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Is Your Employer Supplying the Right PPE?

Personal protective equipment (PPE) helps protect workers against all kinds of hazards, from bumps on the head to burns from caustic chemicals. When human error happens or a machine fails, PPE is often a worker’s best chance for walking away unscathed. PPE can prevent amputations, serious illnesses, burns and even death. If your company doesn’t… Read more »

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Forklift Driver Certification

Most industries, employers and insurance providers mandate that forklift operators be certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Furthermore, drivers should be certified by OSHA because it contributes to an operator doing their job more safely and efficiently. The operator can be trained at work by a certified trainer, at a trade school… Read more »

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What a Great Light Industrial Leader Looks Like

From Oprah Winfrey to Steve Jobs, great business leaders have many different appearances – it’s what these people do that makes them truly look like leaders. Entry-level employees who bubble up into leadership positions, particularly in light industrial fields, are driven to make a great product, offer great service or build an inspiring workplace. As… Read more »

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5 Tips for a More Productive Clerical Job Search

It seems like some people always have the inside track on job hunting, getting jobs without even sending in a resume or landing a clerical position where they have all kinds of autonomy and little supervision. These people are not necessarily luckier or more talented. They have simply mastered a way of job searching that… Read more »

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How to Convince Hiring Managers That You Are Their Number 1 Choice!

When a candidate walks in for an interview, the hiring manager has one big question on their mind: “Why should I hire this person?” As the interviewee, you must explain why you’re a good fit for the position by talking about your skills, experience and ability to fit into the company culture. It also helps… Read more »

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What You Can and Can’t Control in Your Job Search

Most of us have gone through a job application process where you think you are perfectly qualified and say all the right things in the interview, only to end up being passed over for someone else. It’s important to note that trying to get a new job isn’t like buying a car or booking a… Read more »

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What Do You Do When You Love Your Job But Hate Your Boss?

No matter how great your job is, a horrible boss can make you want to quit. In fact, many people do put in their notice because of an unbearable supervisor. In a recent Gallup study, 50 percent of employees in the United States said they have quit a job in the past to get away… Read more »

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Our 5-Minute Resume-Writing Guide

The following resume guide is supposed to take just five minutes to read, but that’s way, way longer than the average time a hiring manager spends looking at your resume. With so little time spent looking at your resume, it’s important that you nail down the basics. Screwing up something like your contact information or… Read more »

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How to Work with Parents During Back-to-School Season

During the summer, parents are busy shuffling their kids to and from activities, shipping them off to summer camp or loading the family into the car and heading to the beach. After Labor Day, the chaos and fun of summer gives way to the stress and structure of school. The stress that students feel during… Read more »

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From intentional omissions to outright falsehoods, there are many ways applicants lie on their resumes. While you shouldn’t be expected to pick out every single lie, you wouldn’t be doing your job if you didn’t at least know some common lies and how to spot them. Here are a few telltale signs you should be… Read more »