So you are interested in enrolling in a training course to develop your heavy equipment operation skills – or perhaps you have already completed a program or two – but you aren’t quite sure how to begin the actual job search? That’s okay. At Heavy Equipment Colleges of America, we understand the application process can be even more intimidating than the training itself. We believe all of our students should have great careers, especially after they have completed our comprehensive training programs. With that in mind, we are proud to offer a wide variety of career services to help our students find job openings, land an interview, and receive a coveted job offer.

Are you ready to move on to the next phase of your career? Take a look at some of the services we provide and contact your specific campus for more information regarding when and where you can access them.

  Build Resumes

One of the most important areas of the job search is the resume. You can consider your resume as your first impression. Resumes that catch the attention of the recruiter or employee looking them over are far more likely to land applicants interviews than those that are bland and boring.

Resume writing is more like an art than it is a template. You have to understand how to sell yourself in order to create a great resume, and you have to be able to do so without shame. Call attention to your skills, experience and any applicable awards or certificates you have received as part of your education or career. Note that resumes should be neither too long nor too short. The former will leave potential employers with glazed eyes and little interest while the latter will result in frustration or confusion. If a potential employer cannot tell enough about you to determine whether or not you actually fit the role in question, they are likely to simply move on and pick from another resume.

For help creating or polishing a resume that will get you in the door, contact your campus! Ask them about the kind of resume-building services they offer and do not hesitate to take advantage of them.

  Mock Interviews

One of the most dreaded parts of any career search is the interview. In reality, however, you should be happy for an interview! Your resume did its job and the employer is curious enough to call you in for an in-person meeting. The hard part is over – you already have the potential employer’s attention. An interview is just the next step in the process.

Sometimes being nervous about interviews can lead to a lot of confusion and regrets when the big day comes and goes. To help you avoid these problems and keep a positive attitude when you receive an interview, Heavy Equipment Colleges of America are happy to offer mock interviews! These are designed to get you used to speaking about yourself and your training, and to help you become more comfortable speaking with other people in a more formal setting.

  Online Job Board Navigation

Sometimes you can have a great resume and good interviewing skills and still find yourself coming up short when it comes to jobs. This is often because it can be confusing to navigate online job boards! We understand the confusion and are here to help. Our professionals can help you move through job boards and filter the requests to find the perfect jobs for your needs. Once you have that skill down, it will be much easier to submit an application and wait to hear back.

We are proud to offer great job placement rates to our students! Take a look at some of the following employers who have recently hired our students:

  • Abel
  • AC Construction
  • Aerotek
  • All Erection & Crane Rental
  • All Steel Building Company
  • Allied Waste
  • APAC
  • Austin Industries
  • Atlanta Paving & Concrete Construction Inc.
  • Bay Ship Yacht Company
  • Blue and Gray Excavating
  • A. Murren
  • CalTrans
  • Cargill
  • Casey
  • Corrpro CCC Group, Inc.
  • Crossland Construction Company
  • CSX
  • W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc.
  • Dalton Paving & Construction Inc.
  • Daniels Construction Inc
  • Dallas Serving You
  • Dean Snyder Construction
  • Duit Construction
  • DWIRE Earthmoving and Excavating
  • E80 Plus Constructors
  • Fagen, Inc.
  • FPL
  • Georgia Power
  • Gerdau Ameristeel
  • Gilchrist Construction Company
  • Golden State Utility Company
  • Granite
  • Gray Excavation, Inc.
  • Halliburton
  • Team Fishel
  • Tejas Oilfield Service
  • TIC
  • Tube City IMS
  • Hanson Heidelberg Cement Group
  • Herzog
  • Iron Planet
  • Jacobs
  • JeDunn Construction
  • Joyce Crane
  • KR Wind
  • Kuersten Construction
  • LaFarge
  • Lampson Worldwide Heavy Lift and Transportation
  • LBI
  • LPR Construction
  • Mabholz
  • Mammoet
  • Marion Sinacola & Sons Excavating
  • Maxim Crane Works
  • McCormick Construction
  • Miller Pipeline Corp.
  • Monley Cronin, Inc.
  • Moore Excavation
  • Nelson Staffing
  • Pacesetter Energy
  • Paramont Grading
  • PEI
  • Plant Recovery Company
  • Raytheon
  • RWI
  • Schlumberger
  • Schmueser Associates
  • Sheedy Drayage Company
  • Sherwood Construction
  • SOS Staffing
  • The Systems Group
  • TD Industries
  • Waste Management
  • Will Brothers
  • Wittwer
  • N. Couch Contractors

For more information about how to access our career services, contact your home campus!