Which is Better, an MBA or a PE?

Construction and civil engineering are among the most craved and helpful careers in the world today. However, the competition in hiring in the industry means that people within have sought to find an edge to make themselves more knowledgeable and competitive. Undertaking further studies is a great way to hone engineering skills, be a better…

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Ten Tips for Staying Healthy in a High-Stress Job

In our recent article entitled, “Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance,” we offered suggestions for those working in the construction industry – typically fraught with long, often irregular hours and a high level of stress – to establish a clear line between work and personal life. Some of those suggestions apply to reducing stress in…

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Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

The construction industry has traditionally been fraught with poor quality of life issues, stemming primarily but not exclusively from long hours (per day and per week) compared to other sectors of society, and the resultant stress this can cause. When it’s the busy season, a deadline is looming on the horizon, or an emergency arises,…

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TCB 4: Why Your Hiring Message Fails

Heavy Civil Resource Consultants

Why can’t you get candidates to engage or why are they falling out in the process? Today, I’m going to teach you a simple and surefire way to increase candidate engagement. Whether you are using job postings, email messaging, LinkedIn or InMail messaging, text, or cold calling, your message should always differentiate your company as…

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Surviving the Recession as a Civil Contractor

Paving a path through the Covid-19 recession Since the beginning of the new century, each major downturn in the U.S. economy has been caused by unique and mostly unexpected circumstances. The current recession, which began in February of 2020, was triggered by business restrictions and widespread public quarantines to slow the spread of the Covid-19…

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