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:whistling2: I've been cold calling companies, trying to gain employment as a Starter Electrician, but have not had any luck. I've made some contacts that may help further down the road, but, unfortunately that doesn't help as of right now. Thought I had something possibly with K-Jay Electric, but it didn't fall through as I was hoping.

I'm in Edmonton, born and raised. 26yrs. Anyone have some advice. I'll take any! Thank you for your time.

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try some electric motor shops also, go to these different shops once a month be nice and polite.
 

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:whistling2: I've been cold calling companies, trying to gain employment as a Starter Electrician, but have not had any luck. I've made some contacts that may help further down the road, but, unfortunately that doesn't help as of right now. Thought I had something possibly with K-Jay Electric, but it didn't fall through as I was hoping.

I'm in Edmonton, born and raised. 26yrs. Anyone have some advice. I'll take any! Thank you for your time.

-Mark
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Hello Mark,Welcome to ET.:)

Make up a flyer and hang them at the local supply-house too.


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repair and rewinding of electric motors is a little different twist, but they are interesting to work on . ask them if they have part time at least. donate some time to Habitat for Humanity if they have some locally that will get you up to speed on residential experience and can make connections with contractors.
 

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have you taken any electrical training courses,, do you have good mechanical aptitude?
get as much electrical training at night classes as you can.
 

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:whistling2: I've been cold calling companies, trying to gain employment as a Starter Electrician, but have not had any luck. I've made some contacts that may help further down the road, but, unfortunately that doesn't help as of right now. Thought I had something possibly with K-Jay Electric, but it didn't fall through as I was hoping.

I'm in Edmonton, born and raised. 26yrs. Anyone have some advice. I'll take any! Thank you for your time.

-Mark
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Indeed.com.
 

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have you taken any electrical training courses,, do you have good mechanical aptitude?
get as much electrical training at night classes as you can.
CSTS for sure. It's not easy finding a starter's, even in Alberta. Keep trying. Cold calling is good. It shows more motivation than staying at home on your computer.
 

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Try KVR Electric on the West End. They offered me a job back in October after I took one at another spot. The ads always say "must be indentured", "no starters please". I got offers for two jobs with those things in their ads, as a "starter". I had unregistered experience from back in 09, but selling yourself helps. CSTS for sure.
 

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CSTS for sure. It's not easy finding a starter's, even in Alberta. Keep trying. Cold calling is good. It shows more motivation than staying at home on your computer.
Thanks for the reply,

I used to have CSTS, but I haven't seen it or needed it for sometime. I was told I could go to an Albertan website to recover it? I'm thinking maybe it was an in-house ticket.
 

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Try KVR Electric on the West End. They offered me a job back in October after I took one at another spot. The ads always say "must be indentured", "no starters please". I got offers for two jobs with those things in their ads, as a "starter". I had unregistered experience from back in 09, but selling yourself helps. CSTS for sure.

Will do. I appreciate you taking the time to post. ^^
 

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Op do you have any electrical training or are you currently in electrical courses? if not try to get in some nights school courses for electricity, work part time wherever you can get a job until you can find something in the industry.
 

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When I was in sales and cold calling I could never get past the receptionist about 90% of the time.

But I saw guys waltz in, with a good looking assistant.;)
I'm looking for a Salesman they're hard to find, maybe I should try saleswoman..:laughing:
 

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I don't think that it affects your chances of getting a job any. I've had a former employer that desired brand new green guys over those that were in pre-apprenticeship programs.
 

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I'm thinking I'll register for this course in the next few days.

http://www.nait.ca/course_EENT110.htm?AsOfDate=2014-08-01

Should I take more then this area of study I've chosen, or .. ?
Your future boss will want someone that can follow instructions reliably and work hard. Any "electrical concepts" you will need will be learned in due time throughout your apprenticeship.
That course will not help you get a job.

Do you have previous trades or skilled/disciplined experience? If not you might benefit from a full pre-apprenticeship program.

My bosses will hire people both with and without the pre-app program. It depends on previous experience and demonstrable skills.
 
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