Your two most powerful tools for attracting the best-in-class industry candidates are your employer brand and Employee Value Proposition (EVP). If you are not crafting and utilizing these two tools in your recruitment marketing, then you are losing the war for talent. Let’s take a quick look at what they are and how you can…

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I see a lot of mistakes on resumes. Some common ones are not including dates of employment, using confusing formatting, and making typos or spelling mistakes. But the one that might be costing you the job is not distinguishing yourself from other candidates who may have similar backgrounds to yours. In this article, we’ll discuss…

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In 1907, an English officer by the name of Robert Baden-Powell devised what would become the motto of the Boy Scouts: “Be Prepared.” He advised in his book, Scouting for Boys that, “You are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty.” The recent arrival of Covid-19 (or simply…

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Today we are focusing on your objection and why you should not state an construction objective at the top of this important document. Doing so is one of the two most common missteps people make when putting a resume together. We’ll cover the second one in a future Two Minute Tuesday. Let’s get to the…

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When considering outsourcing talent acquisition nearly every company I speak with for the first time focuses solely on one aspect: the bottom line; COST. I mean who can blame them. I am always looking for the best deal (though sometimes to a fault). I understand and can empathize with potential clients. That being said, when I spend enough time…

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Estimators are the front-end revenue generators for the hard bid construction industry. Without “winning” the work there are no opportunities to make a profit. In my nearly 15 years of recruiting in the heavy civil construction sector, estimators are by far the most highly sought-after position as well as the most difficult to fill. It…

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