It was another great year for the Colorado State University (CSU) Department of Construction Management at the Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) student competition. CSU teams took first place in four out of seven categories, and three students earned special recognition for their individual performance.
Thank you…two simple words, too infrequently used, arresting in their power. When a company’s culture revolves around saying “thank you” to its customers and employees alike, good things just seem to follow. Thank you, Jim Mooney, for reminding us!
New school year, new start, new opportunities…do you really want to start with the same old you on the web’s greatest resume site for aspiring mechanical contractors? Not when it’s so easy to freshen your online persona.
So…you had your first job interview and it went well. The interviewer was impressed with your credentials and asked about your salary requirements, references and start date. What now? If you would like to set yourself apart from the competition, you could send a written formal thank-you note.
This could be you…Adam Crnkovich was a junior in Construction Management at the University of Nebraska when he intered at Control Services Inc. in Omaha while he studied. Let him describe the awesome advantages of an internship in the mechanical contracting industry. After graduation, Adam started his great future in the industry as a Project Manager with Ray Martin Company of Omaha.
Simply following and emphasizing these top 5 things can significantly increase your chances of being hired as an intern or full-time employee by a really outstanding MCAA contractor…but you have to meet them half way!
This is the first of a series of interviews titled, “This Could Be You,” and it could be! Hear from Kyle Borseti, a graduate of Northeastern University, about his co-op experience with J.C. Cannistraro of Boston and his participation in MCAA’s student chapter, and the beginning of his great future career. Kyle is now a Project Manager with J.C. Cannistraro.
In this age of online everything, there are still the basics, and the professional written resume is one of them. Regardless of how you transmit your resume to potential employers, it is still the best way to present your credentials for an employment position. Here is how you can make your resume stand out.
The interview is a critical step to getting offered an internship or a job. Your resume—the presentation of your education, skills, certifications and work experience—will get you in the door, but your personality, attitude and the employer’s perception of how you’ll fit in with the team and their corporate culture is what will land you the job. Here’s how to nail it!
Effective written communication is essential in business when you’re describing actions someone needs to take, conveying information, summarizing the terms of an agreement, presenting a report, or asking questions. Effective business writing is focused and clear, and accomplishes a purpose.
Before planning your future, take a moment to consider why this industry is different from other sectors of the construction industry.
Lots of things! MCAA represents more than 2,600 of the industry’s most innovative mechanical construction, plumbing and service firms across the United States. They install and service technologically advanced and energy-efficient heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing and piping systems.