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Old 04-01-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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So I am planning on moving to oneonta here in a couple months (upstate New York) and I really would like to try and get a job at a gun store or a skeet range or something. What are some things employers would look for to be impressed by and heighten my chances of getting a job and starting off my career in the firearms field. Any and all advice is appreciated and will be kept in mind. I consider myself more knowledgeable than an average joe, but believe me I have a LOT to learn.



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Given the current legislative situation up there, they might be interested in or impressed by a comprehensive knowledge of air rifles and double barreled shotguns.

JK Best of luck in finding a fun job.



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Being a business owner myself, that deals with the public in a retail setting, here are my recommendations:

1)Personal hygiene is paramount, look and smell your cleanest and best!
2)Dress is very important, go to perspective employers place of business and see how the workers dress, mimmick them (and a little nicer) in your choice of clothing for application prep. and interview(s).
3)Always use a firm handshake and direct eye contact. Smile when you first meet potential employer, but don't be fake.
4)Have some type of folio/briefcase with pens, pencils, paper etc., don't bum these things off of employer.
5)Do some homework ahead of time and research the company you want to work for online. Mention the type of business they do and how you can be an asset to them.
6)Have an up-to-date resume ready. Proofread and edited for errors.
7)Get letters of reference from your current and former employers, teachers/prof's., and customers.
8)Be 5-10 minutes early for every interview and arrive to fill out applications in the 1st 30 minutes of a businesses openning time.
9)Don't talk B.S. about what you do NOT know.
10)Be persistent, but polite.
11) Never let it seem that you are desparate for a job.

12)If you take time before you move, to do all of these things on your off time and give prospective employers definative availablity dates, the odds of you landing the job you want will be increased.

Best of luck and believe in yourself!

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Just show up for your interview in full camo, with three knives clipped to different pockets, and a hat that says "Kill 'em all. Let GOD sort 'em out".
Then denigrate every gun in the showcases except the real 1911's, and the Glocks.
You'll be a shoe in.

Wait. Maybe that's just my neighborhood.

Good luck on your move and new career.

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Just show up for your interview in full camo, with three knives clipped to different pockets, and a hat that says "Kill 'em all. Let GOD sort 'em out".
Then denigrate every gun in the showcases except the real 1911's, and the Glocks.
You'll be a shoe in.

Wait. Maybe that's just my neighborhood.

Good luck on your move and new career.
Sounds like you go to Knob Creek a lot in KY.
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One thing that turns me off at the LGS is when the mall ninja tries to tell me what I need.
I think he is employed at Wally world and Academy Sports, too.

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some of the replies are very cute and funny!

EatMyDust gave you some very good pointers and advice. pretty close to what i would have suggested as well. show confidence, but not arrogance. don't overdress for the job. a suit and tie might be what's needed for the corporate jobs, but nice polo or button down shirt and slacks can be just as dressy depending on the job position.

if they want to know if you have any questions, then ask them. in a job interview, they expect you to ask questions as well as answer them.

i wish you good luck on the move and hopefully on a new job.

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Being a business owner myself, that deals with the public in a retail setting, here are my recommendations:

1)Personal hygiene is paramount, look and smell your cleanest and best!
2)Dress is very important, go to perspective employers place of business and see how the workers dress, mimmick them (and a little nicer) in your choice of clothing for application prep. and interview(s).
3)Always use a firm handshake and direct eye contact. Smile when you first meet potential employer, but don't be fake.
4)Have some type of folio/briefcase with pens, pencils, paper etc., don't bum these things off of employer.
5)Do some homework ahead of time and research the company you want to work for online. Mention the type of business they do and how you can be an asset to them.
6)Have an up-to-date resume ready. Proofread and edited for errors.
7)Get letters of reference from your current and former employers, teachers/prof's., and customers.
8)Be 5-10 minutes early for every interview and arrive to fill out applications in the 1st 30 minutes of a businesses openning time.
9)Don't talk B.S. about what you do NOT know.
10)Be persistent, but polite.
11) Never let it seem that you are desparate for a job.

12)If you take time before you move, to do all of these things on your off time and give prospective employers definative availablity dates, the odds of you landing the job you want will be increased.

Best of luck and believe in yourself!
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Or you can go in and eat Cheetos while handling a gun. I seen that in a store in Gettysburg PA. And it really turned me off. They have a good selection but they don't really take care of there guns.

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This isn't my first time at the rodeo, I've had four jobs since I was 16 (I'm 19 now) so the general advice is appreciated but not really what I was looking for. I meant specifically a job at a gun store or something of the sort. What I'm asking is, what are some things that people at gun store counters need to know? I guess I could memorize the NY SAFE act as a start



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