In most parts of the country*, construction heats up as the temperature rises. It's not hard to see why spring, summer and fall are prime building seasons--no one wants to have their roof replaced when the forecast is calling for a foot of snow, and some jobs simply can't be done well in nasty weather.
So when the birds start chirping and pollen starts pouring out of the trees like water from a busted faucet, you can bet that the building industry is looking for people who will bring a toolbox to work (and know what to do with it). While spring is the best time of year to look for a construction job, there are plenty of year-round opportunities for people who have a knack for working with their hands.
Building, installation and repair pay well, allow you to learn new skills on the job and offer instant gratification– your work makes things work! Find a job now while employers are eager to hire and start building valuable experience that can help you keep your career going all year.
Ready to get started? Search for construction jobs in your area today!
Job Search Tips:
If you have no experience: If you are handy with a hammer, but haven't got any prior work experience or training, look for jobs in your area using keywords like construction labor or general labor.
If you have experience: If you already have special certifications or trade skill training in your tool belt, use those skills or your last job title as a starting point. Search for jobs using keywords that relate to your skill set-- plumber, electrician, carpenter etc.
* Our neighbors in the southern and southwestern United States can keep their comments to themselves--we know you live in a Shangri-La where temperatures below 52 degrees are cause for widespread panic. Good for you, but other places have seasons**.
** It's still chilly here, and we're totally jealous of you right now.