Job seekers have been advised for long time to emphasize action verbs/action words/power words in their job-search applications. That action verbs/action words/power words associated with "what you did" are the keywords. In the vast majority of cases, they are nouns but they can be phrases too - like in examples below:
Addressed customer questions and concerns regarding maintenance and repairs.
Attended continuing education classes to increase knowledge of plumbing, electrical installation, foundations, cement, brick, weatherization, wood and construction.
Briefed customers on proper care and routine maintenance of newly repaired systems.
Built kitchen cabinets, meeting or exceeding customers' specifications.
Constructed custom staircases, including partial flights and circular staircases.
Constructed wheelchair-accessible ramps and handrails, stress testing all construction to bear up to ____% of intended load.
Developed regional specialty with steel frameworks, fiberglass, roofing, and siding.
Developed skill in problem diagnosis and solution, maintaining average repair time to within ___% of master technician's estimate.
Directed labor relations resulting in eight years without a labor stoppage.
Ensured industrial safety compliance to achieve a ___% reduction in injuries.
Estimated project costs and used actual costs to refine computerized estimating model.
Evaluated junior service technicians to recommend further training courses.
Formalized safety checklist to ensure complete review of automotive systems.
Formalized safety standards and procedures to develop new worker safety orientation classes.
Hosted and attended seminars and trade shows to monitor construction industry trends.
Implemented computer-based project management system; trained general contractor and construction manager on computer use.
Implemented computerized diagnostic tools to verify initial problem determination.
Installed doors, windows and frames, including thorough testing to ensure airtight sealing.
Installed major appliances according to specifications and technical manuals.
Institutionalized customer satisfaction surveys and used data to reward achievers and explore opportunities for higher quality service.
Maintained a customer comeback rate of _% - no repeat visits for the same mechanical problem - during entire tenure.
Maintained record of accomplishment for quality work and effective project management, delivering ___% of projects on time and within budget.
Managed value-engineering process with client to ensure modifications to project specifications continued to meet project goals and client expectations.
Manually drafted specification drawings for inclusion in dwelling's electrical records.
Mentored apprentices and assistants on safety and tool care procedures.
Met with apprentice workers to monitor progress and identify skills to improve.
Met with customers to determine expectations and followed up to measure satisfaction levels.
Motivated technicians to high levels of professionalism and expertise through rewards and recognition.
Perfected skill with manual and power tools to ensure repair efficiency.
Performed follow-up customer satisfaction reviews to identify opportunities to improve services or procedures.
Progressive use of technology, including use of computer models to prepare detailed bids for client review.
Promoted comprehensive safety program, reducing insurance costs by ___%.
Received numerous accolades from clients for superior workmanship.
Received the "Top Technician" award ___ years in a row.
Researched latest tools and techniques to identify and implement timesaving improvements.
Routinely completed maintenance tasks ___% faster than industry average.
Tested voltage, resistance, and phase angle in circuits, using voltmeters, ohmmeters, and phase rotation indicators to ensure safety upon job completion.
Trained service writers on updated repair procedures and new component systems.
Construction keywords in related industries:
- Civil engineering keywords
- Electrical engineering keywords
- Engineering keywords
- General keywords
- Mechanical engineering keywords
- Project management keywords
- Technology keywords
- other keywords by industry
Use your construction keywords in all your marketing communications, including resumes, CVs, cover letter, interview follow-up letters, executive profiles and more. Carefully integrate them into the text, when and where appropriate. Be sure you are communicating a complete message of who you are and what value and knowledge you bring to the organization.
Remember, these same keywords will be the foundation for your interviews. Not only you need to be able to write about your keywords, but also you must be able to verbally communicate about them as well, in strong and powerful statements that highlight your successes, contributions and achievements.
Check the spelling and grammar of your CV or resume. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and English or other language usage errors or if you need help in organizing your resume or CV, send it to a professional for assistance.
Remember that your CV/resume must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have a difficulty with your CV writing or resume writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use CV samples, CV templates, resume samples and resume templates or:
- "fill in the blanks" resume writing software.
Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your resume or CV.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:
Other Construction Keywords Info
Good luck with your construction keywords!