Construction workers can meet a variety of different skill levels. They can learn the trade on the job hands on using basic construction skills such as using equipment and placing tiles and wood. Construction workers can also learn the trade at a trade school which goes further into detail about the engineering an mathematical side of the trade. These workers tend to do more complicated jobs and more planning and paper work than if they had just learned the trade hands on. The other option is to receive am associated degree or bachelors degree related to the field such as mathematics or engineering. Construction workers who hold degrees are equipped to do more advanced work such as quality control, mapping, and design.
Writing a resume for a construction worker position should include all the skills you possess, whether the skills were obtained on the job, at a vocational school, or from a higher learning institution. Employers, when they look at your resume, like to see an organized list of all your skills, education, and experience. A resume is an overview of these things, and if possible should be kept at one page. If the resume has to be longer than one page in order to include all of your necessary information, then the best advice is to fill the second page completely. Try to make your resume clear and to the point. Remember, if called for an interview, you can go into more detail about your job related skills at that time.
A good resume starts with a good format. Once you know which format you’re going to use, the rest is just filing in your specific and personal information. For example, A format that many employers like to see includes at the very top your contact information followed by your career objective. Your key skills should be listed next and should be short sentences that are to the point. Next, your education, certifications and technical skills. Conclude your resume with your professional or work experience. This is the list of jobs you have held, the dates you were employed, your position title, and your tasks and responsibilities.
To get you started, here is an example of a format for a construction worker resume:
Construction Worker Resume Sample
1 Street Rd•Someplace, NY 11111• (111) 222-3333 •JohnDoe@gmail.com
To use my skills to provide exceptional handling of tools and equipment and my knowldge of building materials to help the company meet productivity standards and requirements. To live up to customer satisfaction, and deliver high quality work. To meet safety requirements and make sure rules and safety procedures are followed.
- Extensive knowledge of the methods, tools, and materials needed for the construction or repair of buildings, structures, and roadways
- Knowledge of machines and tools including maintenance and repair
- Designing skills and experience using blueprints, models, and technical plans
- Mathematics skills including geometry, algebra, calculus, and statistics.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, cooperation, and leadership skills
- Strong attention to detail
Someplace Community College. Someplace, NY. (August 2000-May 2002)
Associates Degree in Mathematics
- Extensive knowledge of computers and computer programs including Microsoft word, excel, oracle, C++, and java
- Limited knowledge of computer programming
- Commercial Driver License (2005-present)
- First Aid and CPR certification (September 2010)
Someplace Construction Company. Someplace NY (June 2008-Present)
Construction Worker (Quality Assurance)
- Made sure everything was correct and met standards using quality control techniques
- Supervised a team of employees on multiple projects
- Determining what equipment was needed for each product and making sure the equipment was available and in working condition
- Planning and analyzing the strategies needed to complete a project
Anyplace Construction Company (January 2003-June 2008)
- Operate heavy machinery and equipment necessary for a job
- Read and follow directions needed to complete a project accurately
- Assisted in construction buildings
- Maintained a clean and safe work area and followed all safety requirements
- Kept records and reported daily to site supervisor
After you submit your resume, the employer will review it. If your skills and qualifications match what the employer is looking for, you will most likely get called in for an interview. You should be prepared to go into further detail about your skills and qualifications, and you should be prepared to answer and questions the interviewer asks. A great way to prepare for an interview is to participate in a mock interview. A mock interview is a pretend interview where you get the opportunity to practice what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it. Many career centers offer this service, and I highly recommend it. Interviews can be stressful and scary, but with practice, the fear can be minimized. Make sure you dress appropriately and that you are on time.