Ready to start 2015 with an exciting new skilled trades job? Companies rely on trained professionals like you to complete highly technical jobs like mechanic, electrician, welder, machinist, installer, maintenance tech, engineer and other similar positions. If you want to find the best opportunities available, you just have to know where to look.
Four Ways to Find a Skilled Trades Job
Looking for a skilled trades job but don’t know where to start? Use the following four techniques to find a fulfilling new position:
- Attend a Career Fair: Search online for a skilled trades career fair in your area and attend to have the opportunity to meet with countless employers. Practice a 15-to-30 second elevator pitch explaining your past experience and what you’re hoping to find in a new job. Don’t forget to bring plenty of copies of your resume!
- Partner with a Staffing Firm: Join forces with a staffing firm, like Wood Staffing, to find your next skilled trades job. Recruiters often gain access to highly coveted positions that may never be posted publicly, so this is your chance to enjoy exclusive access. Not only will your recruiter work closely with you to find the position that best meets your career goals ─ they’ll also help you prepare for the interview, so you’re sure to make a great impression.
- Join a Trade Association: Most trades have at least one dedicated association designed to help members find work and receive fair pay, such as the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) and the American Welding Society (AWS). Many companies look for members in these organizations when hiring, so opting to join can serve as an extremely beneficial move.
- Find an Apprenticeship: Are you just starting out or looking to increase your skills? If so, consider seeking an apprenticeship. You’ll gain valuable skills that can help you become a much more competitive candidate at the end of the training period. You never know ─ if you make a good impression, the company may even extend an offer for employment upon completion of your training.
Ready to make a big career change in 2015? Contact Wood Staffing. We proudly help thousands of Michiana job seekers find exciting new positions each year and would welcome the opportunity to partner with you in your career.