Is Construction A Good Choice For Your Career? Read On To Find Out

Career Alley

However, as often become apparent when you are in a job, good wages doesn't necessarily make it the right career choice for you. Career Opportunities Career Choices

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Exciting Career Prospects In The Fast-Paced Construction Industry

Career Realism

Engineering and construction have always been popular career choices for students. The construction industry forms about 6%-9% of the US GDP and the 2012 revenue for the industry is estimated to be around $1.73 Construction of buildings. Heavy and civil engineering construction.

The State of Sourcing in 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

The guys at SourceCon have constructed this infographic to give more details. Hiring Infographics Recruitment Sourcing 2013 2014 LinkedIn Recruiter sourcers state wage Sourcing – what does it look like across various recruitment companies all over the globe?

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“How can I stop my resume from being used for unauthorized purposes?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on September 7th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: Alan, I recently received a telephone call inviting me to apply for a position with a construction management company. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O.

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Is Your Industry Prepared for a Labor Shortage?


With ongoing low wage growth perhaps there is not enough incentive to join the workforce. Plant operation, rail workers, construction workers, maintenance and repair positions will also experience shortages. HR labour participation rate labour shortage low wage growth

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Promising 2011 Careers that Match Your Personality

Career Key

While it's true accountants, engineers, nurses and practically any occupation in the sciences is the ticket to good job opportunities and wages, there are many other options, with a variety of education and training requirements.

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Top 5 Workers Compensation Claims


Industries such as construction and healthcare account for the largest majority, but accidents can (and do) happen in every industry. Clumsy people have continued to spark laughter and lighten up the workplace for years.

What Industry and Where You Live Helps in Finding a Job!

Resume Bear

The biggest job gains were in finance and professional and business services, while construction and manufacturing hiring remained weak, according to the ADP National Employment Report. As of last month, more than one in seven construction workers was looking for a job.

2013 149

Young Person Unemployment – Is the Higher Educational System at Fault?

Career Alley

There were similar findings in the construction industry as well, with only 123,000 people trained for the 275,000 jobs available. This high unemployment rate and demand for jobs means that employers are able to pay low wages.

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Working No Matter What the Weather: The Best Outdoor Jobs for the No-Desk Crowd

Corn on the Job

Construction Manager. A construction manager is one of the highest paying outdoor careers, with a mean income of nearly $100,000. You can become a construction manager with as little as a high school diploma, although you will need a good amount of construction experience.

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All Quiet On the January Jobs Report Front


The construction and manufacturing industries stayed strong, adding 18,000 and 29,000 jobs respectively. Wage growth continues to be positive but slow, with an average increase in January of 12 cents. The January Jobs Report is in: nonfarm payroll employment is up by 151,000 and the jobless rate is now at 4.9%. Happy Jobs Friday! We’re done here, right? Well, almost.

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New 2012-2022 BLS Employment Projections: What Career Counselors Need to Know

Career Key

The construction industry is recovering, but not yet to 2007 levels. For example, lawyers continue to get a high growth and median wage marks in the BLS data. The U.S.

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Feminism fails because women lie to each other about work. Oh, and go Cubs!

Penelope Trunk

There is a war between women who construct their lives as lies and women who believe them. The women waging war are the the ones who talk about how they magically give nothing up. I’m in the Houston airport waiting to fly home and I am sad that I’m not with my kids.

2016 114

The US Economy Added 156,000 Jobs in September


Wage growth continues to be slow but has risen by 2.6% Mining, manufacturing and other resource sectors continue to shrink, but somewhat surprisingly, construction, which has been relatively robust, showed little change over last month.

Revealed: 6 Explosive Tips To Help You Find And Secure A Job You’ll Love

Ms. Career Girl

You can apply them to roles in any industry, whether it’s construction or IT. The role might be voluntary, or you may get a token wage while you work. The post Revealed: 6 Explosive Tips To Help You Find And Secure A Job You’ll Love appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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5 Ways to Boost Employee Satisfaction

Corn on the Job

And not only that, make sure to pay them a fair wage as well. And most important, when offering criticism, do so in a constructive way while also relating positive feedback to company personnel.

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The most boring jobs in the USA


Constructions typically pays a good, solid living wage. There are some construction jobs that pay well but come with the high price of supreme boringness. The people who stand guard at the front of the lots, often in tiny booths, get rewarded with low wages and a level of boring that gets close to data-entry. Most of us have seen “The Office” or the movie “Office Space.”Scenes

Revealed: 6 Explosive Tips To Help You Find And Secure A Job You’ll Love

Ms. Career Girl

You can apply them to roles in any industry, whether it’s construction or IT. The role might be voluntary, or you may get a token wage while you work. The post Revealed: 6 Explosive Tips To Help You Find And Secure A Job You’ll Love appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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He Got FIRED! Posting His Resume on LinkedIn, while Employed.

Resume Bear

John Flexman is thought to be the first person in the country to bring a case for constructive dismissal after a dispute over putting his details on the professional networking site LinkedIn.

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Top Careers of the Future

Resume Bear

Occupations with the fastest growth Occupations Percent change Number of new jobs (in thousands) Wages (May 2008 median) Education/training category Biomedical engineers 72 11.6 $ 77,400 Bachelor’s degree Network systems and data communications analysts 53 155.8

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The US Turtleconomy Is Basically Ok


Service, healthcare and construction continue to grow. It also continues to be the case that although unemployment is low, many American workers are trapped in part time and low wage jobs which offer them little hope for future advancement.

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Top Four: Job Growth Low, But Job Losses Low Too


With that said, they move on to break down some aspects of the report, looking at sectors that are experiencing unusual growth or contraction: the auto sector is looking better; the energy sector is looking worse; residential construction looks good, but construction otherwise is confusing. But “full employment” doesn’t take into account underemployment, poor wages, and discouraged workers. The BLS jobs report is out and the news is… murky?

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Action Verbs For Your Resume

Competitive Resumes

Constructed. Waged. The challenge in beginning a sentence that will outline your accomplishments is finding attention grabbing but appropriate action verbs throughout your resume. Without these action verbs your resume will be lifeless and boring. I listed below some action verbs that could help you breathe life into your accomplishments: Here is a list of accomplishment-stimulating verbs: Accelerated. Accentuated. Accepted. Accessed. Accessorized. Accommodated. Accomplished.

ResumeBear: 10 Industries Most in Need of Skilled Workers

Resume Bear

But in some fields, like molecular diagnostics for example, not being able to find specialized lab workers is putting great stress on the industry and driving wages higher as training programs struggle to produce more qualified grads. Construction.

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Dept. of Labor's 2010-2011 FREE Career Guide to Industries

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist?

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“Can I be treated differently than others while on my Performance Improvement Plan?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

For example, an employer cannot simply deny certain employees a safe working environment, or the protections of the minimum wage and overtime laws. While Performance Improvement Plans can be tools of constructive collaboration, (a) the decision to place someone on a PIP, (b) their design, and (c) how the PIP is carried out often end up improper, illegal and fraudulent. Question: Can an employer single out an employee who is on a Performance Improvement Plan (“PIP”)? .

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“If laid off and offered a lower job, will declining it result in losing severance or unemployment benefits?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

For example, an 88-year old great-grandmother who was a secretary for an oil company would almost surely not be denied severance or unemployment benefits if she declined a different job working as an oil rig construction worker. Question: Dear Alan: My husband was informed that his position will soon be eliminated due to restructuring following a recent company acquisition.

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7 Sweet Summer Jobs For Teachers

Career Realism

As a teacher, you should qualify for more than just a position as a counselor, so look for a job that involves some administrative or supervisory responsibilities to earn a higher wage. Responsibilities include supervising youth, construction and, in some cases, being on call at night.

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The Hidden Job Report

Resume Bear

GEA released reports on job creation in the geothermal industry and an industry update that showed how the industry is creating more jobs than conventional energy and is creating jobs that are permanent, full-time, and often provide a higher wage; in some cases with pay that doubles county and state averages. CA) Southern California Edison (SCE) has begun construction of the state’s largest investor-owned utility photovoltaic power plant at a site in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Quit Fantasizing About Quitting and Burning It All to the Ground


That’s only natural, but my mistake was in snapping at him, rather than deal with the problem constructively. A woman won the lottery and celebrated by defecating on her boss’s desk. So the story goes.

“Work in New Jersey; employer in Massachusetts. Which state’s lawyers can help me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

So, an employee working in New Jersey, who believes she is due (a) payment for accrued but unused vacation, and (b) was also denied the legal minimum hourly wage, can file a legal claim using New Jersey law against an employer headquartered in Massachusetts, even if she signed an agreement that said, in effect, “I promise to use only Massachusetts law to resolve any and all disputes.” . Question: Hi, Alan. I was terminated by a company here in the U.S. that is based in Massachusetts.

Trouble with Turnover: Employer Concerns About Retention Increased by 200% [Infographic]


Things like pay bands, raises and determining an employee’s hourly wage feel alot like banging your head up against a brick wall. Don’t forget to download PayScale’s 2013 Compensation Best Practices Report. It’s worth a read. Click here. .

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7 Sweet Summer Jobs for Teachers

Career Realism

As a teacher, you should qualify for more than just a position as a counselor, so look for a job that involves some administrative or supervisory responsibilities to earn a higher wage. Responsibilities include supervising youth, construction and, in some cases, being on call at night.

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Depressing Professions the Top 9

Resume Bear

Manual laborers, like construction workers, maintenance men, and welders, experience high rates of depression within their field. Many nursing home workers are also often paid very low wages and worry how they will afford the things they need.

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Avoid, If You Can, The “Obsolete Job” Trap

Sklover Working Wisdom

Notice that each of these occupations involve discreet transactions involving money that have, to a large extent, been either offshored to low-wage locales, or transformed into computer tasks. . Many services that require human interaction are being transferred to lower-wage, lower-benefit locales in the name of “productivity.” “My father worked for the same firm for twelve years. They fired him. They replaced him with a tiny gadget, this big.

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NLRB Case Against Boeing Puts Obama on Defensive, Proves Power of Appointed Seats.

HR Capitalist

And it was not the wages we’re paying today. s complaint, saying it came when construction of the factory in North Charleston, S.C., And the NLRB files this suit - after construction is almost complete.

Attempts to Make the “Gig” Economy Work Fall Short


They have constructed a “ Memorandum of Understanding ” that forms an agreement to cooperate in the prosecution of misclassification. A livable wage. The “new way to work” is in an all-out battle with government regulators.

The Curious Case Of Overtime And Productivity

Career Realism

There’s no dearth of examples that relate a good sleep with high performance, but that will only happen when time is utilized constructively. Overtiming leaves them with enough reason to care only about their wages.

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The Hidden Job Report

Resume Bear

based retailer has opened a hiring center for the 206,930-square-foot center under construction. The average salary for these jobs should be higher than the region’s average wage, officials said.

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Top 10 Tips for Finding an Electrical Apprenticeship

Career Alley

Speak with JTL – JTL are the UK’s leading provider of apprenticeships in the constructions sector. You will also be able to command a higher wage if you do find a job in which to complete your portfolio of work. Related posts: Crucial Information for Finding Job Opportunities in the Construction Sector. So you’ve decided you want to become an electrician. You realise that in order to fully qualify you need to be taken on as an apprentice.

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