Are You Being Paid What You’re Worth?

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Are You Being Paid What You’re Worth?   For many of us, the answer to this question is no. Unfortunately, we’ve been conditioned to accept the status quo. Why? Because getting more than a standard bump up in pay takes gumption. You have to be upfront with your boss and negotiate your pay based on…

First Impressions are Critical When Looking for a New Job

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The way you present yourself paints a picture in the mind of your interviewer. It helps to establish yourself as professional and on top of your game—also friendly and confident. The first impression you create will stick with someone for long after they’ve met you, so make yours a good one. It will help you…

Five Easy Solutions to Managing Stress on the Job

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Stress is an unavoidable occurrence for many working professionals. Most people encounter challenges and difficult situations that cause your heart rate to increase, your palms to sweat and your mind to spin. In moderation, stress is good—it sends you into a “fight or flight” mode, helping you rise to the occasion and sharpen your focus.…

Important Tips on Why Offering a Competitive Salary Will Help You Keep your Best Workers

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Employing talent at the top of your field gives your business a competitive advantage over others. But if you want the best, you must be able to pay well—or else they’ll move on to something new (or never start with you in the first place). This is especially true if your industry is competitive, and…

How to Ask for Constructive Criticism after an Interview

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It’s very disappointing to get rejected for a potential job. Sometimes, you may know exactly what went wrong during the interview. But other times, you may think you did a great job and aren’t sure why you weren’t hired. During your interview, you will likely be keyed up or even nervous, so things you would…

Three Keys to Managing Stress at Work

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Stress can be good in small doses. Short-term stress actually helps propel you into motion and get things done. But when stress is ongoing over long periods of time, you can run into health problems. Chronic stress can lead to poor sleep, unhealthy eating habits, increased blood pressure, depression and much more. The bottom line…

How Does Working With a Staffing Partner Help Me?

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It can be challenging to find and hire top talent—however, your staffing function is necessary to keep your business competitive. Hiring can be both time-consuming and difficult, especially if yours is a competitive market where employee demand exceeds supply. For these reasons, working with a staffing agency to assist with talent sourcing provides a great…

Are You Looking to Boost Your Welding Career? Learn How to Get a Specialized Certification

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If you’re looking to move ahead, becoming a certified welder is a smart step. You’ll have a higher earning potential and be in higher demand with employers. This can help you cement your job stability. How to become a certified welder You can become certified through the American Welding Society, or AMS, by following these…

Start Your Job Search Off Right in 2018 by Partnering With a Recruiter

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Looking for a new job in the new year? If you’re feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to begin, a recruiter is a valuable partner in your job search!  The process of job hunting—from finding leads, to preparing your paperwork, to applying and getting ready to rock your interview—is lengthy. It may also seem intimidating,…

Six Things to Never Bring Up In an Interview

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Congratulations on your interview! As you prepare for the big day, it’s good to keep in mind all the things your potential employer will want to know about you. First and foremost—why you’re the best choice for the job. It’s also good to share pertinent information about your work history, accomplishments and job skills. Another…