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The one thing you need to succeed in construction

Posted by James Hawley, EVP Hays USA, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Blog image DNA Justin Jeffus quoteHard work will set you apart in any industry, but in construction it's a requirement for success, according to the leaders we interviewed for the Hays DNA of a VP of Construction.

The good news? It's also an industry that rewards that work.

Work ethic is rated as the #1 soft skill that VPs need, and 45% say work load or work pressure are the biggest challenges that impede on their personal time. Of those who second-guessed their career at some point, one-third said it was due to the stress or lack of work-like balance that comes from the work load.

“Work harder than the guy at the next desk, learn more, build better relationships," says Justin Jeffus, Vice President, Retail Services, Mycon General Contractors. "This is a competitive field and if you’re determined to succeed then you will bring that work ethic to every task you have, whether you’re a laborer or a VP.”

And that I think is key – from the field to the boardroom, this is an industry that demands a lot of time and energy – but it’s also an industry that truly rewards that effort. You get out what you put in.

Title Location Job ID
Pre-construction Manager Chicago 1009546
Assistant Superintendent New York 1008582
Civil Project Manager Dallas 1009784
Assistant Facilities Manager Austin 1009786
Superintendent Houston 1009167
Construction Manager Washington DC 1009286

Talk to James Hawley, Hays EVP, about the US Construction market.

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