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Construction Professional - Chicago

Hey guys,

I recently moved to Chicago as a Green Card holder. I'm originally from Australia but have been living in London, UK for the past few years.

I'm struggling to find work in construction mainly because I have no experience in Chicago or the US in general. I also haven't found any specilized recruitment agencies in construction.

I have 13 years experience with a degree in Construction Management and I'm a qualified carpenter. I'm happy to work as a project assistant to start with and willing to work in construction/facilities/maintenance/property/engineering. I've done most jobs starting off as a tradesperson to project management and facilities management.

I thought about doing some work shadowing or work experience for free just to get my foot in the door. Has anyone got any useful tips? I'm signed up to LinkedIn and other networking groups.

Cheers,
Meagan

Chicago Forum