Career Tips

4 Ways to Develop Soft Skills in Your Construction Career

4 Ways to Develop Soft Skills in Your Construction Career

As a Hardhat Professional, the four or five years spent studying for your tertiary qualification are filled with complex math and science.  Indeed, almost all Hardhat Professionals’ training pertains to the hard skills they will directly apply to problems in their field during their career. »

4 Cornerstone Skills Engineers Need for the Future of Work

4 Cornerstone Skills Engineers Need for the Future of Work

The World Economic Forum found there are 10 critical job skills that will be in demand for the future job market of Industry 4.0.  Four of these skills will be particularly relevant to the high-tech economy »

8 Tips for An Amazing Mentor Relationship

8 Tips for An Amazing Mentor Relationship

Mentorship is a valuable tool in the workspace: mentors can offer guidance, share wisdom and serve as a sounding board to their mentees.  Building a healthy relationship is in the interests of both the mentee and the mentor. Consider the following steps to strengthen your mentor relationship. »

5 Ways to Manage Mistakes in Construction

5 Ways to Manage Mistakes in Construction

In construction, as in any field, mistakes happen. Contractors purchase the wrong materials, human error comes into play, or things don’t go as planned. A recent example would be the D.C Silverline Metrorail project in the US; during construction, the wrong type of concrete was used, meaning that the expected lifespan of the metro station walls was considerably less than planned for. »

How to Find a Mentor

How to Find a Mentor

A mentor is someone who can help you get through any new and challenging stage in your life. Here are five ways to go about when looking for a mentor. »