Build Your Career in Construction Jobs

Although recession has started to wane, good jobs are scarce and many people are out of work. Fresh graduates have resorted to minimum wage jobs using it as a temporary source of funds as they start to gain experience while paying for their monthly bills.

But this setting is often debilitating in the sense that it does not provide any window for career improvement. The financial security is achieved but the possibility of an increase not only in position but also in pay is very small. You can only hope that recession will end soon so that you can find a good job.

Why not look for a job that could help you financially and in your career? There are still opportunities that you can tap which will greatly help you achieve financial security and a career for the future.

In order to do find this job, you need to search out of the box, literally. Instead of hopping from one company to another, look for jobs that will not only require intelligence but also physical strength. As a fresh graduate, there is a great chance you can deal with this type of job.


The common belief for construction jobs is that they are only geared for those who have education in this field – engineers and architects. But the engineers and architects are not even part of the workforce that literally builds those structures. They are only planners tapped to implement the job. The rest are for the foremen, construction workers and support groups. If you are not an engineer, architect or your education is not related to construction jobs, then your part is on actual implementation of work or supporting the construction workers.

There are many ways to help a construction company. Aside from the regular construction worker, you can be the accountant, the office manager or the assistance to the engineer or the architect. It’s an industry that needs full office support aside from full physical requirement.

The Demand

The main reason why you need to sweat it out during recession is that the government is using a large chunk of the bail-out to rehabilitate our roads and other infrastructures. In the coming weeks, jobs related to construction will increase which means the demand for the support group will increase as well. If you’re not picky, you should be able to land a good job in this industry fast.

Of course, it might not be the same with the job related to your industry. But think of it as a stepping stone towards something bigger since this could be counted as experience. The best part is that you will be able to earn more because the industry is booming and physical work definitely pays a lot compared to serving food in your local restaurant.

Editorial Team at Geekinterview is a team of HR and Career Advice members led by Chandra Vennapoosa.

Editorial Team – who has written posts on Online Learning.

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