How To Choose The Best Candidate

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Best CandidatesThere was probably a time when you got down to the final two or three candidates, and you had a hard time choosing between them. Each of them had admirable – but very different – qualities that they brought to the table, and you just couldn’t figure out how to weigh your options. Here are some guidelines that, as we’ve seen, will make a huge difference in the satisfaction of your decision, long after you’ve made the hire.

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4 Podcasts to Help Your Information Career

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4 Podcasts to Help Your Information CareerHaving so much information at the tip of your fingers is what makes the internet such a valuable asset, especially when you are looking to learn more about the job market or a specific profession. There are countless articles to read, newsletters to peruse and live videos to stream in your spare time, but podcasts have seen a spike in popularity in recent years. Recent studies have shown that nearly 40 million Americans tune into podcasts every month, and it is undeniable that there is something unique about podcasts that sets them apart from their counterparts. Podcasts provide more of a personal and mobile way to digest information and learn something new, instead of spending time staring at a computer screen, rifling through blog articles and websites.

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How Can Your Construction Company Handle Riskier Projects This Year?

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Construction Project RiskIt’s no secret that the construction industry took an economic hit during the Great Recession. Many key industries to the American economy are still fighting to recover, and as a result, there are a variety of cost-effective initiatives established to guarantee the financial welfare of a post-recession company. However, risk taking is always an important part in any company’s growth, therefore cutting costs and taking the normal route can sometimes impair financial growth. After all, successful companies did not emerge by following the same guidelines their counterparts did.

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How to Improve at Networking in 2017

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Improve at NetworkingEven if you happen to be a seasoned industry professional with a notable job history, you might have difficulties taking the next step in your career if your contact list is a little sparse. With the new year approaching, it’s important to take a step back and re-evaluate your career goals and what needs to be done to achieve them. Networking is an important part of furthering one’s career, and everyone can benefit from it, no matter if you are new to your profession or an industry veteran. Here are a few ways to pad your contact list and make valuable acquaintances in the industry:

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One of the Economies in the Country? Yes, It’s Oregon!

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One of the Economies in the Country? Yes, It’s Oregon!It’s no secret that Oregon took a big hit during the recession in 2009. Jobs were scarce, and the economy hadn’t been hit so hard in nearly thirty years. Portland was one of the cities hit hardest by the Great Recession, due to dependence on the real estate market which plummeted in the following years. However, Oregon has slowly but surely seen improvement, and last year they even managed to beat Washington regarding economic growth rate, something they rarely manage to do even though Washington and Oregon share several similarities. The city of Portland is seeing the greatest comeback, specifically in the housing market, which has beaten out several other epicenters in the nation.

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What Do Pokémon Go and Construction Have in Common?

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What Do Pokémon Go and Construction Have in Common?The augmented reality craze that swept the nation with millions of users might seem to some like a simple game, at most an interactive way to pass the time, but it’s not just a gimmicky phone app. There is a reason why so many people find Pokémon Go to be highly addicting, minus the fact that it’s fun to catch Pokémon around your city; this is where the idea of augmented reality comes into the picture.

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What Skills Are Needed to Negotiate Construction Contracts?

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What Skills Are Needed to Negotiate Construction Contracts?Signing a construction contract comes with numerous risks involved, as does anything with your signature attached. Taking the extra time to fine-tune contract details will save everyone involved time and money, because nothing deters a project more than miscommunication or contract errors. Negotiations aren’t everyone’s natural strong suit, listed below are a few things to keep in mind to avoid conflict before closing a deal and breaking ground.

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When Should You Have a Traditional Resume for Construction?

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When Should You Have a Traditional Resume for Construction

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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