Become Better at Networking by Listening More and Talking Less

Networking is like a dance—everyone at a networking event seems to know each other already. They’re chatting, shaking hands, and laughing—while you just stand there. Sometimes, especially with young professionals, networking can be intimidating at first. However, when you’re building your network, start by listening more and talking less. Ask questions – like an interview… Read more »

Get Your Cover Letter Noticed by Being Clear and Concise

Whether you’re an administrative assistant, a network administrator or a light industrial worker, there is a lot of job competition out there. When employers post a job opening, their inboxes are flooded with hundreds of applications in a day. When they look at your resume, do they get a true sense of who you are?… Read more »

How Is Reshoring Helping the Manufacturing Job Market?

The U.S. manufacturing industry is experiencing a resurgence with reshoring taking center stage. Reshoring is the reversal of offshoring; it’s the practice of bringing outsourced jobs back to the U.S. In 2014, jobs from reshoring grew so quickly that roughly 10,000 manufacturing jobs were brought back to workers in the U.S. While reshoring jobs are… Read more »

Why You Need to Build Company Culture (and Top Ways to Do It This Fall!)

Have you ever found yourself staring at a stack of applications, wondering why your employees keep leaving? You’re not alone; from office managers to warehouse supervisors, business leaders in every industry have been there at least once. There are many reasons for high turnover, but one of the most common is often the most overlooked… Read more »

5 Tricky Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them!)

Every business owner knows that the overall success of their company lies in the hands of its employees. It’s their productivity and innovative thinking that keeps the company ahead of the competition. That’s why so many interview questions are personality based. By getting to know how a candidate will react in certain situations, the hiring… Read more »

“Ring, Ring, Ring!” – Top Strategies for a Phone Interview

More and more employers are choosing to narrow down their candidate pools with phone interviews. Whether you’re interviewing for a temporary position or a direct placement opening, you are likely to encounter a hiring team that wants to start out with a phone interview. Phone interviews are quite different than face-to-face interviews. Some candidates think… Read more »

Spring Cleaning Your Job Search Strategy

Sometimes, we open our doors and opportunity is standing there, and sometimes we have to go out and hunt for it. For many job seekers, searching for the right employment opportunity can take more hunting than planned. When the job search stalls out, you may feel as if your whole life, not just your career,… Read more »

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Writing a Resume

Think of your resume like a story – your story, in fact. It is the tale of your professional experience and work ethic. You want that story to be good, as it conveys your potential value to a hiring team or prospective employer. A professional, polished resume opens the doors to possibilities. However, that resume… Read more »

How To Keep Good Light Industrial Workers From Leaving

High turn over can not only cost your company productivity, it can cost you profits, as well. In a manufacturing operation, high turn over can be even more costly, because it causes a ripple effect, impacting productivity at all levels. That’s why it is so important to identify your best workers and develop strategies to… Read more »

4 Questions To Ask HR In An Interview

Many job candidates feel a wave of anxiety just before they step into a room filled with human resource managers. If you’ve ever completed a screening interview, then you know just how sterile and stressful those encounters can be. HR is often the gatekeeper for the department heads you really want to impress. But, to… Read more »