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

By Claudiu Fatu

Allworth Press
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!

Construction

By Sally Sutton

Candlewick
Released: 2015-09-08
Board book (32 pages)

Construction
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Thonk! Clonk! Clap! The team behind Roadwork and Demolition returns to the construction site, where big machines and busy workers dig, hoist, and hammer away.

There’s lots of noise and excitement involved in building a library! Preschoolers will clamor to take a close look. Award-winning duo Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock are back with another rhythmic read-aloud full of bustling illustrations and sound words that beg kids to join in.

Opportunities in Building Construction Careers

By Michael Sumichrast

McGraw-Hill Education
Released: 2007-10-17
Paperback (160 pages)

Opportunities in Building Construction Careers
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This book offers:

  • The latest information on a field of interest
  • Training and educational requirements for each career
  • Salary statistics for different positions within each field
  • Up-to-date professional and Internet resources

    Construction job cost estimator RED-HOT Career; 1183 REAL Interview Questions

    By Red-Hot Careers

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (204 pages)

    Construction job cost estimator RED-HOT Career; 1183 REAL Interview Questions
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    3 of the 1183 Questions included: Brainteasers question: Why is there Construction job cost estimator fuzz on a tennis ball? - Construction job cost estimator Presentation question: Tell us about the most effective Construction job cost estimator Presentation you have made. What was the topic? What made it difficult? How did you handle it? - Like-ability question: Give us an Construction job cost estimator example of how you have been able to develop a close, positive relationship with one of your customers.

    Land your next Construction job cost estimator role with ease and use the 1183 REAL Interview Questions in this time-tested book to demystify the entire job-search process. If you only want to use one long-trusted guidance, this is it.

    Assess and test yourself, then tackle and ace the interview and Construction job cost estimator role with 1183 REAL interview questions; covering 69 interview topics including Setting Performance Standards, Time Management Skills, Ambition, Customer Orientation, Personal Effectiveness, Variety, Most Common, Salary questions, Story, and Detail-Oriented...PLUS 59 MORE TOPICS...

    Pick up this book today to rock the interview and get your dream Construction job cost estimator Job.

    I Want To Be A Builder

    By Dan Liebman

    Firefly Books
    Paperback (24 pages)

    I Want To Be A Builder
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    The I Want to Be... series gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of adults. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of women and men from different cultures help children understand what's involved in each occupation. Young readers learn to respect the importance of doing a job well and appreciate the contributions these workers make to our life and the world around us.

    These books are perfect for reading alone or in group story times. They are certain to spark questions and encourage dialogue and prompt children to learn more about these occupations.

    I Want to Be a Builder shows the diversity of skills of the professionals who chose to make construction their career.

    A Day in the Life of a Construction Worker (Community Helpers at Work)

    By Heather Adamson

    Brand: Capstone Press(MN)
    Paperback (24 pages)

    A Day in the Life of a Construction Worker (Community Helpers at Work)
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    This book follows a construction worker through the work day, and describes the occupation and what the job requires.

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