Your Questions Matter!

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Since being invited to interview for a job you really want, you’ve prepared a response for every possible question you could be asked. Now it’s time to turn the tables and create a list of good, knowledgeable questions for the interviewer. Many employers expect you ask questions that go beneath the surface, and doing so… Read more »

Why They’re Not Getting to Your Resume

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If you’ve been applying for jobs like crazy, but hearing nothing back, your cover letter might be the problem. Often overlooked as a mere formality, this essential document can make or break your chances of scoring an interview. When a cover letter fails to leave an in impression, it often lands in the trash right… Read more »

Are You Getting a Great Investment Out of Your Employees?

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At many companies, employees are hired, thrown into the job and left to their own devices for the duration of their employment. If they want to keep their skills up-to-date, they’re forced to do it on their own time and dollar. What many employers don’t realize is creating a learning culture in the workplace is… Read more »

Millennials in the Industrial Field

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Millennials have officially taken over the workforce, so if your staffing roster is light on these young workers, it’s time to bulk up. Millennials are the largest living generation in the U.S., according to the Pew Research Center. Defined as those born between 1981 and 1997, they pushed past Generation X to become the dominant… Read more »

Are You Micromanaging Your Employees?

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As an employee, there are few things more frustrating than being micromanaged. Constantly being watched, told how to do everything and falling short of expectations gets old — fast. If you suspect you might be a micromanager, you need to get yourself in check immediately or risk losing your best employees. 5 Signs You’re a… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Forklift Safety

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Your warehouse is constantly buzzing with activity. Workers are always moving this way and that, with many operating heavy machinery, such as forklifts. While necessary for work in a manufacturing environment, this equipment can do serious damage if not properly utilized. The last thing you want is for one of your workers be injured (or… Read more »

How You Should be Preparing for Your Industrial Interview

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You spent a lot of time searching for an industrial job that matches your skills and interests. Now that you’ve found it and received an invitation to interview for it, you need to arrive properly prepared. It doesn’t matter how qualified you are, if you don’t make a great impression in the interview, you won’t… Read more »

Addressing Gaps in Your Work History

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In life, things don’t always go as planned — and your career is no exception to this rule. If you’ve been laid off for a while now or had to take some time off to deal with personal issues, your resume now has a glaring gap. If not properly handled, this can work against you,… Read more »

Just Accepted a New Job? Here Are Some Things You Need to Do

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Accepting a job you’re really excited about is a fantastic feeling. Take a little time to celebrate your life-changing achievement with family and friends, because you deserve it. After catching your breath and letting the joy of your new job set in a bit, you’ll need to start preparing for the transition. Follow this checklist… Read more »

How to Make a Temporary Employee Feel Welcome

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Whether you’re bulking up your roster during a busy period or filling a gap on your core team until you find a permanent replacement, you’re about to welcome a temporary employee to your team. It’s true this person will only be with your company for a short while, but during their tenure, they’ll be representing… Read more »