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Here are the top 10 reasons to work in Florida’s road and bridge construction industry:
1) Workers Wanted: Contractors Hiring Now
Florida is growing, so road construction jobs are plentiful and hard-working employees – entry-level and experienced – are in high demand.
2) Find a career – not just a job
Hard work and can-do attitudes mean even entry-level positions can get you on a path to advance towards a rewarding career.
3) Earn competitive wages and benefits
Entry-level wages today could set you on the road to higher pay – and benefits – in the future.
4) Enjoy job security
Florida’s mild climate means our many road projects need workers year-round.
5) Work as part of a team
As part of a road construction crew, you’ll learn how to work closely with others to build much-needed roadway and bridge improvements.
6) Experience the outdoors
With many jobs in roadway construction, you’ll work outdoors rather than being stuck in an office all day.
7) Grow the skills you know – and learn new ones
Whether you’re an entry-level jobseeker or an experienced worker, the road construction industry offers opportunities to enhance your skills – and to learn new ones.
8) Become tech-savvy
Construction projects increasingly rely on more advanced technology, giving workers a chance to grow and test their tech skills.
9) Gain a sense of accomplishment
In road construction, you’ll work to create a finished product that people will see and use for years to come.
10) Pay it forward – or give something back
The road construction industry offers a chance to improve travel in your community, as well as our state, one project at a time.
Interview Preparation & Tips to improve your chances at landing the job:
- Demonstrate confidence: stand straight, always making eye contact. First impression can be a great beginning or quick ending to your interview.
- Be aware of inappropriate slang words or references to age, race, religion, politics, or sexual orientation. No foul language, even if the interviewer uses profanity do not engage.
- Dress to impress. It is important to show confidence and know what to wear for your interview and very important to be well-groomed.
- Good communication skills are key. Listen from the very beginning of the interview, your interviewer is giving you information, either directly or indirectly. Never interrupt.
- Telling the interviewer more than they need to know could be a fatal mistake. Research the company and their positions, let the interviewer know you did your homework.
- Attitude plays a key role, do not be cocky. Professionalism, and modesty can always be part of a great performance to demonstrate your ability. Know your strengths and weaknesses.
- Behavioral questions are “an example in which you went above and beyond…” Tell me how you were a team player…” for past experiences. Do not miss the opportunity to impress. Quantify your achievements.
- Always remember and reflect the three Cs during the interview: cool, calm, and confident. Sell yourself.
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