What Should I Be Wearing to My Manufacturing Interview?

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We’ve all heard it before, you only get one chance to make a first impression.  Like it or not, a first impression can end up being the make-or-break factor when it comes to choosing between you and another candidate. That being said, it’s important to dress properly for a manufacturing interview. Most people will say… Read more »

What to Know About Job Searching While Employed

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Job searching while being employed is tricky. However, it’s actually pretty common. According to a recent survey by the staffing company Accountemps, approximately 73 percent of workers don’t have an issue with searching for a new job before leaving their current employer. Workers who look for a new job while still employed have the best… Read more »

How to Make Yourself More Attractive When Changing Careers

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Changing careers is a tough thing to do, but it isn’t impossible! First and foremost, realize the change isn’t going to happen overnight. Once you have embraced the notion it will take some time, draw up a strategy that includes reframing your ‘professional brand,’ a lot of networking and a constant evaluation of your efforts…. Read more »

3 Tips For Handling Internal Interviews

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Did a dream job become available at your company you’d love to apply for? When throwing your hat in the ring for a job opening at your employer, there’s a good chance you’ll at least get the courtesy of an in-house interview. Your employer may already have a very good sense of your abilities and… Read more »

Why Fatigue is a Cause For Concern with Workplace Safety

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Research has shown that about one-third of workers in the U.S. get less than six hours of sleep per night, and the result is chronic fatigue. The decision to go without enough sleep affects a person’s capacity carry out work safely. Tired employees have diminished motor skills and reaction time, which is particularly dangerous for… Read more »

Salary Negotiating Dos and Don’ts

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Job seeking is about more than just applying to jobs you’re qualified for and impressing hiring personnel in the interviews – you also have to make sure any job offer you accept includes a compensation package that meets your needs. Discussing compensation can be nerve-wracking, and you may be concerned about turning off the company… Read more »

Maybe I Shouldn’t: Why You Should Decline the Job Offer

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There are times you absolutely have to take any job offer you can get, even when you’re not thrilled about it. But there are also times when you can afford to hold out for something better. If you can afford to say ‘no,’ but aren’t sure if it’s the right move, you need to assess… Read more »

Gaps in Your Employment? How to Address Them

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Whether it was to raise young children, go back to school or the result of getting fired, many people have gaps in their employment history. Fortunately, employment gaps aren’t the death knell they used to be. The Great Recession made sure of that. If you’re currently seeking a job with a sizeable gap in your… Read more »

How to Stand Out in a Busy Workplace

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We’d all like to get the positive recognition we feel we deserve at work, but sometimes that can seem pretty difficult. We’ve all heard showing initiative, helping out others and participating in company programs and events are ways to get ahead at work, but the problem is — we’ve all heard that same advice. If… Read more »

How to Manage Workplace Stress

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The workplace is a source of stress in most people’s lives. The good news is, you’re not helpless when it comes to workplace stress. Successfully managing job stress can help your professional and personal life. Here are a few ways you can take charge of workplace stress. Know your triggers Your personality, experiences and other… Read more »