Why Every Employee Should Take a Lunch Break to Recharge & Regroup

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In the midst of a busy day, it can feel counter-intuitive to make time for a lunch break. If nothing else, it can be tempting to work straight through in order to get more done. Unfortunately, the additional time spent working does not always correlate with increased production. Even if you aren’t hungry, take the Read more »

Advance Your Career Development During the Holidays

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Professional development is a never-ending process. It encompasses an individual’s personal growth and advancement within an organization, and enables progression along an overall career path. The key is to recognize opportunities when they become available, and capitalize on them when possible. Three Ways to Utilize the Holiday Season to Advance Your Career Development Career development Read more »

How to Identify a Candidate’s Soft Skills During an Interview

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While filling an open position is often challenging, the pursuit of an ideal candidate can become increasingly frustrating when you factor soft skills into the evaluation. After all, they are typically more difficult to quantify and rate systematically than hard skills. Despite this, soft skills can be critical when determining an individual’s potential for success. Read more »

Preparing for an Interview When You’re Genuinely Nervous

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When an ideal job opportunity is on the line, it is natural to be nervous before an interview. Unfortunately, despite this understandable anxiety, employers expect interviewees to be composed and exhibit confidence. Candidates should consider following best practices to minimize anxieties and enable proper preparation before a big interview. Related Post: The Key to Exhibiting Read more »

How Far Back Should Your Resume Go?

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Whether you are a seasoned architecture, engineering or construction professional or you are searching for your first job opportunity, you have probably heard that your resume should be a particular length or go back a certain number of years. While this might be appropriate for an entry-level candidate, if you have experience under your belt, Read more »

RealStreet Hires Shannon Leonard as a Business Development Manager

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RealStreet, a leading national employment and recruiting firm for the architecture, engineering and construction communities throughout the United States, is thrilled to announce the addition of Shannon Leonard as a Business Development Manager in the company’s Dallas, TX office. “We are excited for the addition to the RealStreet team,” said RealStreet President, Judith McGovern. McGovern Read more »

Get a Good Night’s Sleep to be More Productive in the Morning

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Workplace sleep deprivation has become an epidemic. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, sleep deprivation costs American companies $63.2 billion a year in lost productivity. Even moderate sleep deficits can result in a 50 percent slower response time and a lower accuracy rate on simple tasks than someone who is under the influence Read more »

Appreciation in the Workplace: A Win-Win Cultural Practice for Managers and Employees Alike

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For the vast majority of the population, work is an essential part of life. However, despite the necessity, one’s job is often not viewed as a simple means to an end. It is a career, and to many a life-long passion. Furthermore, today’s workforce is becoming increasingly accustomed to blurred lines between their work and Read more »

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