I have a Diploma in Civil Engineering and I have always referred to myself as a Civil Engineering Technician, never a Civil Engineer, and the distinction has always been important to me, but I have seen Civil Engineering Technicians or Technologists refer to themselves as Civil Engineers, and I cringe when that happens.Read more
To break down this rather pertinent question into a simplistic answer; the simple answer is that employers should be looking for talent. At the very least, these are the types of employers you want to be engaging with. Continuously adding new talent to the pool keeps a business moving forward, ensures there is innovation and helps a firm remain relevant. If the company ethos is to do this, the people at thRead more
Civil Engineering is a profession that has aroused curiosity in me from the time I was growing up. I couldn’t help but be fascinated by the awe-inspiring bridges and other mega structures built by engineers. I remember fondly that one of the reasons I became a Structural Engineer was because in 1993 when Katse Dam (in Lesotho) was constructed, my primary school went for a site visit and I couldn’t go because my parents thought I was young.
To all young HardHat Professionals looking for employment – A few words of caution… Having recently sat through numerous interviews for multiple vacancies at our company I thought I would share a few common tips where some young HardHat Professional could have done better.Read more
I was recently contacted by a friend on a matter that concerns someone close to him who was going through a major dilemma at work. The problem is one that many who read this would be familiar with. Essentially, it revolved around a boss that the person could no longer work with. Of course, I know only one side of the story, but in my understanding the relationship had broken down to the point that the personRead more
A lot of problems on projects are due to poor communication. If you have a basic understanding of the construction industry, you can communicate much more effectively with fellow Hardhat Professionals and clients thus reducing the risk of failure.Read more
The word NETWORKING alone strikes fear in the hearts of many Hardhat Professionals and that is why many HardHat Professionals put it off. If you’re happily employed and your career is coming right along, networking often gets put on the back-burner.
For HardHat Professionals looking for work and want to remain a step ahead of the pack, it’s important to know what the most wanted skills are in today’s workplace.Read more
A mentor is someone who agrees to share their skills, knowledge, expertise, and professional contacts with you. Mentors can help speed up your career progression by helping you set career goals, resolve difficult problems, and make sound career decisions. You may already haveRead more
You’re employed as a HardHat Professional and you love the Construction industry. Even if that’s the case, you probably don’t want to stay in the same position forever. Some HardHat Professional are fortunate to be in careers that have clear progression routes. In others, the push upwards might be up to you.Read more