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5 Tips for a Successful Phone Interview

5 Tips for a Successful Phone Interview

Even in the digital millennium, with Skype and email ruling the communication channels, phone interviews are still a common occurrence in the job seeking world. Since we communicate less and less over the phone, the lack of face-to-face interaction during an interview can be off-putting. If you are nervous for your upcoming phone interview, try following these easy-to-use tips to make a significant (if only audible) statement that will leave a…

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August Manufacturing at a Two Year High

August Manufacturing at a Two Year High

The results are in and it looks like August gave a much needed boost to the American manufacturing sector. Growth was moving at a faster pace than at any other time during the last two years with 6,000 manufacturing jobs being added to the labor force. That combined with America’s competitive return to the energy game are helping the economy to make positive strides in the right direction. Here are a few major points from early reports: Good…

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Keeping It Professional In The Workplace

Keeping It Professional In The Workplace

Many employees think once they land the position that the hard part is over and need to think again! Applicants go through the stressful interview process and waiting for a call back (which will drive anyone crazy!), then finally the good news arrives. However, one thing is more difficult than the stress of the interview and waiting for an offer- keeping the job! Many employees don’t realize the importance of professionalism in the…

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5 Nanotechnologies that are No Small Thing

5 Nanotechnologies that are No Small Thing

Nanotechnology may literally be a small part of science, but the innovative new approaches to technology on the molecular level are making big waves in the scientific community. Recently, The National Science Foundation granted Wayne State University in Detroit a $200,000 grant to research nanoengineering (the manipulation of matter at the molecular level). As new research into new nanotechnologies continue to yield results, the military…

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Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?

Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?

It’s the million dollar question on every hiring manager’s mind: why are you leaving your current job? You may have many reasons (your pay, your boss, the office environment, a mound of uninspiring projects, etc.) but you never want to give your raw, unfiltered response. All of your complaints may have total validity but you want to be smart when you give your answer. So, here are the things you should and shouldn’t talk about when…

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Durable Goods Drop in July

Durable Goods Drop in July

What the heck happened to US durable goods in July? After sharply rising for 4 straight months – from March through June – orders for US made durable goods took a sharp dive in July. The US Department of Commerce reports that orders dropped by 7.3% over the course of the month, a decrease that ranks as the largest of the year by far. Core capital goods – such as machinery, computers, and heavy trucks – took a 3.3% hit to their orders…

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Job Hopping: Good or Bad?

Job Hopping: Good or Bad?

What is Job Hopping? It can basically be defined as repeatedly leaving jobs after only a year or two. Although it is still typically frowned upon, many employers are coming around and accepting more applicants with the history of “job hopping”. Employers and recruiters are beginning to see that the applicants with decades of work dedicated to one company are slim. Years ago, if employers received a resume for someone who left a company…

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Big Potential for Ohio Manufacturing

Big Potential for Ohio Manufacturing

The term Rust Belt is finding little credence in Ohio manufacturing these days. Following the initial plummet at the start of the recession, manufacturers in Ohio have made some promising returns and, with only minor hiccups, are continuing to grow. Could this be the sign that more manufacturing jobs are coming to the state? Hiring Numbers From April 1 through June 20, businesses throughout the Columbus region added 15,600 jobs, signifying an…

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Perfect Your Resume with these 5 Tips

Perfect Your Resume with these 5 Tips

It is no secret that writing the perfect resume is crucial to the success of your job search.  The secret to writing the perfect resume, on the other hand, is not so evident.  While the details regarding format may vary from source to source, tailoring the content to a specific employer is a golden rule that should never be omitted. Your resume should not be a simple work history complemented by a list of your skills.  It should be a brief,…

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Where Are the Manufacturing Jobs?

Where Are the Manufacturing Jobs?

On a national scale, manufacturers may still have cold feet about hiring employees in large quantities but certain regions are showing a promising increase in the demand for engineers and manufacturing professionals. Statistics compiled from Careerbuilder job advertisements over a two year period show pockets of optimism across the country through a growing demand for additional employees. The Largest Demand Looking at the list, it’s no…

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