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Is Your Construction Recruiter Playing Checkers or Chess?

You want a construction recruiter who can strategize, plan ahead, and give you a competitive edge in the construction market. Most recruiters play checkers, but market master recruiters play chess. How can you tell the difference and hire the right construction recruiter? Checkers In checkers, the player thinks one move at a [...]

By | 2018-11-13T12:35:43-04:00 November 15th, 2018|Construction Blog|

What Sets Apart a Great Culture from the Average Workplace?

It takes a great deal of initiative and self-awareness to create a positive work culture. Most successful construction professionals are not looking for an average work environment. Successful construction professionals are looking for a work environment that will bring them satisfaction and keep them excited about coming to work each day. Work [...]

By | 2018-11-13T12:11:30-04:00 November 13th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Use LinkedIn to Effectively Attract Construction Jobs

Most professionals know that LinkedIn is the premier professional network, but many construction professionals don’t realize that not having a LinkedIn profile can cause you to lose out on job opportunities. Just having a profile isn’t enough. You need an attractive one that stands out and effectively communicates what’s unique about you [...]

By | 2018-11-02T16:54:10-04:00 November 8th, 2018|Construction Blog|

How to Sell Recruiting to a Skeptic

The list of advantages to partnering with a market master construction recruiter is extensive. Yet there are still some hiring managers who wonder if the investment is truly worth it. The best way to reduce any skepticism is to consider a cost-benefit analysis as it relates to recruiting. Recruiting top construction talent [...]

By | 2018-11-02T17:04:56-04:00 November 6th, 2018|Construction Blog|

How to Know When It’s Not Working Out

Sometimes, jobs come to a natural end. You might enjoy the work at first, but over time your motivation may start to suffer. Other times the job is just not the right fit for you. The construction market is thriving right now, so you have plenty of options. Here are some signs [...]

By | 2018-11-02T11:25:06-04:00 November 1st, 2018|Construction Blog|

Salary Ranges for General Foremen and Assistant Superintendents

The commercial construction industry is an exciting place to work partly due to the nearly unlimited growth potential. You may start out in an entry level position, then gain valuable experience on the job which can put you at over 6 figures. If you put in the time and effort, you can [...]

By | 2018-10-30T08:12:38-04:00 October 30th, 2018|Construction Blog|

How to Have a Positive Influence on Those Around You Through Good Leadership

Some common signs of poor construction leadership are lack of integrity and accountability, inadequate communication skills, and inability to adapt to change. All of these traits often lead to high employee turnover rates because they lead to substandard working conditions. But, a common quality shared by many great leaders is that they [...]

By | 2018-10-24T14:33:45-04:00 October 25th, 2018|Construction Blog|

The Best Ways for Construction Professionals to Get Promoted

A common misconception among many people is that a career in construction includes hard work with little opportunity for advancement. While commercial construction professionals do work hard, the ones who also work smart get promoted and see the lucrative benefits of their effort. What are those professionals doing differently than the rest? [...]

By | 2018-10-15T19:03:15-04:00 October 18th, 2018|Construction Blog|

Why Design-Build is the Wave of the Future in Construction

A growing number of construction firms are opting for the design-build method in lieu of the traditional design-bid-build delivery method. Design-build accounts for around 40% of all non-residential construction, and it’s expected to grow in popularity when it comes to construction and renovation projects because there are several notable benefits to using [...]

By | 2018-10-15T18:46:16-04:00 October 16th, 2018|Construction Blog|

How to Resign Without Burning Any Bridges

From difficult working environments to simply receiving a better offer elsewhere, there are plenty of legitimate reasons to quit a job. But, as frustrated and angry as you might be with your current employer, it’s still important to remember to leave as amicably as possible to avoid burning any bridges. Construction recruiters [...]

By | 2018-10-15T18:36:58-04:00 October 11th, 2018|Construction Blog|
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