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Can You Compromise and Hire Candidates Who Have a Spotty Work History?

In many industries, hiring “job hoppers” is a recruitment strategy that works. IT, Human Resources, Accounting, and similar fields benefit from the adaptability that job hoppers bring to the table. Especially when you’re in a rush to fill a team, it can be easy to settle for applicants with a sketchy work [...]

By | 2018-06-06T16:14:41-04:00 June 7th, 2018|Construction Blog|

How Candidates Can Effectively Work with a Recruiter

Working with a construction recruiter can help you find jobs at companies that align with your values, but how you interact with the recruiter is an important part of making sure the experience has the outcomes you desire. An important first step is building a rapport with a recruiter before you actually [...]

By | 2018-06-06T16:12:51-04:00 June 5th, 2018|Construction Blog|

How to Differentiate Yourself and Get Great Construction Job Offers

If you’re looking for construction jobs, and only want to get the best possible offers, then you’ll need to focus more on differentiating yourself from other candidates. Construction recruiters are helping candidates to get great opportunity and better compensation package with these tips. Pre-Interview Strategy Effective interview preparation is essential for success. [...]

By | 2018-05-29T19:19:06-04:00 May 31st, 2018|Construction Blog|

Top Tips for Interviewing Candidates

Interviewing candidates can be an intimidating task, even for seasoned hiring managers. You have to evaluate talent and pinpoint those who have the same values as the company while also presenting the company in the best possible light. Your words and actions have the potential to win a candidate over or to [...]

By | 2018-05-25T12:43:31-04:00 May 24th, 2018|Construction Blog|

How to Use Self-Awareness as a Key Component in Your Job Search

There are several legitimate reasons for wanting to make a career change. If you’re suffering from job burnout and stress, then now might be an ideal time to consider your options. However, construction recruiters typically advise candidates against making career changes if their only motivation is money. Although it’s easy for candidates [...]

By | 2018-05-21T08:50:25-04:00 May 22nd, 2018|Construction Blog|

Construction Material Innovations

From self-repairing concrete to double-pane solar windows, there have been some exciting developments in improving certain materials used in the construction trade. Researchers hope that implementing many of these innovations will not only improve the durability of the materials that are being used in their projects but will also lessen their environmental [...]

By | 2018-05-07T11:57:09-04:00 May 15th, 2018|Construction Blog|

How to Attract More Women to the Construction Field

Since the construction industry has been heavily dominated by males for so many years, women might be reluctant at first to even consider working in construction jobs. Yet, a growing number of organizations are focusing more of their resources on recruiting women into this profession because they make up at least half [...]

By | 2018-05-07T11:58:19-04:00 May 10th, 2018|Construction Blog|

3 Mistakes You’re Making in Your Hiring Process

Construction firms that have the most streamlined hiring process are able to attract and retain staff better than those that don’t. If your interview process is structured, then the odds of making the right hiring decisions increase. Start by describing your opportunity and think about your ideal candidate. Successful construction recruiters always [...]

By | 2018-05-07T11:07:38-04:00 May 8th, 2018|Construction Blog|

How to Improve Worksite Safety in the Construction Field

Construction jobs often entail a degree of risk. The potential for injury is greater than in other fields that require less machinery and manual labor. Most companies, however, recognize the risk and try to minimize it. Identifying, evaluating, and controlling potential hazards are the keys to risk management. Safety Expectations There are [...]

By | 2018-04-30T17:31:40-04:00 May 3rd, 2018|Construction Blog|

4 Things You’re Doing Wrong in Your Construction Job Search

Some candidates might send out hundreds of resumes when they are looking for a construction job and then not even get a single interview. If that’s the case, then it’s probably time to reevaluate your overall job search strategy. In spite of the fact that there’s a labor shortage, candidates still need [...]

By | 2018-04-24T16:21:05-04:00 April 26th, 2018|Construction Blog|
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