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Top 5 Reasons To Become A Mechanic

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Wondering what career path to choose? If you like tinkering, taking things apart and fixing them then a career in Mechanics could be a great fit. You will get paid well and have fun doing it. Below are the top 5 reasons why a Career as a Mechanic could be a good fit for you.

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1. Earning PowerWhy does anyone work? To get paid. Mechanics beat the average annual compensation by 10 -20%.


2. Quick Raises In The Beginning Of Your Career
A mechanic in their first 5 years of their career will typically see annual raises of over 10% per year. By the time a Mechanic has been in the trade for 5 years, they could be earning up to 65% more than when they started! The average across all other jobs is a 3% per year raise. If you take 2 employees, a Mechanic and someone in the average and start them both at $20/hr, in 5 years a Mechanic will be earning $33.85/hour and the average will be at $22.52. In 5 years a Mechan…

Top 20 Tips for Apprentice Mechanics from Journeyman

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Ready To Start a Career As A Mechanic? Take This Advice From Journeyman Mechanics We Asked 100’s of Experienced Mechanics throughout Canada and the United States what they wish they knew or what advice they wish they had been given when they started in the trade. Here are the top 20 pieces of advice.

Go to a good trade school. Do your research before you enroll, make sure they have an up to date facility.Think before doing. To be a good mechanic you need brains, strengths and guts.Have a Passion for what you do and take pride in your work.Be willing to take on any job, build your career from the ground up.Work smart, your back and knees won’t last forever.Take any training that is offered to youLearn how to diagnose and repair, be more than just a parts changer.Start with humble expectations, the first few years are going to be tough.Listen to your Journeyman. If you are not going to take the time to listen to them, they will stop trying to teach you.Be on time and ready to work.Never s…

Mechanic Pay Rates in the USA - Are You Getting Paid Enough?

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Mechanic Pay Rates in the USA - Are You Getting Paid Enough?
Pay Rate for a Mechanic is Determined Not Only By Skill and Experience But Also Location
A Mechanic's Job is Hard, they need to get paid. If you are hiring mechanics make sure you are paying them a fair rate, if you are a mechanic, see below to ensure you are getting what you deserve. 
One of the first questions I get when talking to a mechanic about a new job is "How Much Does It Pay?" No one goes to work for free so it makes a ton of sense that this would be the first question. The standard answer, that no one likes is, "well that depends."
Pay rate depends on a lot of things that you bring to the table such as; Skill, Experience, Training/Certification, How Well You Interview (we can help you on that) but one of the biggest factors is Location.
Below is a map of Average Pay Rates for Mechanics across the USA
Average Mechanic Pay Rates Throughout the USA. Orange Under $19/hr, Blue $19-$20/hr, Yellow …

5 Questions To Ask When Interviewed For a Mechanic Job

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5 Questions To Ask When Interviewed For a Mechanic Job
Make sure you are taking the right job, ask these questions during the interview.
If you are interviewing for a Mechanic Job you need to come prepared. An interview is a two way street, you are going to get asked a bunch of questions (to prepare for what you might be asked see our article 27 Interview Questions to Ask a Mechanic) but you are allowed to ask questions of your own.  If you come prepared with questions to ask this shows them that you are serious about the job and your career. It will also help you get a better idea of if this is the right job for you. Changing jobs is a big deal, don't make that move without knowing all the facts.
1. Why are you hiring mechanics? Ideally it is for growth or because they just promoted one of their techs. If the shop is getting busier and they need more mechanics to handle the work load that is a good sign. 
If they are hiring because they just fired someone that is not ideal, why di…

How To Ace Your Next Interview (A Guide For Mechanics)

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How To Ace Your Next Interview (A Guide For Mechanics)

All you need is Preparation, Confidence and Etiquette and the job is yours!
If you have an interview coming up for your dream Mechanic Job, read the below guide to give yourself the best chance for success. These are tips from an experienced Mechanic Recruiter who has seen first hand what employers are looking for when they are hiring mechanics.
Nailing an interview comes down to Preparation, Confidence and Etiquette. If you can master these three things the job is yours. Keep in mind that they called you for an interview, they want to hire you. On paper you are who they want, now you just need to show them that in person you are even better than on paper.
1. Preparation

A little bit of research goes a long way, find out who the company is, what they do etc. Scream mask is optional for this step!
Before the interview make sure you check out the company's website, if they have a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other kind of s…

Resume Writing Tips For Mechanics

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Resume Writing Tips For Mechanics
Resume writing is a skill and necessary to get the best jobs. Even mechanics need resume skills, below we will walk you through best practices and give some examples of great resumes that can be used for Auto Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic or Heavy Equipment Mechanic jobs. 
A very common thing I hear from Mechanics is “I don’t have a resume, I have never needed a resume for a mechanic job.” This might be true and even today you maybe don’t NEED a resume but you also don’t NEED to get a good job, you can settle for whatever companies are out there that don’t require a resume. If you want a job with a good company, particularly one with an HR Department you are going to need a resume but don’t worry, they are pretty simple to put together.
FORMAT There is no one right way to make a resume, you can feel free to use a Microsoft template, they have some good ones but just make sure you fill it in all the way. I know this sounds obvious but I can’t tell you how …