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How does one go about getting hired by a major railroad?

They all seem to have websites and vacancies. If someone has a technical background in industry and post-secondary education, is it possible to get employment without knowing "insiders"? Is it like many industries where you need to know someone, or get experience on a small short line or something? is it still a viable option for most people, or are they super selective these days?

Asked By: LanceMiller77 - 8/28/2007
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If you want to get in to train service, you're education might help a little bit. They like people who are mechanically inclined, but the education in that field isn't necessary. I started with BNSF, and they tested us for mechanical aptitude at the initial interview. They like people who can figure things out on their... More
Answered By: Derail - 8/28/2007
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I'd like too now this one too...??? a cause if just had trouble info for the same job?
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Answered By: bvbbaluv - 8/28/2007
 
Selective potential employers? Absolutely. Desirable jobs with no shortage of applicants. They'll take the best... More
Answered By: HOGHEAD - 8/29/2007
 
if you want to hire out with the bnsf they take all there applications and resumes on line now, go to www.bnsf.com and click on careers it will give you a listing of what jobs are available and locations. good luck
Answered By: Tbone - 8/29/2007
 
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