A Career In Construction: The Pros And Cons

Working in the construction sector can offer a massive range of opportunities, but isn’t really for everyone. With good accessibility and mobility, the industry is very attractive to a lot of people looking for work.800px-thumbnail-construction-workers

However, certain concerns in the reliability and safety of construction jobs turn people off of the idea. If you’re mulling over a career in construction, then this post is for you. Here’s some of the pros and cons of working in construction.
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Hiring The Right Employee: The Right Process


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You’ve heard it a million times before, it’s the people that make the job, not the role itself. But is this really the case? From that point of view, that would mean that the role is completely irrelevant to the business from an employee’s perspective. It is my argument that the people in their roles are the most important investment you can make in an organisation. Without the right people a business can suffer for many reasons. There are many ways that the people can be the most effective weapon for the survival of an organisation. Here is what you should be doing when looking for the right staff.

Look At Their CV- It Will Tell You A Lot!

Is it a concise CV of a page or two, or is it covered in job after job after job? They have experience in the role, but look closer. How long were they in that role for? Do they have transferable skills that will serve your business well? Have they even sold themselves well, or is their opening gambit just cheap window dressing? You can tell a lot about a person from their CV, how they market themselves, and what their intentions are with you as their (potential) employer. interview-607713_960_720

What Are Their Hobbies and Interests?

It may be a bit insignificant when looking for someone to fill a job role, but their interests outside of the workplace say two things. The first is, if you, as their colleague, can work together well and form a successful working relationship. The second is, do their interests reveal a unique aspect to their personality, like an outstanding skill? Due to increases in costs of living, there are many people that need to take side jobs. For more information on this, look at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryalton/2016/08/16/side-jobs-are-in-heres-what-you-need-to-know/2

If that is the case, and it can be applied in the work role, this can make them a valuable asset.

What Is Their Background?

Getting more information about who they are, in their personal life, and their prior legal history, can save you time. With sites like Linkedin, and Twitter, you can check their work history. But, perhaps more importantly, who they are personally. The best thing about it is that you can do it before you even speak to them!

Have You Got Your Resources Up To Date?

Are you looking in the right areas for employees? If you are dissatisfied with the results you are getting from those that are applying to you, then you should look for them. Sites like managers.org.uk can give handy tips and ideas to find the right person, even recruitment sites such as Reed have worker profiles and CV’s to look at.
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Do You Trust Your Instincts?

Sometimes your instincts are the one thing that will serve you right in the end. If you get a good feeling during the interview about the person, you’re not far wrong that they will work well in your organisation. Maybe they approached you and asked for a job before you advertised the post because they saw where they could help you out. If someone like that has the drive to approach you, then surely they are worth a gamble? Good luck, and go and get them.

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Which Health Care Support Job Is Right For You?

A lot of people think that the only way to get into health care is to go through years and year of grueling medical school. But that’s just not the case.

Yes, if you want to be a doctor, you’ve got to do the training. But there are plenty of other positions that aren’t anything like as onerous. Most roles require no more than an associate’s degree. For some, you’ll even get trained on the job. Continue reading

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Climb The Ladder Fast In The Oil Industry


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You might be interested in working in the oil industry. You don’t want to be stuck at the bottom of the ladder, though, do you? Let’s face it; most people enter the oil industry for one reason and one reason only. They want to make money. If you can’t make a lot of money in the oil industry, what was the point in joining in the first place? A lot of people assume that working in oil; you have to start your way at the bottom and work your way up to the top. Not true and there are plenty of ways to skip a few rungs on that employment ladder.

Get A Great Qualification
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Your first step is to make sure that you head to university to get a degree in oil and gas. Or, something like engineering. That way, you will be primed to become a qualified professional in this industry. We know what you’re thinking. You can get into the oil industry with a college diploma, can’t you? As a matter of fact, you can. But you’ll be starting at the bottom, and there’s no guarantee you can rise at all. Make sure you work hard during your time at university because employers are always looking for candidates with firsts. Unfortunately, if you achieved a second at university, your prospects are limited. Continue reading

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Choosing a Career is all About Learning and Absorbing

I think it’s really important to choose the right career path as best you can. And the best way of doing this is to make sure you learn and absorb what is related to the role and the industry. This is the best way of getting yourself on the right path and having an advantage right from the start. You have to learn and absorb as much as you can about a particular career before you choose to do it. This is something that has got to be your primary focus so you can really pick a career you enjoy and connect with.career

What Interests You?

It’s really important that you think about what interests you as a career path. Now, this should be something of a little more substance than, say, video games! But it doesn’t necessarily have to be. Think about your passions and the sorts of things that excite and inspire you. These are what you want to follow as a career. Steve Jobs once declared that the only way to do great work is to love what you do. And that’s why it’s such a great idea to pursue a career in an area that interests you. So many people forgo their dreams and passions for the safer options, and they wind up hating their careers. Try to do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. Continue reading

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The Best And Worst Careers Based On Job Prospects!

When looking for a career, you want to choose something that guarantees you a job. Bearing that in mind, I’ve had a look at some of the best and worst careers based on job prospects. Find out all the information you need, down below:

Best

To start things off, we’ll look at a couple of the best careers around. Remember, I’m basing this on job prospects, and nothing else. These two careers are excellent if you want to find a job with ease:
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Medical Careers

If you’re looking for a worthwhile career with great job prospects, then the medical field is for you. There are plenty of jobs that are always in high-demand. The fact is, the world needs as many healthcare professionals as possible. Hospitals and doctors surgeries are constantly looking for more staff to cope with the demand. This means that if you can gain the proper qualifications, you’re almost guaranteed a job as soon as you graduate medical school.

But, here lies the toughest obstacle in your path; training & education. I’ve spoken about jobs that don’t require a degree, and this is far from that. There are years and years of training and experience ahead of you if you consider this career. Countless tests and exams to ensure you’re the right fit for the medical school. Then, you have additional training that you can do alongside this. You can view Ear Science Institute Australia to find some examples of extra training. All of this comes together to give you the skills necessary to succeed. After you’ve done everything, and are fully trained, you’re ready for work. Most medical schools include a year or two of work placements in hospitals. So, you’ll be treating patients and getting paid a junior doctor’s fee. Combine this experience with your training and the demand for medical professionals and you have a high chance of getting a job! Continue reading

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Five Great Careers For Ultra-Creative Types

There are those people who are willing to do any job as long as the pay is good. They’ll sit at their desk and do boring, repetitive tasks that don’t stimulate their brain in any way. But that’s OK! That’s what they want to do, and we need people like that in order to carry out those tasks.

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That’s not what we’re here to talk about today, though. I share similarities with you when you say that you’re a ‘creative type.’ I love creativity. I thrive off creativity. I need a source of creativity in order to carry out a job to its fullest. Without it, I find it difficult to keep working without descending into mediocrity.

So, if you’re feeling the same way, I have a few career suggestions for you. Continue reading

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