What Kind of Soft Skills Should I be Looking For in a Candidate?

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When you are hiring for a manufacturing position, finding someone with the right hard skills is vital. After all, the job candidate needs to know how to work the machines and follow best practices in the industry. Unfortunately, companies often focus so much on finding a candidate who has the right hard skills they overlook… Read more »

Signs You Need a New Agricultural Job

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Not all agricultural jobs are created equal. If you have a job in this field you don’t like or is not a good fit for you, you don’t have to stay in your current position. You have plenty of opportunities to find new work in the agricultural industry that will be better suited to your… Read more »

Resigning the Right Way

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Most people change jobs multiple times over the course of their careers. If you’re interested in moving on to new career opportunities, this can mean resigning from your current position. Having the “I quit” conversation with your boss can be uncomfortable, but it is important you do it correctly so you don’t burn your bridges…. Read more »

5 Ways to Reduce Stress on the Job

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No matter what industry you work in or what your job title is, experiencing stress at work is inevitable. Workplace stress can sometimes impact your health and can increase the chances of burnout or job mistakes. It is important to find healthy ways to manage stressful situations and explore opportunities to reduce stress at work…. Read more »

Why You Didn’t Land the Manufacturing Job

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When you’re brought in for an onsite visit, you may feel pretty confident that you’re on your way to being hired for a manufacturing job. Unfortunately, sometimes you won’t end up getting hired even after you’ve been invited onsite. There are a lot of potential reasons why the company may have gone with someone else,… Read more »

Pros and Cons of Workplace Drug Testing

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Drug laws are in flux throughout the U.S. Some states have legalized recreational marijuana, while others have legalized medicinal marijuana. The federal government, however, has indicated an intent to enforce marijuana laws, despite the fact that states are becoming more permissive. Amidst uncertain laws and changing societal attitudes towards drug use, many employers are wondering… Read more »

Including Temporary Work on Your Resume

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In 2016, temporary workers accounted for about 20 percent of the workforce, according to USA Today. Employers are increasingly turning to temporary employees to better manage workflow, and to avoid making the big commitment that comes with hiring a full-time worker.  This means there is a good chance that you, as an employee, will have… Read more »

How to Ensure A Better Work-Life Balance

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If you work in the agricultural industry, you know that the hours can be very long during the prime season. Working too many hours can lead to burnout and can result in your family responsibilities going unfilled. While it is tempting to work as much as you can and earn as much as you can,… Read more »

Which Agricultural Jobs Are Great Fits for Veterans?

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Veterans make great workers in many different industries and across many professional fields.  Veterans learn skills that cannot be obtained in civilian life, and many have very strong work ethic, along with impeccable character and a love of country.  Businesses can benefit greatly from all that veterans have to offer. While veterans are an asset… Read more »

Is Your Cover Letter Boring? Here’s How to Change That Right Now!

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A cover letter is your first and best chance to introduce yourself to a potential employer. When you write a cover letter, you want that letter to be engaging, interesting and show off your best self. Unfortunately, far too many job seekers send out boring cover letters that get skimmed, thrown away or tossed on… Read more »