Category Archive for Job Search
There’s a big disconnect when it comes to networking. Many assume that when you interact with other professionals, either online or in person, each connection has to elicit an immediate payoff. In fact, the best way to boost your network may be to remove thoughts of your own personal gain from the equation.
Imagine someone approaches you out of the blue. Their whole networking approach is to engage you in mindless banter and flattery just long…
The Selfless Guide to Networking:View
The February jobs report has just been released and overall hiring numbers are looking good. 175,000 non-farm jobs were added to the U.S. economy, a total which surpassed the predictions of both economists and reports from the two previous months. How do these quantities stack up and where can we expect to go?
Lower numbers recorded in December and January by the Bureau of Labor Statistics made economists reluctant to estimate…
Manufacturing on the Rise in February Jobs Report:View
Your resume is the key to getting you into the interview. Unfortunately, it’s generally up against the rest of the job seeking world. If you want to increase your chances and push past the competition, adding these five things to your resume can make all the difference.
A lot of resumes never see the surface of a fresh sheet of resume paper. Since so much of the job seeking and hiring process is done online, why not use all the…
5 Easy Resume Fixes Most Job Seekers Overlook:View
Imagine you’ve lost mobility in your career and your job search has been turning up empty.
Every position at your salary level is either uninspiring or doesn’t synch with the work culture you need. Then out of the blue, a position that excites you and provides the work/life balance you crave appears on your radar. The only downside is that a small pay cut may be required.
Should you ignore the position and explore other waters or take a…
Is a Pay Cut Worth it for Your Career?:View
According to a study conducted by HR.com, 100 percent of employers surveyed said that certifications are preferred when considering new hires and internal promotions. They are the key to moving up in the manufacturing and engineering world.
As of now, these four certifications are the most in-demand, and often highest-paid, in 2014.
Six Sigma Green Belt
Since Motorola pioneered this manufacturing process in the mid-1980s, it has been…
Six Sigma and Other Top Certifications for Your Career:View
Often, waiting to hear back about an interview can be the worst part of the job search. Realistically, hiring managers need time to process your qualifications and determine if your personality is a good fit.
Most job seekers understand that reality but it doesn’t make waiting in radio silence any less nerve-wrecking. To keep yourself from sending a string of needy emails daily into the hiring manager’s inbox, here is the safe way to follow…
How to Follow Up After a Job Interview:View
From businesses to entrepreneurs and celebrities, everyone has a personal brand. And as a job seeker, you are essentially a salesperson who is promoting your personal brand to employers. Your particular skills are unique to your experience and accomplishments – they are the primary products and services that you must sell. You can do this by creating an attractive presence on social media sites that leave employers calling out for you…
Building Your Personal Brand with Social Media:View
Out of the Port of Corpus Christi in Texas alone there are 400,000 barrels of oil leaving for other U.S. ports and ports abroad. Simultaneously, while the U.S. economy diminished 3%, direct employment within the oil and gas industry rose 40% from 2007 to 2013. The numbers don’t lie: shale oil deposits are making big changes to the U.S. economy.
Other industries are even seeing a short term boost but a question arises about the long term: is a…
Is a Natural Gas Boom Good or Bad for Manufacturing?:View
You’ve aced the job interview with a new employer but now you have to bid adieu to your old boss. Finding the right way to quit your job isn’t easy. The whole process can be daunting (there’s no easy way to tell your employer that you’re turning to the next chapter without them) – but it has to be done.
But the process doesn’t have to be as agonizing as some people build it up to be. Stay true to the rules on this…
The 100% Painless Way to Quit Your Job:View
Most companies have a direct competitor that is the equivalent of a bitter college rival. Mentioning its name spurns the team forward and encourages everyone to pull out all the stops to get the upper hand. And now, you’ve been approached by your company’s competition about a job interview. What do you do?
Before sitting down at the negotiation table with your company’s competition, ask yourself these 6 questions.
1.) Do I Have a…
The Challenge of Interviewing with Your Company’s Competition:View