If you’ve just finished your HVAC technician training program at a local trade school and are about to look for an entry-level HVAC job, you have a few options to consider when starting your search. Let's review a few possible options.
Check with your school's job placement office. Many trade schools offer job placement services. These services can include career planning programs that focus on interviewing techniques, resume writing, skills assessment, attitude, dress, and more.
Beyond that, some trade schools have relationships with locally or nationally based HVAC companies, giving their graduating students a path to the job or apprenticeship that suits them best. Many of our partner HVAC schools offer job placement services.
Introduce Yourself to Local HVAC Companies
Going out on a limb and calling up local HVAC companies, or even going to their office to introduce yourself, can be a successful strategy. When you introduce yourself, state that you are looking for work in the area, where you went to school, any experience you have, and when they would have time to discuss with you.
This can show your assertiveness and initiative as an employee, which can make you stand out. This method is also good because your potential employer is more likely to know you from a sea of other applicants when you enter into the interview process.
Job Posting Boards
Check out career sites like CareerBuilder, Indeed, LinkedIn, ZipRecruiter, and others to see what job openings have been posted.
If you Google a phrase like “HVAC jobs for new graduates,” you’ll find many of the above mentioned sites very quickly. Our research of these boards did in fact yield many entry level HVAC jobs, all across the U.S.
One tip when using job posting boards is to search them often and contact companies as soon as possible after a job is listed.
Other Good HVAC Job Hunting Options
Talk about it with your friends, family, or fellow community members. There is a good chance that someone you know has a relationship with an HVAC company, whether it be on a personal or professional basis.
Check with apartment management companies and condo complexes in your area. Some large property management companies hire their own HVAC technicians, and many smaller ones will have good relationships with the local HVAC companies who might be hiring.
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