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Resources: Construction Industry Profile

Description of Role

The construction sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects. Construction work done may include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs. Activities of these establishments generally are managed at a fixed place of business, but they usually perform construction activities at multiple project sites. (source: www.bls.com)

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Positions and Job Growth Outlook

  • Construction Managers Faster than average (10% to 14%)
  • Superintendent Faster than average (10% to 14%)
  • Cost Estimators Faster than average (10% to 14%)
  • Project Manager Faster than average (10% to 14%)
  • Construction Laborers Faster than average (10% to 14%)
  • Carpenters Average (5% to 9%)

Skills in Demand

  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Dependability
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Ability to work independently
  • Collaborative
  • Team player
  • Integrity
  • Ability to form interpersonal relationships for higher level positions
  • Mechanical logic for more skilled positions.

Tests Recommended

  • Attention to Detail Test
  • Work Behaviors Assessment
  • Leadership Behaviors Assessment (Superintendent & Manager)
  • Leadership Ability Test (Superintendent & Manager)
  • Logic and Critical Thinking Testing
  • Work Ability Test
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning Test

What We Learn About Candidates from These Tests

  • Uncover their aptitude for critical thinking, attention to detail and mechanical logic
  • Their aptitude for a position and insight about their soft skills
  • Their likelihood of success on the job