What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Project Manager, Construction in Lansing:
Get as many internships during the summer months while in school, that you can. They are MUCH more valuable than taking classes in the summer.
Project Manager, Construction in Irvine:
Be a mentor and provide an environment for others to succeed. Celebrate the victories, no matter how small. Be friendly and recognize that a fellow human is on the other side of the phone/computer.
Project Manager, Construction in Lancaster:
"Aware Of All The Stress."
Be organized. Follow up on everything. Be aggressive, yet diplomatic. Be fair. Be honest.
Project Manager, Construction in Crawford:
"Job Description, Duties And Pay Rates."
Always, always, always, make sure you get a written job description that details what you will be doing for who, what hours you are required to work and when and if you will get pay raises and/or bonuses. Always get this in writing no matter what.
Project Manager, Construction in Washington:
"Find A Mentor."
Construction PM means managing all construction disciplines. When you start your career you probably want to dive into your particular area of interest. However job opportunities might have you start from a different place. A Mentor is like a life adviser who has long term vision which you have yet to acquire. This will save you from making short term decisions (like jumping jobs for an extra few $/hr) and sacrifice long term benefits.