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There is no cost to the schools to participate; educators simply fill out a brief application between August and October each year.

Cover Letter  and Resume Templates

Cover Letter Template

Helpful Information

Before starting your career in the construction industry, you should carefully craft a resume, cover letter, and prepare some talking points for the job interview.

For entry-level positions, construction contractors are most interested in someone who shows initiative and is not afraid of physical work, rather than those with relevant experience or technical training.

You may be surprised how far these traits can take you in construction, and if you show aptitude, you will quickly learn skills and knowledge on the job that will lead to increased responsibility and eventually promotion.

You may well be able to walk into a contractor’s site or regional office, fill out an app, and get hired!

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Resume Template

Possible Interview Questions

Q. What is your biggest strength/what is your biggest weakness?

Highlight any relevant classes, projects, internships or apprenticeships. When asked about weaknesses, describe how you plan to overcome them and ask if there are training opportunities within the company. Also, this may be an opportune time to bring up any personal projects.

Q. What do you know about our company/why do you want to work for us?

Familiarize yourself with the company and the projects they’ve worked on. Interviewers want to see that you’re genuinely invested in them. Make sure to ask questions.

Q. Can you provide an example of when you used creative problem-solving?

This is an opportunity to impress the interviewer. Tell them about a time you used unconventional methods to overcome a conventional challenge.

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