The Construction Resume

How to Write a Construction Resume that Lands You the Job You Want

Lately I’ve noticed a lot of interest in the job market in the construction industry.

Our industry has taken a hit, and some companies have gone out of business.

Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton was a master at teambuilding. Imagine running across a help wanted ad like this one that didn’t end up being a bid for a reality TV show.

Where do you think the owners and employees go next?

That’s right, some of them go out and look for construction jobs.

  • Project manager
  • Estimator
  • Production Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Foreman
  • Construction Assistant

These are only a few of the jobs that used to be quite plentiful even just a year or so ago.

But now, in a lot of markets, the “Construction” section in the newspaper is completely gone.

So, if you are one of those folks out there looking for a job in the construction industry, I’m here to help.

Here’s one of the binds Shackleton had to get his men out of – in the seas near Antarctica.

It all starts with your resume. You have a chance to perfect your resume, so why not do it?

I will tell you I’ve personally screened through thousands of resumes back when I used to hire people in the construction industry, and I will tell you from an insider’s perspective: I definitely cared about the details on candidates’ resumes.

So let’s get it right, shall we? Here is a list of resources to get you started:

This site has some great sample resumes for you to edit for yourself. also has some good resume advice.

Resume Resource has some good stuff too.

Go check it out if you’re one of those folks who is out there trying to drum up a job. Best of luck to you, my friend!


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