people need trimmers all the time that is where i reccomend getting a foot in the door. Just mention you are a team player and do have a interest in helping in the grow if an oppertunity presents itself. Other skills outside of growing such as HVAC repair and maintenance, welding, electrical, i.e. being a handyman/jack of all trades makes a big difference. Knowledge that is applicable to growing but that isn't actually about growing the plant, especially environmental control is a huge asset to any grow. Having someone around who just happens to have a welder and tools basically got one of our trimmers a job as trim manager and head of maintenance. We have created jobs around people who had skills and displayed a willingness to help and take on responsibility on their own without having to give a raise first. I think highlighting your construction skills and experience would do you more good than anything. Also other people, IT is huge now in Growing, we deal with computers all the time and the tracking systems here in Colorado, so experience in inventory control is a huge bonus too. I also recommend if their is a despensery near you you want to work at, go by every week and be cool just asking if their is a trim job or entry level job you could start at, and that you just trying to get your foot in the door and just want to be apart of the team.
meowmeow luckily we here at THA have built a family atmosphere and work hard to maintain respect and patience. We all have had our moments. But I have never fired anyone, everyone who has quit did so on their own accord, mostly due to the heavy work load day in and day out. I have worked here almost 4 years and have three other employees one just at 3 years, and 2 years and the other one is a green horn we just hired 3 months ago, all came off our trim crew, as it seemed to be better than just hiring people who we didn't have a while to get to know, as growing and operating a system as a team requites lots of trust. We are constantly growing and expanding as a business so its been a great thing for everyone who has been willing to start at the ground floor. Loyalty and dedication go a long way, at least here where i work.