Candidate Optimism- Positive view of the job market is on the rise
We had the opportunity to share a recent Forbes Article with our network- Employee Optimism Is On The Rise: Here’s 4 Tips For Landing Your Dream Job. This article, written by Emily Canal, highlights how employee and candidate perceptions of the job market have changed in recent years.
Generally speaking, candidates perceive their chances of attaining a new position in their field within the next six months, with desirable compensation, as high- (40% for currently unemployed candidates, and 54% for inactive currently employed candidates). The rate of employed workers’ (or inactive candidates) perception that they’d “land on their feet” within 6 months if they were laid off has risen- from 33% in 2013 to 54% in 2016.
This optimism is not misplaced- with the significant growth that we have seen in the Chicago Construction market, and throughout the Midwest- Construction Project Managers, Superintendents, and Estimators have good reason to believe they will find excellent employment quickly. Our own Midwest Construction Recruiting team, including Chicago Commercial Construction, has reported record fill times for our clients. For example, recently a candidate contacted MRI Cedar Rapids’ Construction Recruiting team, and was screened, interviewed, and hired by a client of ours within 4 business days. While this example is extreme, short time-to-fill on Commercial Construction positions is becoming more and more common.
With such a bright outlook for Commercial Construction Project Managers in Chicago, and across the Midwest, the article offered a few more tips for employees, as they progress to the next challenge in their Construction Careers. Do what you love- When you are passionate about your work, and you get to express that passion by providing quality Construction Project Management services, you can’t help but enjoy your work. Master your skills- Gaining additional certifications, like a PMP, CMAA, CAPM, or PMC will not only boost your likelihood of career advancement, but will improve your already excellent Commercial Construction Project Management skills, resulting in better built commercial construction projects for your clients.
Jim Lappin serves the Midwest Construction Market, from Chicago to Indianapolis, to Milwaukee. If you need help placing an experienced, certified Commercial Construction Project Manager on your team- put Jim’s experience and passion to work for you.
Jim has been with MRI since 2006, consistently exceeding his clients’ expectations in the construction industry. As leader of the construction recruiting team, Jim shares his extensive knowledge and propels his team to success.