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Who do i talk to

Asked Norfolk, Virginia

So I'm a female welder who has been welding sonce I was 17 so now I'm becoming an electrician but I don't want to lose my welding skills I want to do both but I don't know who to talk to about being hired to keep up my welding skills its been a few months since I welded and I miss it but I also want another trade under my belt so if you could help please do I love in Norfolk Virginia #welding #help me

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John’s Answer

Updated Lakeville, Massachusetts

Many places are all or nothing. Either you will be in the welding shop or the electrical shop. I have only seen this kind of thing once or twice. They were both shops where they had only one or two people doing each job so when a second hand was needed or someone quit everyone pitched together to pick up the slack. One was in the military the other was working for a local state college.

John recommends the following next steps:

  • Look for companies that need both skills. It will not be easy but could be worth it.
  • The next thing you need to do is to prove your skills in both. If you have a primary job welding, you might not be the first person they call for electrical. Also if your good at electrical they might outsource welding to keep you working where they want you. Remember they are the ones with the work you want but nothing says they have to give it to you.
  • Lastly remember attitude is everything. Be happy with whichever they ask you to do.