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.
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:
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!
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.
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?
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.
Are you starting out in the job market? Maybe, you’re looking to make a career change? Perhaps life struck you with a bolt of unfortunate circumstances and you lost your job during those times? Whatever the case is temporary jobs are becoming a more permanent fixture in today’s society. For Americans who can’t find jobs, the booming demand for temp workers has been a path out of unemployment. A path both good for the employer and for the employee.