With over 7.56 million men in the workforce and only 900,000 females, the construction field remains primarily male-dominant. But, that shouldn’t stop women from considering a career in this industry!
On average, Male workers in the Construction Industry Sector make 1.16 times more than their female counterparts, but showing your outstanding abilities can help move you up the ladder. There is a lot of potential when you decide to stand out when everyone else is doing the same thing. “You can either blend in with the sea of navy suits or stand out and get noticed.”
Next, to ensure that your business partnership stays on course, clearly define your responsibilities. It’s important to be honest and find ways to complement each others skills. Because at the end of the day you and your colleagues will be working towards the same goal of success.
Moreover, don’t be afraid to bring a different perspective to the table. “Don’t be afraid to question the status quo, present your well-though-out ideas with confidence, champion the process and stand by your decisions. Over time, your success will speak for itself.”
Also, take the time to set your key performance indicators (KPIs) to help measure how you and your department are doing. It’s important to quantify your efforts as a team and as an individual. The bottom line is that you don’t lose sight of why you’re doing what you’re doing.
Lastly, consider becoming a mentor to those seeking career opportunities similar to yours. This helps shine a light on opportunities that some may not have otherwise considered. In fact, there’s already been movement in this direction as construction was one of five U.S. industries that saw the greatest growth of women-owned companies.