In 2019, the U.S. residential construction industry saw unprecedented growth.
In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reported in October that housing starts increased by 12.3% month-over-month. That equals an annual pace of 1.364 million and marks the industry’s highest level since June 2007.
Moving forward, the 2020s are poised to be a decade of incredible advancement in homebuilding thanks to incredible innovations and transformative technologies. As a professional in this sector, you can leverage this momentum to grow your own home building or building products career.
Need a little help? That’s where the new MatchBuilt Blog comes in.
What to Expect With the MatchBuilt Blog
As a leading executive search firm, MatchBuilt has built an excellent reputation for supporting homebuilders and building product manufacturers across the country.
Now, we’re announcing another development: the launch of our new blog.
This new platform is designed to act as a Job Resource Center for those seeking to break into or change positions within the residential construction or building materials industries. It features practical advice, helpful tips and in-the-know tricks for breaking down barriers and building strategic business relationships.
The result? A clear path toward career advancement.
An extension of our home building and building materials career center services, the MatchBuilt Blog is built with one reader in mind: you.
You already know that our online job search platform is the best at matching prospective construction employees with the right companies in their niche. From C-suite leaders to hands-on contractors, our openings cover a range of fields, including:
- Executive Leadership
- Construction Management
- Sales and Marketing
- Land Acquisition and Development
- Finance and Account
- Customer service
- Purchasing and Estimating
Now, in addition to searching for the right opening, you can also find the right resources you need to take your new career even further.
What if you could learn real-world tips and tricks to help you make the most of your job search efforts? What if you could receive expert counsel from homebuilding and building products professionals who have been in your shoes and landed the job of their dreams?
With our new blog, you can.
All of our posts will center on trending tools, tips, and advice designed to help career-conscious job-seekers navigate the building industry in 2020 and beyond.
Looking to impress a future employer, ace your application, and stand out from your peers? It pays to know the trends and technologies that are reshaping the construction industry every day.
Being able to speak confidently on these topics could help you impress a hiring manager and score a follow-up interview. This insider knowledge could even help you land the homebuilding or building products job you’ve been seeking!
From dimensional lumber, smart home gadgets and AI-powered tools to green living spaces and everything in between, we’ll cover it all so you can, too. We’ll also dive into the side of self-promotion, sharing how personal branding and social networking can help you stand out and impress.
Resume and Cover Letter Application
Before you can “wow” recruiters, you have to pique their interest and catch their eye. That’s why many of our blog posts will center on ways to put yourself in the right position from the very beginning.
One way you can do so? Sharpen and improve your resume and cover letter.
Still sending out templated, three-page long resumes and generic cover letters? A few quick changes could drastically improve your call-back rate.
Though this can be one of the most daunting parts of the application process, it pays to know what to say, how to say it, and the way to format it. You’ll also need to know the common mistakes to avoid along the way!
As more homebuilders look to online job portals and other technologies to speed up and simplify their recruitment process, digital applications have never been more critical. Knowing how to optimize yours could make all the difference when it’s time to make a hiring decision.
Building industry mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are expected to continue at a very fast pace in the 2020s. In the last two years alone, there have been more than 20 major M&A transactions in the homebuilding industry.
While executives and investors consider M&As crucial to building shareholder value, there’s no denying that this step can feel overwhelming. Knowing how the process works and how to navigate it will be very important.
Whether you’re seeking a new job after an acquisition or looking for advice on how to weather these changes, we’re here.
The MatchBuilt blog will include plenty of posts to guide you along this path. We’ll share what to expect at every step in the acquisition journey, as well as how to seek new employment if the need arises.
Advice for Employers
While our Career Center is aimed at helping jobseekers within the construction industry, we’re also focused on educating and assisting employers with their job search efforts.
Are you a hiring manager or recruiter seeking top local talent? When you partner with us, we will help you skip the lengthy process of weeding out candidates who are a poor match for the position at hand. Rather, we’ll match you with industry experts who seamlessly fit your position and culture.
On our blog, you’ll find tips for optimizing this process. We’ll also share how to make the most of your new team once you form it, including ways to inspire leadership!
Jumpstart Your Home Building and Building Products Career With Us
Are you a recent grad trying to get your home building or building products career off the ground? Are you a seasoned pro ready to shift niches and redefine yourself for a second act?
Either way, we’ve got you covered.
The new MatchBuilt blog is meant to encourage and motivate building industry professionals across all sectors, abilities, and professional roles. If you’re interested in learning more about how the job search process works and how you can make it work for you, we’d love for you to join us.
Ready to get started? You can access all of our blog content here!
About MatchBuilt: MatchBuilt is a team of executive recruiters that is focused on matching top building industry talent with leading residential construction home builders and LBM / building products and building materials manufacturers.
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