Five Ways to Build Outstanding Leadership Skills

No matter where you are in your career, at some point someone will hand you the reins in a leadership role and you’ll be expected to step up. You might have to take charge on an innovative idea, step up to handle a duty outside your job description or take over in a management position.… Read more »

Explaining Employment Gaps to Hiring Managers

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Employment gaps might feel like a big warning sign on your resume. Even if there’s a perfectly good reason for them, you know they’re there, the hiring manager knows they’re there and you know they’re going to ask about them. How can you explain them without over-sharing? Maybe you took a few months off to… Read more »

How Much is Turnover Costing Your Business?

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It’s crucial to hire the most talented employees available when you’re building your team. In the long run, however, retaining those employees will build long-term benefits for your business. You need to find people who fit into your company’s culture and bring the right skills and mindset to your team. If you can’t retain your… Read more »

Seven Free Ways to Make Ongoing Education Part of Your Career

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Learning new skills regularly is crucial to advance your career. For those that are working full-time or juggling multiple jobs, it can be tough to find time to think about your professional future. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to gain new skills and knowledge and to do so for free. Here are seven free… Read more »

Should You Foster Competition in Your Workplace?

You’re probably looking to build a staff full of people who are goal-oriented, hardworking, and competitive, which are all great qualities, especially in sales organization. But not everyone does well in such an environment. Sometimes competitiveness can be toxic, causing co-workers to undermine or hurt each other. Should you foster competition in your workplace? It… Read more »

Debunking Common Myths About Personal Protective Equipment

If you work in a warehouse or manufacturing environment, you’ve surely been required to wear protective equipment on the job. But when it comes to personal protective equipment (or PPE) in the workplace – hard hats, goggles, boots – there are a lot of myths and a lot of confusion. People don’t always seem to… Read more »

Three Ways to Hire Your Next Top Employee Quicker

The job market for light industrial work is competitive, so it’s important to attract and hire top talent quickly. When you find the right person who’s a great cultural fit, you need to move fast, before they get snatched up by your competition! This doesn’t mean you should make an impulsive decision, but it does… Read more »

What Story Does Your Resume Tell Employers About You?

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Your resume is your primary marketing tool – the first thing employers see – so it’s important to make sure it tells the right story. You want it to describe a hardworking, experienced job seeker who’s eager for their next opportunity. Potential employers are looking for three things – you’re capable of the job; you… Read more »

Hiring Friends and Family: What to Do and What Not to Do

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We’ve all heard the sage, old advice to never hire friends and family. Never blur those lines between employer and loved one. It makes sense most of the time, but what if your cousin is the most qualified person you’ve interviewed? Or your best friend from grade school is the only one willing to take… Read more »

Reverse the Interview: How to Come Up with Great Questions for Your Interviewer

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You’re approaching the end of a job interview, and it’s your turn to ask questions. You want to demonstrate you’re thoughtful, you’ve researched the company and you’ve considered what it’d be like to work in this role. You don’t want to focus too much on yourself, nor do you want to ask the interviewer too… Read more »