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Tips on How to Help you Polish your Resume

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With hundreds of applicants for each job, it is now more important than ever to make sure you stand out from others. It can’t hurt to have a resume ready even if you are not actively searching for a new job. You always want to be prepared, so it is important to update your resume regularly so it is up to date. Here are some tips to help you stand out from your competition. Read more »

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Summer Safety Tips for Manufacturing

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With the summer months here, the summer heat follows. Heat raises health risks in all people, but especially when working. Making sure employees stay safe and healthy is something that needs to be of top priority, and often times this means extra precautions need to be added to the every day schedule. Read more »

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The Benefits of Employee Wellness Programs

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More employers are bringing voluntary employee wellness programs into the workforce than ever before. As these programs become more prominent in the workplace we are seeing a drop in the employee turnover rate at these companies. After all employee health should matter, because the healthier employees are the less likely employees are to miss work because of an illness.

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Do You Know What Skills Employers are Looking For?

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Looking for a job, but worry you won’t find one because you don’t have a college degree? On the job and past work experience is sometimes just as valuable as those walking into a job with a college education. Communication or demonstrating the skills you can bring, can set you apart in a room full of people applying for the same job as you.

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How Does Your Online Presence Look to Potential Employers?

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Have you asked yourself how your online presence looks to potential employers? You may not realize with every post whether it be on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. you are branding yourself. Personal branding is growing as the social media takeover continues online. We all watch and learn from our favorite actors, musicians and athletes and what they post online, and employers are doing the same thing for you. With each post you are telling your friends, family, and potential employers exactly who you are. Here is a list of three things you may want to avoid the next time you make a post online: 

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Using Certifications to Stay Competitive

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In a competitive job market, what is setting you apart from the other job candidates? Are you putting your best foot forward?

In today’s business climate, maintaining a competitive edge is what’s going to land you on the top of the stack when the HR manager is searching for candidates. How do you float your resume to the top of the pile? Expand your knowledge base!

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Importance of Skilled Trades

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Skilled trades are becoming more and more important as the face and landscape of manufacturing is changing. Skilled trades touch almost aspect of our everyday lives and are become more and more in-demand. Skilled workers make the parts that make the machines, that make the world go around. Skilled workers are electrifying homes, creating new, innovative products, developing cutting edge manufacturing technologies and changing the landscape of our business environment.

With hundreds of career options to chose from, people in the skilled trades can find rewarding employment, with a good salary. With a shortage of welders, pipe-fitters and other high-demand workers, the demand will only continue to grow as baby-boomers are retiring.

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Hiring for Potential

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When considering candidates for your open positions, it’s easy to compare apple to apples. When it comes down to how they look on paper, pulling out the candidates who are lacking necessary skills helps hone down the pool. However, how do you choose when your candidates are equally skilled and are possessing the talent requirements to fulfill your need?

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Things to Consider when you have an Open Position

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Are you currently looking to fill a new or open position? Let’s be honest it’s one of the hardest things an employer can deal with in business. Losing a valued staff person can be devastating to a business. The loss often comes at an unexpected time, and may happen with little or no notice. This can cause staffing upheaval as other employees rush to serve as a temporary fill-in for the person lost. This creates a burden on the remaining staff members and can quickly lead to a reduction in productivity, a drop in work quality, and an increase in mistakes made.

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