Posts by Taylor Maurer
Two Minute Tuesday: Can I Leave Jobs Off My Resume?
Welcome back to another 2MT Taylor Maurer here with another resume tip. I sometimes get questions from candidates if they can leave a past position off of their resume. The short answer is no. Most hiring authorities, if they are interested in your candidacy, will do some digging and due diligence before, during, and often…Read More
Poll Results: The Outlook for 2023
The economy has certainly faced better times. Still reeling from the pandemic, with some parts of the world still struggling to manage the disease aspect, shortages on labor and materials are plentiful, inflation and gas prices are uncomfortably high, all building to a sense of disease. Some have become concerned that things will get worse,…Read More
The Looming Recession for Civil Construction
Paving a path through the Covid-19 recession Having seeming to barely have emerged from the previous recession caused by the pandemic, it seems that we are going to be beset by another. While previously there were limitations on free movement which hurt the economy substantially, global politics and efforts to alleviate the last recession may…Read More
How to Negotiate Relocation in an Offer
Whether you are being considered for a new job or your company considers you to man a new location, accepting the offer for relocation means moving to a different place and building a new home in a permanent location. The success of your relocation will benefit both you and your company. Thus, it is highly…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
TCB 5: How to Catch Candidates at the Right Time
Ever heard the term timing is everything? Well, it’s true. If a candidate does not engage during outreach, when you have a proven message that converts, then it comes down to timing. What if you could reach the right candidate at the right time to bring them onto your team. Believe it or not, it…Read More
TCB 4: Why Your Hiring Message Fails
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…Read More
TCB 3: Where are your Qualified Candidates?
Where are your Experienced Candidates? A pool of experienced candidates is one of the three crucial elements to successful talent capture. So where are your top-tier candidates? In most cases the answer is; they are working for your competitors. Before you can cast your reel out into the water it is best to build a…Read More