5 Reasons to Consider a Temp Job (Especially During COVID)

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One of the knock-on effects of COVID-19 has been massive layoffs, furloughs, and terminations in almost every industry.  While some people have seen their jobs temporarily on hold while businesses wait for regular operations to resume, other workers are in high demand because they are part of essential services.     Companies in industries deemed “essential” need extra hands on deck to support overburdened systems,… Read more »

What Are Behavioral Interview Questions? (And How to Answer Them)

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Behavioral interview questions are a specific group of interview queries meant to assess candidates’ soft skills, such as problem-solving, leadership, and teamwork ability.    These questions ask a candidate to talk about events from their professional past that indicate various strengths and abilities. Candidates that thoughtfully prepare anecdotes for these questions have the added bonus of walking in more confident… Read more »

Not Getting Interviews? Here’s What Might Be Holding You Back

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You can put all the effort in the world into your resume, cover letter, portfolio, and other job search materials, but there’s no “magic bullet” solution to getting an interview.    That said, there could be one or two things that are holding you back. If your resume contains a typo that you’ve missed, it’s going… Read more »

10 Reasons to Consider a Job in General Labor

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To the average person, a job in general labor may not seem very appealing. However, many general labor jobs pay very well and include prospects for advancement.  If you’ve been dismissive of general labor jobs in the past, you may want to give them a second look. Below are ten reasons why you should consider taking… Read more »

Interviews 101: Everything You Need to Know to Ace Your Interview

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Job interviews are a massive topic to cover, and there have been many books written on the subject. While many of these books are worth your time, it’s also helpful to focus on some basic principles ahead of any job interview.  Below is a basic interview primer that is useful for anyone, from someone about… Read more »

5 Reasons You Haven’t Heard Back After an Interview (And What to Do Next)

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If you’ve ever interviewed for a job and then not heard anything back, you aren’t alone. In a recent survey by CareerBuilder, 75 percent of respondents said this situation has happened to them.  Unfortunately, getting ghosted by a potential employer happens all too often. Fortunately, job seekers like you aren’t completely helpless. It helps if… Read more »

10 Tips to Help Turn Your Temporary Office Job into a Permanent Position

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Trying to get a job offer by starting out as a temporary worker isn’t the ideal situation, but it’s still a great opportunity to get the job you want.  Below are ten tips for maximizing your chances of converting a temporary position into a full-time permanent job.  1) Be Totally Reliable  If you’re in a temp-to-hire situation and you’re not… Read more »

8 Ways to Sharpen Your Interview Skills

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When it comes to interviews, you only get one opportunity to make that great first impression.  So, it’s normal to feel nervous during a job interview, but performance in this situation can be improved through smart and regular practice. The following suggestions can help you hone your interview abilities and improve your odds of a great… Read more »

Interviews 101: 5 Do’s and Don’ts to Follow After an Interview

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Pre–interview preparation and the job interview itself are extremely important, but don’t sleep on the importance of what you do after a job interview.  Your actions after an interview can make or break your candidacy. With this in mind, please consider the following five tips on how to follow up after an interview.  1) Ask About Next Steps… Read more »

National Safety Month: 12 Essential Safety Tips for Forklift Operators

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Weighing several tons and capable of traveling up to 10 mph, the typical forklift is a heavy and relatively fast-moving object.  Those that drive forklifts need to prioritize safety. If they don’t, they are putting people and property at risk. Below are 12 tips on how forklift operators can do their job safely.  1) Vehicle… Read more »