Beginning Your Career in Light Industrial Work? 5 Things to Include On Your Resume

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You’re ready to pursue your very first job in the light industrial field. Whether you’re just starting your career or making the shift from another area, you’re excited for all the possibilities this industry has to offer.  Hopefully, you’ll find an opportunity that checks all your boxes quickly but first, you need to prepare your resume. This is the… Read more »

What Soft Skills Should You Work on for 2021?

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Now that the new year has arrived you’re ready to get to work on self-improvement. You probably have a list of hard skills — i.e., teachable abilities that are easy to measure — you’d like to polish this year but you also want to focus on soft skills.   These non-technical skills can’t be quantified but they have a huge… Read more »

Pursuing Rather Than Coasting — How to Advance Your Career

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You’ve been feeling discontent in your current job for a while now. As an ambitious person, you know you want more from your career, but you’re not sure how to get it.    Right now you’re just coasting along waiting for something to happen. It’s time to stop hoping the right opportunity will come your… Read more »

Avoiding Distractions While Working Remote

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Whether you’re working from home due to COVID-19 or were already doing so before the pandemic, you know it can be a challenge. You’re grateful for the ability to work remotely but doing so isn’t always easy.  Your home is filled with distractions, and unlike at the office, there’s no boss present to keep you focused. Therefore, it’s up to… Read more »

Job Seeker Advice — Leaving Your Old Job Without Burning Bridges

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You’ve just accepted a new job and you couldn’t be more excited about the future. Of course, you’re probably not too excited about breaking the news to your current boss.   Whether you can’t wait to leave or feel bittersweet about your exit, it’s only natural to feel anxious about giving your notice. Regardless of your… Read more »

Raising the Bar — How to Ask For a Raise

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You’ve been in the same job for a while now, and you know you’re doing great work. You thought you’d be granted a raise months ago, but waiting patiently hasn’t gotten you very far.  Rising costs of living, combined with the feeling that you deserve more, has inspired you to finally ask your boss for… Read more »

Why Procrastinating is Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals — And How to Stop

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You have important tasks on your plate, but something is keeping you from accomplishing them. Admittedly, these responsibilities aren’t the most fun, but they still need to be completed. If this sounds familiar, you’re procrastinating — and you’re certainly not alone.  It’s important to realize procrastinating is keeping you from reaching your goals. Admitting this… Read more »

5 Tips to Take You From Temp to Perm

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You recently landed a job you really enjoy — with one big caveat. Right now, you’re only a temporary employee, meaning your time in the position has an expiration date.  Since you feel like you finally found your fit, you’re hoping to make things permanent. It’s very possible you’ll be able to achieve this goal,… Read more »

Interview Tips — How Long Should I Wait to Follow Up?

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It’s been a minute since you interviewed for a certain job you have your eye on. Staring at your phone willing it to ring — or for an email notification to pop up — is starting to seriously fray your nerves, but you’re not sure if it’s appropriate to follow up yet.  As a general rule, you should wait… Read more »

Continuing Education — 5 Tips for Balancing School and Work

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Balancing work and school is a challenge, but you’re willing to make the sacrifice. You know the extra effort you put in now will make your future even brighter.  Of course, that doesn’t make life any easier in the present. Here’s some advice to help you do it all, without achieving burnout.  5 Ways to Balance School and Work   … Read more »