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Why Accepting a Job Offer Isn’t Your Last Step

Why Accepting a Job Offer Isn’t Your Last Step

Imagine that you’ve just finished accepting a job offer. Feels pretty good, right? Then, a company you previously applied to sends their own job offer with a sweetened pot. Do you reject the first offer or do you stand by your original commitment? Accepting a job offer from the second company may be tempting but there are unspoken consequences that come with that decision. Juggling job applications For some job seekers, this isn’t an…

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6 Weird Ways 3D Printed Objects are Taking Over

6 Weird Ways 3D Printed Objects are Taking Over

As with any adolescent technology, 3D printing is going through an experimental phase. It’s trying out new things and searching for a purpose within the prevailing world of modern manufacturing. That means for every practical 3D printed product, we can expect something extraordinary or even downright weird somewhere else. Pretty soon, you might be able to use a 3D printer to make any of the following oddities. 1.) Your Dinner & Snacks. In…

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Let Your Employees Hire for You

Let Your Employees Hire for You

Unless you are hiring a personal assistant who will only be interacting with you, your team could be the key to hiring the right candidate. Involving your employees in the hiring process can help you to reduce turnover (along with the costs associated with it) and boost morale across the entire office. As a department manager or lead, you may be spending a lot of time with a new hire, but your team will be spending infinitely more. Involving…

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Fix Your Cover Letter Format with These Style Tips

Fix Your Cover Letter Format with These Style Tips

Last week, I brought to light a key to cover letters that many job seekers tend to overlook: style. Because the primary focus has been on what to say in a cover letter, job seekers tend to ignore how they say it. Since you only have a small amount of precious time (usually a matter of seconds) to capture the attention of the hiring manager, you might as well make sure that you are making those seconds count. Injecting some style into your…

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Will the F-150 Redesign Make or Break Ford?

Will the F-150 Redesign Make or Break Ford?

When is major change to an established brand too much? The Ford Motor Company is testing that very question. To kick off the North American International Auto Show, the iconic automaker announced the redesign of one of their top-selling vehicles: the Ford F-150. Swapping its stainless steel body for an aluminum one, Ford (and the auto industry by proxy) will learn firsthand how close they can get to the gully’s edge of innovation…

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Non-verbal Communication: What Candidates Think You’re Saying

Non-verbal Communication: What Candidates Think You’re Saying

Candidates don’t have it easy. To even get your attention, they have to jump through innumerable hoops. When they get to the interview, they have to say the right things on command, watch for non-verbal communication queues, and wonder if every silence is a disqualifying silence or just a pause for you to gather your thoughts. And the waiting afterwards isn’t any better. You may not intend to give your candidates ulcers but unconscious body…

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The Key to Cover Letters that Everyone Overlooks

The Key to Cover Letters that Everyone Overlooks

There is loads of literature on what to put in a cover letter; articles on words to include and leave out take the cake in sheer numbers, but rarely is the topic of style taken into consideration. Sure, you know what you want to say, but how should you go about saying it? If a hiring manager is only going to spend a few seconds perusing your cover letter, shouldn’t it be the most fascinating couple of seconds of his or her life. The right…

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December Jobs Report Has Silver Lining for Manufacturing

December Jobs Report Has Silver Lining for Manufacturing

According to the December jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hiring in the final month of 2013 was lower than expected. Originally, economists had expected the numbers to be a positive continuation of previous months. Most economists and federal analysts believed those numbers would be in the ballpark of 200,000. Imagine their surprise when the total was 74,000. First let’s take a look at the positive. Manufacturing…

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Are You at Risk of Losing Your Top Talent This January?

Are You at Risk of Losing Your Top Talent This January?

January has become the month of hiring, job hopping, and new beginnings. While thousands of employees take to the net to search for new jobs, employers are left wondering who will turn in their resignation before the month is over. After years of building a successful team and work environment, losing your top talent could be a significant thorn in your side during the New Year. So how do you retain the top talent that you have worked so hard…

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13 Words Not to Use in Your Resume

13 Words Not to Use in Your Resume

January for many people is job search season. As you get yourself back in shape for the job market, you need to give some serious thought to the words you use. Some hang around your resume like extra poundage, weighing you down as you try to outrace your competition. Other words utterly fail to make any real impression with hiring managers. Whatever the reason for your resume missing the mark, you may need to shed certain words to give it…

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