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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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A high turnover rate in the manufacturing industry is no laughing matter and can be a major detriment to your business. In fact, studies show that “average employment replacement costs are 1 to 1½ times their salary.” Besides this, consistent turnover can adversely affect your business in other ways including reduced productivity, lower employee morale,… Read more »

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  There’s no denying that the manufacturing industry has evolved greatly over the past decade, and new forms of technology have been a major catalyst for change. As a result, manufacturing companies face a gauntlet of challenges, and success is largely contingent upon being able to adapt and overcome. Below are some specific challenges that… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »