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Katherine Lunsford
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Being a woman, I'm appalled that so many shops are NOT willing to hire a female for work in the shop!!! I have had several years hands on - body/paint work and Mechanics - with an old family friend who is more than qualified to aim for the moon in any Body/Mechanical shop.

He finally convinced me to complete both courses and chase what I truly love. I'm in the Jackson, MS area - and although I realize that I still have a lot to learn - I either don't get an interview at all or else the interview seems to end on an awkward note.

What can I do to help promote myself to the available market and finally get a chance to prove myself?

I actually managed to use my own vehicle to better understand what I couldn't in class and then turned the knowledge on my car to make several "big" repairs myself. I'm ready and more than willing to give the effort and time to doing it right the first time.

Are the guys just that intimidated by the thought of having a woman in the shop?

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jarrel fluker
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Looking for mechanical work ,apply to Bridgestone or Firestone corporation they are always looking for qualified help . Do you have any Ase certifications?

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Barton Hennen
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It should not make a difference if u a lady.if u can do the job.then keep after it.and some one will give u the chance.then u can move up from ther

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Irene Taylor
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Do you think your family friend might be able to vouch for you among the local shops he has connections at? I know it may feel wrong or like taking the easy way to use connections, but sometimes when you're facing an uphill battle it may be the only way to be seriously considered. Best of luck to you, Katherine!

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