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Building Success in the Trades: Career advice for students, parents, educators and experienced tradespeople

By Georgian Lussier

Independently published
Paperback (36 pages)

Building Success in the Trades: Career advice for students, parents, educators and experienced tradespeople
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Skilled trade jobs are in demand and pay well. They cannot be outsourced and generally, student debt is minimal. For those who are mechanically inclined, a career in the trades can be very satisfying and rewarding.This Handbook offers condensed information, career tips, examples of successful tradesmen, and resources. It provides an orientation to what the trades require and the many options for growing as a professional, including college courses. The authors have decades of experience within the trade industry.Guidance counselors and parents can gain key information about what is often an over-looked career option. The examples of six successful tradesmen portray life-long careers vs. a job. For experienced tradesmen contemplating a career change, practical advice about resumes and interviewing will help them get prepared.The authors bring unique perspectives to the topic of working in the trades; each has 40 years of experience in their respective fields in the building industry and human resources. In addition to a Building Official license in Connecticut, Bill holds other trade licenses as well as a B.S. degree in Natural Resources. Georgian was born into a trades family, has taught business classes to plumbing contractors, written articles for trade magazines and has a M. S. degree in Organizational Behavior.

Construction Manager, Because Freaking Awesome Is Not An Official Job Title: Career Motivational Quotes 6x9 120 Pages Blank Lined Notebook Journal

By Kathy Notebooks

Independently published
Paperback (120 pages)

Construction Manager, Because Freaking Awesome Is Not An Official Job Title: Career Motivational Quotes 6x9 120 Pages Blank Lined Notebook Journal
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Writing Journal with Career Related Motivational Quotes for Men, Women and Adults. Write all your Daily weekly monthly yearly short and long term Goals, Activities and Schedule in this Notebook Journal.

120 pages of 6x9 Journal is the perfect size and easy to handle. This notebook have Matte finish and high quality White paper. Making notes is a healthy activity to make you life easy. You can Gift this Career Journal to Your Friends Family or Colleagues. 

Construction Engineer, Because Freaking Awesome Is Not An Official Job Title: Career Motivational Quotes 6x9 120 Pages Blank Lined Notebook Journal

By Kathy Notebooks

Independently published
Paperback (120 pages)

Construction Engineer, Because Freaking Awesome Is Not An Official Job Title: Career Motivational Quotes 6x9 120 Pages Blank Lined Notebook Journal
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Writing Journal with Career Related Motivational Quotes for Men, Women and Adults. Write all your Daily weekly monthly yearly short and long term Goals, Activities and Schedule in this Notebook Journal.

120 pages of 6x9 Journal is the perfect size and easy to handle. This notebook have Matte finish and high quality White paper. Making notes is a healthy activity to make you life easy. You can Gift this Career Journal to Your Friends Family or Colleagues. 

Starting Your Career as a Contractor: How to Build and Run a Construction Business

By Claudiu Fatu

Allworth
Released: 2015-03-17
Paperback (224 pages)

Starting Your Career as a Contractor: How to Build and Run a Construction Business
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This incisive, practical guide provides a thorough breakdown of the ins and outs everyone needs to know when turning contracting skills into a business. From summoning the motivation to start your own business to the intricacies of being your own boss, Claudiu Fatu artfully turns his personal experiences and those of other successful contractors into advice on every aspect of building a business. The chapters focus on:

Developing a business structure, insurance, and branding
Handling legal and accounting hurdles
Managing employees and dealing with clients
Using marketing systems to find and book work
Estimating and bidding on jobs
Writing contracts
Creating invoices and a billing system
Controlling costs, keeping records, and understanding profit margin
Planning retirement and other benefits for the self-employed

By teaching contractors to anticipate problems that can arise when dealing with clients, and to build a business plan that can support a contractor's talents in the best way possible, Starting Your Career as a Contractor is the ultimate manual to getting the job done right!

Carpenter (Careers in Construction)

By Cathleen Small

Cavendish Square
Library Binding (112 pages)

Carpenter (Careers in Construction)
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Explores what carpenters do in the construction industry, discussing the education and training necessary to become one.

Skilled Trade Professionals (Practical Career Guides)

By CORBIN COLLINS

Rowman & Littlefield
Released: 2018-12-28
Paperback (134 pages)

Skilled Trade Professionals (Practical Career Guides)
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Welcome to the skilled trade field! If you’re interested in a career in trade, you’ve come to the right book. So what exactly do these people do on the job, day in and day out? What kind of skills and educational background do you need to succeed in these fields? How much can you expect to make, and what are the pros and cons of these various fields? Is this even the right career path for you? How do you avoid burnout and deal with stress? This book can help you answer these questions and more.

This book, which includes interviews with professionals in the field, covers five main areas of this field that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions.


  • Electrician
  • HVAC Technician
  • Plumber
  • Construction Laborer, Craftsperson, and Manager
  • Automotive Service Technician/Mechanic

Dream Jobs in Architecture & Construction (Cutting-Edge Careers in Technical Education)

By Adrianna Morganelli

Crabtree Publishing Company
Released: 2018-05-20
Paperback (32 pages)

Dream Jobs in Architecture & Construction (Cutting-Edge Careers in Technical Education)
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Careers in architecture and construction involve designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining structures. This book highlights a variety of specialized jobs with promising growth potential. Find out what path you need to follow in education and training to reach your dream job.

Highway Construction Inspector (Career Examination Series)

By National Learning Corporation

National
Spiral-bound (160 pages)

Highway Construction Inspector (Career Examination Series)
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  • Passbooks prepare you by allowing you to take practice exams in the subjects you need to study.
  • Each book is 8 1/2" x 11" in paperback (plastic bound) and lies flat for ease of use.
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