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Are You Taking Advantage of Direct, Online Sales to Customers?

A new year brings new priorities in the world of manufacturing. A new calendar often is accompanied by new budgets, new business plans, and new goals to help set the direction for the year to come. Interestingly enough, evolving trends in the industry are veering toward a focus on e-commerce. Emerging technologies are often the… Read More »

Overcome Nerves in Your Next Job Interview to Come Across as Confident

It can be hard not to be nervous when going into an interview, particularly if it’s for a job you really want. Nerves can even be a good thing sometimes. Employers like to see a little bit of nervousness in their applicants because it’s a sign that they really want the position. But it’s a… Read More »

Understanding Next-Shoring and How It Can Help Your Company

You’ve surely heard of “offshoring” work, and maybe even “reshoring” as developing economies increase the average wage. But have you heard of “next-shoring”? This innovative thought process is designed to respond to a fast-evolving market heavily impacted by the Internet of Things, a new wave of robotics and other technologies that are offering interesting challenges… Read More »

Did You Know Hiring Managers Want to Like Job Candidates?

If you are nervous about an upcoming interview, there are a number of things you can do to prepare, such as researching the opportunity and company thoroughly, practicing your talking points, and dressing professionally. But if you consider that most hiring managers go into the situation with the best of intentions, that might help to… Read More »

Attract Millennials to Your Organization for an Infusion of Youth

The millennial generation is quite a powerhouse when it comes to their work abilities and skill sets. This demographic can bring a unique influx of youthful, educated, and highly motivated employees into your staff. As luck would have it, they are also flooding the job market. As of 2014, candidates born in the 80s and… Read More »

Improve Your Networking Abilities Before Saying Hello

For some reason, the professional art of networking has garnered a difficult or stressful connotation for many candidates preparing to begin their job search. But in truth, successful networking requires the same skills (personal and professional) that you will draw on to prepare for a successful interview. Perfecting your elevator pitch, knowing your resume inside… Read More »

Proactive Manufacturing Companies Will Reap the Benefits of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has certainly taken manufacturing by storm in recent years. The market as a whole is in the process of a technological revolution and it will be the most forward-thinking and proactive companies that will stand to benefit from the change. The Impact of the Internet of Things on Manufacturing Web connected… Read More »

Successfully Lead a Team of Multi-Generation Employees

Leading a diverse team of employees can be one of the most rewarding opportunities you ever face in your professional career. It can seem like each team member speaks their own language and requires a unique leadership style in order to stay productive and on task. However, what can seem like a chore is really… Read More »

Here’s the Importance of Showing Your Flexibility to Companies

A commonly requested skill in many job postings is an applicant’s ability to be flexible. It makes sense when you think about it: Employers would want to hire someone able to adapt to their unique environment and job requirements. Starting a new job can be tense for both managers and staff alike, as you are… Read More »

Show How You Can Help Companies Overcome the Manufacturing Skills Gap

As a candidate, you have likely heard about the concept of a skills gap for new employees. Employers worry about it, recruiters try to avoid it, and professionals looking for their next opportunity can’t overlook the fact that in all likelihood, there will be at least a little bit of a learning curve when adjusting… Read More »