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goten2255

does working in a Railroad musuem help me get accepted to the Railroads?

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Howdy everybody i want to ask everybody this question

 

do yall know that if i work in a Railroad Musuem i can get easily accepted to the Railroads like Amtrak, BNSF, Union Pacific and such?

 

i am currently 25 years old will be turning 26 soon and that i am trying in all of my abilities to get accepted to the Railroads like Amtrak and such i have a good work background, i am honest i want to accomplish my goals but since most of the Railroads have rejected me alot, CSX, Union Pacific, and Amtrak i had one interview with them and i blew it without knowing.

 

i am currently living in Miami Florida and i have found a Railroad museum that i been thinking of to do to get into this industry but is it true that people who work in a museum gets hired and accepted for an interview?

 

please i need somebody to help me or that somebody can guide me to getting accepted with the Railroads, i want to change my life i am sick and tired of working in Retail and i want something better in my life.

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Sorry to say but no, you better off trying to get a job that is high safety sensitive and has a extensive background check like a airport job or hospital. They are looking for somebody who has a good background in safety and is dependable to work at any hour of the day also weekends and holidays. Point is as a Railroader until you get some seniority , social life as you know it is gone. RR look for safety, dependable and hardworking people. I'm not saying your not this but get a good job that will show your work ethnic. Good Luck.

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Your best bet would be to get into a railroad as a low level employee like a ticket seller or cleaner and work your way up.

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Rail Museum experience doesnt translate to active railroad work. A relative was HVAC certified, got hired by Bombardier as a road tech because the computer/controls programming isnt much different. Eventually he got accepted into NJ transit engineer program, and works as a loco engineer now.. Aquire some relative skills, and it will help your applications..

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My work at a few railroad museums helped my get contacts that helped me get my job at a railroad. The work at the museums did not translate into real experience, but people saw I knew what I was doing and they put their names and reputations on the line for me.

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Same as INDman for me. It's how I got hired by the Staten Island railway.

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That's not true.

 

Work with a museum CAN lead to employment. I know several people who did it, several who post here. You can make industry connections that way, and also you can use technical skills for prospective railroad employment - however, work at a museum does NOT fill the work experience requirement many jobs have.

 

Case in point, someone I know (who does NOT post here) went into Amtrak as a machinist using his machining skills learned at a railway museum as the foundation to get the job. He then promoted to a supervisory title, and then switched departments entirely and is now an engineer.

 

So it can be done.

 

Railway museum employment means nothing when it comes to civil service titles, however.

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Same as INDman for me. It's how I got hired by the Staten Island railway.

 

 

I thought you take a test for SIR and get called based on list number?

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I thought you take a test for SIR and get called based on list number?

 

nope, when I did it, it was resume and interview based.

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nope, when I did it, it was resume and interview based.

 

It is/was the same when I started at PATH. If you pass the entry test, interview and background check, you go onto a list and they pick who they want.

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