• The Next Chapter in Your Career

    A recent quote on my Instagram feed said: I received the quote following a dinner with a candidate and friend who was retiring after fifteen years with the company we placed her at. We reminisced about the changes in […]

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  • With or Without COVID-19: Healthy Construction Workplace Behavior Supports Positive Outcomes 

    Our Career Coaches converse with people from the construction industry on a daily basis—from college age to retirement age, and from management to administrative and accounting roles. Companies are challenged to demonstrate compassion about circumstances related COVID-19, which is […]

    2 months ago, by
  • The Dear John Letter

    During WWII, the term “Dear John letter” became popular when soldiers spent long periods away from home. These letters, written affectionately, were either sent by mail or received when the soldier came home to an emptied house. In the […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Fallen Angels in Construction

    One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the United States, standing at 104 stories and 1776 feet tall. It was completed in 2014. The Willis Tower (formerly  Sears Tower, its name until 2009) is 108-stories, 1,450-feet tall and was […]

    6 months ago, by
  • Create A Culture of CARE with the help of AGC

    Associated General Contractors of America has launched a website called The Culture of CARE—buildculture.org. The Culture of CARE is challenging leaders to take a bold and visible step toward ensuring their workplaces are welcoming, safe, and inclusive for an […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Memorial Day – Not just a day off from work 

    Growing up in the northeast, Memorial Day weekend represented for me a day of accompanying my parents and grandmothers to the cemeteries to remember and plant flowers around the headstones of loved ones.  Weather prevailing, we would usher in […]

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  • Returning to the Workplace after the Pandemic Restrictions

    The origin of the quote, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses” is unknown, but it was used by the author of the 1853 book “Lettres Écrites De Mon Jardin”, and […]

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  • Lost in Translation – How You Can Ease the Transition into a Civilian Career

    Within the fabric of the military structure, the Civil Engineering career field is the military’s equivalent to the construction industry. Civil engineering in our armed forces includes numerous sub-industries such as: electrical work, construction of roads and bridges, construction for […]

    4 years ago, by
  • Operational Leaders: Do You Understand Your Wiring vs the Wiring of an Estimator?

    Back in 2014, I wrote an article for ASPE National’s newsletter titled: Estimators, You’re on the Top Occupations List! The prediction by the US Department of Labor is that 40,000 new estimating jobs would be created in the construction industry [...]
    4 years ago, by
  • The Estimating and/or Preconstruction Management Career Path – What is a day in the life?

    Estimating and preconstruction titles. They are used in crossover often, yet someone can work in preconstruction and not ever have prepared a detailed estimate before. Where did the crossover come in? The crossover came in when the majority of [...]
    4 years ago, by
  • Estimators: You’re on the Top Occupations List!

    This article was published by Estimating Today on February 2014 Edition. To see full magazine, click here. In 2010, at the height of the recession, I was asked to do a presentation for ASPE (American Society of Professional Estimators) […]

    4 years ago, by
  • Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

    The President of the Company greets you at the door for your interview. You see their project signs everywhere. You can’t believe he is personally taking time to interview you and you have an opportunity to work for this [...]
    5 years ago, by
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