Posts Categorized: Career Success

Question: Should I Accept a Counter-Offer?

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When you have an in-demand skill set, finding a new architecture, engineering, or construction opportunity may lead to more than just a job offer. If your current employer is worried about losing you, they may provide you with a counter-offer as a means of enticing you to stay. Usually, this means being offered at least Read more »

How to Prove Your Value in the Workplace

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As an architecture, engineering, or construction professional, it is easy to think that your work is a clear demonstration of your value. However, it relies on a point that is not always true; that your manager has visibility over all of your accomplishments. Plus, you are counting on the notion that your manager is also Read more »

Inside Tips on How to Bring Up Salary During an Interview

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When you are seeking a new architecture, engineering, or construction position, salary is often a significant factor when it comes to deciding whether an opportunity can meet your needs. However, many companies do not provide compensation information in their job postings. When this occurs, the earliest point when you can learn more about the topic Read more »

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 »

Key Engineering Skills to Master to Advance Your Career

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Engineering is an exciting and intriguing career path, giving you the ability to play a critical role in the creation of roads, buildings, bridges, systems and more. Additionally, working as a engineer allows you to achieve high levels of success as you gain experience and nurture your capabilities, making it a potentially lucrative career over Read more »

How to Leverage Industry Specific LinkedIn Groups to Advance Your Career

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LinkedIn is a quintessential social networking tool for professionals in a range of fields, including architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. The platform enables users to have a professional online presence, make connections, follow influencers and organizations, learn about topics and share information and discover new opportunities. One networking option that is often underutilized in Read more »

Why You Should Attend Professional Networking Events

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While it is well known that networking can help professionals in a number of ways, people are often relying far more on digital tools and far less on traditional means. There is no denying that technology has enabled individuals to connect efficiently and effectively grow and maintain their relationships, but it should not completely eliminate Read more »

5 Things You Should Do Before a Networking Event

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In today’s business world, networking is practically a necessity. It gives you the ability to connect with other architecture, engineering, and construction professionals, learn about new opportunities and access valuable information to help you thrive. Even if an event is casual, there can be a lot to gain, simply by making a little extra effort. Read more »

4 Reasons to Connect With Your Team on LinkedIn While On Assignment

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When working on contract assignments employees often get exposed to a variety of assignments, team members and managers. Even though the employment is temporary, the work is still completed and the relationships that get established are still real. It’s important not to underestimate the value of these connections. After all, in professional environments it is Read more »

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