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Goliath Blog 2018-06-20T13:22:12+00:00
2210, 2019

Scaling the Job Site Language Divide

By | October 22nd, 2019|

In a recent report, The American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) cited the construction industry as having the greatest language divide amongst managers and workers.  While taking a walk on any job site will, no doubt, have you hearing both Spanish and English spoken, there are several concerns related to the growing language gap in our industry.  Construction leaders are worried about safety issues causes by lingual misunderstanding and even cite their inability to hire bilingual workers as [...]

409, 2019

Construction is Leading Innovation – Two Projects That Prove it

By | September 4th, 2019|

While we match candidates with nationwide jobs it is easy to lose track of the extraordinary projects driving construction innovation, technological advancement and providing unique job opportunities for all trades. I realized this as I unplugged for a few moments to study two construction projects that have pushed large-scale construction to a new, higher level.  These projects are not only ridiculously interesting and important, but they will also drive the qualities workers need to satisfy the future positions that we [...]

2907, 2019

Can Fortnite Bring Kids to Construction?

By | July 29th, 2019|

The f-word, at least in our house, is Fortnite.  My kids love the wildly popular game and I’d rather they be playing in the front yard.  And, while I don’t hate the game, I simply have no appetite for managing the time my kids are spending with technology each hot, summer day. Kids should be outside – just like I used to be during the summers of my childhood.  The more I read about technology shaping today’s business environment, the [...]

2606, 2019

Effectively Tiptoeing Into the Job Market Without Burning Bridges

By | June 26th, 2019|

In my home, the concept of tiptoeing brings me back – to a time where a bad dream would have my daughter begging to crawl into our cozy bed during the middle of the night. Thankfully, that tiptoeing has stopped. The only tiptoeing I hear anymore comes from skittish, mildly unhappy craftsmen that are considering a job search after years of steady work - caught between wanting to make a change and enjoying their current stability. Much has been made [...]

2305, 2019

Trends in Construction Segments – What’ Up, What’s Down(ish)

By | May 23rd, 2019|

Whether on the job market or curious about the industry, knowing the trajectory of the construction market is a valuable tool for any future leader.  From our unique vantage point of working with construction companies and skilled workers, we are consistently watching Residential and Commercial construction data. Understanding the markets where we work helps us get better at anticipating needs.  It may, in fact, help job seekers and hiring managers do the same. Market 1: Residential Construction Update Using data [...]

205, 2019

So Tell Me About Yourself

By | May 2nd, 2019|

By the time you step into an interview, your confidence is brimming about your technical fit for the job.  Without doubt, you are ready to talk about past accomplishments how they prepared you for this new opportunity.  Yes, walking an interviewer through your resume is not problem – you could do that in your sleep, right? Are you ready, though, for the hiring manager’s first, face-to-face conversation that will begin with them simply saying, “Tell us about yourself”? If you’re [...]

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