• New On The Job

    The topics of “personal insecurities” and “personal offenses“ have come up a lot this month. The interns with whom we are working seem especially concerned with saying and doing the right thing, and are highly critical of themselves.   We […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Gambling with Livelihood

    “Livelihood” is the means by which someone is given to generate income to care for themselves and others under their provision.  There is a famous quote by Epictetus that says, “It is impossible for a man to learn what […]

    5 months ago, by
  • WIFM

    Time Magazine’s cover for May 2013 was entitled, “The ME, ME, ME generation”. The article that accompanied it is about the Millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000.  It discusses how the good intentions of the parents of this generation in trying […]

    8 months ago, by
  • Whatever It Takes!

    Marketing coach and author Grant Cardone had a reality television series a few years ago entitled “Whatever it Takes”. The series, based in Miami, featured individuals of all ages, races, and backgrounds competing for a job in sales and […]

    10 months ago, by
  • Finding Your Right Now Job Match

    On Friday, the nation received encouraging news that 2.5 million jobs were added to the economy last month, causing the unemployment rate to drop to 13.3% (source US Department of Labor). The construction unemployment rate fell to 12.7%. Although […]

    10 months ago, by
  • Behaviors Matter

    This week, President Trump delivered his third State of the Union address.  Currently, social media is abuzz with various opinions on what he shared, how he delivered the message, and what the future of our country holds.  Although it […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Construction Industry Job Market: Perception vs. Reality

    A multitude of options seem to be available to construction management professionals in today’s workforce, which bolsters the notion that those seeking new employment are in the driver’s seat over employers trying to hire. Is this perception accurate? And […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Project Delays and Your Career

    This quarter, we interviewed a candidate who is in the prime of his career, but who is currently assigned to a project that is severely delayed due to both design and financial challenges.  He shared with us how he […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Know Your Vessel Before You Take the Helm

    Anchored by Hillsboro Inlet this past weekend, I watched the parade of boats going in and out of the inlet.  The dozen or so boats anchored around us were all from different manufacturers and brands. While all the boats […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Six Conversations About the Hunt, The Catch and The Keep in Construction

    On the “Vegas Jokes” website, one of the quotes is, “I wanted to get married at the drive-through wedding chapel. That way if I wanted a divorce, I could just back up.” Wouldn’t it be great if we could […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Five Tips To Being Hired With A Relocation Promise

    Construction hiring managers are having more difficulty locating qualified and driven candidates, despite being under increased pressure to fill open positions. According to the Sage Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Survey, published in January 2019, 77% of construction companies plan to […]

    2 years ago, by
  • The Authentic You is the One that Gets and Keeps the Job

    Warren Alter of Alter Surety Group has recently recommended reading a book called Presence by Amy Cuddy. The work instructs people to bring their “boldest” self to face their challenges. Of particular interest to us is one chapter on how to behave […]

    2 years ago, by
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