You want to be an asset to your team, whether you’re looking to be an admired member of your construction crew or you’re looking to advance beyond an entry-level worker quickly. It’s important to stand out to supervisors, but sometimes that can be tricky on a construction site. Here are CCS Construction Staffing’s top tips for construction workers to stand out as leaders while on the job.
Always take responsibility for your actions. Hiring managers are tired of shady hires looking to conceal shoddy work. If you make a mistake, especially in construction work, you need to own up to it right away with a full explanation. Hazards in construction work can jeopardize the job, or even the entire construction company, when workers do not uphold OSHA standards and other crucial safety guidelines.
Your ability to adapt to any work situation will be incredibly beneficial in the construction industry. You may be setting up cones in the rain or completing a technical task 100 feet in the air. You need to be ready for everything, and a versatile worker is a valuable one.
Being grounded and avoiding arrogance is essential to impressing coworkers and superiors. Keeping your head down and getting the job done is exactly what employers look for when they are identifying potential promotions.
Eat The Frog
Do the tasks that no one wants to take care of. If you’ve never heard the expression “Eat the Frog,” it’s a productivity philosophy that inspires you to do the most difficult task (the “frog”) first, to clear your day for easier work. You should apply this to a team mindset – what’s that job no one wants to handle? If you can step up and relieve the team of a tough task, you’ll earn respect.