How to Advocate for Change at Work

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“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  — Gandhi Some of the most meaningful and lasting changes come from deep within an organization. The people at the base experience the daily grind and see firsthand what’s working and what isn’t. As a result, they carry a unique insight allowing them to be… Read more »

How to Be a Top Notch Team-Player  

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“If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work. Now, who wants to do that?”       – Matthew Woodring Stover We all know that teamwork is a big deal. Of course, it’s essential to a smooth running operation, but it’s also the key to an engaging culture and camaraderie among coworkers. So, what can… Read more »

Qualifications for Working in Light Industrial: (You’re More Qualified Than You Think) 

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Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the lives of countless people? To provide the masses with things necessary to their basic survival and well-being? To have a purpose in your work that is bigger and greater than yourself? Well, then, light industrial might be the spot for you! Light industrial is a foundational… Read more »

How Many Questions Should I Ask in an Interview?

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“To ask or not to ask – that is the question.”    — Shakespeare (sort of)  Job interviews are not one-way interrogations. After all, you’re not on trial here. Ideally, you will learn as much about your potential employer as they will about you. This means you need a few questions of your own. Some questions… Read more »

How in the World do I Achieve Work-Life Balance?!

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Ahh –work-life balance. What is this mysterious, out-of-reach, seemingly impossible thing? It’s a catchphrase we always talk about, but it somehow seems to elude us. As a result, we end up frustrated at work and home because, despite our desire to defy the laws of physics, we can’t be in two places at one time,… Read more »

How to Land an Entry-Level Office Job in Erie, PA

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An office job can be a great way to start your career. You’ll learn a lot about what it means to be a working professional, gain skills and build professional relationships. Virtually every business needs people with office skills. You could work in a medical practice, a corporate office or a construction trailer! The possibilities… Read more »

Administrative Assistant Career Guide (2022)

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Administrative assistants are key members of teams across a wide range of industries, in companies ranging from small businesses to worldwide conglomerates. In fact, they’re useful in almost every industry, from healthcare to industrial work to technology and everything in between. This is good news for current and prospective administrative assistants because it means there… Read more »

Searching for a Job in Light Industrial — Everything You Need to Know!    

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A pearl forms when a tiny, irritable speck of dirt, or even a parasite, worms its way into an oyster. To defend itself from the unwelcome guest, the mollusk secretes a fluid coating the debris layer by layer until a pearl is formed. There’s a life lesson in this –sometimes, the debris and the “little,… Read more »

What is a CNC Machinist? – The Complete Guide (2022)

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Do you have an interest in technology? Design? A passion for making things that are used every day by countless people across the world? A job as a CNC machinist might be the right fit for you.   Computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines are the beating heart of the manufacturing industry, and the people who operate… Read more »

Your Career Goals—Kicking Off the Year on Top

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Imagine you’re lost in the Sierra National Forest. You’re in a gully surrounded by trees so thick the sun barely shines through, and you don’t know what direction you are going. You clamber up a steep hill. At the top, the trees clear, and you can see for miles in all directions. Best of all,… Read more »