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How to Promote Intergenerational Mentorship in Construction

How to Promote Intergenerational Mentorship in Construction

Intergenerational mentorship across all industries has been a time-honoured tradition. As such, many professionals who start in the construction industry learn the trade from those who came before them. »

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. »

The 10 P’s for Proper Construction Project Management

The 10 P’s for Proper Construction Project Management

Proper Planning, Preparation and Proactive Problem Preclusion (Prevention) Prevents Poor Project Performance Frequently when construction projects go wrong, we find that the real cause was due to poor planning and preparation. When the construction project runs into problems, these aren’t detected early on, the wrong actions are implemented to correct the problems, or worse, they are completely ig... »

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® »

IS DISCRIMINATION HURTING YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

IS DISCRIMINATION HURTING YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

Construction projects employ people from diverse cultures and educational and economic backgrounds. Working in this environment can be challenging, but interesting. It’s easy to pigeonhole people according to who they are, or where they come from. “They are from x country so they must be bricklayers”. “He comes from z country so he’s a scaffolder”. “They are dre... »

Don’t Let History Dictate Your Future Construction Methods

Don’t Let History Dictate Your Future Construction Methods

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How Hardhat Professionals Should Answer, “What Is Your Weakness?” During Job Interviews

How Hardhat Professionals Should Answer, “What Is Your Weakness?” During Job Interviews

When Hardhat Professionals look for jobs, a big part of the preparation is for the job interview. Once the CV is already placed, the next thing to be bothered about is which questions the hiring manager would ask you. Because your answers could make or break your chances of getting that engineering job. »

11 Lessons From Elon Musk That Can Be Applied To Your Career As A Hardhat Professional

11 Lessons From Elon Musk That Can Be Applied To Your Career As A Hardhat Professional

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LEARN THESE 2 HABITS YOU WANT TO GET AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER IN 2018

LEARN THESE 2 HABITS YOU WANT TO GET AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER IN 2018

It is the beginning of a new year and this is the best time to reflect on 2017 and evaluate what you’ve experienced; what failures you’ve had and what successes you’ve created. It’s time to become self-aware and accept what happened to you in 2017.   I recently read an article written by Nader Molwaee titled  “How to get ahead in your career in 2018” in the article he talks about the his career an... »