Tips for Surviving a lay off

November 30, 2011 · 7 Comments

 

For many of us, the chance of getting laid off in the construction industry is much greater now than they have ever been in our professional careers.  It does not matter if you are an engineer, a supplier, a mechanical contractor or a general contractor everyone has felt the pressure.  Now is the time to assess your game plan and here are some tips for surviving a lay off in a sluggish economy.


 

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Key Words and the Construction Professional… what are they and why you should care

October 11, 2011 · 4 Comments

Whether you are submitting your resume for job application as a Mechanical Project Manager or are submitting your corporate resume as a part of your company’s bid package for that new hospital being built nearby, key words are crucial to success.  It is imperative that today’s construction executives understand the importance of using “key words”.  This article will discuss what they are as well as giving you real world examples.

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8 Tips for Preventing Email Mistakes in the work place

October 03, 2011 · 8 Comments

It is too easy to hit send these days.  We all have made the mistake of hitting send well before we meant too.  There are few things worse than that sinking feeling when you want to “take back” an email after it was sent.  Here are 8 tips to help you keep your email communications professional and error free.

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Construction Recruiter's Tips on how to get your resume read

September 29, 2011 · 63 Comments

Given the current state of the economy there are more and more qualified applicants for every job opening.  In years past you may have been competing with just a few people for that dream job but now you are competing with 1,000’s of quallified construction professional.  This is where your resume writing skills become a major factor.  Read this blog to learn the tricks to getting your resume read.

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Construction Professionals Guide to Dressing for an Interview

September 08, 2011 · 9 Comments

As they say, you only have one chance to make a first impression and let’s give you the best chance you can have to present yourself in the best possible way.  I have seen too many people lose jobs over their appearance.  You do not want the hiring manager to say you looked like you slept in your clothes.  This is a time to put your best foot forward.

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6 Keys to References for the Construction Professional

September 07, 2011 · 3 Comments

Whether you are an estimator for a mechanical contractor, a project manager for a plumbing contractor or a MEP coordinator at a general contractor at some point in your career you will need professional references.  They are pretty much a required step in the interview process unless you are interviewing with a long time contractor colleague.   Here are a few tips to set you above your competition.

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6 tips for Fearless Interviewing for the Construction Professional

August 22, 2011 · 8 Comments

Changing jobs is considered one of the most stressful events in a person’s life ranking right up there with getting married/divorced, moving and the death of a loved one.  We all, at some point, have finished up a construction project and now need to go on a job interview.  We might as well make it as fearless as possible.  

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Interview questions every Construction Professional will want to ask

August 17, 2011 · 6 Comments

Whether your are a President, Operations Manager, Cheif Estimator, Project Manager or a MEP coordinator there are questions that every construction professional needs to ask. Before your interview it is best to have your list not only written out, but ideally committed to memory.  Here are some questions that all construction professionals will want to ask regardless of whether they are a HVAC, Plumbing, Sheet Metal, Electrical or General Contractor.

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11 Tips for a Successful Phone Interview for the Construction Professional

August 14, 2011 · 5 Comments

Phone interviews are the gateway to your employment with a firm.  Be prepared by following these 11 tips and have the best interview yet!

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Sisk Consulting Group joined Manta

August 12, 2011 · 2 Comments

Sisk Consulting Group is pleased to announce that we have joined Manta

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