Like many others the pandemic has left me looking for a new job. I thought this was a great opportunity to delve deeper into the world of locksmithing. It’s a complex, skilled trade that I feel I can learn more than I can imagine the further i explore. I have experience with lockouts and general entry way trouble shooting (previously I worked on site operations for music festivals that generally meant opening trailer/dressing room doors and padlocks…primarily by non destructive means) but was wondering if there are any certifications or programs I should look into or research that would make me stand out as a candidate in a job hunt.
Any advice or resources that could help me learn more would be greatly appreciated! So far a lot of my attention has been on identifying types of locks and how the mechanisms work, YouTube videos, and rekeying practice locks purchased off eBay.
As locksmiths, what do you look for in a new hire? What would make you take a new person on even if your company wasn’t looking to hire anyone new? Are there indicators I should look out for or avoid when I am searching for area businesses?
Again, thank you for your time and comments! I appreciate and am open to all ideas.