Category Business

Salary Negotiation Tactics

If you find yourself feeling queasy at the thought of negotiating your salary, you aren’t alone. Research from reveals that around one-fifth of candidates don’t counter the first number on the table after they receive a job offer. In fact, a poll by the Society of Human Resource Management found that nearly 80 percent of those surveyed expressed that they didn’t like to discuss money or negotiate employment terms. Female candidates are even more affected by this apprehension. 2.5 times more women than men feel a great deal of… Read more

Career Mentor

Have you considered finding a mentor to give your career a boost? Thought about sharing your skills and knowledge with an up-and-coming star in your field? Here are some helpful tips for finding — or being — a great mentor. 1. It’s all about relationships There’s a fine line between “bold” and “awkward.” Walking up to a stranger you’ve admired from afar and asking them to be your mentor is almost as off-putting as asking someone to marry you on the first date. If you’d like to ask someone to… Read more

Multigenerational Workplace

For the first time in history, the labor force now includes members of five generations. What older generations can teach younger generations in the workplace: 1. Wisdom Much has been written about the value of mentoring in the workplace. When older employees share their experiences, younger coworkers gain valuable insights to help them in their careers. In “The Intern,” Ben Whittaker becomes the go-to guy for advice from fellow interns as well as high-level employees on everything from professionalism, efficiency, dress code, employee relations and marketing. “Older employees have been… Read more

Make LinkedIn Work For You

In today’s job market, no job seeker should be without a LinkedIn account. Your profile serves as your digital calling card; knowing how to make it work for you can make you stand out among an increasingly crowded job-market. Read on to discover 10 tips that will help you perfect your profile and start reaping the professional benefits. 1. Be thorough It’s very important to create a full profile. This includes the summary, relevant information about your background, experience and skills. Your profile should give recruiters a good sense of… Read more

Commercial Construction Project Manager Wanted: 11-1-2015

Call Us Today! 512-258-5336Company Contact Us! – 512-258-5336Location Austin, TXIndustry Construction (OWNER/ DEVELOPER SIDE)Type Salaried, Full TimeEducation Level Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management or EngineeringSalary Competitive based on work experience and trainingJob Description This client is the world’s premier developer and operator (owner) of a proprietary and exciting experiential entertainment center. The company opens & operates franchises around the world and is in major cities worldwide including Los Angeles, London, Dubai, Moscow, and Singapore. They are executing a US national roll out of… Read more

All girls team, Beatin the boys at IEC BBQ Cook Off!

We competed in the IEC Central Texas chapter BBQ on October 3, 2015!!! We WON 2nd place brisket & 5th place fajitas!! All girls team!  Beatin the boys! The IEC is Independent Electrical Contractors. The electrical industry is the most technical of all building trades. It requires professional supervision and management to construct electrical projects. The only way to become a professional is through training, education and experience. The mission of IEC is to offer independent electrical contractors quality education programs, industry information and services and by clear communication with… Read more

Six Traits of the Next Generation of Leaders

As large numbers of Baby Boomers transition into retirement, organizations have seen a leadership gap emerge as well. A recent study by and Harris Poll found that corporate leaders are increasingly worried that there are “not enough good leaders within the organization.” It’s a worry with huge implications as the workforce ages and current leaders retire with few qualified younger contenders for their positions. Without good leadership, even the strongest company can flounder. However, regardless of what stage you are in in your career, there is good news; this… Read more

The Quick Guide to Becoming the Ultimate Contractor

We’ve gathered some useful tips that will benefit all contractors, no matter how long a contract lasts. Follow these best practices, and you shouldn’t have a problem finding new assignments — or extending existing ones: Be punctual Seems like a no-brainer, right? But don’t underestimate the power of being on time. Being on time shows respect and enables you and your colleagues to be efficient. In fact, punctuality is one of the qualities employers notice most. Learn the company culture It starts with following workplace protocol in all cases; observe… Read more


The following is a compilation of resources to allow you to best determine and define your negotiations for salary and benefits packages.  These are guides only and you still need to factor in items such as varying economic and regional conditions. IDEAL FIT  – VS – SALARY Is this the best job for me and my family or future family? It might sound trivial and maybe it is, if your focused on only the pay. But often we need to see that the salary or hrly figure might not be… Read more

Knowing and Growing Your Worth in the Workplace

You’re the first person in the office every morning and the last one to leave at night. The word “vacation” is not in your vocabulary. There’s always more work to be done. Sometimes you feel guilty about being a working mom, but you love your job and your professional identity is important to you. Besides, your hard work has paid off. You have the best stats in the department, are liked by everyone and you’re the first person your boss calls in a crisis. So why are you regularly passed… Read more