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How Mentorship Has Helped My Career

How Mentorship Has Helped My Career

Mentorship is a crucial part of every graduate in any industry there is. It does not only provide the knowledge and skills we require to perform our duties in the industry but also has several other advantages in learning and developing our careers as young people.   »

How Mentorship Shaped My Career

How Mentorship Shaped My Career

WATCH: Daksha Govind, an Associate Director at Turner and Townsend shares with the Hardhat Professionals how mentorship shaped her career.   This article was made possible by Alusani Skills & Training Network® »

How to effectively use mentorship to advance your career

How to effectively use mentorship to advance your career

WATCH: Raphael Baiden a Director at Turner and Townsend shares his tips with The Hardhat Professional on  how to effectively use mentorship to advance a career »

A taste of different flavours of Mentorship

A taste of different flavours of Mentorship

When it comes to mentors, I have seen it all. They have come in all shapes and sizes and have imparted different life lessons.  Some mentorship relationships have been smooth journeys which have flowed easily like the ocean on a perfect summer day. Other mentorship relationships have been turbulent, bringing up feelings of internal disturbance and discord.   Some have been empowering and have cont... »

How Mentorship Helped My Career

How Mentorship Helped My Career

One of the requirements for my Diploma in Civil Engineering was a compulsory one-year internship in a company of my choice. Having been snubbed internship at the big consulting firms and the Local Council, my then preferred choice, I was desperate to start an internship at any company that would offer me a chance. It is then that I spoke to a neighbour who was working at Murray and &Roberts (M... »

How Can Construction Employers Close the Talent Gap?

How Can Construction Employers Close the Talent Gap?

Historically, construction companies have done little workforce planning because of the cyclical, project-oriented nature of construction and the significant share of work performed by subcontractors. It has left companies struggling to meet massive demands for new talent at the start of projects and to retain talent with experience accumulated on the job once work on a project has phased out. Con... »

How Can the Construction Industry Solve the Talent Gap?

How Can the Construction Industry Solve the Talent Gap?

The construction industry has a significant impact on the environment. It is a major consumer of raw materials and producer of construction-related waste. Furthermore, buildings create 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Many industries have made tremendous advances during the last few decades by adopting new technologies to make themselves more efficient and increase labour productivity, but ... »

Attitude or Qualifications: What are Employers Looking for?

Attitude or Qualifications: What are Employers Looking for?

Employers should be looking for talent, or at least these are the type of employers you want to engage with. Continuously adding new talent to the pool keeps a business moving forward, ensures there is innovation and helps a firm remain relevant. If the company ethos is to do the above, the people at that company will naturally do the same – talented people want to be surrounded by talented ... »

The 10 Qualities of Successful Construction Project Managers

The 10 Qualities of Successful Construction Project Managers

 I often see arguments on LinkedIn and other blog forums as to whether the best construction project managers should have a tertiary qualification or whether they should have worked themselves through the ranks in the industry. »

Youth Month – My Career Advice for Young Construction Professionals

Youth Month – My Career Advice for Young Construction Professionals

After studies, with no experience, it is rather difficult to obtain the perfect opportunities that we have envisioned. Therefore, I always encourage those who are coming after us to remain humble if they want to get to the top. Every successful person has a story to tell on how they had to overcome challenges. Nothing in every industry comes on a silver platter, and we need to face the reality of ... »