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    they called me today and invited me to start training on the 14th. can any body give me some pointers or ideas/keywords to get a jumpstart on the studys that im in for in the future is there any websites or books that would be helpfull to me any responces would be greatly appreciated

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    Default Re: got the job with usic any advice for training

    I'm unaware of any real online research for locating. Learning is more of a hands on thing. The first few weeks will just be learning the record reading and locating theory in the classroom and then it's into the snow you go.

    Congrats on getting the job and good luck with the learning process. The only thing I can say is don't get discouraged, it isn't something you'll learn overnight. I've been locating for about 14 years and still continue to learn new things.

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    Welcome to the seventh circle. Good Luck!

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    Default Re: got the job with usic any advice for training

    If Brad is your trainer enjoy. Not

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    Default Re: got the job with usic any advice for training

    good luck, keep a positive attitude

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    Default Re: got the job with usic any advice for training

    Go to: http://www.schonstedt.com/Pdfs/Manua...oManual_06.pdf

    They have a locating 101 manual.

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    Default Re: got the job with usic any advice for training

    still think this is one of the best places for a newbie to start ithttp://www.radiodetection.com/doclib/ABCXYZ_of_Locating_en.pdf will explain the basics,class will reinforce them. there are several downloads on rd site

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    Default Re: got the job with usic any advice for training

    Hey thanks alot for those couple of links i will start with those if anyone can think of any more im open to suggestions figure i have two weeks to start craming as much as i can better make good use of it. I dont know who my trainer is yet were did you do your training with brad?

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    Default Re: got the job with usic any advice for training

    Joe is good trainer, he'll give you everything you need to get through training. Pass the tests and get out in the field, the senior techs will take it from there.

    Welcome!

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    Default Re: got the job with usic any advice for training

    Senior techs still work for USIC?? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilder View Post
    Joe is good trainer, he'll give you everything you need to get through training. Pass the tests and get out in the field, the senior techs will take it from there.

    Welcome!
    yeah joe seems to know his shit i think i will do just fine just study my ass off and do things by this big ass book i think there will be no issues

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    Default Re: got the job with usic any advice for training

    I am interested in applying with USIC. But having trouble contacting them to ask a couple questions.
    Can somebody please tell me where the training takes place?--i.e. do you have to relocate somewhere for 4 to 6 weeks for training?
    Or do the train you in the location where you will be working?
    Also, once they agree to hire you, how flexible are they on your starting date for training?
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: got the job with usic any advice for training

    Quote Originally Posted by John Rudmin View Post
    I am interested in applying with USIC. But having trouble contacting them to ask a couple questions.
    Can somebody please tell me where the training takes place?--i.e. do you have to relocate somewhere for 4 to 6 weeks for training?
    Or do the train you in the location where you will be working?
    Also, once they agree to hire you, how flexible are they on your starting date for training?
    Thanks!
    Training usually takes place at the district office. I have had new trainees stay in a motel at their expense for the week if they were a couple of hours drive away. Training times are a set date when they have a class ready. The jobs are for the district area so depending on the size of the district it could be one person or five.

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    Default Re: got the job with usic any advice for training

    Never heard of someone having to pay for their own hotel rooms while during training. I know the new guys here havent ever had to pay for the room. Only thing that they may have to put up front for is food and gas (if driving personal vehicle) but that is reimbursed as you are giving a per diem per day.

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