Working in the construction industry is not only a job that involves some manual labor in some roles, but it can also require a high level of skill and certification. Gone are the days where you would get yourself a job on a building site as a laborer without some form of qualifications and certificates under your belt. Especially for some of the more complicated and risky machinery that you might be required to maneuver. Working in the construction game now requires much more skill and diligence, and it has never been more interesting to get involved in the fast paced industry as it is today. But first, a quick rundown of what you may need to consider should you be thinking about a role in the construction world.
It’s a question we’re used to being asked from a very early age. When you’re young, your aunties and uncles quiz you about what you want to do when you’re older, and this doesn’t really change when you reach adulthood. People are always keen to know about what you do when they first meet you, and what ambitions you hold for the future. The reality is that many of us have a dream job in mind, but we can’t seem to make it a reality. If your ideal job is proving elusive, here are some hints and tips, which may come in handy.
Whether you are unemployed or in a job you’re looking to progress from, the job hunt is never an easy thing to deal with. You’re faced with a world full of competition, desperate to stand out from the crowd, wanting to impress anyone who might be able to make you an offer.
If you have been going at it for awhile and still haven’t found what you’re looking for, don’t be disheartened. Instead of feeling melancholy and resigning yourself to staying in your current situation until the end of days, use it as a motivator to try and identify what might be going wrong.
On the whole, jobseekers have a habit of making the same kind of errors in their applications. So if any of these sound familiar, this might be one area you want to focus on tweaking.
When people ask me how long have I been an entrepreneur, I tell them I have been an “entrepreneur” for the last 8 years. Notice I put quotation marks around entrepreneur. I will explain the reason for this later in the post.
I graduated from high school in 2007. I had been working at Wendy’s since 2005 and left there after I graduated to go work at UPS. UPS only lasted a couple of months. I just couldn’t see myself continuing down the path of being a highly praised but underpaid worker.
While at UPS I created my entertainment company. Man was that an eye-opening experience. The creation of this entertainment company was my main reason for leaving UPS. I was going to take the entertainment industry by storm. So I thought.
When I left UPS I needed another job asap. My plan was to go apply at Family Dollar. Instead my mom asked me to come work with her since she was opening a new office in downtown Atlanta.
So I was going into 2008 set and ready to make things happen, so I thought again. I had my new entertainment company and I was the “COO” of my mom’s tax business.
To cut a long story short, things started off “great” and ended terribly. My attempt at creating a studio for my entertainment company drained my pockets and my role as COO did not go as I envisioned.
The reason this occurred is because I didn’t truly understand entrepreneurship nor business ownership. Entrepreneurship is turning an idea into a product/service that has demand in the marketplace. Business ownership is taking that product/service, scaling it for growth and employing others to manage your business operations. Read More What 8 Years of “Entrepreneurship” Taught Me
Lately I have been coming across a lot of people who talk about how they want to be successful but they never do anything beyond talking. It frustrates me because I used to be one of those people and I realized the time I wasted always talking. I would constantly talk but would never back up my claims within my talking points with actual action. Grant Cardone spoke about this backwards thinking on Entrepreneur with an article that illustrated how success demands taking massive action. Read More People Talk About Success But Don’t Really Want Success
Do you know why success is so difficult for many people to obtain? It is because it requires so much damn discipline. To be quite honest, in today’s world, discipline is becoming a rare trait people possess. The reason for this is because a majority of people lack the ability to truly control their thoughts and actions due to living in a world that provides so much distractions. Read More Real Success requires Self Mastery
Since I presume most of my readers are entrepreneurs, it is safe to say that we are all currently stressed over something dealing with our entrepreneurial pursuits right? I believe such a statement is true for every entrepreneur out there looking for successful results. When you are an entrepreneur, your business literally becomes your life. (sorry to all you who seek a perfect work/ life balance) When your life becomes dedicated to growing your business and making it successful; your feelings of anxiety become a natural part of your thought process.
But what specifically is your source of anxiety?
What keeps you up at night?
What haunts your thoughts day and night, giving you a feeling of uneasiness? Read More What Keeps the Entrepreneur Up at Night?