Project Manager, Construction Advice

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

Project Manager, Construction in New York:
You need to understand how to build work before you can run work and produce quality jobs.

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.

Project Manager, Construction in Lansing:
"Job Experience."
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 Logan:
"Busy And Rewarding."
Pros: I like participating in the process of solving problems and realizing what I can do to help. Communicating with the customer and developing a solution for their current problems is the most rewarding part of my job.
Cons: Unrealistic expectations are difficult to work with. Scheduling conflicts are very frustrating.

Project Manager, Construction in Wauwatosa:
"Computer Time."
Learn the following: Excel, Word, Outlook, PDF converter software.

Project Manager, Construction in Columbus:
"Respect."
Treat everyone around you with respect and value.