Construction and skilled trades projects are often weather dependent. This translates into an industry in which much of the work is seasonal.
Here are tips for succeeding at seasonal employment:
Get the Job: Apply Early
Don’t wait until the last minute to apply for seasonal work. Companies will often begin planning their summer projects well before spring.
Distribute resumes (preferably in person) ahead of time to apply for the position, make a good impression, and show that you’re planning on becoming a part of their team this season.
Seasonal work isn’t always as structured as other types of employment, specifically if the projects are weather-dependent.
Be prepared to work long hours when the weather cooperates for the work at hand, and to have a slower pace when it does not.
Seasonal employment usually translates to long hours (and overtime pay) in a short amount of time. Be sure to budget ahead for the off-season to ensure that you can live comfortably when the work is not as flush.