WITH THESE TIPS FOR SKILLED WORKERS
Skilled workers are vital to the economy. For instance, the construction industry relies on a variety of skilled workers to build homes, commercial buildings, roads and bridges. While experience is important, many employers in the construction industry are willing to hire workers with little or no experience who are willing to learn the skills they need to perform their jobs. This does not mean it is easy to find jobs and get hired by construction companies. Many workers have trouble finding work for several reasons. We have outlined some of the most common mistakes that workers make when looking for work opportunities below:
- Maintain an updated resume
A resume is the first impression that your employer will get on you based on your job skills. Create a resume that will highlight your relevant skills and strengths. If you do not have real construction experience, use phrases that describe your work skills such as “Learning very fast” or “Pay attention to detail.” Highlight any skills you have that will benefit an employer. Most likely a company will not hire a worker who they believe is not competent enough. The content of your resume is important to get a job.
If you have an updated resume you can use it as a guide as you are building your uQrew profile. Simply refer to your resume as you populate your skills inside your profile. Conversely, if you don’t have an updated resume you can use the process of building your uQrew profile to think through skills that you can list inside your resume. To watch a video on how to build a uQrew profile: click here.
- Create a search plan
Spending some time on the internet to look for jobs is fine. However, if you do not look in the right places, you will have trouble finding the jobs that fit what you are looking for. It helps to use specific keywords when conducting internet job searches. For instance, if you are looking for an opportunity that requires little or no experience, use general terms such as: “general labor” or “construction labor.” These are two words that companies often use when they list opportunities for unskilled workers. You may stumble upon jobs involving simple manual labor, such as cleaning jobs or jobs that involve unloading/loading trucks. These types of jobs are excellent stepping stones that allow laborers to build on their experience.
- Use relevant search tools
Using specific job search tools like the uQrew app on uqrew.com, can help you save a lot of time and frustration. With uQrew you will avoid searching for and applying for jobs that are not a good fit. You can evaluate opportunities that are local and specific to your skills. You can also avoid working for companies that have a bad reputation. uQrew actually allows you to view how other workers rate each company before you apply to work with them. The uQrew app helps you find work with a local, reputable, company.