The call to plug more diverse roles in construction
Many of the construction industry’s leading recruiters have called upon the wider industry to bring greater attention to the more diverse roles
Technology – it changes things. Construction recruitment has experienced a great deal of change over the last decade due to advances in technology. The inception of the powerful recruitment tool LinkedIn has been a major contributor to said changes. But has it replaced the CV for good in regards to construction recruitment?
For employers, candidates, and clients alike, LinkedIn is a fantastic tool for what is known as ‘passive recruiting’ or ‘head-hunting’. This is where employers and clients look for suitable for candidates already working in another role, and offer them a better one at another company. However, it hasn’t quite addressed changes for candidates who are actively looking for a new job.
As has been best practice for decades, when applying for a new job, it is advantageous to alter your CV per application. This means that you will stand a higher chance of being called for an interview, if you already know the criteria of the employer that you are applying to work for – altering your CV to satisfy these requirements.
Within such a skills-based industry where previous experience is everything, the CV is still playing a very important role in job seeking within the construction industry due to the above.