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Heavy Equipment Job Listings: May 2, 2015

It may look like there are only a few jobs out there, but the truth is far different.

This week’s job listings are few:

MARSHFIELD, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

HOUSTON, TX — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers and mobile crane operators

GREEN BAY, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

Does that mean everybody has found all the skilled workers they need? Nope.

Sometimes companies are busy going through all the applications for previous listings and don’t post new ones until they know what they need. So what does the eager job-hunter do?

Job Seeking Tactics That Work When There Aren’t Many Jobs Listed

  • Make sure your resume is updated and reflects your professionalism. Resume writing is one of the “soft skills” taught at ATS because a poor resume often takes you out of consideration for the job.
  • Contact your training provider and ask for contact information for likely companies. The ATS Employment Assistance department has a huge database of interested employers available to graduates.
  • Submit applications and your resume to likely companies and ask that they keep you in mind. Having your information on file is a good way to get a phone call when that job does open up.
  • Network with other professionals in your field. ATS graduates have free access to one of the best networking sites for the skilled trades industries — Total Resources Network.
  • Don’t automatically reject temporary or volunteer gigs. These often will be what gets you a job offer, but look at it carefully to make sure it fits your goals.
  • Don’t give up! If you don’t qualify for it, you might have to get more training to get the job you really want.

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