Unleashing Your Potential in a Light Industrial Position

If you prefer moving around at work rather than sitting at a desk, a light industrial role might be the best choice for you. Light industrial is a broad field that encompasses all sorts of positions throughout warehouses and manufacturing facilities. But how can you decide which job is the right fit, and how can you boost your chances of landing that role? Let’s take a look.

Assess Your Goals and Strengths

The first step is to learn a little about the sorts of positions that are available in the light industrial field and make sure these positions are compatible with your skills, aptitude and work/life balance.. Take some time to figure out which ones sound interesting and what your career path might look like. Then make an honest assessment of your strengths and the unique selling points you can use to help convince employers to hire you.

Build an Impressive Resume

You only get a few seconds to catch a hiring manager’s attention, and that’s after you get through the automated resume screener. So, you’ll need to build a resume that has plenty of keywords but still reads naturally to a human hiring professional. Ensure you highlight all relevant past experience, even if it was done at school or on a volunteer basis. If you have any certifications in manufacturing, assembly, logistics, automotive, or food processing, such as welding or forklift operation, be sure to list them.

Prepare for Interviews

Your interview is your chance to show off. But it’s also your opportunity to assess whether both the role and the organization as a whole are right for you. Take a few minutes to research the company before your interview and prepare a few questions to ask.

Also, practice answering some common interview questions, such as:

  • Why do you want this position?
  • Describe a time when you had to resolve a conflict with a teammate.
  • What would you do if (the machine you were using broke down, you discovered the inventory list was incorrect, etc.)

Mock interviews can be a great way to rehearse your answers to these questions, while also working through your pre-interview jitters. Also make sure that you know exactly how to get there and plan your interview outfit in advance.

Work with a Staffing Agency

Partnering with a staffing agency can be an excellent way to build your light industrial career. We’ll get to know you, your interests, and your career goals. We will help you understand the various options in this field and where you might fit. And we’ll carefully match you with companies that share your overall values and work ethic. We will be by your side every step of the way, acting as coaches and cheerleaders. Best of all? Job seekers don’t pay a single penny for our services!

Find the Light Industrial Career Opportunities You’re Looking for with Cardinal Staffing!

Cardinal Staffing has been matching candidates across Ohio and Michigan with just the right light industrial, administrative, and professional positions for nearly 30 years. With deep roots in these areas, we’re experts on the local job markets. Contact us to learn more, or start searching for your next position today!