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Top Quality Welder and Still No Job?

Top Quality Welder and Still No Job?


If you’re a good quality welder and find yourself with no paying job, there’s a few things you should know to improve that situation. What many Americans in any job class fail to understand is how vital it is to spend the time to create a high quality resume ‘. Year after year men and woman go by without giving their personal resume ‘much thought. For welders, it’s especially important to build a high quality resume ‘and to continuously update it with added skills and experience. If you’d like to gain an insight in why it’s important, read on!

Experience no longer matters …

Calm down, experience does matter, it just doesn’t matter as much anymore. Experience has been off-set by quality education, starting at the middle-school level. By the end of their highschool years, most young men and women will have a very solid foundation of fabrication and welding knowledge; this assumes they followed through the study course. The welding college of today teach the all important aspects of code welding, which I find is missing in many 25 year veteran welders. I’ll dig in as to why I believe it is important to become an educated welder in a future article, for now just know that most educated welders will have more actual useful knowledge of the art of welding than ‘old timers’ that have been burning rod for 25 years. Don’t let that inflate your head, they are still far ahead of you in practical knowledge. For now, just know that experienced or not, displaying your skill set front-and-center is vital!

Learn to fabricate a resume ‘…

So you’ve taken the time to hone your skill in welding and fabrication, that’s wonderful! This skill will take you far, and allow you to earn good money for you and your family. However, if you have not taken the time to learn the art of resume writing, you are selling yourself short; or not at all. It’s important to take a few days and sit in-front of your computer to learn the basic office suite software and learn to construct a resume ‘. If you don’t have a computer (you should by now it’s 2016), there are many options available, starting with borrowing from a friend, family, next door neighbors cat; really, most everyone has a computing device, so get with the times. There are many resources available online to learn how to construct a resume ‘. You took the time to pass your driving license test so you can drive to work. Now take the time to pass your hireability test, so you can have work to drive to. It’s just as important to know how to creat a quality resume ‘as it is to learn how to drive. Learning to showcase your talents is a vital skill you will use all of your life, so hone it as well

You are a product, so sell your self …

Life is all about marketing, you go to sleep and wake up surrounded by advertising. Almost every product you own is branded, and in some cases designed to force you to look at the logo now and then. Think not? Try turning on your phone without having to look at the apple or android logo; or window, or blackberry, if that’s your thing. The sad fact is that quality products don’t sell without good marketing, and bad products sell like hot-cakes because of good marketing. Look at yourself as a product that can add value to the prospective “buyer”, why should they buy you? What can you offer that no one else can? If two welders are head to head, I’m going with the one that handed me the resume ‘I like best. That’s marketing at it’s finest, we are sold on products before we even see them at the packaging level!

Despicable me …

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past few years, you might have come a cross a wonderful Disney movie ‘Despicable me’. I can use this movie to illustrate my point. Picture Mr. Gru’s minions all in one room looking for a new job (this almost happens in the movie). Let’s say all they know how to do is weld so they come to XYZ Welding Co. Looking for a job. They all look the same to me, so which one do I take on? The forces of supply and demand are at play here. So the best way to break through the barriers, is to let XYZ Welding Co know that are the one to hire without them ever setting eyes on you or your skills; your resume goes to work for you!


Source by Glenn C. Elliott

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