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Career spotlight: Breaking through barriers in construction

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019

Construction career spotlight 1|US Blog Job security, competitive pay, and creating a difference in the community are some of the reasons why many people choose a career in construction. Although a career in construction can be very rewarding, it does come with challenges. We asked experienced estimators and project managers in this industry what their career struggles were and how they overcame them. Here are their answers.


Career spotlight: The importance of nurturing your construction network

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019

Construction career spotlight 2|US Blog With time and experience, you can build a serious ladder to success in construction. The key is to develop your skills and network early on in your career. There are a number of construction associations across the US that not only offer networking opportunities but certification courses and upskilling seminars as well. We asked senior project managers and senior estimators how networking has helped them advance in their careers. Here are their responses.


Career spotlight: Advice for entering the construction industry 

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019

Construction career spotlight 3|US Blog The US construction industry is constantly growing. In New York City last year, projects have reached an estimated record high of $61.5 billion in 2018 according to a New York Building Congress report. If you’re a seasoned professional or thinking of entering this thriving industry, here are some career advice from leading construction experts in New York City.


Women in tech: Q&A with Connie Chiasson, Area Vice President at Hays

Posted on Monday, Apr 15, 2019

Women in tech: Connie ChiassonWith fewer women in technology, innovation, progressions, and discoveries can only go so far. Diversity brings new perspectives and expands the pool of knowledge. After over 20 years of recruitment experience, including managing a team of IT consultants, Connie Chiasson, Area Vice President at Hays shares her insight on how we can expand the presence of women in technology. 


Top 5 soft skills every developer should have

Posted by Hays Recruitment Expert on Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019

Top Software Developer SkillsWriting good code can only take you so far in your career as a developer. Whether you’re a full-stack developer, a DevOps developer, or a data scientist, being able to collaborate, innovate, and interact successfully with others are essential skills for your career success. In fact, in LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends 2019 report, 92% of talent professionals agree that soft skills are equally or more important to hire for than hard skills.

So what are the top soft skills every developer should focus on? Here’s the list and some tips to consider. 


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