Advise for a female getting work in construction?

I'm 27, i have previous experience in construction doing renovations and outdoor underground utility installations and excavation projects. ive been applying at places but i really feel that because i'm female they skip past my resume and don't want to hire a girl for whatever reason. How can I present myself in such a way that I will be taken seriously? I have been told by people that im really mature and free of drama and that i work hard and have a great attitude. so far ive been applying online (the federal websites i find my jobs on only give the emails and fax numbers for jobs) and been writing a quick coverletter highlighting my experience and esnding my resume. is there anything i should say or shouldnt say??

Asked By: - 3/31/2013
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I come from a background in residential construction. When I read and re-read your question it occurred to me: (1) You might want to try home and apartment builders and developers, and (2) You might want to consider applying for a job in construction management or project management. Many of the major homebuilders also... More
Answered By: Moonbat - 3/31/2013
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