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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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Manufacturers Optimistic but Still Reluctant to Hire

Manufacturers Optimistic but Still Reluctant to Hire

As the summer begins to wind down and we creep into the later portion of the year, manufacturers are overly optimistic on their outlook of the market despite a lingering reluctance to hire. According to new reports, which combine interviews from 60 U.S. based manufacturers and industrial businesses, the amount of manufacturers who are optimistic about the next 12 months of the U.S. economy rose 8% in the past quarter, topping off at 63%. …

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Rescheduling Your Job Interview

Rescheduling Your Job Interview

What if you have to reschedule your job interview? It’s not desirable but sometimes rescheduling an interview is the best or only option. Maybe you caught the latest bug circulating around or your car broke down or a pressing family emergency makes it impossible to attend the scheduled interview. Whatever happened, you can still salvage your chances at a new job if you’re fast acting and tactful when dealing with the hiring manager. Is it…

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Do-It-Yourself: Engineering Fun for the Weekend

Do-It-Yourself: Engineering Fun for the Weekend

As the work week comes to a close, the average engineer can’t help but breakaway from drafting blueprints in order to start drafting weekend plans. Some will take trips to the park or beach, while others spend time with family and friends around the house. If the weekend is upon you, and you find yourself lacking in the fun ideas department, consider working on a do-it-yourself project with your kids. Many of them are cheap, fun, and…

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It Is Not All About Money

It Is Not All About Money

Do you want to know what people consider when looking for a new job? What are the factors making them want to stay in their current position? Obviously, there is one thing that sticks in our minds no matter what- money. Of course a good salary probably tops the list, but here are some other factors to consider. Growth and advancement are two of the top factors people consider in a position. Applicants want to know what opportunities will be…

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How to Create the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

How to Create the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

It’s no secret that American manufacturers are having a harder time finding qualified skilled workers these days. Baby boomers with years of experience under their belts are quickly approaching retirement and their replacements are in short supply. For many of the Millennial Generation, there exists a negative stigma about how manufacturing is a dead-end industry that doesn’t payoff, which is preventing new lifeblood from entering…

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Highlighting Soft Skills During the Interview

Highlighting Soft Skills During the Interview

Soft skills play an important role in a company’s hiring decision, and highlighting them during an interview can go a long way towards making you a more attractive candidate for the job. People are more than just machines with a list of specs, and hiring managers like to see how well you interact with others and respond to certain situations. As a worker, you are much more than your years of experience, certifications, and other hard…

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Can This Tactic Cut Energy Costs?

Can This Tactic Cut Energy Costs?

In a previous article, we discussed a number of ways to cut costs, ranging from properly sealing HVAC ducts to installing solar panels, but what if you could cut costs on your energy bill while still using the same wattage with your machines? A manufacturing.net article suggests that better energy demand management can help to curb unnecessary energy waste. The article proposes a hypothetical situation where a company is using a large machine,…

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