What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Project Manager, Construction in Wareham:
When asked during an interview, Never say your skilled or experienced in something that you are not and never brag about things you feel skilled. Humility will keep you around and allow longer learning curves that lies get industry wide blackballed.
Project Manager, Construction in Frederick:
"Construction management 101."
Learn to treat people the way you want to be treated. Be patient and caring., but direct and even tempered.
Project Manager, Construction in Clarksville:
The most important indicators to success in Project Management in the Real Estate, Design and Construction Industry are communication and ownership of the project. If you are buying a house, you pay attention to all costs, the schedule, and quality of workmanship and you communicate with contractor building the house. Treat projects assigned to you in the same manner and you will find that by simply caring enough, the client will feel the love.
Project Manager, Construction in Akron:
"Communication and expectations."
The basis of this job is setting clear expectations upfront and keeping constant communication going. Everything else is just small details. If you are able to set realistic and clear expectations upfront, and communicate along the way, even the biggest problems will be understood and will make your life a lot easier .
Organizational skills and the ability to let things roll off of you are a must.
Project Manager, Construction in Austin:
Patience is good, but make sure your employer puts his money where he mouth is when it comes to seeing raises and promotions you've been promised. In my experience, if you don't help/force it along, it won't come to fruition on its own. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, I've learned that the hard way, since I am typically someone who prefers to appear grateful and quietly content. Meanwhile, those more verbal advance quicker.