With a Little Help from your Friends

The Beatles weren’t recruiting for an agency in Liverpool when they wrote that song. But they did remind us that our friends can help in many ways – including your job search! You can help your friends, they can help you, and sometimes you can both be rewarded.… Read More »

Mentors: where to find them and why they’re important

When you’re in school, you might call them teachers. When you’re at work, you might call them your boss. However, mentors don’t necessarily have to control your GPA or your workload. Your mentor could be another colleague, your plant manager, or even a LinkedIn connection.… Read More »

Social media: Is it helping or hurting your job search?

Job hunting can be a tricky task. From researching an employer to getting the interview, there are a number of steps to take. It may get confusing or exhausting at times, but one thing you can always control is your online presence.… Read More »

Being Prepared for an Interview

Interviewing for a job can be just like taking a test. You want to prepare ahead of time and do everything you can to show you’re the person for the job. One way to prepare for the test is anticipate the questions you will be asked and making sure you can answer each one. Below… Read More »

Bridging the Skills Gap

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 »

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 »