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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 »

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Every experienced interviewer will tell you they didn’t really know what they were doing when they first started.   It takes years of experience to know how to always come away from an interview with useful information. Below are a few expert tips on how you can interview like a seasoned pro.  1) Do Your Research  Each… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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When we think of on-the-job safety, we typically think of safety at massive manufacturing or industrial operations. However, the humble office still contains many health hazards.  More and more, researchers are finding serious health risks associated with office work. In particular, sitting for prolonged, extended periods has been linked to significant negative cardiovascular health impacts.  Below are 10… Read more »

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Creating a safe environment for employees isn’t just about avoiding injury and illness, although those are two good reasons to do so.  Prioritizing safety shows your employees that their employer cares about them and their well-being. This can lead to high employee morale, greater productivity and a stronger brand.  A light industrial environment provides its own unique safety challenges. Below are a few tips on how to… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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These are unprecedented times, and there’s no ‘user manual’ for business leaders to follow during a pandemic.   Leaders have to learn as they go, just like everyone else. The best thing they can do is lean on proven leadership tactics they have worked during past times of crisis. Below are a few tips on how you can… Read more »