The construction industry is all about hiring people.
The question is: how to get the job?
Here’s a guide to help you land your next construction job.
What You Need to Know About Building a Job in the Construction IndustryA.
Salary: The starting salary for construction workers is $17,200 per year, according to a 2013 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
BLS found that in 2014, construction workers earned an average of $17.50 per hour.
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Construction workers generally don’t make as much as they would if they were in a different field, so they are not required to work long hours.
However, some contractors do offer benefits.
Beth Hochman, director of workforce development at the American Institute of Architects, said a few things can help you find the right job for you.
First, be sure you’re applying for a job that matches your skills.
“A well-trained person is going to be better suited to the position,” Hochmans said.
Also, be wary of contractors who are looking for contractors who can fill a vacancy, which can be a big bonus.
“That could be the difference between finding a good job or not finding a job,” Hockman said.
Hochman said employers should also consider the type of job you are applying for.
“There are many different types of construction jobs,” she said.
“I would say the most important is an architect.
Architectural jobs are very flexible and require a certain amount of experience.
Some of the jobs that are available, you’ll need to have a specific skill set.”
Beth said some contractors are hiring for specialized skills.
For example, she said, there is an online application for an architectural engineer.
But she also advises prospective contractors to look for positions that are more typical of an office job.
“If you are looking to be a manager or a project manager, be mindful of the size of the project,” Hohman said, adding that she also recommends looking for roles that require knowledge of building and demolition technology.
You may be surprised by what you find, she added.
“The vast majority of the projects that we have seen have been well-structured and have been approved by a competent professional contractor.”
Hochmans also said that employers can look for different types in different industries.
“In the health care field, we are looking at people who are in nursing homes or hospitals.
That’s very different than a construction contractor.
You are looking a lot at different types,” she explained.
“It’s important to be aware of where your career is going and where you’re going to need to go.”