What to Do After Accepting an Offer

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Congratulations – you’ve just been offered a job and have accepted. You’re excited to get to work and obviously want to put your best foot forward. But what should you do to ensure that you make a positive impression and have a great first day? Here are some things to do after accepting an offer… Read more »

Show Your Passion for Safety During an Interview

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Although safety is important in all industries, it’s especially important in the light industrial sector where workers are often faced with hazardous conditions. Consequently, you’ll want to show that you’re genuinely passionate about safety during a job interview because it should impress your recruiter. Here are some details about workplace safety and why you should… Read more »

As a Manufacturing Employee, Should You Have a LinkedIn Profile?

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LinkedIn is one of the most popular social networking platforms and is specifically designed for business purposes. As of late 2015, there were 400 million users worldwide and 107 million in the U.S. As a manufacturing employee, it’s a smart move to create a LinkedIn profile and become active on this network because it can… Read more »

Should You Fill Your Resume With Keywords?

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  The way that employers go about sorting through resumes in recent years has changed dramatically because of technology. Now many employers use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to automate and manage much of the hiring process where keywords are used to filter through applicants. When you’re able to pepper in the right keywords throughout… Read more »

Selecting the Best Professional References

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Once you’ve made it through the initial interview process and proven that you’d be a great fit for position, there are only a few boxes left for a recruiter to check off. One of which is contacting your professional references. Choose wisely and there’s a good chance the job is yours. Choose wrong and it… Read more »

How to Answer the Inquiry, “Tell Me About yourself.”

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One of the most commonly asked questions that job applicants receive in an interview is “Tell me about yourself.” Many applicants hate this question because it’s so vague and because they’re unsure of how to respond. However, when you understand what interviewers are really looking for and the right approach to take, you can actually… Read more »

Job Hunting Dos and Don’ts

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Finding the right job in the manufacturing industry relies upon candidates utilizing best practices and taking a streamlined approach to the process. Not only must you implement the right strategies, but you must also avoid the wrong ones that can be a hindrance to landing a job. With that being said, here are some job… Read more »

Are You an Experienced Manufacturing Employee? Brand Yourself This Way!

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If you’re a manufacturing employee with considerable experience, it’s important that you let recruiters know exactly what you bring to the table and how you can be an asset to their company. One of the best ways to showcase your skills is through personal branding, which is defined as “the process of developing a “mark”… Read more »

Questions to Ask About a Company’s Culture During an Interview

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There are many factors that contribute to your level of success and job satisfaction in a manufacturing position. One element that’s sometimes overlooked but is nonetheless important is company culture, which is defined as “the beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company’s employees and management interact and is reflected in its dress code, business… Read more »

Is it OK to Quit Without Giving Proper Notice?

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Many employees have faced a situation where they just can’t stand their job any longer. Whether it’s because of tension between their boss or co-workers, feeling undervalued or simply being burned out, some people are inclined to go ahead and quit without giving proper notice. While it may seem tempting to say “I quit!” and… Read more »