Holder is a national commercial construction services firm. We build corporate and multi-tenant office buildings, data centers, collegiate campus buildings, full-service hotels, special use facilities, and airport buildings. Project sizes range from under $10 million to over $1.5 billion.
How to Get Hired
We asked Holder Construction Company for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Holder is always looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. It is our belief that a cultural fit is equally if not more important than the technical skills a candidate may possess. Some of the characteristics we look for are performance, character, values, motivation, enthusiasm, integrity, attitude, professionalism, confidence and collaboration.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
We look for candidates who seek us out, research our company, and come to us with a basic understanding of our business and culture. For college students, look for us on campuses across the country. Each semester, we send out over 35 internal associates to serve as recruiters on college campuses. Ask to learn about our internship program, which provides participants with a meaningful opportunity to learn by carrying out responsibilities similar to those of an associate. Our intention is to convert 100% of our interns each year to full-time opportunities or to return for another internship. Candidates who come to us with a few years of experience (1-4 years) can initiate their search on the Careers page of our company website. If you know someone who already works for Holder, that is another great way to be introduced to our organization.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We take an always-looking approach to recruiting because our kind of associate does not come along every day. This allows us to hire talented people whenever we find them instead of having to wait until there is a need to be filled. In the coming year we have a special focus on hiring: Preconstruction Engineers who estimate and manage trade scopes of work - Project Engineers who coordinate and manage onsite trade work for a project - Field Coordinators who are responsible for supervising onsite trade work for a project - Safety Coordinators who are responsible for the safe operations of a project - MEP Coordinators who coordinate the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades - Field Engineers who are responsible for the field layout and surveying on jobsites - Carpenters who are responsible for performing onsite trade work - Laborers who carry out various tasks essential for the project.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
If you’re interested in a career with Holder, and will be graduating soon, the best way to get noticed is to visit us at one of the campuses where we recruit. Each year we visit 20 or more college campuses. A full list of those universities can be found on our website. Candidates who come to us with a few years of experience should begin with our website, which publishes opportunities year round. If you know someone who already works for Holder, that’s another great way to be introduced to our organization; associates are encouraged to seek out the kind of people they want to work alongside. Our associates value the ability to work among the best in the business and enjoy the opportunity to bring other talented candidates into the Holder family.