movers) are not trying to screw anyone over or whatever you are thinking*.

    * side note, one job I flew for an interview went fairly well, except he did not want to pay what I wanted (fair enough, happens I know), but he insisted "I had no skin in the game" if he paid what I wanted and he would "get me up to that pay in no time".... How the hell do I have no skin in the game when I am moving out of state with my entire family?!?!

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    My experience as an engineer is that until you have 3-5 years of experience you're basically looked at as a commodity. Once you've got that though, you won't be able to get people to stop calling you about jobs.

    If you want someone to look at your resume, feel free to message me here and we can connect via email or LinkedIn.

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    Sorry damn spell check, sorry for the crazy words


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