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Why I chose a career in the construction industry:
I chose a career in the construction industry because of the growth potential, the security and the atmosphere.
What training or education did you need for your current role?
The training or education that helped me in my current role was my past experience as an Operations Manager and working in human resources in my previous jobs. I am currently enrolled in the SHRM-CP course to become a certified professional in Human resources.
What is a typical day like in your position?
Each day is different from the last. The change is what keeps it fresh and fun. My days vary from employee recruitment and retention activities to writing and maintaining the company policies and procedures and outreach to local schools.
What do you enjoy most about your career?
I enjoy being in a position to help. It is both challenging and rewarding when you are able to identify an issue, produce an action plan and watch the problem resolve.
What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on?
The most interesting project I have worked on is employee recruitment during a time when skilled trades people are difficult to find.
What advice do you have for women who want to work in the construction industry?
My advice to women wanting to work in the construction industry is that there is no need to question it, just do it! It is fast paced, always evolving and the community involvement is great to be a part of.