Feeling Burnt Out? Here’s How to Combat It

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If continuous, oppressive stress at work has you feeling powerless and drained, you might be on the way to complete burnout. The word “burnout” describes psychological and physical exhaustion brought on by extreme and extended periods of stress. The result is a regular sense of being overwhelmed and feeling not being able to meet various… Read more »

Why You Should Never Stop Working to Improve Your Career

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Beyond keeping your brain fresh and inspired, learning helps to keep you relevant in the constantly shifting labor market. Growing throughout your career might be the very best type of career insurance. If you are gaining new skills, it can open new career paths. If you are learning more advanced skills, it only makes you… Read more »

Interview Tips: Impress Your Interviewer with These Questions

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When your interviewer asks you if you have any questions for them, a few that you came up with on the spot likely won’t uncover much useful information or make a lasting positive impression. Seemingly benign, the customary conclusion of a job interview still catches some people off guard. Smart and prepared interviewees know well-thought-out… Read more »

How to Identify Your Transferable Skills

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Transferable skills are non-specific abilities built up through experience that come into play when you’re looking to switch careers. For instance, leadership ability can easily translate from a customer service setting to an industrial setting. Suppose you’re trying to find work in another career path or industry. In that case, you could already have some… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Forklift Certifications

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Under rules laid out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), formal training and certification are required before operating a powered forklift, man lift, pallet jack, order picker, or similar vehicle. Available to any person at least 18 years of age, a forklift operator’s license confirms that the operator has undergone OSHA-compliant training on… Read more »

Interview Tips: Your Interviewer Will Ask You These Questions. Be Prepared

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Many interviewers ask many of the same questions. Why? Because they work. While you may not hear the questions listed below verbatim, you will most likely hear them in one form or another. How Did You Hear About This Job? An interviewer uses this apparently simple interview question to gauge the effectiveness of their recruitment… Read more »

Stand Out in Your Industrial Role Using These 4 Tips

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Doing a good job should be about creating a strong standing in your company and making many positive connections. That doesn’t mean playing office politics and schmoozing your way to a cushier job. It means doing more than what is expected of you and making an effort to be upbeat and friendly every day. Standing… Read more »

Beat the Heat on the Job This Summer with These 7 Tips

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Some of us are fortunate enough to work in a comfortable climate-controlled space, and some of us are not so fortunate. Whether you are working in an industrial shop, a warehouse, or outside in the elements, you need to take care of your body and avoid suffering the consequences that come with overexposure to sun… Read more »

7 Tips for a Recent College Graduate Entering the Workforce

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Graduating from college is an exhilarating experience, but it can also be intimidating. Unless you’re graduating with a software engineering or other in-demand degree, your entrance into the workforce will be challenging. Below are a few tips on how you can make that entrance just a little bit easier. 1) Build Your Value Increasingly, the… Read more »