What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Project Manager, Construction in Grangeville:
"If you are not improving your the problem."
There are so many processes that are in desperate need of improvement within the construction industry. The tools are there to reduce costly delays and changes on projects, they are just not being properly used. Too many of the lessons learned are not being looked at and incorporated into the system of construction for major work. The tide is turning, but there is a long way to go and there is plenty of room for motivated talent to grow and be part of significant improvements in the near future of this industry.
Project Manager, Construction in Springfield:
"Not take on unrealistic workload."
Once you start doing more work than you should- you are expected to continue and you have no one to blame other than yourself. Strive for work-life balance and keep you attitude out of project management.
Project Manager, Construction in Indianapolis:
"•Share your knowledge about the daily responsibilities, care."
Never assume you know anything, always be willing to learn from others in the field and managers. Time management is essential and if you don't have thick skin, this is not the industry for you.
Project Manager, Construction in Phoenix:
"Situational Awareness Pays."
No other industry allows such diversity in professional and personal growth and development. The door is open for any person willing to qualify him/herself by putting themselves out there and giving 100%. Limitations tend to be personality characteristics, flexibility, and willingness to learn plus a fair amount of in the right place at the right time with the appropriate qualifications and a degree of personal marketing.
Project Manager, Construction in Seattle:
"Decide On Your Major Early."
Decide on your major early. Construction Management degrees being during your Freshman year. This major is very competitive and you will need to be proactive as you can easily get off of your course schedule which can extend your college career and cost you additional money.