Industry information and useful tips for job seekers and employers.

4 Simple Ways to Improve Workplace Culture

There have been a lot of developments in the world of employment, and the manufacturing sector is no exception. Employees are finding that benefits like flex time and more control over their roles are becoming the norm and no longer a hard-to-find perk. Meanwhile, manufacturing employees lag behind the national average when it comes to […]

The Best-Kept Secrets to Explaining Employment Gaps on Your Resume

Having a gap on your resume is a bit scary. Maybe you left your previous job because you had to care for a sick relative. Or raise your kids. Or travel through Europe. Or maybe you simply had trouble finding a new job. Regardless of the reason, there are good ways to explain why you […]

9 Soft Skills Manufacturing Employers Are Looking For

Soft skills are those intangible skills and traits that are harder to measure and define, but sometimes more important than certifications and other qualifications. But just because they can’t always be measured doesn’t mean hiring managers and supervisors can’t tell when they’re there or not. Most soft skills deal with interpersonal interactions, teamwork, and cohesiveness. […]

How Do I Start Working With a Staffing Agency?

Job seekers are sometimes turned off by staffing agencies because they assume the jobs they offer are only entry level jobs, temporary jobs, or jobs without benefits. But a staffing agency can be really useful in finding a range of jobs in a variety of industries. Here’s how you can start working with a staffing […]

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Make Your Skilled Trade Jobs Attractive to Young Workers

There will always be a market for skilled trade jobs. But as manufacturing and other skilled industries continue to grow, many of those workers are aging. In fact, many manufacturing workers are 55 and over, meaning they’re looking to retire. They need to be replaced with trained, skilled, younger workers who can get these jobs […]

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10 Signs It’s Time to Start Looking for a New Job

There are many reasons why you might be wondering whether it’s time to start thinking about a new job. And there’s a big difference between being ready and just experiencing a little boredom or discontentment. It’s important to really think it through before you impulsively call it quits. Here are ten signs it’s time to […]

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Why Facebook is the Perfect Source During Your Job Search?

Facebook is a great source when you’re starting your job search. Most companies post information about their company culture, which is totally relevant when you’re deciding whether a company is a good fit for you. Not only is it informative and easily accessible, it provides an easy means to apply and communicate with the company. […]

7 Apps to Boost Your Workplace Productivity

You always have your smartphone on you, which means you always have access to helpful tools and information. The sharpest problem-solving skills are right at your fingertips! If you’re looking to get more done, master your organization, manage your time or create to-do lists, it might be time to check out a few of these […]

The Most Common Warehouse Mistakes and How to Fix Them ASAP

A well-run warehouse is the most important part of a successful company. Everything comes and goes out of the warehouse. Sales, distribution, and most transactions depend on it, so it has to be well run. Employees have to be efficient, conscientious and all inventory has to be accounted for. Procedures have to be in place, […]

How to Regroup After You’ve Made a Mistake at Work

It’s certainly not uncommon to make a mistake at work, even with the best of intentions. Then your ego is bruised, you’re kicking yourself and you might even be suffering a bit of flack from your supervisors and colleagues. But the important part is how you rebound from that mistake. You have to be positive, […]