Does ANYONE hire inexperienced welders?

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anonymous in Roosevelt, Philippines

59 months ago

The very first step you have to do is think positively.
Opportunities come to those people who has positive outlook in life.

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deaf welder in Everett, Washington

41 months ago

Schiz said: What a lot of places/people don't tell you is school is experience. If you put 0 years of experience on an application, they ignore the rest. If you were in school for 18months, put a year and a half, and make them read your application to find out it was schooling.

one of interviewed at Company not want to heard about school or Certificates but requires work experiences 3 yrs or more will hired welder. HR is Lady Can Be Make Easy Accept Me to take set up weld test( no exp or little work experiences) with have welder certificates,... If were that MAN of HR are big pain ass will not allowed to taking weld test; must have longer work experiences then will taking weld test!.I had experiences many cold-application asked "welder" since 3 years Graduated from training welder college for 2 half years! Think about it. I knew you are same as I have hard time to find job as same as in staffing temp service getting hard. Good luck!

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TulsaLatin80 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

38 months ago

annie in Brighton, Iowa said: We have a job for you.
d
do you hire unexperienced welders??

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HRSPECIALIST in Swift Current, Saskatchewan

37 months ago

Western Canadian Manufacturers are flying all over the world to find welders... If your willing to think outside the US you will find welding jobs.

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tonyrobles66@gmail.com in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

37 months ago

I GOT A WELDING TRAINING AND CERTIFICATE ONE YEAR PUERTO RICO AND TWO MOTHS IN MILWAUKEE CERTIFICATE I CAN DO STICK AND MIG;TIG,WIRE WELDING;BUT LIKE I SAY YOU HAVE WORK;I JUST MAKING 8 PER HR

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brownjessea@gmail.com in San Antonio, Texas

35 months ago

TulsaLatin80 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma said: d
do you hire unexperienced welders??

Maaaaaaan!!!! Quit calling yourself "unexperienced". The tone on it is just negative! If you went to school, you are not inexperienced. In my opinion (I own a welding/fabrication business) I would love to hire someone who took the time to go to school and knows the technical side. I can teach a toddler how to mig weld but I can't make him understand what size and strength of welding rod to use on a particular piece of metal.

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aboriginal in Miami, Florida

27 months ago

So what do we tell potential employers, do we say we have experience.the crazy thing is I on9w I can pass any mig, tig, fluxcore, or stick test, but everytime im honest and say I have no on the job experience I get treated like leapord.should I just lie.

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JarmarSatchell in Hampton, Virginia

26 months ago

I am a recent graduate from the Eastern Shore Community College in Virginia. I bust my ass for a year and a half have 8 certifications for different processes and positions and every time I apply for a job/career I get knocked down. It's very discouraging because I don't weld like a student out of college. Welders who see my work think that I been welding for years but that doesn't mean anything to these companies who continue to tell me that I need 4 to 5 years shipboard experience. When I attended school they was explaining how welders are in need but the instructor failed to say that you need at least 5 years experience. It really doesn't matter to them as long as they get their government grants and continue to collect their paycheck. It makes me so pissed because I'm very passionate about welding I want this to be my career but by the time a job do call I will be than lost my skill. With welding you can't just sit around because your skill will downgrade and than that means that you just wasted your time for nothing. All I do is fill out apps and do cold calls and that gets me no where just a few more grey strands of hair at the age of 33. When I wake up at 7:00AM I'm filling out apps and sending resumes off non stop all the way until 2:30AM 24/7. I would drive to these companies everyday but unfortunately there is a $17 toll to cross the Bay bridge which is ridiculous and if I do that 5 days a week that's a total of $85 not including gas. What is a brother to do?

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Wench Deal in Newyork, United States minor outlying islands

22 months ago

Eastern Canadian Manufacturers are flying everywhere throughout the planet to find welders... Provided that you're ready to think outside the US you will find welding employments.

www.cairnssteel.com.au/

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RossT in Calgary, Alberta

20 months ago

Zxcvasdf in Tulsa, Oklahoma said: Over 1 month ago I graduated from Tulsa Welding School. Since then, I've done everything I can think of to find work, but because I have no prior workplace welding experience, NO ONE will even interview me or allow me to take a weld test, they simply tell me I'm not what they're looking for. My situation is that I need experience to get work, I need work to get experience. What do I need to do to even get a chance at a job?

Did you visit your local Union? Move to North Dakota! :D Get on doing some Pipeline work! :D

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RossT in Calgary, Alberta

20 months ago

JarmarSatchell in Hampton, Virginia said: I am a recent graduate from the Eastern Shore Community College in Virginia. I bust my ass for a year and a half have 8 certifications for different processes and positions and every time I apply for a job/career I get knocked down. It's very discouraging because I don't weld like a student out of college. Welders who see my work think that I been welding for years but that doesn't mean anything to these companies who continue to tell me that I need 4 to 5 years shipboard experience. When I attended school they was explaining how welders are in need but the instructor failed to say that you need at least 5 years experience. It really doesn't matter to them as long as they get their government grants and continue to collect their paycheck. It makes me so pissed because I'm very passionate about welding I want this to be my career but by the time a job do call I will be than lost my skill. With welding you can't just sit around because your skill will downgrade and than that means that you just wasted your time for nothing. All I do is fill out apps and do cold calls and that gets me no where just a few more grey strands of hair at the age of 33. When I wake up at 7:00AM I'm filling out apps and sending resumes off non stop all the way until 2:30AM 24/7. I would drive to these companies everyday but unfortunately there is a $17 toll to cross the Bay bridge which is ridiculous and if I do that 5 days a week that's a total of $85 not including gas. What is a brother to do?

MOVE TO NORTH DAKOTA! :D Visit your local Boilermaker Union! Don't be afraid to get in with a Union. Once you join, you can leave, and always come back later on, or stay with them for a while. Point is, get your foot in the door. Either on Pipeline work or through the union to work with Pipefitters or Boilermakers. Recommend Boilermakers.

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DaleETI in Warren, Ohio

17 months ago

I am currently enrolled in a Combination Welding & Pipefitting program with 7 months left. I have to say this all was certainly helpful though a bit upsetting. I wonder if I'm looking at the same obstacles, I'll be sure to have some very pointed questions for my iinstructors as well as the main office. Good luck and stay sharp.

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TWS Student in Tulsa, Oklahoma

16 months ago

I agree with the comments about Tulsa Welding School. The recruiters make promises they don't even attempt to keep. Maybe the problem is only with the recruiters so you go into it expecting too much, but most of the students in my class (including me) were disappointed. All of the office people are TERRIBLE to talk to and act like all you are is an interruption to their day. The shop instructors are mostly helpful and will teach you as much as they can in the short time they have you (new instructor every three weeks) so you do learn to weld and you learn a little bit about layouts, blueprints, etc. but its pretty much just learning the most common weld tests you will take. Just don't expect any more than that.

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Jennifer M in Houston, Texas

15 months ago

I am looking for experienced Welders and Fitters who are interested in offshore work. Must live in TX, LA, MS, and be able to provide own transportation to crew change. MUST have US Passport.

Please contact Jennifer.Massari@spencer-ogden.com

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