I got hired by the UP at age 60! The thing I think really got me the job was that I was able to get one of my interviewers on the phone the morning after I was passed over. She was still at the hotel where we had the interviews and by chance the hotel desk rang her room when I inquired. I asked why I had been passed over. She answered that I might get a call in the future and not to give up hope. I guess my persistence paid off because I got hired a month later by phone.
Thanks, Ken T
Its been a year now since I was hired on a class 1 RR, and I love it man. I wish I knew about this line of work 10 years ago. Just thought I would say thanks again , your railroad jobs guide e-book really helped me out. Like I said I was SWIFTLY TURNED DOWN the 1st time , then I read your book and BOOM month later I was hired and off to conductor school I went.
thanks alot. Tom - Conductor
I just got hired by CSX Class 1 railroad to be a freight conductor. I leave for Atlanta Nov 16th for a 5 week training at REDI.
Thanks, Your Friend Warren
I have some great news to share with you. I was just informed by BNSF Railway yesterday, that I will be starting their training for a position as a Conductor Trainee on 13 March 2006. When it comes to the hiring sessions everything that you published in your “Railroad Jobs Guide” was to the “Tee.” From the company interview, to the way people come dressed, etc. Next to GOD, the knowledge that you shared is what got me hired with BNSF Railway. I just want to say “Thank You” for your support and for publishing your experience on getting railroad jobs. The most important thing that I learned was to have “PATIENCE” and to not give up. Yes, it can be frustrating, but you have to look at it from the company view. They want to make sure that they hire quality personnel. Well, I will keep you posted on how my training is going and maybe someday I will see you out on the rails!! V/R Rodney Jackson
The railroad jobs guide e-book helped me tremendously. I studied the book before my interview with Union Pacific Railroad. The book definitely guided me in the right direction. If I had not read the railroad jobs guide, I would not have made it past the first part of the interview. After being there, I now understand how important the information in the railroad jobs e-book is. I just finished my three week conductor training and will be reporting for work December 19, 2005 (LA). Securing this job is definitely going to be a changing point in my life.It was worth the medium price I paid for your information.
I am very grateful that I bought your railroad jobs report. I was invited to a UP hiring session here in Las Vegas last month and was hired at my first interview session. Your report helped greatly even though I had most of the things they were looking for. I start my 3 weeks of conductor training in Salt Lake at the end of the month. Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated what you have put together. This helped me out a lot as I’m sure it has with others. This has helped me chase my childhood dream and follow in my grandfather’s footsteps. Thanks once again. Sincerely,
Dan Moudree Las Vegas, NV
I received your railroad jobs guide ebook and about ten days later I went to an interview with BNSF. To my surprise I was offered a job as conductor trainee. I am sure the hints and guidelines in your railroad jobs book were instrumental in getting me the job. I start with my new company on Monday. Anyway I want to Thank you and your book, it really has helped me.
Thanks again, Joshua S. Texas
Thanks for taking the time to send me the link I know how busy you are and the hours you guys keep. I just wanted to tell you that the railroad jobs guide is great and I can see some of the mistakes I made on my first interview with U.P., I feel like it was money well spent and I will definitely refer it to some of my friends who are also in the market for railroad jobs.
Thanks again and be safe out there.
Duane Fisher Houston, TX
Update: I just want to say thanks a million I got the job! I got the call about 7:30 pm and I go in tomorrow to sign the final paperwork. I start school on June 27th, 2005.
Thanks again for all of the railroad jobs info, it was a big help!
Thank you for writing the book on railroad jobs and for getting back to me so quickly. The railroad jobs report helped me to compare my interview. I also enjoyed all of the web sites and the sample resume. Lastly, it is nice to be able to e-mail someone who has gone through the process! Thank you for your assistance.
Sincerely, Sandy Calfee
Update: Thanks to the help from your railroad jobs e-book, I got a RR job and just received my first paycheck! Thanks, Sandy
My husband had an interview with BNSF last week. The man he interviewed with said that he would recommend Jason (my husband) for employment.
Update: Jason got a job offer today for Ft.
Worth, Texas. Thanks again for your great railroad jobs guide report!
My husband has been unhappy in his career and looking for a change for some time. Of all places, at his fathers memorial services, he ran into a cousin that is an engineer with UP. After a personal version of “the scary speech” he told my husband to go online and apply. That was on Sept 20th and we found some local openings and completed the online application (without using the cousins name). Ignorance is bliss, as they say because when the call came that he had an interview on Oct 5th we still had no clue just what what the odds of it were. Then I, as usual, got on the internet to research and realized just how fortunate he was. I talked him into buying your railroad jobs e-book, with the thought that it couldn’t hurt. Well, after conducting over 90 interviews, 6 positions were filled and guess what? You got it, one of them is his. We were even more thankful and impressed when he found out at the hiring meeting the extent others had gone to to be in the same position (e.g.: traveling across country, huge student loans..etc.) It was money well spent! Have a great day and thank you for your help.
Sincerely, Kim Leverett
Mrs. Nick Leverett Fernley, Nevada
I enjoyed reading your railroad jobs report and found it to be very informative and helpful. I ordered your railroad jobs report about a week before a Train Service interview session in Denver, Colorado. This interview session was going to be my fifth session in over two and a half years of trying to get on with the railroads, so needless to say I was willing to try everything! A piece of your report that I found especially helpful was getting myself organized with the possible interview questions and doing some research on the specific companies web site.
After reading this railroad jobs report I felt informed and more confident about the whole process. From being turned down five times, my confidence was all about shot and I was really wondering what I was going to be doing until the next interview session. This railroad jobs report helped me to focus and most of all be prepared. Overall the process was pushing 40 people through interviews a day for five days to hire for 22 positions. I don’t think that I would have made it if I hadn’t organized myself with the help of your report.
Thank you for putting this together!
Thanks for returning my e-mail so quickly. I did purchase your railroad jobs report yesterday afternoon. I am very glad that I did because I myself have been to a Norfolk Southern hiring day and never made it to the final eight people for two hiring jobs. Your railroad jobs report is honest and up front and you key in on things that I would not have done. I have an interview date on May 3rd and when I saw your web-site, I told my wife this is a very wise investment before spending 4000.00 dollars on a trade school. Being at crossroads in my life, I have decided to take a childhood dream and make it into reality and your railroad jobs report will get me one step closer. Thanks again,
Steve Star ~ Georgia
Your railroad jobs site is a dream for me! Also, I got to give it to ya, great idea with the railroad jobs guide e-book and all. Hopefully, you can give me some good advice on what to do in my situation… (Questions asked and answered) Thanks again for the great report and your help! Take care,
I purchased your railroad jobs report and I have read all of it and there is some very valuable information in there. On June 13, I will start working for a class 2 railroad [Watco]. I hired in as an engineer trainee and I will get my FRA engineer certification in about 3 months. This short line RR and your railroad jobs guide e-book should help me to get to the
Billy Sullivan, Texas
I have read your railroad jobs report many times. I recently separated from the Air Force and have been actively chasing after a conductor job here in Augusta, GA. I would really rather work for CSX but in your railroad jobs guide I saw where Norfolk Southern has hiring dates for conductors in a nearby city, so I will check that out as well. Your guide was very informative and if I end up going to one of the Norfolk Southern hiring dates it will be invaluable.
Danny B Augusta, GA
I read your railroad jobs report and liked it very much. I believe it will be very helpful in my pursuit of Railroad Employment. I’ve applied for positions with Union Pacific in Kansas and Texas. I tweaked my resume with the key word information you included in the report. I also used the 3 S’s when asked on the application what qualified me for a train service position..
Thanks, Rod Herington
I purchased your railroad jobs guide e-book, and read it cover to cover. I had one interview before I received your book, and did not get hired for that job. After reading your railroad jobs e-book, and taking your suggestions, I had a second interview. I did not wear the cowboy boots this time, I wore oxfords and a tie, and I feel the interview went much better. I used several of your suggestions. I had a very good discussion with the interviewer. I am hopeful I will get this job, they are building another shop , and are not quite ready to hire yet. But I feel your techniques were very helpful.
I purchased your railroad jobs program from you a few weeks ago and I got invited to a hiring session in June for Union Pacific! I am a former Police Officer for over fourteen years and I am now unemployed because of an election. Thank you for the railroad jobs web site and I will get back with you ASAP with the outcome.
Moncie Rasmus III Texas
I just recently purchased your manual on how to get Railroad jobs. (Questions asked and answered) Again, thanks for your how to get a RR job e-book. I was a bit skeptical at first but now I am glad that I bought such an informative work.
Thanks Scott Haffner
I Just wanted to take a second to thank you for writing this railroad jobs guide e-book, best money I’ve spent in years! I am 20 years old from Mars PA, and was just hired on by the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad as a conductor. It only took one interview to get in! I kid you not it was like she was reading your questions from your railroad jobs e-book word for word! I almost laughed out loud when she started reading. I start Oct. 29th, 2008 and can not wait. Good luck to you an be safe out there.
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