It’s a tradesman-friendly hiring market right now, for sure. And that’s a good thing. It means skilled tradespeople are busy because construction companies are busy.
People who work in the trades are looking for stable, good-paying jobs with benefits, just like everyone in the labor market. So how can tradespeople find their next great job with a top-shelf construction company?
Remember, you’re doing due diligence on your next job opportunity and your next employer just like they will be doing with you. As the Harvard Business Review points out in a recent article:
Job interviews are a two-way process — you’re interviewing your potential boss and employer as much as they’re interviewing you. After all, you don’t just want any job — you want the right job
This post will discuss three tips for tradespeople to keep top of mind when searching for their next awesome job. So what’s the first step?
We don’t want to be captain obvious here, but you need to decide exactly what you want regarding the perfect skilled trades job opportunity. The hiring market is very candidate-friendly, so your chances of finding a great job are excellent.
Set your priorities realistically, and have a Plan B ready to go. This is so just in case you can’t find the absolute perfect opportunity, you can still get close. As we point out in a previous post, your “perfect job” metrics should include:
- Competitive Salaries
- Non-Salary Benefits Like Healthcare and Paid PTO
- Exceptional Workplace Culture
- Work-Lifestyle Perks and Benefits Like Company Vehicles and Flexible Schedules When Possible
Use Your Network, But Recognize It Has Limitations
As a professional recruiting and staffing agency, we always recommend that tradespeople use their networks when considering a new job. But personal networks have their limitations. These include a lack of firsthand knowledge of the prospective employer, limited exposure to a broad spectrum of hiring companies, etc.
So when your network isn’t finding you the right opportunity, what should you do?
Expand Your Horizons, and that Includes a Recruiter!
Some tradesmen are looking for new job opportunities on a regular basis, and some like more long-term stability. We can help skilled tradespeople with both of those scenarios. At STP, we have an enormous pool of companies looking to hire skilled tradespeople for projects into 2022 and 2023.
Our clients are looking to fill positions for all skill levels, temporary contractors, temp-to-hire, and direct-hire tradesmen.
Contact Skilled Trades Partners Today
Are you a tradesman or woman looking for a great skilled trades job or a new project? Maybe you’re just looking for a change of scenery with a temporary contract position. No matter what type of opportunity you’re looking for, we can help. Skilled Trades Partners is not your typical skilled trades construction recruitment agency.
We’re built on blue-collar respect! You are worth full benefits like vacation, sick days, holiday pay, medical/dental insurance, and a ton of much-deserved perks. We PARTNER with you at STP. Contact us today at one of our four New England office locations.