The ConX Blog

Breakfast smoothies to get you going in the morning

An interesting stat from the guys over at Tradies Health report that 94% of tradies do not eat enough fruit or vegetables. So, tradies, swap your meat pies for something a little more healthy and a lot tastier with these breakfast smoothie ideas that are packed with the stuff you need to get you going in the morning.

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Trade Licensing in Australia

If your trade skills and qualifications were gained overseas, regardless of whether you’re migrating to Australia permanently, temporarily on a 457 visa, or are well settled from a visa persepective and now want to get properly set up with a contractor licesnse, you must comply with local regulations.

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Career building blocks in construction

Becoming a fully certified Tradie will enable you to earn more money, get ahead of your competition and join one of the fastest growing industries in the country.  The first step in this process starts with an apprenticeship in the construction industry.  This role combines paid work and structured training which will provide practical skills on the job and learning the theory behind it all. 

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Tradie Insurance 101 Personal Accident & Sickness

Our previous blog post covered Workers Compensation here and the importance of your employer having adequate cover.  In this post, the focus is very much on you, the Tradie.

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Tradies find work locally

The average Australian spends 58 minutes on their commute to work each day. Extrapolate that out and it adds up to 10 full days per year. The CFMEU say many builders have the longest commute time (often at least two hours) and work for more than 10 hours per day.  While the team here at ConX can not promise shorter hours we are making the case for working locally.  

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Home remedies to ease the strain of construction work

Brickies and their knees, Chippies and their Lungs, Laborers with dodgy Backs, Electricians & Plumbers with hands & wrists.. Construction is a dangerous game with too much strain on the body and there comes a time when you need to work on your business, not in it!

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Getting hired by reputable construction contractors

With 2 builders going bankrupt every day and construction insolvencies costing creditors $3.4bn across Australia, you need to be aware of who you’re working for.

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Maximize your earning potential as a construction worker

When times are good, and work is everywhere, you get to name your price. Whether you’re a carpenter, plumber, electrician, bricklayer, laborer, painter, landscaper – the benefits of the boom times have been felt in the Australian Construction Industry.

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How to Write a CV for a Job on the Building Site

As a construction worker, your CV is typically the first encounter an employer has with you, and your standard of work on the job will be judged on how well this document is presented.

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How to Find Construction Work in 24 Hours

The construction industry is like no other. It’s fast paced and transient and construction jobs can finish up out of the blue at any time. 

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