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What steps should I take to prepare for a job in construction?

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Mark’s Answer

First get in decent physical shape. Construction takes a toll on the body. Second if in school take a shop class to see if it's right for you. Good Luck.
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John’s Answer

Depends on what type of construction. Small Contractor or Home Builder - I recommend the face-to-face job search where you will need to be in work shirt with either long sleeves or short sleeves, long pants not torn nor baggy, work shoes/boots (I recommend steel-toed, steel shank work shoes.) Be professional with long hair tied in a pony-tail or hair cut short. Shake hands as soon as you introduce yourself and explain that "You have either some or no experience. Graduate of High School or GED or Trade School. Willing to work at anything, everything to gain experience. And what tools have you experience in using. Be ready to start that day, immediately.
Commercial/General Contractor - first stop by their local job ite office trailer and seek the job line but be prepared to hand over a resume. Again you will need to be in a work shirt with either long or short sleeves, long pants not torn nor baggy, work shoes/boots, again I recommend steel-toed, steel shank work shoes. Be professional with any long hair tied in a pony-tail or controlled or hair cut short. Shake hands as soon as you introduce yourself and be prepared to go to work immediately. Your resume should be very direct in that "You have experience using the following tools or equipment, preforming the following jobs or work task. What position are you looking for?" If you have no experience then
fall back to "You are the best worker they will ever see and be prepared to show it.
Attitude and appearance goes a long way. Also if you have the OSHA Construction certification make sure this is listed and when you got it. Good Luck.
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