How to Get a Construction Job

Written by Robert Giddens

The demand for construction workers has never been greater. There are numerous types of jobs available in the construction industry including laborers, engineers, carpenters, managers, electricians, and so on.

You Must be Willing to Take Anything1

If you are looking for a construction job, you first have to figure out which skills you possess that will enable you to get a job in this industry. But even if you don’t have experience or skills, there are always unskilled laborer positions available as well. So you shouldn’t have any trouble getting a construction job if you are willing to take anything that’s available.

Build Up Your Resume and Start Searching1

Once you figure out which job position you want to try and specialize in, the next step is creating a resume that reflects your experience and skills in that position. Not only do you want to mention your work history, but also the education and certifications you have in this field. Make sure you proofread your resume so that it has no spelling or grammar mistakes.

At this point, you can begin your job search. There are a couple of methods you can use to find the right job. One way is to search on your local city or state employment website for the construction job you’re looking for. Most legitimate employers will post job vacancies on government-run employment websites like these. This makes them a good place to start.

There is also a much easier way to search multiple employment websites with one search. Go to the Google search engine and type in the job you’re looking for and the city you live in. For example, if you live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and you’re looking for a laborer position, then search the term “construction laborer Fort Lauderdale.” The search results will give you a variety of different job sites where this term was matched. Then you just click on one of the results and you’ll be brought right to the job listing page for that job. From there, just fill out the online application and submit it along with your resume. The employer should contact you back if they feel your education and experience is a match for the position.

Consider Apprenticeships1

Again, if you’re willing to take an unskilled laborer position or any position that involves physical labor, then you shouldn’t have a problem getting hired. If you are applying for a position that is more advanced, such as an engineering position, then you’ll at least need a college degree. But don’t worry if you have to start out on the bottom as a laborer. There are many apprenticeships available for workers in the construction industry. These apprenticeships allow unskilled workers to learn new skills and get better construction jobs. You can also search for these apprenticeship opportunities online too. If all else fails, look up construction companies in your area and send your resume and cover letter out to them by regular mail. That way, they will contact you first if any job vacancies are available because they have a physical copy of your resume and cover letter in their possession.

About the author

Robert Giddens

I’m Robert Giddens, I’m a construction worker that have too many friends, a wife, and two beautiful kids. I come originally and live in Austin, Texas. I love my city, it represents me and makes me happy every day. I’m a good American, I help my neighbors with whatever they need and my wife with the house tasks. My interests are cars, and also construction.