Finding Work in the Construction Industry: Job Sites

Posted by hiringhelper on November 28th, 2013

Like most other professions, the construction industry took a hit with the recession and the economic downturn. But, unlike most other industries, construction jobs were affected far worse with large layoffs and slow hiring rates.

There have been numerous reports of growth in the construction industry the past year, despite some setbacks. 26 states were reported to have more construction activity and higher employment. Fast-growing states such as Texas and California will be looking to add more construction jobs in the near future. Construction job growth, according to many analysts, is looking bright.

But a lot has changed in the last few years. Online databanks, sites where companies post listings for available jobs, are now the norm for finding work, and construction workers will most likely need to get involved with these services to find work suited for their needs. With the tremendous growth and accessibility of the Internet, many construction companies and contractors have turned their attention towards the online world of hiring.

Industry-specific construction job boards make it easier for workers to find available construction jobs. With these sites, seekers either send out resumes to companies with postings or fill out information and get matched with their employers. Filling out a form instead of sending out resumes makes it more manageable for the company to deal with the pool of candidates, as job seekers are matched to the specific listings posted. This also lowers the number of qualified candidates matched to the job posting, making the number of candidates smaller and allowing for the company to examine each one in-depth instead of becoming overwhelmed with irrelevant data or exaggerated resumes.

Because of the construction industry sites, it is now much easier to find work for specific construction jobs, such as project managers or cost estimators. Ordinary job sites, such as Monster or CareerBuilder, feature numerous different jobs in a wide array of fields and professions. While anyone can simply narrow down choices to areas that are suited to their qualifications, the work tends to be generic with little emphasis on specific skills and experience. Using an industry-specific site tailored to the construction industry makes the process of finding construction jobs that meet an individual’s skills and training significantly easier.

With the recent and projected growth of the construction industry, workers who previously lost their jobs have a great chance of finding new work that matches with their set of skills, and with the growing use of online job listings, finding such work is now easier than ever.


Construction Connection: was created out of a need for a more effective and streamlined way for construction industry professionals to get matched with the right industry jobs and with the right industry opportunities. The founders of Construction Connection, both industry professionals themselves, listened to both company and individuals’ dissatisfaction with the traditional job boards, the paid resume blasts, the overpriced resume services and overall lack of sympathy toward the individual candidate. They also listened to the dissatisfaction from companies who post jobs only to get many irrelevant results or have to purchase high priced ads to showcase their company. Construction Connection is a patent-pending, one-of-a- kind profile creating / match-making system. The system delivers effective results. Construction Connection saves time, money and aggravation by matching people to people, people to companies, companies to people, and company to company.


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Construction Connection is the leading construction community & industry group providing construction job vacancies all across the US, including: Texas, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Miami FL.

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