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Cloud Computing is Transforming the Manufacturing Industry

Cloud Computing is Transforming the Manufacturing Industry

Information Technology and Manufacturing may seem like two completely different worlds, but occasionally the stars align to create a symbiotic relationship between the two.  With the revolution of cloud computing consuming much of the limelight in the IT world, it was only a matter of time before cloud-based applications were integrated within existing manufacturing and distribution company software. As reported by Louis Columbus of Business 2…

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Phone Interviews: 10 Tips for Success

Phone Interviews: 10 Tips for Success

Phone interviews are becoming more and more common as a first step in the hiring process, so here are some tips for making a successful reception. 1. Treat your phone interview like a real face-to-face interview. That means changing out of your PJs into business wear, and instead of lounging on the couch, sit comfortably in a straight-backed chair. 2. Make the most of your tone of voice. Without the advantage of body language, you need to make…

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Hiring for Culture

Hiring for Culture

Every company wants to hire top notch candidates. Many times, candidates are evaluated primarily on their degree, GPA and previous experiences. Employers often seek out Ivy League grads with prestigious degrees in order to ensure a successful hire. However, a study conducted by Leadership IQ reveals the most prevalent determinant of success lies beyond your typical credentials. According to this study, 46% of employees that failed within…

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Tips For After The Interview

Tips For After The Interview

Tips for After the Interview: So you just interviewed for your dream job. Now what? Many think they are at the mercy of the hiring manager, sitting and waiting to hear the news. However, sealing the deal often times takes place after the interview. With dozens of qualified candidates applying for selective positions, you can never be too sure. Taking the time to follow up properly is vital. Here are some of our favorite techniques. 1. Thank…

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Battle of the Generations

Battle of the Generations

Dynamics in the workplace will drastically change as nearly 70 million millennials enter the work force.  Millennials, or Generation Y has been noted as the fast growing segment of today’s workforce.  Armed with technology and a “can do” attitude, millenials are ready to succeed.  Most Gen-Yers will enter a workplace that is managed by either Generation X  or Baby Boomer supervisors.  It’s very possible that all three…

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Use LinkedIn to Help You Land Your Next Job

Use LinkedIn to Help You Land Your Next Job

Since it’s founding in 2002, LinkedIn has gained nearly 200 million members, making it the world’s largest professional online network.  Because of LinkedIn’s undeniable success, more and more people are turning to LinkedIn as a hiring tool.  Want to utilize LinkedIn to land your next job? Here’s how to gain the attention of hiring managers and recruiters.   LinkedIn goes beyond your run-of-the-mill resume and cover letter. Like…

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8 Career-Change Disasters to Avoid at All Costs

8 Career-Change Disasters to Avoid at All Costs

Ready to take your career in a different direction? Whether your current job is a bad fit or you’re looking for an industry with a better future, finding a new line of work can be both incredibly satisfying and personally profitable. But switching career tracks can also be a high-stakes gamble. Before striking out on your own, learn how to avoid these classic career-change disasters. Disaster No. 1: Jumping into a new career to escape a bad…

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Wellness in the Workplace

Wellness in the Workplace

For years, personal health and the workplace were thought to be totally separate. However, with chronic health conditions on the rise and Americans working more than ever, we are forced to examine the relationship between the two. It’s no surprise that the average American’s workday has drastically changed over the past 50 years.  People are working longer hours, and many have jobs that involve minimal to no physical activity. Since more…

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A Crash Course on Career Success

A Crash Course on Career Success

Be trustworthy. That goes well beyond keeping your word. It mainly means that when you get an assignment, it will be done, on time, and well–all the time. Your boss may not balk when you mumble your excuse but your unreliability will remain in memory. Show initiative. Much more is under your control than you may think. Instead of complaining about a problem, fix it, asking permission only if necessary. Go beyond. Provide something unexpected…

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8 Ways to Shine During an Interview

8 Ways to Shine During an Interview

1. Be likable. Obvious? And critical. Making a great first impression and establishing a real connection is everything. Smile, make eye contact, be enthusiastic, sit forward in your chair, use the interviewer’s name…. Be yourself, but be the best version of yourself you possibly can. We all want to work with people we like and who like us. Use that basic fact to your advantage. Few candidates do. 2. Never start the interview by saying you…

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