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April 22, 2010

Looking for construction jobs in Los Angeles

Flying over Los Angeles, California some years ago, I was amazed at how large the city is. Homes, businesses, and avenues seemed to sprawl on forever until they were suddenly impeded by the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean.

The beautiful city of Los Angeles is home to picturesque mountains, stately palms, year-round sunshine, sea, and all the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. The second largest city in the United States, Los Angeles is known not simply for its Hollywood celebrities, but it is also recognized as a diverse multi-ethnic and multicultural city.

Construction jobs are everywhere in Los Angeles as the city is constantly growing and expanding. Construction is a sort of recession-proof industry in the City of Angels; as long as we have Hollywood and the city’s sprawling suburbs, there will always be a need for skilled construction professionals.

The Role of Computers in Searching for a Construction Job

Until recently, the job search required applicants to physically print out dozens of resumes to mail and hand out to potential employers. Though I’ve sent my share, my career in technical writing began at the very inception of the Internet revolution back in the mid-to-late 1990s. Thus, I really can’t say I know what it feels like to perform a job search without the aid of a personal computer.

These days, the computer is absolutely essential to a person’s job search, even in the construction profession. Whether you use your own computer, or a computer at the public library, or a friend’s machine, getting your resume online via at least one of the main Internet job sites out there is an absolute must.

If you don’t have an e-mail account, you must first register for one via your Internet service provider or one of the free Internet-based e-mail systems such as Yahoo!, Google Mail, or Hotmail. This will allow you to communicate with potential employers and to receive job notifications.

Searching for Construction Jobs in Los Angeles

For Los Angeles, let’s take a look at how to search for construction jobs using three of the more popular job search websites: Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com, and Yahoo! HotJobs.

Monster.com

Monster.com is probably the most widely known of the Internet job search sites. While some may believe Monster is good only for tech jobs, the reality is that it’s good for all types of jobs. Follow these steps to search for a construction job in Los Angeles using Monster.com:

1) Point your Web browser to www.monster.com.

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