7 Tips for Writing a Resume That Will Make a Good Impression in Under 10 Seconds
7 Tips for Writing a Resume That Will Make a Good Impression in Under 10 Seconds

By Todd Chandler
on June 27, 2019 in Candidates

Here are seven ways to make a great first impression with your resume in under 10 seconds. Writing a great resume is the best way to get your foot in the door, so make sure it’s representing you well.

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Embrace Gray Power: 5 Reasons to Hire Older Workers -- and 1 Thing to Avoid Doing
Embrace Gray Power: 5 Reasons to Hire Older Workers -- and 1 Thing to Avoid Doing

By Alan Laibson
on June 17, 2019 in Employers

The value that the older generation of workers can add to construction companies is unparalleled in the market. There are numerous benefits to hiring older works. Here are 5 reasons to embrace “gray power” and one thing to avoid when you have them onboard.

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Are Digital Missteps Costing You Job Opportunities?
Are Digital Missteps Costing You Job Opportunities?

By Kimmel & Associates
on June 7, 2019 in Candidates

Don’t let your social media adventures cause you to lose out on potential job opportunities. Your internet presence is a Forever Stamp of you and your character, so make sure you’re representing yourself well.

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2019 Heavy Civil Compensation Review
2019 Heavy Civil Compensation Review

By Charlie Kimmel
on May 20, 2019 in Employers

We are pleased to offer the 2019 Kimmel & Associates Heavy Civil Compensation Review. This review provides average compensation rates for a wide range of positions within the heavy civil construction sector.

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Top 5 Soft Skills Necessary for Success in Today’s Construction Market
Top 5 Soft Skills Necessary for Success in Today’s Construction Market

By Kimmel & Associates
on May 15, 2019 in Candidates

Construction companies look for employees who possess these top five soft skills: communication, flexibility, interpersonal, problem-solving, and work ethic. Non-technical skills are critical to success in the construction industry.

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Lessons from the NFL Draft: Why You Should Be Recruiting for Talent -- Not Need
Lessons from the NFL Draft: Why You Should Be Recruiting for Talent -- Not Need

By Jeremy Carver
on April 26, 2019 in Employers

There are two types of recruiting: recruiting for need and recruiting for talent. We can learn from the NFL Draft on why you should be recruiting for talent and not need in the construction industry.

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Want Loyal Employees? You Reap What You Sow
Want Loyal Employees? You Reap What You Sow

By Debbie Eckart
on April 23, 2019 in Employers

When it comes to employee loyalty, you reap what you sow. Take stock of whether your construction company culture demonstrates loyalty to your employees; find ways to show your employees you care.

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Change is Scary, but Regret is Scarier
Change is Scary, but Regret is Scarier

By Todd Chandler
on April 9, 2019 in Candidates

Chances are good that a change in your construction career is going to come. When a great opportunity comes along, don’t let fear hold you back. Change is scary, but regret is scarier.

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The Top 5 Reasons Employees Leave a Company -- And How to Get Them to Stay
The Top 5 Reasons Employees Leave a Company -- And How to Get Them to Stay

By Kristen Ripmaster
on March 19, 2019 in Employers

Your employees are the most important part of your company’s success. Being aware of the top 5 reasons employees leave a company can help you prevent unnecessary turnover and increase employee satisfaction and engagement.

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The Future of the Construction Industry Depends on High School Students
The Future of the Construction Industry Depends on High School Students

By Meredith Love
on March 5, 2019 in Employers

By partnering with high schools and reaching out to students, construction companies can capitalize on the next generation of “new-collar workers” who have both the technical aptitude and soft skills to lead the construction industry into the future.

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Why Company Leaders Should Be Connecting With ALL Their Employees
Why Company Leaders Should Be Connecting With ALL Their Employees

By Debbie Eckart
on February 20, 2019 in Employers

Company leaders should be connecting with ALL of their employees on a regular basis. Making the effort to improve communication from the top can save your company money and increase loyalty among your employees.

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Cancellations Kill Momentum - Here’s How to Prevent That
Cancellations Kill Momentum - Here’s How to Prevent That

By Jay Dubac
on February 11, 2019 in Employers

Last minute interview cancellations kill momentum. Fully commit to interview times, and make the effort to reach out to candidates personally when unexpected situations occur; strong candidates will stay interested in your company.

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