Does Online Presence Matter When Applying for a Construction Position?

Does My Online Presence Matter When Applying for a Construction Position?

How important is your online presence as a skilled trades job seeker?

It’s actually crucial, but maybe not for the reasons that immediately come to mind for job candidates.

In this post, we’ll discuss the what, the why, and the how surrounding the importance of online presence for skilled tradesmen and women looking for their next great employment opportunity. 

There will continue to be a significant shortage of skilled tradesmen into 2023. As reported in the Construction Equipment Guide:

“The roughly 650,000 workers needed must quickly acquire specialized skills,” said Basu [Anirban Basu, ABC chief economist]. “With many industries outside of construction also competing for increasingly scarce labor, the industry must take drastic steps to ensure future workforce demands are met.”

At Skilled Trades Partners, we’re all about optimizing employment opportunities in the skilled trades workforce. That starts with excellent relationships with our job-seeking clients.

So for job seekers in the trades, what’s the most essential component of your online presence? 

LinkedIn is the predominant B2B marketing platform in the construction industry, as reported by the Construction Marketing Association. It’s also the most widely used recruiting platform for the construction industry by far.

In a recent post, we pointed out the importance of an up-to-date, concise resume for tradespeople. Your resume can be part of your online presence on LinkedIn, and the two components can work exponentially in your favor when appropriately leveraged. 

Why is your LinkedIn profile important in the skilled trades?

Since LinkedIn is used so extensively in skilled trades recruiting, job seekers need to have a presence there. You don’t have to be a techno-wizard to use LinkedIn. At a minimum, you should have an up-to-date profile, brief work history, and resume posted on the platform.

If you’re terrified of using computer technology, though, get in touch with the recruiting team at Skilled Trades partners. We’ll help you get started.

How can you maximize your skills, compensation, and job goals as a craft worker in the skilled construction trades? 

Creating a current resume and LinkedIn profile that showcase your experience, job goals, and skills is a great way to get started. A relationship with a skilled trades recruiter built on blue-collar respect is also invaluable.

Are you getting the compensation, benefits, work-life balance, and perks you deserve as a skilled tradesperson?

Contact Skilled Trades Partners Today!

Are you looking for a great skilled trades job or a new project? Maybe you’re just starting out in the trades. No matter where you’re at in your career, 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.