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September Jobs Report

September Jobs Report

18 days after their regular release date, the Department of Labor released the September jobs report. The information, primarily compiled before the October government shutdown, provides the economists, investors, and business leaders watching the numbers with an uncertain forecast. Unemployment decreased to levels not seen since November 2008 while only a relatively paltry number of new jobs were added compared to the month before. Let’s…

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Tips for the Video Job Interview

Tips for the Video Job Interview

Whether you are for or against the concept of video job interviews, they are not going anywhere any time soon. More companies are adopting the video interview format rather than spending the money to fly remote candidates out to their offices. While the expectations are similar to what you would get from an in-person interview, there are a few differences that should be noted. Follow these tips to lock down your next job without ever…

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Scary Effects Of The Media

Scary Effects Of The Media

You know what is scary? The effects of the media on the public! With Halloween quickly approaching, the general tactic is to scare. While many people are brave and don’t scare easily, some of us are more easily frightened. From Ghouls and Goblins to Mummies and Zombies, there are many figures that can be used as scare tactics. However, the most terrifying figure, especially lately, is the media. The media definitely has a tendency to…

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Choose the Right ERP Software!

Choose the Right ERP Software!

ERP software can be the very foundation of lean-centric manufacturing or the bane of any manufacturer’s existence. These resource planning tools have helped make the coordination of inventory movement, point of sale tracking, and financial record keeping more feasible but they still aren’t perfect. Many previously released products are mired by real-world inefficiency and muddled, almost antagonistic user interfaces. Robert Kugel with…

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3 Hot Manufacturing Careers

3 Hot Manufacturing Careers

A rebounding economy has led to an increase in hiring in the manufacturing industry. Employers, however, maintain that an inherent skills gap is keeping their facilities short on staff. As many industries rely on skilled metalworkers, these manufacturing careers are great places to start if you are looking for success in the industry. Welding Skilled welders are often consulted to repair flaws in metal objects and structures and thus are…

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What’s Your Greatest Weakness?

What’s Your Greatest Weakness?

In most job interviews, the employer really isn’t looking to revolutionize the interview process. Creative lines of questioning only go so far when getting to know a potential employee, so most hiring managers don’t waste time reinventing the wheel. That being said, you shouldn’t be floored when a hiring manager, asks you this question: what’s your greatest weakness? Leap at the opportunity and show how you’re making your…

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Manufacturing and the Government Shutdown

Manufacturing and the Government Shutdown

The federal government shutdown is not happening in a bubble. Certainly, the first day when federal offices, facilities, and parks were shuttered public servants took the biggest hit but now they aren’t alone. There are numerous industries affected by the government shutdown: here is how manufacturing is being impacted. Government Contractors The idea that the government shutdown would impact all of their independent contractors is an…

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What Your Interview Mistakes Say About You

What Your Interview Mistakes Say About You

You can be a highly skilled individual, boast multiple years of experience in the field, and even have the most well written resume in the world, but all of that is for naught if you can’t perform well in the job interview. Most of the mistakes that can be made during the interview process may seem small but hiring managers often see them as a big deal. Make sure you don’t make any of these interview mistakes the next time you get the…

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Happy Manufacturing Day!

Happy Manufacturing Day!

Tired of the manufacturing industry being misinterpreted and overlooked? There’s a holiday to fix that. October 4th is Manufacturing Day, a date when manufacturers nationwide can celebrate the industry and address the misconceptions of the general public. Over 821 manufacturers in the United States and Puerto Rico are opening up their doors and providing the average American with a transparent look into what they do and don’t do. A Goodwill…

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Resume- At A Glance

Resume- At A Glance

Employers typically look at a resume for no more than 10-20 seconds. They give the resume a quick scan and spot all the information they are looking for. The applicant should present the resume with this knowledge. Making a resume stand out and still following the “unofficial guidelines” to making it “glance-worthy” is extremely crucial. The following is what should be included on the resume and tips for making the resume get past…

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