Posts Categorized: Job Search Tips

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 »

How Working With a Placement Firm Ensures a Great Career Fit

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When you seek out a new architecture, engineering or construction position, finding an opportunity that aligns with your larger career goals is often a priority. Most professionals want to build their career in a particular direction, and that requires landing the right jobs to make that possible. However, determining whether a role is an ideal Read more »

How to Get Discovered by the Best Companies When Searching for a New Job

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Finding a job that you love can be a difficult process, but it’s not impossible. Plus, as an experienced and talented architecture, engineering or construction professional, you know what you want and you have an impressive resume that can hold its own. Whether you have narrowed your search down to one company or created a shortlist 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 »

Tips on Developing a Relationship with Your Recruiter

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A recruiter is a powerful tool in a job seeker’s arsenal. These skilled professionals are incredibly industry-aware and have strong connections throughout the area, often with some of the region’s top companies. Additionally, they can help candidates perfect their resumes, craft compelling cover letters, and select the ideal jobs to target. Four Tips to Develop 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 »

Create Your Own Job Search Luck!

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How much of a role does luck play in job search success? Sometimes it may seem like a lot. After all, looking for a new job is often a difficult and time consuming process. And when you’ve worked hard, and have great experience to show for it, it can be especially frustrating when genuine efforts Read more »

When Should You Incorporate Details From Volunteer Experience Into Your Resume?

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Many architecture, engineering and construction professionals question when they should add specific details regarding volunteer work to their resume. As with many resume-related topics, there is not a hard and fast rule for job seekers to follow. Volunteering can help throughout the job search process; e.g. it enables networking, provides learning opportunities and can serve as a great Read more »

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