Posts Categorized: Career Success

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 »

Why You Should Connect with Your Interviewer After an Interview

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A job seekers’ work is not done, simply because an interview is over. Undeniably, it will bring a sigh of relief, as a major hurdle as been crossed.  However, an interview – no matter how well it seemed to go – does not guarantee anything. The opportunity to make a positive impression, (or garner additional 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 »

Advance Your Career Through Contract Assignments

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Some professionals shy away from temporary roles. Often, this is over concerns the position is finite in nature, believing it could hurt their career over the long term. After all, regular job-hopping can negatively impact the way a recruiting or hiring manager views a candidate. Contract work – especially in the government environment or within Read more »

Evaluating Your Progress: How to Measure If Q1 Was a Successful Push Towards Your 2018 Goals

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Many architecture, engineering and construction professionals habitually set career goals at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, they often neglect to review their progression on a regular basis. When progress isn’t monitored, deviations and setbacks may occur without the full impact being realized. Then, as the year continues to draw closer to its end, it Read more »

Creating a Career Strategy: How to Break Down Your Career Goals by Tactics and Benchmarks

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Aspiring professionals look to the future. They have a destination – well beyond where they are today – in mind. While having long-term goals is a great start for overall success, they are only helpful if you can create actionable steps that will propel you towards the desired outcomes. Three Tips to Establish the Tactics Read more »

4 Resources to Increase Your Motivation and Drive You Towards Success in 2018

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Architecture, engineering and construction professionals – like those in any industry – struggle with motivation from time to time. Whether it’s an going issue, a periodic problem or simply a case of the Mondays, a lack of motivation impacts your performance and job satisfaction. Luckily, there are a wide variety of motivational podcasts that can Read more »

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