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Robert Collom

Advisor

Role and Company

Building Inspector, SAFEbuilt

Expertise

35 years experience in manufacturing & construction

Location

Lawrenceville, GA

About Robert

I started out as a carpenter's apprentice doing commercial carpentry (drywall, metal framing, acoustical ceilings) and worked my way into being an architectural woodworker. I went back to school and got into construction management (high rises, schools, churches, a jail, and the Atlanta Olympic Stadium to name a few). Next I fell into a position overseeing construction for a large architectural firm. I wound up as a professor teaching and managing the construction management department. I missed the field and moved into a superintendent's role building the same type of projects.

One of my many professional certifications include registration as a building official. I am winding up my career mentoring contractors and designers as a building inspector and plans examiner.

As a college professor a spent quite a bit of time helping adults discover what their dream job looked like and assisted them in setting a course to achieve their dreams. Teaching was a lot of work and a lot of fun but mentoring the students was the best part.

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one month ago

How much can work experience overcome education?

Sargeant: Bear in mind that job advertisements are the employer's or human resource's idea of the perfect candidate. In this...

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one month ago

Does the school matter as much as the degree? (Computer Science)

Shane: Opinions are like noses, we all have one - but here's mine. A lot depends on your ultimate goal. ...

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one month ago

Resumes, what does right look like?

Colonel: The only gauge as to whether your resume is any good is whether or not it gives a written...

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one month ago

Are their positions available for me that possible can be done from home?

Nielle: Medical coding takes a little bit of education (community college) and pays really well - and it can be...

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one month ago

Where can I find a career for my family

Anthony: I always start out by asking what your dream job looks like. Next you need to chart out what...

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