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How to Make Sure Your Resume Stands Out When Applying for Construction Jobs


Construction is a vast field, with lots of employment opportunities for skilled and experienced job seekers as well as for those who have no previous work experience in any of the construction profession. The employment process for construction jobs is the same as in any other industry – job openings are announced and interested candidates hand in their applications. Another similarity with other industries is that competition is fierce, which also means that having a resume that stands out from thousands of resumes is essential for a successful job application. Here are some tips about how to make your construction resume stand out and captivate the interest of the interviewer:

  • Include relevant experience – think about everything that you have previously done, including summer jobs in Denver Colorado, DIY projects, that week when you were helping your uncle install a fence or repair a roof and include into your resume everything that is related to the description of the job that you are applying for. If you don’t have any experience in the field, highlight your skills, such as communication, team playing and your ability to learn new things fast;
  • Tailor your resume to the job that you are applying for each time – your cover letter as well as your resume must be tailored to meet the exact requirements that you are applying for;
  • Make it personal – don’t use clichés, let your personality shine through in your resume as well as in your cover letter – a friendly and polite register is usually appreciated.