Posts Categorized: Job Seekers

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After a long job search, you finally received an offer. It should be the most exciting part of the process. But something is off. You’re not as ecstatic as you expected. Something about the position doesn’t feel right. What do you do?  It can be a complicated decision. This is especially true if you’ve been out of work for a long time or are staring down… Read more »

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Sometimes interview questions are more complicated than they seem. When this happens, your answer needs to cover many topics at once. That’s how you have to handle the situation when an interviewer asks “if you saw someone performing the job unsafely what would you do?”  At first, this question probably seems like a simple prompt about your commitment to safety. However, in reality, it covers a large number of other… Read more »

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Every employer appreciates speed. That’s the heart of productivity: getting things done with as little time and effort as possible. However, speed comes with a trade-off. The downside of being too quick at your job is a possible decline in safety.  For that reason, it’s important to keep speed in perspective. Go too fast, and you might create more problems… Read more »

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As the danger of COVID-19 diminishes in many areas, outbreak-related restrictions are starting to loosen. That means you might be headed back to work soon, even as your family stays at home. How do you keep them safe when you head back to the workforce?  It’s a difficult issue. You need to get back to work in order to… Read more »

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Everyone knows that, in normal times, networking is the key to any comprehensive job search. Of course, these aren’t exactly normal times. With the coronavirus outbreak, tens of millions of workers have seen their career trajectories fly off course. How does this impact the networking process? How can you reconnect with your network in a time of… Read more »

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our relationship with your boss becomes instrumental in every aspect of your performance. When they’re happy, you’re happy. Well, maybe not always happy – but your chances of career advancement and good performance reports increase dramatically.  This is true even in the most bureaucratic organizations. Thanks to detailed job descriptions, which itemize the responsibilities and the qualifications necessary for each position, day-to-day operations at most… Read more »

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Our conception of the word “job” can get rigid. However, it doesn’t just refer to a 40-hour-a-week, nine-to-five experience. Rather, a professional position can take many forms. Finding the one that suits your lifestyle often represents a significant challenge.   That’s what makes temp jobs such a useful option. These positions stretch out the narrow definition of what’s possible for your career-building needs. Working… Read more »

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  Light industrial work is more complicated than many people realize. It involves more than the specific task at hand. Workers need to show a number of soft skills as well, in order to push productivity and efficiency to the highest levels.   But what traits to target? What soft skills make the most difference in a light industrial… Read more »