I tried.

Discussion in 'General' started by drimportracing, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. drimportracing

    drimportracing Pizza driver: 61,000+ deliveries

    Tonight I was at work and my manager said to take this order to the address and find Keith, she said that he would be working late, it was a little after 11PM, I get off at 12AM so this would be my last delivery probably. We were somewhat slow tonight.

    So I grab the $50 worth of pizzas and check the address...I'm like no way!:woot: It's going to Hybrid Technologies in Mooresville, NC they were joined/bought by EV Innovations as it's now known. http://www.hybridtechnologies.com/ They are about a mile from my pizza place and I've been wanting to go there and put in an application to work there during the days and do pizzas at night but haven't gotten around to making a resume. So I'm excited to be able to have the excuse to see what they are doing and get a look around.

    It's a clean shop, there is a Yaris, a Mini Cooper, a "Harley like" Chopper, some kind of truck bed with no body, the EVI prototype of their first all original production car, a couple more small cars, some guys welding and some guys working on the prototype, all of these cars and one bike are 100% electric.

    I'm all smiles, It's like the first time you go to a strip club, I'm just happy to get in the door and I wanna touch everything!:Banane41: I don't.

    I asked them if they were getting ready for the show and Keith said yeah the New York show, I told them I've been keeping up with them, told them how I knew they were hybrid technologies then EV Innovations and that that was the production car to be unveiled, I might of freaked them out but I was too much of a dork to care at the time. I told them that I get 42 delivering and 62 on the highway, one of the guys asked what I drove and I said a 3 cylinder metro, it's the best that I could do, since I don't have an electric. I wished them good luck, took my credit card receipt ($16.00 tip from Keith) thanked them and went back to the store.

    I got off at 12AM went back to their shop and offered to help them get ready for the show, told them I was pretty handy with tools and stuff and said I had about 4 hours I could give them, told them I wanted to put in an application sometime when they weren't in a rush. Keith declined my help and said they've got it covered tonight. Wished them luck again and drove home somewhat disappointed that they didn't let some unknown pizza guy just come in and start wrenching on their showcase cars.:( I tried.

    I've got to get my resume together. - Dale
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009
  2. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    Cool story, and a neat experience. I'll bet they'd have appreciated your help if they'd been farther behind in their preparation for the show. ;)
  3. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    If I ever order a Yaris conversion from them, maybe you can keep an eye on it for me? ;)
  4. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    Persistence is the most important thing in landing a job with them. Go back again.
  5. Psion

    Psion Hyper-Beginner

    Angle the resume to the skills that would be most useful to them so they see you as an asset to the team.
    Good luck.
  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Dale:

    ___Every time I get the chance to walk around one of these “labs” (I have seen Ford’s up close and personal), I equate it to walking on hallowed ground and it gives me chills! I hope you enjoyed the experience and more importantly, I hope you get the chance to be one of those behind the scenes there too.

    ___I wrote them last year sometime requesting a test drive for a local CleanMPG’er and never received a reply. You have me thinking I should ask again and guess who I would request be the driver for a two to four day drive and review ;)

    ___Let me know if you are interested and I will try again!

    ___Good Luck

  7. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    Wow Dale! Keep tryin you'll get it ;)
  8. drimportracing

    drimportracing Pizza driver: 61,000+ deliveries

    Re: I tried. Anyone want to help me on my resume?

    I am satisfied with the changes and removed the resume draft from this post. Thanks again everyone. I'll keep you informed of my progress. - Dale
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2009
  9. drimportracing

    drimportracing Pizza driver: 61,000+ deliveries

    That would be great. Let me interview with them first so they can put a name to a face. (in spite of my face :D) I've always done well with interviews. - Dale
  10. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    After contact info, make sure to start the list using the MOST RELATED EXPERIENCE ;).
  11. drimportracing

    drimportracing Pizza driver: 61,000+ deliveries

    After leaving machine work I've been a pizza driver for the last ten years

    So would I list them as this:

    Pizza Hut and Papa Johns driver 1999-present
    Machinist company 1997-99
    National Guard 1993-95, Active Guard Reserve (AGR) 1995-97
    Machinist 1990-95
    Military 1986-90

    - Dale
  12. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    Yes, Be prepared to answer a few questions as to the profession choice you made ten years ago.
  13. drimportracing

    drimportracing Pizza driver: 61,000+ deliveries

    More take home money (about 3 dollars an hour more) and flexible hours with multitudes of locations to choose from. - Dale
  14. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    MORE $$$ is good for the pocket.

    As long as the interest and the prospect of this being an exciting career path is seen from you by this employer, that will give you quite an advantage.
  15. Psion

    Psion Hyper-Beginner

    Keep in mind I'm in a professional scientific field, but I might model your resume as:

    Objective: write this to let them know what you're after.
    Job Experience: The short list you had with years
    Related experience: Hit them with some brief details on your engine/mechanic work

    If you can somewhat keep it to a single page, the better. You don't want to lose them having to read through too much. The main goal here is to get a call in where you can hit them with greater details.
    Impress them with the resume to get the call-in. I might leave your opinions and buttering of the company out, but you know the environment better than I. Play to that.

    I saw they were looking for chemists. Maybe I should apply too. :)
  16. drimportracing

    drimportracing Pizza driver: 61,000+ deliveries

    I've edited my previous resume post to incorporate your suggestions. - Dale
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2009
  17. Psion

    Psion Hyper-Beginner

    If you can shrink her down a bit.
    Also, i didn't really take notice before, but you probably don't want your ssn on there. No need in tempting fate.
    Your age is probably not needed as well.
  18. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    I agree^^ Employers don't want to go through any more than they have to when going to a resume. Make it as short and to the point as possible.
  19. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    You don't have to go into details about what exactly it is you did. They'll ask you those questions in the interview.
  20. espace

    espace Active Member

    I read a lot of resumes, and have interviewed and hired a few people. I'm going through the process again right now.

    My suggestions (please take with a grain of salt):
    List the most pertinent things first.
    List the most recent things first (for example, college before high school)
    We assume everyone went to elementary school, don't list it.
    Don't list your age (employers are specifically forbidden to ask)
    Be brief, but also be specific, just don't take more than two pages. If you did technical things in the military, state it.

    Most important tip: Absolutely do list things you are passionate about! If you like wrenching, and modding your Metro to get crazy stupid mileage, say so! Even give a few metrics about how well you did. I can't think of anything more pertinent to the job you want than a passion for cars.

    Best of luck!

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