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What are some of the tools of the trade I should be familiar with? What does a typical day on the job look like? What is something someone looking into this occupation might want to know?

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Some of the tools of the trade of a carpenter, includes having a vast knowledge of the Landscape and trends in carpentry. For example, there are many types of materials to become familiar with as well as hardware for the cabinets. But I would encourage a full vast knowledge of mathematics to accurately and correctly measure the area needing the carpentry work. I also would suggest attending a Home and Garden Show held at conventions, where you can meet and network with leaders in the industry that can offer great depths of informations
regarding the carpentry industry. A typical day could include visiting a customer who contacted you, perhaps by email/social media/phone, and has discussed the area of their home or business they’re looking to require your expertise. At that time, you would measure the area, and consider the type of material they desire. With a base line of the hours it would take to complete the job and the cost of materials, you could provide and estimate of cost to the client, and if they’re interested with the estimate, you will follow up with a formal contract of all the accurate cost for labor and materials and any miscellaneous costs. This job allows for the ability to meet many different people and requires some good communication skills. Being organized is a plus, and have a method to managing your customers, their needs and possible complaints. For anyone looking into working in this field I suggest getting a mentor to offer some guidance and training. Otherwise, if they can complete work with the ones they know, create a before and after portfolio which can help lead to other jobs. Definitely attend the industry conventions, you can learn about the direction the industry is leading and what is no longer the style material or arrangement as preferences change all the time. I wish you good luck and hope you pursue this valuable trade.

D. Naomi recommends the following next steps:

Decide if you want to work in a self employed manner or in a team/company..
Discuss what benefits would be most important for you and your family to receive and make a wise decision.
Consider having a mentor or meeting with a former carpenter worker, which of you live in a developing town can be though a builder/developer
If you’re not ready to take these steps, perhaps due to your age, I also suggest meeting the person in church of the carpentry department of Home Depot and Lowes or other Home building companies.
It could be worth it to do a spring break or summer working for a carpentry company.
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D. Naomi’s Answer

Some of the tools of the trade of a carpenter includes having a vast knowledge of the Landscape and trends in carpentry. There are many types of materials to be familiar with as well as hardware for the cabinets. But I would encourage a full vast of mathematics to correctly measure the area needing the carpentry work. I also would suggest attending a Home and Garden Show held at conventions, where you can meet and network with leaders in the industry that can offer great depths of informations regarding carpentry industry. A typical day could include visiting several customers who’ve contacted you, perhaps by email/social media/phone, and has discussed the area of their home or business they’re looking to require your expertise. At that time, you would measure the area, and consider the type of material they desire. With a base line of the hours it would take to complete the job and the cost of materials, you could provide and estimate of cost to the client, and if they’re interested with the estimate, you will follow up with a formal contract of all the accurate cost for labor and materials and any miscellaneous costs. For anyone looking into working in this field I suggest getting a mentor to offer some guidance and training. They should also consider the licensing, insurance, and tax accuracy of their business whether self employed or working for a company. Otherwise, if they can complete work through the people they know, create a before and after portfolio which can help lead to other jobs as well as social media and digital marketing. Definitely attend the industry conventions, you can learn about the direction the industry is leading, what technology is now being used and what is no longer the style, material or arrangement as preferences change all the time. I wish you good luck and hope you pursue this valuable career.

D. Naomi recommends the following next steps:

Decide if you want to work in a self employed manner or in a team/company..
Discuss what benefits would be most important for you and your family to receive and make a wise decision.
Consider having a mentor or meeting with a former carpenter
Do attend the home and garden/kitchen and bathroom conventions
Reach out to me if I can be additional help in this matter.
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