How to Kick Start a Career in Construction

abstract fire on blackBreaking into your chosen industry is not easy in today’s current economic climate but getting your foot on the construction career ladder may be easier than you think. Here are four steps to kick starting your career in the construction industry.

Don’t Panic

If you are looking for work, it is natural to panic and fire out a hundred job applications in your first week as a Graduate. However, while you may feel that you are covering more bases by doing this, it can pay to be more selective with your job application process. You may thing that that more jobs you apply for the more chance there is of success but this isn’t necessarily true. Applying for fewer roles allows you to spend more time on each application and therefore gives you a greater chance of standing out from the crowd.

Gain Experience

Having a CV that is bursting with work experience can increase your chances of getting to the interview stage. If you are unemployed and feeling frustrated with your job search, try and find a few work experience opportunities that will enhance your CV. Use your time wisely to build up your experience an gain valuable insights into your chosen industry. Work experience is often easy to find but you may struggle to find an abundance of paid opportunities.

Tailor your CV  

Rather than sending a standard CV to various companies, take the time to study each individual job role and tailor your application to complement it. The company in question will not notice if you haven’t researched the company so make sure your application is well thought through.

Decide on your Preferred Sector

An easy way to simplify your job search is to hone in on a particular area of the service engineer sector. There are two main aspects of the service engineer sector and that’s the mechanical and electrical side of things. Working out where your area of expertise lies can help you to progress in your search for the perfect role. Once you have decided whether you would prefer to work with ventilation and heating or power and lighting.

Do a Part Time Apprentice

If you already have a job but are thinking of a change in career, you could opt for a part time apprentice. This is a great way to enhance your CV while still excelling in your current role. It’s never too late to learn the skills involved for a successful career in the service engineer sector.

Searching for a new role by location can also help to narrow your search. For example if you live in Scotland it may help to target local companies like  Always remember to tailor your job search to your specific requirements. So, there you have it, five simple steps to taking your first step of the career ladder.

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Good luck in your search.

Joey Trebif

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