Career Networking for the Built Environment

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How to screen construction resumes?

What is the best way to screen construction resumes? The fastest way for construction employer to screen construction resumes is to focus on the accomplishments and job responsibilities listed for the last two construction employers. If the construction resumes shows promise then they go in the “maybe” pile for further scrutiny; if not they go in the “wait and see” pile. Of course each construction employer has his or her own set of expectations and standards, but if the construction resume does not show the construction executive having recently accomplished the tasks or held the responsibilities required of the current position, the construction executive will not be able to “hit the ground running” and will require training increasing the risk of a poor hire.