You don’t want to get stuck doing grunt work, but you’re tired of searching for the right role. As a job seeker with some experience, you may be tempted to overlook entry-level positions. However, we’re here to show you the reasons you need to resist this impulse. Here’s why an entry-level position may be just right for your current situation:
Whether you’re new to this type of role or not, every position offers a new experience. You will encounter a new kind of worksite or office environment. You’ll also learn more about a company’s organizational structure, like who reports to who. This can be valuable information if you want to find a job higher up with a similar employer. With some experience in an entry-level role, you’ll be familiar with the right messaging and protocols that are typical in the industry.
Even at entry-levels of the company, you can gain transferable skills useful in your next role. You may learn something specific, such as commonly-used industry software or soft skills that employers seek. Almost every job requires a little customer service, and there’s no better way to gain traction in this ability than in an entry-level role. You may experience some tough days, but you’ll learn what to say and how to say it, a coveted skill even at the C-suite level of professional organizations. Additionally, your attitude is one of the biggest measurements of success in an entry-level role. When you are new to an organization, you can make a strong impression with your approach when your employer isn’t familiar with your skills. An outgoing attitude and open approach will help you set yourself apart from other entry-level recruits. Hard skills can be taught, but soft skills will get you a promotion.
If you want to gain contacts in a particular industry, taking an entry-level role is the fastest way to do so. Having your boots on the ground on a construction site, for example, will give you access to other laborers as well as trades, project managers, estimators, and more. Be open to connecting with peers at all levels – you may hear about your next construction gig from a coworker or project lead.
CCS Construction Staffing Can Help You Find a Job You Love
Ready to see what’s out there? For the right entry-level position in your area, check out CCS Construction Staffing’s job board. You’ll find dozens of opportunities that are exactly what you’ve been looking for. Contact us today for more information.