These Power Words Can Take Your Resume From Good To Great!

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You finished your resume, but something is missing. Your final product seems flat, uninteresting and even boring. It’s time to bring power words to the rescue! If you want your resume to stand out from the crowd (and you do), consider making some of the following word substitutions. Keywords From the Job Description More and… Read More »

Is It Time To Review Your Hiring Process?

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Quality hiring is essential for success. However, companies often fail to evaluate the effectiveness of their hiring practices. Could your organization be doing better? If you answer “yes” to any of the questions below, you may need to reconsider how you hire. Do You Have a Candidate Shortage? Too-few applicants leads to empty seats and… Read More »

Closing Questions To Help You Understand Company’s Management Style

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Interviews often focus on companies. “Will you (the employee) be a good fit for this organization?” is a common question. However, interviews are a two-way street. You need to find out, “Is this organization a good fit for me?” Many employers end an interview by inquiring, “Do you have any questions?” This is an opportunity… Read More »

Make Safety a Normal Conversation Amongst Your Co-Workers!

Not all work environments are created equal. And, unfortunately, despite laws and regulations, some companies take safety more seriously than others. As an individual employee, you may believe there is little you can do to change an unsafe situation. However, you may have more influence than you realize. Use these four tips to have meaningful… Read More »

Is There a Gap in Your Work History? Don’t Hide It, Let’s Talk.

Because a bad hire can be an incredibly expensive mistake, employers always are on the lookout for warning signs. Unfortunately, an employment gap is one of those red flags. This may seem like bad news, but don’t panic. There are perfectly reasonable and justifiable explanations for most work history gaps. You only need to know… Read More »

4 Ways to Ensure Diversity at Your Company

The benefits of diversity are well documented from higher profits to greater innovation. However, achieving a diverse workforce is a challenging task requiring long-term commitment. Here are four steps to making your organization more successful. Create a Culture of Inclusion Many companies claim diversity is important, but their employee list tells a different story. A… Read More »

5 of the Hottest Manufacturing Jobs in 2018

Many people associate manufacturing in the United States with the words layoffs and automation. However, the number of production jobs has grown since early 2017 with 37,000 new positions added in July 2018 alone. If you are considering a job in manufacturing, here are five best bets according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational… Read More »

“Tell Me About Yourself.” Well, Where Do I Begin?

If you are headed to an interview, be prepared to “Tell me about yourself.” This commonly asked “question” is also is one of the most dreaded. Where should you begin? Because of its open-ended nature, it is easy to answer incorrectly. And, as this often is an opening question, you can miss the chance to… Read More »

3 Things You Should Always Do Before Your First Day on the Job

Day one on the job can be scary with a new environment, new responsibilities and new co-workers. But, you can do this. Use these three tips to eliminate first-day jitters. 1. Plan Ahead After you are hired, you will probably a few days before you report to work. Rather than worrying and/or doing nothing, use… Read More »

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Implementing Workplace Safety

Obviously, workplace safety is important, but the idea of designing and implementing an official policy can be overwhelming. These eight steps will help you get started. 1. Make Safety a Company-Wide Commitment If management doesn’t take workplace safety seriously, workers won’t either. Many organizations list worker safety and health either in their mission statement or… Read More »