Whether you’re a candidate searching for construction careers, or a company owner in the industry, there are several reasons why you should already be using LinkedIn to bolster your professional network. Many of the top companies in the commercial construction industry use LinkedIn to connect with construction professionals and highlight their current and past projects. LinkedIn is also a great tool for researching businesses that you might be interested in working for. Candidates can discover detailed business profiles and even connect with people who work for other firms. You can also join groups to engage with other professionals and follow pages of other influential people in your field. Here are just a few of the top LinkedIn pages you should be following if you’re in the construction industry.

  1. Your Own Company

    Follow your own company to stay up to date with new advancements and development. You can also follow companies that you’re working with, to learn about new job openings that might interest you, new projects, leadership changes, etc. If you’re interested in working for a specific company, then research their LinkedIn page when you are preparing for an interview to acquire knowledge about their corporate philosophy and overall work culture.

  2. Top 10 Contractors in Your Area

    If you want to stay in the loop about new projects in your region, as well as potential employers then consider adding all of the top contractors to your network.

  3. Construction Dive

    Construction Dive is a great resource for all of the latest news in commercial and residential construction, as well as design, green building, regulation, technology innovations, and much more.

  4. Construction Who’s Who

    This page touts itself as the world’s largest social media network for the construction industry, reaching out to over 185,000 professionals globally on social media. This makes it a great resource to keep you in the construction loop.

  5. Engineering News-Record (ENR)

    ENR is the construction industry’s essential and trusted independent source of news and analysis. ENR’s worldwide audience includes contractors, project owners, engineers, architects, government regulators and industry suppliers.

  6. Construction News

    Construction News is a leading UK construction industry weekly publication. They offer exclusive access to the latest and biggest news stories, high profile interviews, expert analysis and comment, construction industry trends and forecasts.

  7. Linking Construction

    This popular LinkedIn group is a global forum with over 159,000 Construction Professionals.

  8. Construction Project Management

    This is a forum where professionals in Civil Engineering and Construction Project Management can share their views and experiences.

  9. Turner Construction Company

    Candidates can view open jobs with the North America-based, international construction services company. They are renowned for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees, and community.

Once you’ve joined groups and established connections with some top pages, it’s time to leverage your LinkedIn presence through active engagement. Contribute and ask questions if you want to maximize your LinkedIn relationships.

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