Whether you’re a veteran roofing contractor or a new hand looking to break into the business, it can be difficult to find the right fit as you search among commercial roofing companies hiring new recruits. As with any job market, the available positions can be few while the applicants are plentiful. Also, keep in mind that there are many different kinds of commercial roofing skills for different systems. As you venture forth in search of the right job with the right company, keep some of these tips in mind to bolster your efforts.
When you’re looking for a position with a commercial roofing company, be thorough in your job search efforts. In addition to checking out ordinary job boards and classified employment postings in your area, you should also be scoping out opportunities on nationwide specialty roofing and construction job boards. Many companies do their applicant searching through these specialty employment sites, so you may never see their jobs posted in a more conventional place.
It is also wise to contact employment agencies in your area. Roofing companies may choose to hire through an agency rather than openly advertising their positions, so you want to make sure you’ve made contact with agencies nearby and that they have your resume on file.
Finally, visit the roofing companies in your area in person, whether or not they’re hiring at the moment. Build relationships with the individuals in charge of hiring and follow up with them occasionally. When they do find themselves in need of a new employee, you want to be the first person who jumps to mind.
Stand Out From the Crowd
When you’re job searching, the last thing you want to be is passive. Turn passivity into proactivity and make sure you stand out from the other applicants who are vying for the same jobs as you. For instance, don’t just mail in your resume—hand-deliver it to the companies you’re interested in, and, while you’re there, ask to meet with the hiring manager. Make the most of every opportunity to leave potential employers with a positive impression of who you are and what you could offer them as an employee.
Further, once you’ve planted the seed by contacting a company and submitting an application or resume, don’t just leave it at that. Nurture the seed by following up respectfully but consistently with phone calls and emails to let the companies know you’re very interested in working for them.
Make Your Own Way
There is another option you may not have considered over the course of your job search: forming your own commercial roofing business. Could you be your own boss? With the right support, it’s not as difficult as you may think!
Choice Roof Contractor Group is a nationwide contractor network with a strong reputation of excellence, and we help roofing contractors throughout the United States build successful commercial roofing businesses. We provide our members with a host of valuable tools to help them form their own companies or expand existing roofing businesses. Our members have access to:
Get Started with the Right Help:
- Group Support
- Shared Strategies
- Lead Generation
- Discounted Pricing
- Complete Training
- Mentorship from successful roofing contractors – via phone, sending pictures/video, or on-site at your roofing project wherever it may be.
- Sales coaching and proposal templates to help you successfully bid on jobs and close sales.
- Discounted pricing on Conklin roofing products—one of the most trusted commercial roofing systems in America.
- In-depth roof systems training.
- Lead generation to connect you with business owners who are looking for roofing services in your area.
- Effective sales materials and presentations.
- High-quality marketing support, consulting and service.
- Discounts from trusted partners and suppliers.
- A nationwide reputation you can tap into through the continued excellence of our members.
- And much more!
You can be your own boss, and you don’t have to do it alone! Choice Roof Contractor Group is here to offer the tools and expertise you need to build your own successful commercial roofing business or connect you with a member who is hiring. Call us at 800-670-5583 or use our contact form today to find out how our group can help you succeed! We look forward to talking with you!