Project Manager, Construction Advice

Q: 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 Oklahoma City:
"Manager needs."
Internship summers to understand the people side of the business.

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 Bozeman:
"The details of the Trade."
Listen to your supervisors.

Project Manager, Construction in Florida:
"$42M project 2006-2009."
Focuse on Results. Be Sharp, Polite & Honest.

Project Manager, Construction in Raleigh:
"How many hours a week I would have to work."
Orchestrate your schedule more efficient.

Project Manager, Construction in New York:
"How you deal with people is the most important thing!"
Take care of tasks right away if possible so you don't forget. Write down as much as you can as reminders of work to be done. Don't let bad situations or difficult clients get to you because it will happen. Don't tell a client you can do something that may not be possible, or give an unrealistic timeline for a job just to please them, just be honest & realistic.