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5 Things Never to Say at Work

Working in a commercial construction job can be extremely rewarding and satisfying. Yet, it's still possible for employees to experience less than perfect days for a variety of reasons. From weather delays to being shorthanded at a job site, it's not uncommon for those working construction jobs to vent their frustrations to [...]

By | 2018-01-22T09:11:27-04:00 January 23rd, 2018|Construction Blog|

Optimism About Construction Employment Expansion in 2018

The construction market gained plenty of momentum in 2017, and even recorded a 10 year high in employment numbers. It’s already predicted to continue growing in 2018, with a majority of Associated General Contractors (AGC) members planning to increase their respective headcount. Seventy-five percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls [...]

By | 2018-01-11T15:54:33-04:00 January 18th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Construction Industry Sees Employment Reach a 10 Year High

There were some impressive statistics from 2017 with regard to employment numbers in the construction industry. Not only did construction jobs reach their highest level since November 2008, but construction salaries also rose as well. These overall improvements are bolstered by the fact that recent tax reforms will likely increase wages by [...]

By | 2018-01-11T15:10:13-04:00 January 16th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Oil and Gas Construction: Interview Tips for Candidates

Candidates who are considering a career in the construction industry are likely privy to the ongoing labor crisis. Since construction professionals are in constant demand, creating a sharp resume should be the first step when searching for a construction job. A good resume provides potential candidates with an opportunity to make a [...]

By | 2018-01-08T11:03:44-04:00 January 11th, 2018|Construction Blog|

6 Strategies to Motivate Your Construction Team Through Good Leadership

Landing the best candidates for your commercial construction jobs should always be a main priority. But, in order to experience long-term success in any industry, you also need to keep those candidates motivated and inspired by providing them with good leadership. Whether it's on the construction site or in the office, good [...]

By | 2018-01-08T10:06:13-04:00 January 9th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Rewards of Working in the Construction Field

There are a lot of positive benefits to working in the construction field. Many of the positions in demand pay very well and they can also be exciting and fulfilling. From helping to build infrastructure like the roads and bridges we all rely on, to constructing institutions of higher education, you can [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:56:55-04:00 January 4th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Using a Search Firm Can Help You Land Candidates You Wouldn’t Have Access to Otherwise

If you want to stay competitive in the construction industry, then landing the best candidates for your construction jobs is vital to your success. From wastewater and healthcare construction to multifamily and institutional construction, an experienced executive recruiter will take a selective approach and reach out to those highly-qualified candidates who aren’t [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:56:56-04:00 January 2nd, 2018|Construction Blog|

Rewards of Working in the Oil and Gas Construction Field

If you’re searching for a rewarding career after graduating high school, or even college, then working in the oil and gas construction field can provide you with a variety of perks that are difficult to find in other jobs. Employees working in this trade are quick to point out the benefits. Camaraderie [...]

By | 2018-01-02T08:46:10-04:00 December 28th, 2017|Construction Blog|

3 Things You Should Never Say in an Interview

If you’re selected for an interview, then it means that your resume survived the initial screening process. But, proving that you have just the right skills on paper is only the first step to landing the job that you really want. Next, you’ll need to make every effort possible to stand out [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:56:56-04:00 December 21st, 2017|Construction Blog|

Boom or Bust, Construction Estimators are in Demand

Estimators are in demand if it’s a down market or an up market. If it’s a down market, then they are needed to estimate many projects in an effort to increase the likelihood of landing some of those jobs. If it’s an up market, then they need to be estimating lots of [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:56:56-04:00 December 19th, 2017|Construction Blog|

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