Do you want to use Craigslist.org to apply for construction jobs? How can you increase your chances of getting work?
Use a resume. When a construction company posts open positions, they provide a little bit of information. This information should include the position name, skills or training required, duties performed, location, and pay. They will also include a method of contact. Some want you to apply in-person, place a phone call, or send an email. Regardless of how you make initial contact, have a resume on hand. Resumes are professional and they increase your chances of landing the job. Even if a professional resume isn’t required, send yours. If you don’t have a resume, hire the services of a professional writer or use free templates online. Make sure your resume highlights your skills, like with flooring, drywall, roofing, and more job posting.
Only apply for construction jobs and positions that you are qualified for. Ask a hiring manager what their biggest complaint about job applications is and you will likely hear “the number of unqualified applicants.” When you apply for a job that you aren’t qualified for, you waste everyone’s time, including yours. Even if no requirements or job training is listed, use your best judgment. It is best to only apply for drywall jobs if you have experience hanging drywall. It is best to apply for flooring installation positions, if you have experience with it, and so forth. This, alone, will significantly increase your chances of landing a construction job posted on Craigslist.
Apply for part-time positions too. On Craigslist, you will find a wide range of skilled labor jobs that are both full-time and part-time. Your goal may be to find a full-time job, but don’t limit yourself. With a high rate on unemployment, many Americans are looking for a job. You can be one of 1,000 applicants. Don’t write off part-time positions. Just work your best and make sure your new boss knows that you would like to advance in the company. You may find yourself working full-time in no time at all!
In addition to apply for positions listed under the “jobs,” section on Craigslist.org, there are other ways you can find paying clients and projects on the website. There is a services offered section, as well as a gigs section. Look in the gigs section for odd construction jobs that you can do with ease. If looking to be a part-time handyman for odd jobs, post your experiences, such as yard work, plumbing, or roof repair in the services offered section.