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Career Concepts Staffing Services

Being an experienced professional has its advantages; you are valued for your experience and dependability. However, job-hunting experienced professionals are also more likely to get interviewed by someone younger than them. A big age gap between interviewer and interviewee can be an elephant in the room and the job seeker must worry about coming off… Read more »

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Career Concepts Erie PA

Despite how long you might have been with your current employer or how happy you might be, if an opportunity comes along that is a lot more interesting and at the right pay level, you should be ready to consider and apply for it. Also, if the situation at your workplace suddenly changes for the… Read more »

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The Value of a Safe Workplace

Is investing $10,000 now to save $100,000 in the future a good idea? What about investing that same amount of money to save the life of an employee? Clearly, investing in safety is an investment worth making. That being said, good companies have to justify all the investments they make, and a company could easily… Read more »

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Show Your Employees You're Thankful for Them

While the holidays are a good time to express gratitude to your staff, hopefully you have been doing it all year long. Good companies make a habit of showing appreciation year-round, often by making sure their managers regularly acknowledge employee contributions. Little unexpected surprises and tokens of appreciation distributed throughout every season help worker feel… Read more »

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Is Your Employer Supplying the Right PPE?

Personal protective equipment (PPE) helps protect workers against all kinds of hazards, from bumps on the head to burns from caustic chemicals. When human error happens or a machine fails, PPE is often a worker’s best chance for walking away unscathed. PPE can prevent amputations, serious illnesses, burns and even death. If your company doesn’t… Read more »

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Forklift Driver Certification

Most industries, employers and insurance providers mandate that forklift operators be certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Furthermore, drivers should be certified by OSHA because it contributes to an operator doing their job more safely and efficiently. The operator can be trained at work by a certified trainer, at a trade school… Read more »

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What a Great Light Industrial Leader Looks Like

From Oprah Winfrey to Steve Jobs, great business leaders have many different appearances – it’s what these people do that makes them truly look like leaders. Entry-level employees who bubble up into leadership positions, particularly in light industrial fields, are driven to make a great product, offer great service or build an inspiring workplace. As… Read more »

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5 Tips for a More Productive Clerical Job Search

It seems like some people always have the inside track on job hunting, getting jobs without even sending in a resume or landing a clerical position where they have all kinds of autonomy and little supervision. These people are not necessarily luckier or more talented. They have simply mastered a way of job searching that… Read more »

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How to Convince Hiring Managers That You Are Their Number 1 Choice!

When a candidate walks in for an interview, the hiring manager has one big question on their mind: “Why should I hire this person?” As the interviewee, you must explain why you’re a good fit for the position by talking about your skills, experience and ability to fit into the company culture. It also helps… Read more »

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What You Can and Can’t Control in Your Job Search

Most of us have gone through a job application process where you think you are perfectly qualified and say all the right things in the interview, only to end up being passed over for someone else. It’s important to note that trying to get a new job isn’t like buying a car or booking a… Read more »