Avoid Getting Blindsided (Be Aware at Work)

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“I was fired today, and I didn’t even see it coming,” Tabitha said, behind both feelings of helplessness and of anger. Her friend, Sara, lent her a friendly shoulder, but wondered if there were early warning signs that Tabitha simply missed. It starts with an unsettled feeling: Your supervisor stops offering suggestions or feedback. You’re… Read more »

Bad Email Etiquette = Missed Job Opportunities

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Q. In a world of 24x7x365 communications, does email etiquette truly matter when it comes to looking for a job? A. YES! Email etiquette is a real thing, especially when looking for new employment. Why knock yourself out of contention with things that you can easily control? Misspellings, bad grammar, awkward email addresses (“rippedbody2000@gmail.com”), too-casual… Read more »

I’m Frustrated at Work. Should I Leave My Job?

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Q: I’m Frustrated at Work. Should I Leave My Job? A: It Depends. In today’s low-unemployment environment, employees and candidates have a better shot at finding a great match with employers than times when there are fewer unfilled positions and many candidates vying for that same coveted slot. Before making this key decision, ask: What… Read more »

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 »