Posts Categorized: Job Seekers

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  Industrial hiring managers see a lot of candidates throughout the week, and while you may remember everything about them, it’s hard for them to remember everything about you. If you want to get the job, you have to differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack. Use these strategies to stand out against your… Read more »

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In today’s market, a job search can take anywhere from a few days to well over a year. There is no way to predict how long a search will take, but one thing is certain: If you’ve been on the hunt for a while and you’ve gotten nowhere, you’re probably frustrated. If your job search… Read more »

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The holiday season is upon us. This is also the time of year when companies have to juggle scheduling to cover employee vacations and review their budgets. Most job seekers know this and believe it is a waste of time to keep their search going full force in November and December. However, this is actually… Read more »

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When you think about a traditional “career,” you probably picture working a full-time job and moving up the ranks at the same organization for several decades. However, we live in a new era where there is nothing “traditional” about career paths. Today, people prioritize flexibility, growth and long-term development over punching a clock at the… Read more »

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A hiring manager can tell from your previous job titles what you did in the past. However, your “work experience” is about more than your job titles and skill sets. It’s also about the situations you faced on the job and how those experiences have shaped you as an employee today. As you move through… Read more »

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Temporary assignments are a great way to get your foot in the door of great employers. Whether you’re switching careers, just starting out in the workforce, getting back into the workforce or between jobs, temporary assignments provide a host of opportunities. But can you turn a temporary assignment into a full-time opportunity? Not All Temporary… Read more »

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There was a time when gaps in your work history were the kiss of death for your career. However, in today’s market, employers often see people with gaps in their resumes. Layoffs and plant closures are common occurrences, and many adults find themselves voluntarily leaving the workforce to care for an ailing parent, raise children… Read more »

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If you’re landing interviews, but you haven’t received any job offers, it’s time to examine where things could be going wrong. The good news is this: If you’re getting calls for interviews, you’ve got a solid resume and work history. The bad news is this: Your interview skills could be lacking, you could have chosen… Read more »

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So you’ve made the decision to change jobs. Congratulations! You’re on the cusp of something new and exciting. Unfortunately, the road to that new job can be long and winding; full of roadblocks and obstacles. If you are looking to change jobs, consider these tips and strategies for making your journey as smooth as possible…. Read more »

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If you’re looking to grow in your industrial career, growing your skill set through formal training is a critical step to take. Some employers offer on-the-job training, but many people have to seek out training on their own, especially if they are looking to make a real change in their career path. However, finding the… Read more »