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Should you move to a full-time trades role?

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016

SG2016 Blog RM1 14.12Three-quarters (76%) of resources and mining employers are struggling to find the workers they need – with trades and maintenance topping the list of hard-to-find candidates. With fewer new start-ups, finding a full-time role could be the next move for a lot of Canadian tradespeople.

What do you need to know to make the most of your job hunt?

1. Show some stability

Job hopping on a resume can make employers hesitant to hire if they think a candidate will leave for the next opportunity. Show some stability on your resume, if possible, such as emphasizing that you worked for the same contractor for multiple jobs.

2. Sell your commitment
If you haven't had a lot of stability in your work history, show your commitment to the industry or region. Anything that illustrates consistency in your career will reassure an employer that you are likely to stick around.

3. Communicate your priorities
Even if you've had 10 jobs in 10 years, you can reassure employers by concentrate on why you want that full time job. Sell that in interview. Know your priorities and be able to explain why this is the right move for you.

Ready to go full-time? Check out the jobs below, or contact our Trades and Maintenance team today.

Job Title Location Job Reference
Licensed Millwright Hamilton 1044268
Red Seal Millwright BC 1042572
Mill Maintenance Foreman Flin Flon 1043815
Maintenance Team Lead Delta 1045787
Red Seal Electrician Crofton 1044584
Mechanical Maintenance BC 1042477
Maintenance Manager Mississauga 1045209
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