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What’s Hot Right Now: Construction Industry Trends

Construction technology, along with building and design approaches, are just some of the different aspects of our industry that continually evolve. Staying up to date with the current trends in commercial construction can help build your brand, and could even be a difference-maker for winning new projects. Here are some hot construction [...]

By | 2019-09-17T11:35:52-04:00 September 19th, 2019|Construction Blog|

How Do You Keep Great Employees from Leaving?

For your construction firm to thrive, you need to find talent that will stay loyal. The last thing you want is for your best employee to leave for a rival company. How do you keep great employees from leaving? Keeping great employees from leaving requires an excellent retention plan. Here are some [...]

By | 2019-09-17T11:41:58-04:00 September 17th, 2019|Construction Blog|

So, You’re Working with a Recruiter … Now What?

When considering a new position in commercial construction, working with a recruiter can open numerous opportunities. Recruiters have in-depth knowledge and insights into the job market that can be invaluable resources. Still, many people don’t know what to expect when working with a recruiter. Here are some tips to get the most [...]

By | 2019-09-09T18:49:06-04:00 September 12th, 2019|Construction Blog|

How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

With the rise of LinkedIn, some may say that the resume has gone by the wayside. Of course, that is a bit of an overstatement, but increasingly LinkedIn profiles are what really matter. In some respects, your LinkedIn profile acts as a living resume and construction project list that is easily available [...]

By | 2019-09-09T18:38:13-04:00 September 10th, 2019|Construction Blog|

How Successful People Make the Most of Career Changes

Making a career change in construction can be intimidating, especially if you have a stable job. Many people don’t want to risk their livelihood. Yet, sometimes people need to take risks to find a career that brings them the satisfaction they want. When you do make a career change, it’s important to [...]

By | 2019-09-03T08:56:55-04:00 September 5th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Construction Superintendent Salary Ranges for Advanced Positions

There is immense growth potential for professionals in commercial construction. It’s an exciting industry to work in for its variety of projects and positions. Employees can advance to earn over 6 figures in construction. With the right amount of effort and perseverance, a generous salary can be achieved. Construction superintendent salaries vary [...]

By | 2019-09-03T08:49:50-04:00 September 3rd, 2019|Construction Blog|

Hiring: 6 Things Companies Are Forgetting to Do in the Interview Process

The interview is an essential part of the hiring process. It’s a time where you’re making an impression on candidates, as well as getting to know them better. As a two-way conversation, it’s critical that you put your best foot forward and listen intently at the same time. Here are six things [...]

By | 2019-08-20T10:29:48-04:00 August 29th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Effective Job Search Elevator Pitches

Crafting an effective elevator pitch can help you nail interviews and step up your networking game. An elevator pitch is a concise and persuasive sales pitch, generally lasting between 30 to 60 seconds. Remember when writing your presentation, that your audience is hiring managers (not human resources). Your elevator pitch should explain [...]

By | 2019-08-20T10:20:01-04:00 August 27th, 2019|Construction Blog|

4 Tips to Improve Your Time Management Skills

Let’s face it, commercial construction jobs can be demanding as well as rewarding. With timelines and budgets to keep, you likely stay quite busy. Between your personal life and your professional life, you probably have more things on your plate than you’d like. If you are like most people, you often feel [...]

By | 2019-08-20T10:10:00-04:00 August 22nd, 2019|Construction Blog|

Construction Superintendents Salary Ranges

Now more than ever, the construction industry is an exciting place to work. Commercial construction jobs have a nearly unlimited growth possibility for those who are willing to do the work to achieve career success. Many professionals earn over six-figures by working for a construction firm. Positions as Superintendent I and II [...]

By | 2019-08-20T09:55:25-04:00 August 20th, 2019|Construction Blog|
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