The last couple of years have been a whirlwind for all industries, construction in particular. Everyone has to rethink the way that they do things, with big benefits for those who take advantage of it early. If you’re starting to think about a change in career, now’s a great time to get started. Here are a few reasons that this winter may offer the change of a lifetime.
The Labor Shortage Is Getting Worse
Construction’s labor shortage may be starting to feel like a song that has been playing on repeat for about a decade. But now, other industries are starting to hear the song as if it were new and not seen in a generation. In essence, the labor shortage is everywhere. Contracting businesses are having a hard time finding skilled workers. Larger construction businesses are struggling to secure the services of subcontractors. And companies everywhere are finding that their employees are looking for a new career path. You could be one of them.
It’s an Employee’s Market
Changing jobs may feel like a big deal, much less changing careers. But if you were going to do it at any point in time this decade, now is highly beneficial. It’s an employee‘s market, which means that there are more companies looking for employees than there are people looking for jobs. It means that people planning a career change are in a better place to negotiate for higher pay, benefits, retirement options, and more. If you’re thinking about starting your own contracting business in a few years, you may have more flexibility to prepare for that.
You Have Time to Prepare
One concern that a lot of people have about changing careers is that they will wait too long and then miss out on the best opportunities. But frankly, you could have changed your career construction any time in the last 10 years and noticed a big improvement in your future prospects. With the worldwide labor shortage as it is, you probably have extra flexibility to prepare. That means if you want to save up so that you can focus on your studies, or look at your options for apprenticeship programs, it may be easier to do it now than it was even a couple of years ago.
Change Is Everywhere
The other thing about changing careers is that you have to tell everyone about it, and receive their feedback. At a time when practically everyone is considering an upgrade in their jobs, changing careers is going to feel quite normal to the people around you. As such, family members and friends, who might have cautioned you against leaving a reliable job a few years ago, maybe more understanding and even encourage you to do so now. Even if you’re just looking to get your foot in the door as you start to meet the requirements to become a licensed contractor, you’ll have more options right now.
Big Things Are Coming
The gradual end of a worldwide crisis makes a lot of people think about what they want from life and how best to get it. It’s creating changes in the construction industry, and they are going to be big. It’s time to make significant updates to infrastructure all over the country. Businesses are looking for ways to entice and keep employees while balancing their needs in a new world. Construction plays a significant role at all stages of this process. If you’re wanting to get in on it, you’ve rarely had a better time.
Starting your contracting business may be one of the best decisions that you make this winter. For expert guidance on what you’ll need, contact CSLS today!