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Avoid Burning Out During Your Job Search

Avoid Burning Out During Your Job Search

A prolonged and arduous job search can really do a number on your confidence, motivation, and often, your sanity. Many job seekers start out strong by charging out of the gates at with their search only to burn out after a few weeks. If you find that you’re running on empty and need to refuel, add some coal to your engines and keep the fires burning with these tips. Set your work time, and stick to it Many novelists live by the rule of…

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What is Your Greatest Strength?

What is Your Greatest Strength?

There are certain questions that, when asked during an interview, can instill a certain level of dread within most job seekers. “What is your greatest weakness” can throw job seekers for a loop if they don’t have an answer prepared in advance but “what is your greatest strength” doesn’t give off the same foreboding vibe. The question creates a false sense of security, making job seekers think that their strengths are the least…

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Jobs Report: October Manufacturing

Jobs Report: October Manufacturing

The October Jobs Report was released earlier this morning and proved to be much stronger than most experts predicted it would be. Despite the government shutdown, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and an increase in unemployment from 7.2% to 7.3%, the actual number of jobs added is on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 204,000 non-farm jobs were added last month, well ahead of the 120,000…

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12 Words Not to Use in Job Applications

12 Words Not to Use in Job Applications

Not every word is created equal. Some words plink like a spoon across a broken bell while others explode with a force that levels trees and resonates with the reader far beyond the first glance. With a resume or cover letter, you don’t need to write the next great American novel but you can’t afford to leave hiring managers with a wishy washy first impression. If you use the following words, you risk missing the mark or giving the wrong…

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Can Your Personality Determine Your Job?

Can Your Personality Determine Your Job?

Studies have shown that a person’s personality doesn’t affect his/her skills relating to job functions. However, certain personality types are conducive to certain industries, companies, management styles, and job tasks. Ask any manager or employee and they can even give you a list of the types of personality traits they want to see in a future employee or coworker. Below are some examples of commonly found personality traits in…

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Write a Cover Letter That Managers Will Actually Read

Write a Cover Letter That Managers Will Actually Read

Your cover letter is the single most important part of the pre-interview job hunt. While your resume has all your technical specs and qualifications, your cover letter will demonstrate to employers how you will employ those skills on the job. Furthermore, it allows you to add personal experiences that will set you apart from the group. Following these tips will help you write a cover letter that will impress any hiring manager. Less is…

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Big News For Ohio Manufacturing

Big News For Ohio Manufacturing

As the month of October comes to a close, we’ve decided to take a look back at some of the happenings in the Ohio manufacturing sector. Here are some of the big stories for the month. • Nestlé is relocating its frozen pizza division from its current home in Illinois to the Cleveland suburbs. Nestle has 2,500 Ohioans in its workforce but expects to add about 250 jobs after the move takes place. The decision was made to coincide with the…

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25 Verbs To Improve Your Resume

25 Verbs To Improve Your Resume

Resume writing can be tedious, especially for those who aren’t a walking thesaurus. Not everyone has the innate ability to scatter lavish words across their resume like bits of garnish on a 5 star restaurant’s dinner plate. But the verbs you use on your resume to demonstrate your skills can make or break your chances in the job hunt. Make sure you are using the most powerful action verbs possible in order to effectively demonstrate…

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Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

Most interview questions aren’t designed to break the mold. A job interview is usually meant to extract traditional answers from whoever is in the hot seat. So, unless you’re applying for an eccentric company where employees are expected to bring a certain breed of off-kilter thinking to the table, you can expect your interviewer to rely on a relatively traditional script. That’s why you should always have an answer prepared for…

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What Great Managers Do Differently

What Great Managers Do Differently

Unless you have never worked a day in your life, it is safe to say that you have encountered a rough situation at a place of employment. We are all different and we all react to each situation differently. However, most can agree that if we have a great working environment and manager it is easier to come to work each day. Having great management lead you makes your environment and actual work (papers, reports, meetings, statistics,…

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