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Forum: Job Requests 09-22-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388,365
Posted By RSTech
Those are questions only you can answer. You...

Those are questions only you can answer. You have to ask yourself if the pros outweigh the cons. Are benefits important to you? Do you foresee yourself using any of the benefits? For example if...
Forum: Job Requests 09-15-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 41,684
Posted By RSTech
Wallace, It's been about 10 years since I...

Wallace,

It's been about 10 years since I wrote for my Industrial Electrician license so it may have changed but it was all multiple choice questions and took a couple of hours to write. You were...
Forum: Job Interview, Resume and Cover Letter writing, Job resources 07-29-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,045
Posted By RSTech
I've been asked to give references a few times...

I've been asked to give references a few times and here are some common questions I've been asked.

1) Describe one of the stong points about the applicant?
2) Describe one of the weak points...
Forum: Job Interview, Resume and Cover Letter writing, Job resources 07-29-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,687
Posted By RSTech
I would tell them it's about the money and being...

I would tell them it's about the money and being closer. Of course you'll want to word it elegantly. Try something like I feel it is very important to balance both work and personal life. A good...
Forum: General Chat 07-29-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296,278
Posted By RSTech
Getting a company to sign you up as an apprentice...

Getting a company to sign you up as an apprentice is difficult. Any experience you can offer that remotely seems like electrical work will definitely help. Also any education in the field will help...
Forum: Self Employment in Canada 07-29-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,922
Posted By RSTech
Well hello Jason. Seems you got past the posting...

Well hello Jason. Seems you got past the posting issues. Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Job Interview, Resume and Cover Letter writing, Job resources 04-19-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,126
Posted By RSTech
I once left an interview but it was over the wage...

I once left an interview but it was over the wage I expected. They asked what my expectation was and I told them. The 2 interviewers almost fell out of their chairs and said they can't pay that...
Forum: Self Employment in Canada 02-01-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,003
Posted By RSTech
I think it's a great idea. I wouldn't use the...

I think it's a great idea. I wouldn't use the service for say a dinner for my wife and I but for dinner parties and kid's parties it would be great. Clean-up would have to be included for me to...
Forum: Self Employment in Canada 07-07-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,221
Posted By RSTech
I've owned my own business for just over 5 years...

I've owned my own business for just over 5 years now which I work at full time. Although there are a great number of pros, here are some of the cons I've experienced:

1) Getting new customers. ...
Forum: Finding a Job in Canada 05-21-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,003
Posted By RSTech
In Ontario, no you can't work with your license. ...

In Ontario, no you can't work with your license. You will need to have a valid Ontario electrical license. The alternative is to be a registered Apprentice but apprenticeships are hard to come by...
Forum: General Chat 04-08-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,313
Posted By RSTech
Easter Weekend

Anyone doing anything special for Easter weekend? Personally, I'm closing the office Friday and Monday and plan on enjoying a 4-day weekend. We've got lots of visiting planned and I've put together...
Forum: Job Interview, Resume and Cover Letter writing, Job resources 04-06-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,075
Posted By RSTech
I wouldn't sweat it. If you are in consideration...

I wouldn't sweat it. If you are in consideration for the job I honestly can't see it making a difference. I think sending a follow-up would appear desperate. Personally I would just leave it alone.
Forum: Job Interview, Resume and Cover Letter writing, Job resources 04-06-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,907
Posted By RSTech
I agree with the others that you should ask about...

I agree with the others that you should ask about the job and the company. Remember, employment works both ways. It has to be good for the employer and employee. They aren't just interviewing you,...
Forum: General Chat 04-03-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,598
Posted By RSTech
You may want to start with the provincial...

You may want to start with the provincial engineering association for the province you are interested in working and living in. You can speak to them about what you need to do to have your...
Forum: General Chat 04-03-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,318
Posted By RSTech
Factory jobs are tough to come by right now,...

Factory jobs are tough to come by right now, especially in Ontario where manufacturing has been drying up. I think the days of lucrative factory jobs are coming to an end, at least in this country....
Forum: Self Employment in Canada 04-03-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,389
Posted By RSTech
It really depends on your situation. You don't...

It really depends on your situation. You don't need to register your business if you are a sole proprietor and using your legal name. For example "John Smith" instead of "Techie's Affiliate...
Forum: Self Employment in Canada 03-06-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,208
Posted By RSTech
A couple of years ago I went to a seminar...

A couple of years ago I went to a seminar presented by two tax auditors from the enforcement division. They had some great advice. There was an open question and answer period and I was shocked at...
Forum: General Chat 02-09-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,867
Posted By RSTech
Welcome Will. What kind of apprenticeship are...

Welcome Will. What kind of apprenticeship are you looking for? Hair stylist, Electrician, Plumber, Jedi Knight (don't get me started)?

I did an electrical apprenticeship about 12 years ago and I...
Forum: General Chat 02-09-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,020
Posted By RSTech
Hi Anna and welcome. So you're kind of lost. If...

Hi Anna and welcome. So you're kind of lost. If you're on this site I assume you are looking for a job in Canada. What kind of job are you looking for? What interests you?
Forum: General Chat 02-09-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,232
Posted By RSTech
Welcome to the forum. What type of electrical...

Welcome to the forum. What type of electrical work are you looking to do, residential, commerical, industrial?
Forum: Canadian Labour Legislation 02-02-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,791
Posted By RSTech
I don't have an answer for you but since EI...

I don't have an answer for you but since EI benefits are a federal matter I would suggest you contact your closest Service Canada office and ask them. Here's a link to the offices in Manitoba:...
Forum: Canadian Labour Legislation 02-02-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,590
Posted By RSTech
Here is an exerpt from the Service Canada...

Here is an exerpt from the Service Canada website:

"To receive regular benefits you must submit an EI application online or in person at your Service Canada Centre, even if you receive or will...
Forum: Self Employment in Canada 01-09-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,542
Posted By RSTech
Yes, my sales have dropped significantly in the...

Yes, my sales have dropped significantly in the past few months. This month is shaping up to be the worst month I've ever seen. I'm currently looking for new customers but it is difficult when...
Forum: Self Employment in Canada 01-08-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,542
Posted By RSTech
Two of my customers this week in the automotive...

Two of my customers this week in the automotive industry said they will be shutting down for 2 weeks this month due to low demand from the automakers.
Forum: Finding a Job in Canada 01-08-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,591
Posted By RSTech
I can't speak for everyone but I would say your...

I can't speak for everyone but I would say your chances are pretty slim to none. Although there are exceptions, generally speaking you must have an electrical license for the province you want to...
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