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Old 08-25-2011, 11:16 PM   #21
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Although I'm not female, I also had my interview today. I'm not sure if I presented myself well because I was really nervous. Plus I lack any professional experience in construction. I know I can do this, though and hope they believed me.

Here's to hoping we both made it in.
Cheers to you! I don't have any exp in construction, either. But like you, I know I can do it! Best wishes to you, and keep us posted, too!
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:51 AM   #22
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I think they just want you to know the reality deetz. While it is certainly not true that all women can't handle the job physically some can't (lots of men can't either). My friends mom is actually IBEW and is just finishing her apprenticeship in a few months here in Washington. Good luck and don't get discouraged if you don't get in during this round. Try again the next time you can.
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Well I found out my interview score was a 93.6, which I would have been happy with, although my rank is quite low on the list. This definitely strengthens my resolve to obtain some experience as a trainee and request a second interview, but I must wait 6 months before trying again. Darn!
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Well I found out my interview score was a 93.6, which I would have been happy with, although my rank is quite low on the list. This definitely strengthens my resolve to obtain some experience as a trainee and request a second interview, but I must wait 6 months before trying again. Darn!
How did you find this out? I was told not to contact them for like a week.
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Dont get too down. There is a serious lack of work right now and there is little chance youd be going out in the next six months anyway. The unemployment is at 41% in our local. Go get your card, if you havent already, and apprentice for a while non-union. Those hours can be counted toward your starting percentage. Also check out UA 26.
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I just saw a craigslist ad posted for beginner aprentice in S. Kitsap/ Gig Harbor today.
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I just saw a craigslist ad posted for beginner aprentice in S. Kitsap/ Gig Harbor today.
I was just on there day before yesterday, so this must be a new posting... I'l def check it out. I have my feelers out to some local EC's who have worked with my husband, too. So yeah, I'm trying to get situated where I can start applying some hours to my trainee card.

One of the ladies in admin told me I could call the next day to get my interview score, so I did. And they also happened to tell me my rank.
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Just paid for my trainee's certificate. Also, I sent my resume and cover letter to that company looking for an apprentice. How coincidental- the timing and the fact they are in my area seems almost too good to be true. We'll see!
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Just paid for my trainee's certificate. Also, I sent my resume and cover letter to that company looking for an apprentice. How coincidental- the timing and the fact they are in my area seems almost too good to be true. We'll see!
Good luck deetz...
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One of the ladies in admin told me I could call the next day to get my interview score, so I did. And they also happened to tell me my rank.
Thanks! I just called them and found out I didn't make it either. Same reason; lack of experience. Unfortunately I don't have the time to get another job since my current one is full time. Maybe I can take a night time class.

Good luck! See you in six months!
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