There have been two big trends in construction this year: The re-emergence of the single-family market, and a boom in the remodeling sector.
In this article, we’ll take a look at what the data tells us about remodeling, why experts are predicting a spike in the remodeling sector, and tell you exactly what markets are going to be re-modeling and how you can take advantage of this trend to build your business.
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Not that long ago, you could get a construction job with just a recommendation from a friend or by responding to an ad in the paper. Unfortunately for you, those days are (mostly) long gone.
Today, construction-hiring managers often ask to see a resume and you might not get the job if yours is not up-to-par with industry expectations.
In this article, we will give you a few tips to help you help you smooth out your construction resume to get that job!
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Good help can be hard to find… and this is especially true in the construction industry. The current labor shortage has made it even more difficult to attract and retain the kind of employees that will make your company great.
And it’s not like it was super easy to find the best employees before the shortage!
At Madden Industrial Craftsmen, we know what it takes to find the right employees as we have been striving to be the leading industrial staffing company in the Northwest for many years. We know exactly what kind of employees have success, and which don’t.
Over the years we have found that the most successful candidates consistently have these four traits.
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Do you know what a millennial is?
You’ve probably heard the term or seen the term but you may not know exactly what a millennial is and isn’t.
A millennial or generation Y, also sometimes called the “net” generation is a demographic cohort between generation X and Z. Basically millennial are anyone born after 1980 and before 2005, give or take.
So how are millennial driving the biggest trend in new construction right now?
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Over the past 20 years, sustainability has become a big buzzword in the construction community.
Not only do non-sustainable buildings emit energy, and produce waste materials, but environmental experts are beginning to look at the effect all this building is having on the world overall. This means there will be more studies and research, which will most likely prove the importance of sustainability.
In the UK, research has already shown that 45 percent of overall carbon emissions come from the built environment.
With an increased call for more responsibility for both public welfare and environmental sustainability, how can you become better at making your construction projects more sustainable?
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If you could improve one area of your professional presentation to improve your job interview, what do you think it would be?
You could say experience, there’s that whole catch-22 about needing experience to get a job and needing a job to get experience, but that’s not the focal point. Besides, if you could just get experience like that, you wouldn’t be reading this article… right?
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Your clients want their construction project finished yesterday and ideally under budget, right?
That can lead to a lot pressure from the client, which trickles down through your team.
Putting too much pressure on your team can cause what’s called burnout, and not only diminish the quality of the work but can also lead to longer time frames to complete projects.
READ ARTICLE “5 Tips to Help Your Construction Crew Avoid Burnout”
Construction jobs are hard work. They can involve backbreaking labor, stifling heat and long days. On the other hand, construction allows you to work outside, move around throughout the day and a chance to contribute to your local community.
Construction can also provide a strong sense of personal fulfillment. That may sound strange, but consider these unique advantages to a career in construction.
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Having a strong presence in your local community is important for any business. In construction, it’s essential. The more available you are to your community, the more often they will think of you when there’s a project to be done. Keep your distance, and so will they.
Building those relationships doesn’t happen overnight. It takes patience, active effort and just the right approach. Here are a few tips to help you build those essential relationships.
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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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