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How Do Construction Careers Provide Fulfillment?

Construction jobs are hard work. They can involve backbreaking labor, stifling heat and long days. On the other hand, construction allows you to work outside, move around throughout the day and a chance to contribute to your local

Prepare Your Skills to Help with Green Building

If you haven’t embraced green building, you’re limiting your job prospects. Green construction is no longer a fringe movement for Prius-driving environmentalists. Corporate clients are embracing green building as a means of cutting energy costs, meeting new government regulations and presenting a social conscious to their clients. Residential customers are turning to green products to … Continue reading "Prepare Your Skills to Help with Green

What Do You Say to a Reference You Haven’t Contacted in Years?

You’ve polished your resume. You’ve brushed up on the latest trends in your industry. Your cover letter is succinct and tailored for each employer. You’re ready to start the job hunt in earnest. There’s just one problem. When was the last time you talked with your

Meet Customer Demand in Manufacturing Through Mass Customization

Custom-made products are catching on in a big way. Modern technology allows small-scale factories to see profit with even small production runs and to create custom products without purchasing new equipment or resetting everything on the production floor. Suddenly, small water bottle manufacturers can let customers design their own bottles, customizing everything from the pattern, … Continue reading "Meet Customer Demand in Manufacturing Through Mass

How Is the Hardware Renaissance Affecting Manufacturing?

It’s been a long time since any of us have scanned the shelves at our local electronic stores and spotted a once familiar tag: Made in the USA. In recent decades, as Silicon Valley has flourished, most of the technology being designed there has been manufactured overseas. But that trend is

Why an Online Brand Helps Get You the Job

Before your next employer ever meets you, they’re going to get to know you online. What you say and how you present yourself on social media can make the difference between never getting an interview and getting placed at the top of the candidate

Are Your Construction Workers Fearful of Leadership?

A little fear is a good thing. You want employees who perform their best, and fear of underperforming is a great motivator. But too much fear can do more harm than good. You don’t have time to hold your employees’ hands through every task, or constantly be telling them what to do

You Can Become a General Contractor

If you’re thinking about a job in construction management, or you’ve worked in construction for many years and are ready to take the next step, you may want to consider a career as a general