Career Resources

Get the Scoop on the Industry!

Does Education Help Your Career?

Does Education Help Your Career?

There is a lot of back-and-forth with this topic. In this economy, many don’t believe that having a degree helps with the job hunt or promotions and it really just depends. For instance, to have a career in engineering, a degree is absolutely necessary. However, some would argue having a degree in Fine Arts is a waste. The key is location and demand for that career. New York City may be a great place to have an Art degree versus a small town…

Does Education Help Your Career?:View

The Complete State by State Guide to Manufacturing

The Complete State by State Guide to Manufacturing

Accounting for more than 12% of the country’s total GDP, manufacturing still remains a significant part of the American economy. Depending on which state you reside in, however, this number either dwindles or increases as a percentage of total gross state product (GSP). In one of the most comprehensive and in-depth looks into the impact that manufacturing has on each individual state’s economy, the National Association of Manufacturers has…

The Complete State by State Guide to Manufacturing:View

Move from Underemployment to STEM Work!

Move from Underemployment to STEM Work!

In the post-recession job market, underemployment is a familiar story. You can look on any number of job boards or social networking sites and find recent college graduates struggling to move beyond the type of retail and service industries jobs they’ve worked at since their high school days. In fact, a recent article on CNBC verifies that the vast majority of jobs gained within the last year have fallen squarely into the part-time…

Move from Underemployment to STEM Work!:View

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…

5 Tips for a Successful Phone Interview:View

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…

August Manufacturing at a Two Year High:View

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…

Keeping It Professional In The Workplace:View

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…

5 Nanotechnologies that are No Small Thing:View

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…

Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?:View

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…

Durable Goods Drop in July:View

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…

Job Hopping: Good or Bad?:View