Posts Categorized: Candidates

Your Job Is Not The Problem – You Are!

The average person spends 90,000+ hours at work over their lifetime: from the age of 20 – 65, for 40 hours a week, with two weeks of vacation a year. • Are you stuck in a crappy job? • Are you counting down the days until your next vacation? • Do you live for long weekends? ... Read more

3 Ways To Turbocharge Your Career With Job References

Before you even begin to seek new job opportunities, consider compiling your job references. Avoid saving this step for the last minute, rushing to track down contacts and reaching out regarding their availability. Also, get in touch now! Ask questions and gain insight from them regarding their exp... Read more

16 Tips To Create A Killer LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn and other Social networking sites a great way to reconnect and / or stay connected with old contacts that you may risk losing touch with over the years. The platform also has thousands of groups devoted to practically every aspect of the construction industry. Or, you can start your own. O... Read more

Estimators, Master of Thick Skin

Estimators - you may have the toughest job in Construction! For as long as I have been recruiting, I've known Estimators to be in high demand, pretty much at all times. And it doesn't look like that is going to change any time soon. According to the BLS the "overall job opportunities should be goo... Read more

Knowledge IS Power: Get Your Employer To Pay For Training

Many organizations are more than willing to help employees grow professionally, but it's easy to feel awkward about asking for financial assistance from your current employer in this tight economy. These tips will help you secure funding from your boss for professional training and development op... Read more

Teamwork DOES Make The Dream Work

It's easy... right? You just need to find the "right" people with the required skills and put them in a room together. They’re smart and they know their stuff: they’ll figure it out. Except it doesn’t always work out that way. A strong team needs an even stronger leader who isn’t afraid t... Read more

Worth It? The Real Cost Of A Student Loan.

The United States now holds $1.2 trillion in collective student loan debt, and college graduates from 2014 left school with an average debt of $33,000, according to Mark Kantrowitz, senior vice president and publisher of Edvisors.com, a paying for college resource. How does this impact you? Know th... Read more

3 Reasons People Love To Hate Recruiters

I've spent over a decade in some version of recruiting and I've evolved from the timid girl on the phone coaxing for candidate and client attention to a woman with a passionate conviction, knowing what I have to offer is valuable and if someone isn't ready to receive my value, well... so be it. ... Read more

Listen To Music While You Work

Listening to music while you work has a significant impact on your brain. When you listen to music, a part of your brain that triggers the release of the 'pleasure chemical' dopamine is activated. This travels down a pathway in the brain called the "Reward System." Dopamine is the same chemical t... Read more