Between 2012 and 2022, construction manager job growth is predicted to jump 16 percent, outpacing the national average of 11 percent. While there will be more jobs available, there is no doubt the number of people looking to take advantage of this boom will skyrocket as well.
If you can see yourself applying to a management position in the next few years, knowing what employers look for in their ideal candidate can help you tailor your resume for the job.
In this post, we identify key qualities of effective construction managers that you can use on your resume to distinguish yourself from the average applicant.
1. Effective time manager
Applicants must demonstrate they have time management skills because, as a construction manager, they'll be required to manage schedules, coordinate meetings, work with stakeholders and negotiate agreements. Not only do construction managers wear a lot of different hats, their responsibilities are often time-sensitive.
2. Strong communicator
In addition to needing to work effectively within a team, construction managers must also serve as the company's representative to stakeholders. For example, whether coordinating an excavation or speaking with the company's supporters, having strong communication skills is essential.
3. Document savvy
When working at the managerial level, it's not enough to be a good team leader with solid technical skills— construction managers must also process paperwork. Therefore, strong applicants must show they can compose and follow documents through bids, job reports and proposals and understand contract requirements and construction standards.
One way for construction manager candidates to stand out among a field of applicants is to hold optional certifications pertaining to their industries. Their pursuit of additional training and certifications not only tells employers their skills are sharp, but it shows employers they are committed to being excellent. Health and safety training programs are excellent ways to receive relevant OSHA certifications while elevating awareness of construction safety, another crucial ingredient for effective construction management.
To learn more, contact Safety Advantage LLC today.