There’s an old saying that you should dress for the job that you want, not the job that you have. But how do those rules apply in a job interview? If you’re interviewing for a job in a business environment, it’s a no-brainer that you would show up for the interview wearing classic business… Read more »

Arrive on time. Give a firm handshake. Make eye contact. Chances are you’ve heard these job interview tips many times before. And there’s a good reason for that: they all matter. However, there’s another often overlooked part of interviewing for a job that’s just as important as these more well-known ways to make a good… Read more »

There are so many different factors that contribute to achieving professional success. But you may be surprised to learn that an expensive education isn’t always one of them.  In today’s workforce, skilled trades are more valuable and in-demand than ever. Plus, skilled trades often provide workers with stable and rewarding employment for the entirety of… Read more »

A job interview gives a prospective employer a snapshot of who you are. In many ways, it’s similar to a first date insofar as you are being evaluated not just for your “on-paper” qualities, but also for your personality. It matters whether you’re friendly or stand-offish. Whether you seem confident and composed, or shy and… Read more »

Most people dread having to ask for a raise or a promotion. It can be both awkward and uncomfortable to advocate for yourself, which is why the majority of employees avoid asking for months (and sometimes years), even when they believe they deserve a promotion. But what if there was something you could do to… Read more »

Did you know that many full-time employees actually spend more time with their co-workers than with their families and friends? Talk about a good reason to get to know your co-workers! If the majority of your time is spent together, it’s in your best interest to try and create a friendly and collegial work environment…. Read more »

Job interviews can be difficult, even at the best of times. You’re in an unfamiliar environment. You’re nervous. You’re trying to make a good impression. Now, throw into the mix the fact that you’ve recently been laid off from your job, and you have a recipe for a potential interview disaster. Being laid off is… Read more »

We all know how important it is to get enough sleep. Chances are this is something you’ve heard all your life. When you sleep well, you’re more productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and energized. And particularly if you work in the light industrial industry, arriving to work fully rested in critical. However, did you know… Read more »

So, you had a great interview. You showed up on time, you came prepared, and you think you really made an excellent impression on your interviewer. Now your work is over. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and wait to hear those four magic words: You got the job. Right? Wrong. It’s… Read more »

In today’s competitive job market, it can be difficult to search for a job entirely on your own—particularly without any leads or contacts. Even highly qualified employees with years of experience often send out resume after resume without ever receiving a call back. This is why many job seekers turn to staffing firms. A staffing… Read more »