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4 Construction Degrees

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If you want a career in the construction industry, you may decide to pursue a degree in the field that interests you. Most degree programs teach cost estimating, building materials, and blueprint reading. You might learn accounting, quality control, and communications as well. If your program involves field experience, you would get a head start… Read More »

Negotiating Rates as a Construction Job Seeker

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Successful negotiation of the pay rate you want for your construction job is important. You must be able to support the lifestyle you desire and be able to retire on schedule. Even if you do not like to negotiate, it is an important skill that impacts your income. This is why practicing your negotiation skills… Read More »

Best Ways to Become an Electrician

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Are you looking for a reliable way to earn competitive income and benefits? Do you want a meaningful career path with opportunities for advancement? If so, you may want to become an electrician. The path to becoming an electrician can take significantly less time and money than other career paths. This means you may be… Read More »

How to Be Successful in Your New HVAC Job

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Beginning your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) career can be stressful. Although you learned a lot in your classes, putting your knowledge and skills into practice is not always easy. You face a variety of challenges that are unique to your field. This is especially true when it comes to diagnosing a problem. Fortunately,… Read More »

Improve Your Electrician Efficiency

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Efficiently working on an electrical job impacts the success of a construction project. The faster you complete quality work, the more likely the project will be completed on time and within budget. This lets you begin another job and repeat the process to add value for the client.     Implement these five tips to… Read More »

What Does a Plumber Helper Do?

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A plumber helper aids a licensed plumber with the installation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing in homes and offices. They also help install pipes, replace faucets, unclog toilets, install garbage disposals, and adjust the water pressure. If these tasks interest you, you may want to begin preparation to work in this field.     Find… Read More »

5 Tips for Inexperienced Construction Project Managers

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When you become a project manager, you take on additional expectations for performance and responsibilities. As you go through this learning phase, you likely want all the navigation help you can get. The more you know, the better you can adhere to safety and quality standards while finishing a project on time.   Implement these… Read More »

Top Skills to List on Your Electrical Helper Resume

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Keeping your electrical helper skills updated on your resume is important. When you are ready to begin your next job search, you will have less to do to prepare. Knowing the skills to include can make the process easier for you.     Be sure to include the following six skills on your electrical helper… Read More »

Dealing with a Disconnected Supervisor

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How your construction supervisor manages your team members affects everyone’s productivity. The way that tasks are completed impacts production, quality, safety, goal attainment, and the bottom line. This is why having a disconnected supervisor can be a problem. Without an engaged leader, you and your teammates are less likely to reach your daily objectives for… Read More »

How to Become an Electrical Apprentice

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Are you looking for a trade job you can land without a four-year degree? Do you want to work in a challenging field that involves solving puzzles and using in-demand skills? Does earning a competitive wage and benefits appeal to you? If so, you may want to become an electrical apprentice and work your way up… Read More »