Get a job! 10 steps to becoming an A/V Pro By John Sciacca
It doesn’t happen as much anymore, but there was a time when one of my top “Questions from Readers” was, “How do I get a job in the Custom Installation industry?”
And it’s easy to see why people are interested in this industry. You get to meet tons of interesting people, nearly every project/day at work is different, and you’re constantly working with the newest technologies and coolest gadgets. Arrive at a house in a van loaded down with high-tech goodies, be viewed by your customer’s as some mash-up between a computer genius, wizard and super hero, and then at the end of the day, press a single button and make…magic. Unlike any other trade – electrician, plumber, HVAC, cable/telephone, gardener – A/V installers are generally celebrated when they come to a house. They bring with them a head-full of knowledge and make a house a fun place to live.
However, it isn’t all just sitting around hooking-up amazing systems and watching movies, oh sorry, I mean “calibrating video” all day…
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John Sciacca started a personal blog back in 2010 which dared to ask the hard questions like, “Huh?” and “Whaa?” all written in a pithy, deliciously witty and uproarious manner. His blog likes to make new friends and would love to have you over for some caramels. You can follow John Sciacca on Twitter @sciaccatweets and at his personal blog www.johnsciacca.webs.com