Construction Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Construction Manager in Corpus Christi:
"Responsible for maintaining progress and budget."
Understand the Scope of Work.

Construction Manager in Concord:
"Politics."
Don't let people hear your opinions easily. Read your emails from the bottom up. Write your email with reiterations. Do not take work home.

Construction Manager in Des Moines:
"Must Love Challenges and Travel."
You must, and I mean must be able to love the work you do for the work. Not the compensation, not professional accolades, not the company you work for. You must be able slove problems, work long hours, and be away from home. You should be willing to do these things because the thrill of dealing with and sloving problems is a reward you relish.

Construction Manager in San Francisco:
"Do what you love."
Love what you do.