Articles By Michael DeSafey

10 Resume Tips for Professionals in the Construction Industry

History Of The Resume

10 Resume Tips for Professionals in the Construction Industry Preparing a resume that is organized, succinct, and eye-catching is one of the best ways for construction professionals to launch a fruitful job search. Eye-catching resumes typically feature highly desired skill sets, relevant certifications, and impressive projects that were completed...

5 Points to Remember About Professional Development

Professional Development

5 Points to Remember About Professional Development Many professionals find themselves overlooking the importance of ongoing professional development. You’ve worked your way into your field. Just keeping your job, however, isn’t enough! Your industry is always changing, whether it’s learning to use new materials or adhering to new environmental...

5 Steps to Successful Employment Offer Negotiations

Job Offer Negotiations

5 Steps to Successful Employment Offer Negotiations Many job candidates in the construction industry fail to negotiate when they receive an employment offer. Failure to engage in employment offer negotiations typically stems from an applicant’s lack of negotiation skills, fear of rejection, or worry that attempts to negotiate will...

How to Navigate the Job Marketplace

Navigating The Jobs Marketplace

How to Navigate the Job Marketplace Whether you’re fresh out of school and ready to start your career or you’re hoping to move jobs within the construction or engineering industries, navigating the job marketplace can be confusing. Finding open positions is often challenging, especially during slow times. Even more...

The 2017 Forecast Of Construction Jobs

2017 Construction Industry Forecast

The 2017 Forecast of Construction Jobs According to a recent Forbes magazine article, the economy is slowly rebounding while the housing and non-residential construction sectors continue to grow. For example, multi-family apartment construction grew 14 percent and the annual housing construction rate was 1.2 million in 2016. Below introduces...

Using Body Language as a Business Leader

Using Body Language as a Business Leader As a business leader, you have to develop plenty of skills. Leadership means wearing many different hats and accomplishing many different tasks over the course of the day. One of the most important skills you’ll learn, however, is how to use your...

The Key to Getting the Job You Want

Getting The Job You Want

The Key to Getting the Job You Want Many employees find themselves walking a fine line. They want a new position: to move into a job that takes better advantage of their skills, to attain a promotion within their existing job, or even to move to a different place of...

2017 Forecasted Growth in the Engineering Industry

Engineering Markeplace Growth

2017 Forecasted Growth in the Engineering Industry Engineering is one of the key jobs driving production and construction in the economy. Whether it is environmental engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers or others, they are all contributing enormously to economic development.  2017 should see some decent growth in this industry, both in...

Corporate Culture Starts With How You Hire

Employer Hiring TIps

Corporate Culture Starts With How You Hire When you imagine the perfect corporate culture, what does it look like? Perhaps it’s a work environment where you can count on every member of the team to perform their duties correctly, where people step in to help when one member of...

How to Effectively Prepare for a Video Interview

Video Interviews

How to Effectively Prepare for a Video Interview In a digital era where the world revolves around technology than ever before, more businesses are leveraging videos in their recruiting and hiring process to save time and increase productivity. Whether it’s in the construction, engineering, or environmental industry, video interviews...