Career Success

5 Tips to Make a Great Apprentice

Could an apprenticeship be right for the next stage of your professional development? For many skilled trades, apprenticeships are the best way to gain real experience on the job. If you want to make a fantastic impression, here are a few qualities that employers look for when they’re hiring apprentices for their open positions.   Eagerness to Learn  The single most valuable skill a potential apprentice brings to the table is the eagerness to learn. [...]

National Safety Month: Are You Letting Bad Safety Practices Slide?

June is national safety month. How will you recognize it this year? Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, we begin to let small things slip in terms of safety in your manufacturing, warehouse, or office environment. Even in light of COVID-19, when we have too much else to consider regarding safety, we can’t let the other safety aspects slip. Here are some ways safety can be taken for granted and how that can lead to problems.   Consequences of [...]

5 Job Hacks for Recent College Grads

Graduation is upon us. Even with the complicated situation at the end of the 2020 school year, students will be graduating and looking for work. Especially in uncertain times, having an excellent strategy to find employment after graduation will be essential. So how do you go about finding a job after college? Here are some tips to get you started.     Customize Each Resume  It sounds like a lot of extra work, but It will [...]

Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs, and millions more still are left uncertain about whether their companies will last through this crisis. While the numbers are [...]

3 Tips to Spring Your Career Into Action

Spring has sprung, so now is a great time to shake off those winter blues and focus on your career. Are you a job seeker feeling a slump? Now is a great time to find your career. There are several steps you can take to spring into action this season. Here are just three job search tips to get you started.     Your Interests and Your Experience  When you’ve been looking for a job for [...]

Confronting Your Employees About Less Than Status Quo Work Ethic

Not every conversation you have as a manager is going to be pleasant and positive. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and have that difficult conversation with an employee who isn’t living up to expectations. If a team member is performing with less than status quo work ethic, what can you say and how can you approach the subject to positively change their path.       Plan Out the Conversation Ahead of Time   When you need to [...]

3 Ways to Convey that You Are A Hard Worker in the Job Interview

Your single job in an interview is to convince the manager that you’re the right person to hire for their job. But how do you convey that you’re a hard worker without drawing from the same over-used well as your competition? Before you simply say you have “good communication skills,” that you’re “a self-starter,” or a “team player who works well with others,” consider more impactful ways to convey your message. Here are 3 things [...]

Underqualified, but Hardworking? Here’s How to Get Them to Take A Chance on You

It’s a familiar scene. You see a job posting and know you can check a lot of the boxes, but not quite all of them. You’re underqualified, but it would be a perfect job for you, and you know you can learn. So how do you communicate that to the company? It starts with a great application, so they pick up the phone and call you. Here’s how you can encourage a company to take [...]

4 Tips that Command Trust & Respect in an Interview

After you send your resume and get a call back to schedule an interview, you must work hard to make the next impression. The interview is your chance to demonstrate how you’re the best possible candidate for their open position. You want to command trust and respect in the interview along with building a good rapport and showcasing your related experience. Here are 4 tips that can give you an edge.       Practice Your Handshake   A handshake [...]