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How to Determine Whether You are a Good Match for a Company’s Culture

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When interviewing for a new job, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment, trying to say all the right things in order to impress the hiring manager. However, you are interviewing the company too. Even when a job seems perfect, it’s important to determine whether the company is a good cultural fit as Read more »

Stop Making Excuses and Take Your Career to the Next Level

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Is your job simply a way to earn a living? If you go to work each day feeling uninspired and unmotivated, it’s time to make a change! A significant portion of your life if spent at work, (not to mention the time spent responding to after-hours emails, completing assignments that were brought home and commuting Read more »

Increase Your Overall Productivity By Working Smarter, Not Harder

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Are you having trouble achieving everything you want to accomplish each day? Before overworking yourself and burning out, look at all the factors. Are you working hard and do you have the necessary knowledge, tools and resources? If so, the problem may be your approach to completing the work. You may not need to work Read more »

Suggestions to Successfully Find Career Satisfaction!

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You spend a significant portion of your life at work. If you are dissatisfied on the job, it can have a serious impact on your performance and overall well-being. That being said, there is no better time than a new year to take a look at your career and make changes for the better. Use the Read more »

4 Inspirational Quotes From Steve Jobs to Improve Your Lousy Work Day

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Hopefully, most of your work days are filled with a sense of accomplishment and purpose. Unfortunately, things go wrong from time to time and even dream jobs can have rough patches. While bad days are understandable, they should not outweigh the good. Whether today is simply blasé, or it is series disheartening events that has Read more »

Getting Past the Resume to Better Understand a Candidate

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Finding the right person for a job is a complex process. In addition to selecting a candidate with the skills needed to properly function in the role, you must also choose someone who seamlessly blends into the company culture. Consequently, a multi-faceted process is often required to effectively screen candidates. A resume is an incredibly Read more »

How to Ask For Help When You’re Struggling on the Job

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Adapting to a new job, or a host of new responsibilities, can understandably take time. However, if you have been trying to adjust for an extended period of time without – or with little – success, you might need help. Asking for help can be hard, especially if admitting the difficulties makes you feel like a failure in the role. While it Read more »

Preparing for Summer Productivity Increases | Are You Ready for Seasonal Demand?

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For many people, summer is the most relaxing time of the year. However, as a construction professional, this can be your busiest season. With the bright sunshine and warmer weather – providing ideal conditions to build – schedules fill up fast. Summer is right around the corner, ensure your business is prepared to handle the influx of Read more »

Understanding Your Rights | Filing Whistleblower Complaints

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When you accepted your job, you believed you would be working for a company that conducted its business using safe practices and ethical principles. Unfortunately, some situations are not clear during the interview process, and not all employees have the high level of integrity you were expecting from your colleagues and superiors. If you caught your Read more »

Defining and Refining Your Hiring Process to Find the Best Candidates

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Trying to find the best fit for an open position is always a challenge, but it can become a nearly impossible feat when none of the sourced candidates are particularly impressive. If this has become a pattern, you could be searching for talent in all the wrong places. The job market changes, supply and demand Read more »

A career in construction administration and management can be (and for me has been) one of constant transition. It’s rather common that employment with a given company starts and finishes with each successive project; you’re a new hire as it’s just getting “out of the ground,” then finished and looking for a new project (and Read More…

Greg Wangler, Pentagon Construction Management Division

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