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  Aside from the required schooling, training, and certifications, there are other skills that electricians need to be successful at their careers. Proficiency in these skills will not only help with your career, but they can also keep you and everyone around you safe. 5 Skills You Need to Be a Successful Electrician To be… Read more »

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  A proven program is getting a bit of a revamp. New Orleans is overhauling their inclusive hiring program, and it starts with a new name. The Equitable Business Development Committee is committed to making minority and women workers integral participants in government work. What is the Equitable Business Development Committee? This new name replaces… Read more »

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  A career as a construction manager is rewarding. Leading a team is a great responsibility and has many benefits but it’s also stressful. Construction managers need to handle several moving parts on the job site, manage a team of workers, pay attention to safety, and meet deadlines and make budgets. It takes a qualified… Read more »

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  You know your resume is extremely important. It’s the employer’s first impression and a snapshot of your professional story. And what’s the most important part of this story? Your work experience. Writing about your past work experience must tell the hiring manager how you’ve done has prepared you for the job you’re applying to…. Read more »

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  In the construction industry, rarely is a worker operating in isolation. Teamwork is a huge part of the job, and therefore it needs to be encouraged and nurtured to be successful. Of course, hiring workers who are team-oriented is a crucial first step. But after that, it’s up to managers to help teamwork be… Read more »

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  Now more than ever, there is a large demand for jobs in trade skills and construction. Thanks to a growing population, carpenters are needed for home construction and new buildings, processing plants, and large-scale jobs.   What Does a Carpenter Do, Exactly? Carpentry is a very diverse field where workers construct, repair, and install buildings’… Read more »

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  Technological advancements have made many tasks more efficient on the job site. One example is how construction project management software helps track productivity. However, before this tool became mainstream, managers used to rely fully on motivational tactics to increase productivity.    While both technology and tried-and-true tactics are beneficial for construction employees to achieve success,… Read more »

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  Sometimes, it’s difficult to find the right candidate to fill your open positions. Despite all efforts, you come across candidates who lack experience, some who may not fit within your culture, or maybe who are overqualified and cost too much.   While it may be tempting to let the position go unfilled until you find the perfect candidate,… Read more »

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  A lot of factors go into keeping employees satisfied and motivated at their job. Employee retention can be one of the most challenging areas for even the most experienced manager.   Especially in today’s workforce, employees tend to leave jobs a lot faster than twenty years ago. While some industry professionals still value longevity at… Read more »

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No matter how many technological advancements are made, one industry that will always be around is construction. Skilled, dedicated, and hard workers will always be needed to build American infrastructure, homes, buildings, businesses, and everything in between.  If you’re looking for a job in construction, or have recently been hired, consider these three tips to make the… Read more »