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When you think about the job skills needed to be successful in a manufacturing job, it’s probably strength and stamina that first come to mind. That’s because manufacturing has traditionally involved manual labor – and lots of it. But today’s manufacturing plants are much more sophisticated, using computers to automate many of the old processes… Read more »

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Paper is one thing, but if the job candidate walks in and fails miserably at the interview, no harm, no foul; you can move onto the next applicant. But what if the job candidate does well on paper, passes the interviews, goes to work, and bombs miserably? The cost of one bad hire, according to… Read more »

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The world has changed. A decade ago a job candidate would apply for a job, go to the interview, and get hired. Today, networking your way into your next role is the best way to get noticed by your target companies. A recent Fast Company article said the three top ways to find a job… Read more »

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When was the last time you received feedback on your job? If you’ve gone long stretches without knowing where you stand it can be nerve-wracking. If you just started a new job there is a natural sense of unsettledness that comes with the first 90-days. So, it’s an important time to ask for feedback, especially… Read more »

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Have you ever been in an interview where your nervousness tripped you up? We all have, and what usually happens is you draw a blank when trying to answer a question. It’s a terrible feeling that can lead to you assuming you blew the interview and won’t get the offer. Fortunately, we have some tricks… Read more »

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Companies need to make sure they are fully staffed in order to meet or exceed customer expectations and in order to grow. But, as your company changes, your staffing needs will also change with it – and sometimes it is hard to know when it is time to add new team members. If you aren’t… Read more »

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Confidence at work is a major advantage because employers like to promote people who seem to have a good handle on their job. If you come across as a competent, confident person, you’re much more likely to be handed your choice of plum assignments and to move up the career ladder. Unfortunately, projecting confidence can… Read more »

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Companies typically want to hire people who will stick around for a while and who tend to leave their organizations on good terms. So, chances are good, any potential employer will ask you in an interview about why you left your last job. Employers may also ask you this question because your answer can shed… Read more »

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When you go in for an interview, the hiring manager asking you questions is looking for a number of different things. They want to see you have the skills to do the job well. But, the interviewer also wants to know that you’ll be a good fit for the company culture and that you are… Read more »

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No one ever wants to be let go from work, but unfortunately people are fired or downsized all the time. Sometimes, events beyond your control, such as company restructuring, can lead to the loss of your job. But, in many cases, if you take certain actions and develop the right kind of reputation at work,… Read more »