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Whether you’re unemployed by choice or not, it’s important to stay productive while not working a full-time job. The worst thing you can do is sit around and lament your situation. If you’re looking to get back to full-time employment as soon as possible, you should be spending multiple hours a day looking for that… Read more »

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When you apply for a job, a hiring manager looks at all of your professional abilities, education and work history. If your work history isn’t the greatest, you may have something of a disadvantage. The good news is, a subpar work history can be effectively managed throughout the application process. From customizing your resume to… Read more »

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Reference checks help a hiring manager make sure applicants have been honest in their application process, but they can also be used to find out more about a candidate. Some questions asked of candidate references are to confirm facts, such as a previous job title, salary and employment dates. Reference questions can also help get… Read more »

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According to a recent survey, two out of three people who don’t show up for work aren’t physically ill. For most businesses, immediate supervisors have the responsibility for handling absenteeism. These managers are often the only individuals who are aware of particular workers being absent. They must also make decisions on how to handle the… Read more »

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There’s a lot of resume writing advice out there, and keeping it straight can be pretty difficult. If you find all this advice a bit confusing, just keep three ‘Rs’ in mind: Relevance, results and realism. In addition to being a simple-to-remember, the three Rs approach is designed to get you thinking like an employer…. Read more »

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For years, we’ve heard about the importance of earning a college degree and one of the unfortunate byproducts of that emphasis has been a massive decline in the number of people entering the skilled trades. The fact is, skilled trades offer a lot of earning potential and career satisfaction. With the cost of a college… Read more »

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A computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine is an industrial tool with programming capabilities for automated operation. CNC machines are typically used in creation of machine parts that require a high degree of precision or have fine details, including medical devices and automotive parts. A CNC machine operator must be knowledgeable in machining processes, qualities of… Read more »

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Forklift operators have a big responsibility to do their job safely, as a forklift can be a dangerous piece of machinery: Almost 100,000 workers are injured in forklift-related incidents each year. With that sobering statistic in mind, below is a short list of essential safety tips for forklift operators. Before operation First and foremost, forklifts… Read more »

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Cynical corporate leaders might read articles about boosting morale and roll their eyes, thinking: Our employees are paid great, have good benefits and an employee recognition program. However, a paycheck, benefits and generic employee recognition plan often isn’t enough to keep employees from leaving a company, and it is imperative for companies to retain talent… Read more »

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The process of reviewing a resume should start before a single applicant hits the Send button. It should begin with a well-written job description that can be used as a standard for any resume that is submitted. An efficient job description clearly outlines specific, essential qualifications and experience. It shouldn’t be a wish list to… Read more »