Based on 2,018 responses, the job of Electrician has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.8 out of 5. On average, Electricians are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as an Electrician?
Electrician in Adelaide:
Pros: Mild winters.
Cons: Can be too hot in summer.
"It’s good for the most part but more support needed in pre planning and in the field."
Electrician in Scarborough:
Pros: The crew of guys at work great team effort
Cons: No life
"Not worth the money"
Pros: Customer satisfaction from pride taken in work, flexibility
Cons: All give no take, poor incentive
"How to get a job as an electrician/apprentice."
Cold calling is your friend. There is way more money in commercial and the jobs are never advertised. Call contractors and ask them what electricians they use. Call the numbers on trucks you see on construction sites. Search the web. Find web sites and publications where commercial jobs are tendered for bidding. Be polite but get straight to the point. Have your resume and references ready and ask for the name of the person you can direct them to. If they are not looking always ask if they know anyone who is. Your resume should highlight any experience you have, paid or not, building things, repairing things, putting things together, and generally being physical. Or if you were in charge of anyone else. List all your education, even high school. Contractors get all kinds of guys applying and they are looking for someone who can read a map and has a driver's licence, cell phone, GPS, car or better yet van or truck, hard hat, hand tools, cordless drill, WHMIS and fall arrest.
"Every Raise Has To Be Begged For."
Work smart, learn hard and DON'T be afraid to ask questions.
Pros: Working away from boss.
Cons: The wage.
Always test for dead prior commencing any works, always thinks abc as" always be careful", and most of all safety first.