All Careers Advice

  • Architects have taken a beating over the past two years, but have they suffered any permanent damage? How are the UK’s top listed practices faring, and what impact is the recession having on design quality?

  • What makes Canada possibly the most attractive country in the world for contractors right now? Perhaps it’s something to do with the billions of dollars it has to spend on construction. The trick is breaking into this highly lucrative market

  • It takes time, effort and money. But doing an MBA can also help you raise your game and take both your career, and your thinking, to the next level.

  • The young QS started life as a geography student, but a summer placement with a construction contractor changed his career direction.

  • Building magazine reveals the construction industry's top construction employers

  • Anne Lacey, 19, is a trainee QS at consultant Cyril Sweett. She entered the industry via the Chartered Surveyor Training Trust (CSTT) and hopes to qualify in 2011-2014. She tells us what made her choose to be an apprenticeship

  • Work out where you want to be, don't be affraid to ask, be flexible and get a mentor. Our experts in construction reveal their top tips on improving your current job

  • There’s no way to sugarcoat this: contractors’ pay is down and benefits are under threat, too. We look at the figures in the latest construction salary survey and asks how employers and employees can stick together through the hard times

  • He has a voracious appetite for risk-taking. First he set up the surveying firm CNP in a recession. And now he’s a year into his second venture, Paragon (more great timing)

  • African construction has long stood in the shadow of its Middle Eastern neighbours. But booms in tourism and population mean UK building expertise will get a warm welcome

  • Ignore those iPod-toting Tweeters at your peril. They are the office users of the future. We report on how both commercial and residential design will have to adapt to the lifestyle of the Facebook generation

  • Building magazine has launched a project to find out what construction’s younger generation really think about the industry they’ve chosen to spend their careers in

  • This year’s Building/Hays Construction & Property pay guide tells a familiar story of cuts and freezes. Find out who’s getting by on economy baked beans, and why employers might be about to get a lot of belly aching

  • It’s hosting the 2014 World Cup, and the 2016 Olympics, and has emerged from the credit crunch with barely a scratch. So why aren’t more UK firms working there?

  • This is a one-stop shop for all construction students, graduates and young professionals

  • There is something to be said for meeting likeminded professionals and future employees in a less formal environment than an interview

  • The economy is still on a downturn and the weather is unpredictable!

  • Ever wondered what others in the construction industry do on a day-to-day basis? Ever thought of starting your own business?

  • Are you a graduate applying for your first job, in employment but wanting a change of careers, or have been made redundant and need advice this your one-stop shop?

  • Ever wondered what a housebuilder’s average salary is? Curious to find out if working abroad pays more?