Common Manufacturing Interview Mistakes

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You nailed the application and wowed them with your resume. Now it’s time to interview. This is your chance to convince them you have what it takes to join their team—or to completely ruin your chances. Just having the experience a company needs isn’t enough to land a job. You need to prove you have… Read more »

New to an Industrial Workplace? Find a Mentor.

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You have all the training. You’ve been through all the required workshops. You’re the perfect candidate. On paper, everything says you should be able to walk into this new position and hit the ground running, but for some reason you find yourself struggling. What’s going on? It’s not you. Everyone struggles with a new job,… Read more »

3 Benefits of Using a Staffing Company to Find a Job

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Let’s face it, no one likes job hunting. It’s time consuming. It’s stressful. And, at times, it can be downright disheartening. Even if you’re one of the rare few who enjoy the search, there’s only so much you can do on your own. Fortunately, a qualified staffing firm can take some of the pressure off… Read more »

How to Become a CNC Machinist

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As the economy turns around, trade jobs are increasingly in demand. A skilled trade not only makes you more marketable, but also increases the amount of pay you can request for that work. If you’re good with computers, but want a job that lets you get up and move, you might want to consider a… Read more »

3 Benefits of Taking a Temporary Warehouse Position

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We would all prefer a secure, permanent position. But the reality is, finding a job like that takes time. For most job seekers, that’s time they simply don’t have. Rather than settling for a less-then-perfect job, why not try temp work? There are several advantages to taking a temporary job: Gain Experience Temporary work allows… Read more »

Forklift Drivers Still Need Resumes! 3 Tips for Writing Yours

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Whether you’ve been driving a forklift for two months or 20 years, when you’re looking for a new job, you need a resume that showcases your training and experience. A resume is your ticket to landing an interview. Without one — or without a good one — you’ll never get the chance to show someone… Read more »

3 Tips on How to Act in an Interview

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One of the many benefits of working in the light industrial or labor field is the laidback work environment where you can dress comfortably, act like yourself, and not have to worry about fitting into a corporate culture. Unfortunately, many job candidates assume that freedom extends to the job interview itself. This usually doesn’t go… Read more »

Need a Summer Job? Think Temp, and Think Now!

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Most of us look forward to summer all year long, but if you’re looking for a job, summer can be a disheartening time of year. Many industries experience a slow period during summer months, as consumers are spending more time outside and less time in stores. Additionally, as students return home and start looking for… Read more »

How to Write a Light Industrial Resume

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Not every resume is created equal, and you shouldn’t design your resume the same way someone looking for a desk job would. Light industrial work requires special skills and unique experience. When you design your resume, you need to highlight those so a perspective employee can see — at a quick glance — that you’re… Read more »