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When a potential employer asks you to submit a list of references, you know things are going quite well. In most cases, you won’t be asked to provide references unless you’re one of the top contenders, so take this as a good sign. Anything but a formality, the references you choose will either reinforce the… Read more »

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By definition, potential is the capacity to develop into something great, based on unrealized ability. When you’re assessing job candidates, potential can be found in a person’s problem-solving abilities, passion, determination and overall level of conscientiousness. Potential Trumps Experience Giving a candidate with less experience a chance to prove themselves drives long-term loyalty. And, their… Read more »

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The reputation of your company relies heavily on the employees that keep it running. One bad apple can tarnish your brand forever, so you have to make sure each person you hire is willing and able to uphold the ethical standards of your organization. Along with screening for skills and cultural fit, it’s essential to… Read more »

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Today’s labor market is tougher than ever when it comes to hiring light industrial employees. The good news is: With a little creative thinking, you can succeed and emerge a winner in the highly competitive manufacturing talent war. The Skills Gap According to a recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) report, more than 75… Read more »

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First impressions are everything, and your resume is the first one you’ll make on the hiring manager who will decide your employment fate. Ultimately, you don’t have control over whether you’re invited for an interview, but you can increase your chances by submitting the best possible resume. 4 Resume Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make… Read more »

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In today’s job market, competition for top talent is fierce. You can’t head forward blindly, without a rock-solid hiring strategy that will support your company’s business plan and objectives. Otherwise, you risk losing the best candidates … and they may never look back. Get Ahead of the Game Develop your plan for the next six,… Read more »

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If your cover letter and resume do not currently contain numbers, it’s time to make a change. A savvy way to enhance your credibility, quantifying your experience can give you a competitive edge, regardless of the type of job you’re trying to secure. Numbers don’t lie, so hiring managers really take them seriously. Everything from… Read more »

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Your company’s success depends on the talent you recruit and hire. If you’re not using the right strategies, you may be missing out on top candidates. Which obstacles stand in your way, and how can you overcome them? What NOT to Do In your efforts to hire the best, you may not be: Looking in… Read more »

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It’s hard to believe it, but the new year is just a few weeks away. If finding a new job is on your 2018 agenda, it’s important to create resolutions that support your goal. Competition for the best jobs can be intense, but if you work hard, you can polish yourself into a candidate who… Read more »

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Companies with the most engaged employees are those that go the extra mile to build a positive culture and sense of community in the workplace. Regardless of their size or budget, they emphasize recognition and positive reinforcement as a means to achieving cultural excellence. Focus on What’s Right It’s easy, as a manager, to fall… Read more »