Job Interview Preparation – Tips for success

Do your research Start by reviewing the website, and familiarize yourself with the projects the company has completed, do you have similar experience you can highlight? Is there a bio for the people you will be meeting with? Look at their profiles on LinkedIn. Perhaps you have mutual industry connections...

Project List – How to create one and what to include

Project lists are an essential part of applying for new jobs in construction. They can make the difference between securing an interview or not and can help improve your performance in interviews because you will have real-life examples you can draw from and talk through. Firstly - Create a separate...

Competency-Based Interview Questions

What are they and how to answer them Competency-based questions are designed to determine if you have the skills, behaviors, and attitudes that will lead you to be successful in the job you are interviewing for. They are based on the principle that ‘the best indicator of future behavior is...

How to prepare for “I Quit”

Resignation. It's not an easy thing to do. It can be emotional for you and your boss. Thinking in advance about how you'll deal with a negative reaction will enable you to handle it better. This article in the Harvard Business Review sets out a few examples and how you...

7 Questions to ask your new boss

While there’s not a universal formula to ensure you will get along with your new boss, you might strengthen the relationship if you can ask the right questions when you start your new job. 1. Who should I meet with outside of our team? 2. How do you prefer to...

Do career ladders actually hold you back?

A TED Talk by Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper encourages you to consider this, and whether "squiggly" careers, that is "dynamic, open-ended growth paths tailor-made for your individual needs, talents and ambitions" might be a better career path than the conventional corporate ladder. Thinking of career paths in this way...

Why Should I work for you?

Using company culture to hire the right people. It’s always surprised me just how many construction company owners and hiring managers have trouble describing their company culture. Of course, they have one. It could be a positive one or a negative one – but there’s no escaping that one exists....

Have you talked to your boss about this?

Do they know you are unhappy? I ask candidates this all the time. It’s amazing how many of us don’t do this before starting a job search, going on an interview and accepting a new role. And I often hear from hiring managers “if only they had talked to me...

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