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 »

6 Tips to Prepare for a Remote Interview

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Because you don’t have to physically show up for the interview, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that remote interview is much easier than the in-person version. However, this is far from the truth.   Remote interviews were already becoming increasingly common as companies expanded their remote workforce. The coronavirus pandemic has only… Read more »

5 Tips to Find a Light Industrial Job During COVID-19

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As businesses shift to remote work and employees are increasingly being furloughed, you might think that nobody is hiring for the near future.   Regardless of how the labor market situation pans out, career experts say it’s advisable to continue job search activities, albeit with a shift in approach.  Businesses are changing the ways they do business. Some are looking at how… Read more »

Improve Your Emotional Intelligence to Face Any Uncertain Situation 

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The World Economic Forum has officially identified emotional intelligence as a skill in the workplace. Defined as the intelligent use of emotions and ability to navigate change, emotional intelligence can help you handle uncertainty in your daily work life and in your career.   With five generations currently in the workplace, emotional intelligence is more important today than… Read more »

How to Draw Great Examples from Your Experience During a Job Interview 

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When you walk into a job interview, there’s just one thing an interviewer wants to know: What can you do for us?  The best way to answer that question is to give examples of what you have done for past employers. When you give examples of the good work you’ve done in the past, it impresses an interviewer… Read more »

Why You Should Stay Home from Work if You Are Sick

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There is a lot of talk these days about the coronavirus, and while the extent of its impact is still in question, it does raise the issue of what to do about going into work if you’re feeling sick.  Putting the coronavirus to one side, there’s still the highly contagious seasonal flu. If you go to work with the… Read more »

3 Tips for Making Sure You Have a Successful Phone Interview

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Typically lasting between 10 to 15 minutes and consisting of some rather basic background questions, a phone interview can be pretty easy to dismiss as a formality. However, for hiring managers and recruiters, a phone interview is an essential part of their process. These folks do not want to bring in somebody who isn’t taking… Read more »

How to Use the STAR Method in a Job Interview

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In most job interviews these days, you’re asked about past performances in positions similar to the one you’re seeking: “Can you tell me about a time you had to show leadership?” “How did you approach your boss when things whet wrong?” “Have you ever had to fill in for someone in a different position without… Read more »