An employee recently attended a meeting with several managers from manufacturing companies where the topic was the lack of skilled trade employees. As you may have noticed at your company, the group agreed there was a shortage of available talent to fill critical roles.… Read More »
Use your Power – Preparing for the Interview
We are in a buyer’s market when it comes to finding a job. We are seeing unemployment rates that haven’t been this low since 1969 and there are over 6 million jobs open in the United States right now. Companies need good workers and that is good news for a job seekers. This means you… Read More »
Don’t Let the Heat Bring you down!
For many of us, it has been a long winter and we are ready for some sun and warmth. While we will enjoy the warmer weather, that will lead to summer and the sizzle that comes with it. For those new to the manufacturing world in the Midwest, you may be in for a big… Read More »
How to build a better Resume
It has been said that when a hiring manager is looking at resumes, they spend less than 10 seconds looking at each one. That is not a lot of time for your resume to stand out. Here are some basic tips to help your resume stand out:… Read More »
Interviewing In This Market Doesn’t Matter, Does It?
You have an interview for a manufacturing job tomorrow. Since the labor market is tight, you don’t need to be prepared. They need you more than you need them. You can just roll out of bed, show up, and the job will be yours, right? Absolutely not! Even though the job market is tight, a… Read More »
The 5 Keys to Job Success
Certain people always have great jobs. They always seem to land the promotion. And they always seem to be successful with everything they touch. Is this just luck or a coincidence? Nope! These people don’t wait for things to happen, they make their own luck. So what can you do to ensure you’re successful? You… Read More »
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Use Staffing
Times are tough. If your company is like most, your staff is stretched to its limits. Layoffs, employee burnout and drastic cost-cutting measures are part of your business vernacular. So what’s that old saying? When the going gets tough, the tough use staffing. Well, that’s not it exactly, but staffing services can be a real… Read More »