Create Your Own Job Search Luck!


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 »

Effective Communication to Onboard Your New Hires


When a new hire is brought on board, the goal is to ensure they become productive as soon as possible. In some cases, managers may be tempted to expedite the onboarding process as a means of having the person handle critical duties faster, but failing to cover certain details at the beginning can yield disastrous Read more »

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


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

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


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 »

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


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 »

Are You Showcasing Your Soft Skills in Interviews?


When it comes to interviews, most candidates put an emphasis on their hard skills. While they are a vital part of a resume, as they demonstrate technical expertise, the interviewer already has that information. At this stage, you have already been screened. You and every other candidate they are interviewing for the job have the Read more »

Want to Get Hired? Tailor Your Resume to the Job!


Crafting a targeted resume when applying directly to a job is crucial if you want to sell yourself as an ideal candidate. Ideally, you would be able to match noteworthy accomplishments from your past to each of the requirements. You could then present it in a way that shows the reader that you not only Read more »

Suggestions to Successfully Find Career Satisfaction!


You spend a significant portion of your life at work. If you are dissatisfied on the job, it can have a serious impact on your performance and overall well-being. That being said, there is no better time than a new year to take a look at your career and make changes for the better. Use the Read more »

Professional Associations are a Great Resource for Job Seekers


There are countless associations available for professionals to join. Some are industry specific, some target particular demographics, and they range in size, cost and exclusivity. The key is to not only pick the right association(s) for your goals and but also utilize the membership(s) effectively. Four Reasons to Augment Your Job Search Efforts with Memberships Read more »

References Can Make or Break Your Chances of Getting a Job – Ensure Yours are Positive!


During a job search it is important to be prepared to provide a list of references, should a potential employer make the request. Avoid a last minute scramble by gathering your references as soon as possible. The following will help you compile, vet and prepare a solid list of references to use during your job Read more »

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