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  Injuries cost businesses around $170 billion per year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the worst part about it is many workplace injuries are preventable. According to a study from Travelers Insurance, the top cause of on-the-job injury is handling materials, considered an activity that might involve lifting, filling or transporting… Read more »

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  One simple trick to give your resume more life is to use action verbs to describe your past responsibilities and achievements. Words like “assisted” or “evaluated” are action verbs that get straight to the point in telling the reader you “assisted supervisors with training of new employees” or “evaluated standard procedures for inefficiencies.” Action… Read more »

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  Many manufacturing and light industrial jobs ask applicants to fill out an application when seeking employment at their company, so do you need to submit a resume for this job as well? If you want to stand out from other applicants – in a good way – then yes, you absolutely need to submit… Read more »

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  You know its coming: That question about your last job. If you left your last employer on bad terms, you will probably dread talking about it during your next job interview. To be fair, it can be very difficult to find a way to spin an unfortunate situation, regardless of whether you quit or… Read more »

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  Have you gotten a few connection requests on LinkedIn from attractive ladies that don’t seem all that familiar? No, random good-looking women aren’t suddenly finding your professional credentials fascinating. You’ve likely been spammed from a fake account. These kinds of requests are a real wet blanket on LinkedIn, which is an otherwise valuable networking… Read more »

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  Phone interviews may seem to be a trap to job seekers. Your interviewer(s) can’t see you, so why not take a relaxed approach? Well, recruiters consider phone interviews to be very big part of their screening process and being lazy can get you removed from the pool of potential employees. Like an in-person interview,… Read more »

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  Research has shown that stepping away from your work for a bit during the day can actually lead to better productivity than if you just try to grind it out without stopping. More specifically, taking a short break has been shown to boost mental sharpness, lessen fatigue, alleviate pain and boost alertness. Americans are… Read more »

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  It sounds like an innocent request. “Tell me about yourself.” However, your response to this in an interview could be bad enough to sink your chances of landing that job you’ve been after. The difficult thing about telling an interviewer about yourself is it’s a very open question. Should you talk only about your… Read more »

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  In order to create a more collaborative and supportive work environment, companies are now increasingly asking their management team to coach their employees toward better performance, rather than using the threat disciplinary measures. No matter their position, professionals all have the same motivations, despite being from different generations, places or genders: Everybody wants to… Read more »

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  Still representing a large percentage of the workforce, baby boomers are poised to leave a lot of job openings behind as they pass into retirement over the next decade. Millennials are expected to fill that void and companies need to start attracting this generation now, or risk being caught off guard. Younger workers aren’t… Read more »