If you are looking to hire construction workers, putting up a construction job posting may help you to get resumes from a large number of construction workers. But the workers that respond to your posting may not be a good fit for your job if your job description is vague. This can be a waste of time for both you and the individuals looking for work. Here are three key factors that should always be included in a construction job posting to help ensure you are a good fit for the candidate and the candidate is a good fit for you.
1. The Employment Status of the Position
First and foremost, always be upfront and honest about the status of the position. Are you looking to hire an apprentice or independent contractor? Are you looking for someone to do temporary or seasonal work? Or are you looking for a part-time or full-time employee? Some construction workers are looking to pick up seasonal work when work is slow at their primary job, while others are looking for a steady, full-time gig. Posting what the employment status of the position will be can help you find a person looking for the type of work you are offering.
2. The Hours For the Job
Construction work can take place around the clock. It is not a typical nine-to-five job. Some potential employees are looking for a second job, or have other commitments, such as school, apprenticeship programs or child care that they need to consider as they look for a job. As such, it is always recommended that you post what hours or type of shift you are looking to fill. If you want an employee to work from 6 am to 3 pm, post that upfront to ensure the candidates that respond are able to work the hours you need.
3. What Experience is Required
Lastly, be sure to post what experience is required. Are you looking to take on someone new to the industry that you can train? Or you do want someone who already is skilled and has at least one to two years of experience in the industry? Do you want someone who has roofing experience or framing experience? Be upfront with what you want to weed out people who are not what you are looking for.
If you post a generic post on a construction job posting site, you will likely receive a lot of resumes and interest. However, some of those candidates may not be a good fit for your company. Posting a detailed construction jobs ad helps to increase the likelihood of your finding the perfect worker for your construction job.