What Do You Say to a Reference You Haven’t Contacted in Years?

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You’ve polished your resume. You’ve brushed up on the latest trends in your industry. Your cover letter is succinct and tailored for each employer. You’re ready to start the job hunt in earnest. There’s just one problem. When was the last time you talked with your references?

If it’s been a long time since you’ve been in touch with your references, you’ll need to reach out to them before you start putting their names on your application forms. No one likes to be surprised, and if you don’t let your references know you’re looking for work, they might feel unprepared to respond to questions. And that won’t look good for you.

Contacting someone just to ask a favor can be uncomfortable, but following these tips will help you make the best impression.

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4 Ways for Your Construction Team to Stay Cool This Summer

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Construction Contractors building a big new home

Summer is almost here, and temperatures are already beginning to rise. The warmer weather is a welcome change, but it can also create a new danger on the worksite. The heat can exhaust your team, the sun can burn, and hard physical labor makes everyone prone to dehydration.

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Want to Be Happy at Work? Take a Job in Construction

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Some people are cut out for desk jobs; however, chances are if you’re reading this post, you’re not one of them. Don’t feel bad. Turns out, you’re probably a lot happier than those desk jockeys — and I’m not just saying that. The desk jockeys at TINYpulse created an Industry Ranking report that proves it.

So why are construction workers so much happier?

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