Overcoming Challenges – #ConstChat Recap

#ConstChat ChallengesConstruction Chat was started May 8, 2014, to build community among the construction-inclined.

This weekly chat is hosted by Riggins Construction Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  We’d love you to join us, if you’re free next week.

(I put a reminder in my calendar. Otherwise, even I would forget.)

This week’s topic:

I was taking to a friend who works in the grocery industry who said she’s “just blue-collar” so professional development isn’t that critical. Of course I disagree. But we do discount ourselves? And it got me to thinking about us in construction. Are we “just” blue collar?

Below are the questions, as asked, and some highlighted answers. Some weeks there are so many great answers, it’s hard not to include them. I apologize for the length in advance. The purpose of the recap is to give you, the reader, some insight.

Q1: What brought you into construction?

Q2: How long have you been in construction?

Q3: What is your trade (or the trade of your employer)?

Q4: What do you wish people knew about your trade?

Q5: Do you think that the construction industry is undervalued (as an industry)? Not as sexy as tech?

Q6: Do you feel that construction’s image is a career challenge?

Q7. Do you think the use of social media could improve construction’s image?

Bonus Tweets:


Do you have an answer you want to contribute? Feel free to add it in the comments.

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