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Before an interview, many people prepare for tough questions. However, don’t forget, “easy” questions can be difficult too. Here are three frequently asked questions that are more difficult than they seem. What Can You Tell Me About Yourself? The Obvious (But Wrong) Answer: I was born … I went to school at … and now… Read more »

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If you are job hunting and receive an offer for a temp-to-hire placement, should you take it, or is it too risky? The answer varies from one person to the next. Here’s a brief overview. Pros of Temp-To-Hire Even if the placement doesn’t work out, you can use the experience to build your resume. You… Read more »

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If you’re planning to move to Atlanta, finding a job probably tops your to-do list. But, how can you land a position in A-Town when you are living somewhere else? Follow these five tips to search smarter. Think Ahead Looking for employment in another city presents several challenges and may take longer, so be prepared…. Read more »

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When employees trust their employer, they are more loyal, more innovative and more engaged. If you are hoping to create this spirit at your organization, use these steps as a guide. Create a Commitment-Focused Culture In 1994, two business school professors at Stanford, James Baron and Michael Hannan, began a multiyear project to discover which… Read more »

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You may have liked your job at one point, but now things aren’t going well. What’s wrong? Are you bored because the position isn’t challenging? Or are you unhappy because the position is a bad fit? To help identify the problem, check off the sentences best describing how you feel. ____ You dread going to… Read more »

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Since the Great Recession, manufacturing has added 1.1 million jobs to the U.S. economy. And they are good paying jobs. Goods-producing industries pay an average $56,799 per year while health care and education ($45,676), and leisure and hospitality ($20,879) fall short. (Forbes, 2018) What states are leading the surge? According to Global Trade Magazine, Georgia… Read more »

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Is your corporate culture vague, undefined or more negative than you would like? Developing a strong organizational culture is a challenging and never-ending process, but it’s worth the effort.   Why Is Company Culture Important? Attract the Right Employees Whether you realize it or not, your organization has a personality. Think of the basic characteristics… Read more »

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You enjoy your manufacturing job, but you are looking for new opportunities and greater challenges. You are thinking about climbing the corporate ladder. Where should you begin?   Ask If Management Is Right for You Many people go into management for the wrong reasons. If your top priorities include 1) earning a bigger paycheck; 2)… Read more »

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We admit it. Packing a lunch every day is kind of a pain. But, do you know how much money this simple habit can save? Here’s a breakdown of four different work lunch options.   Option 1: A Moderately Priced Restaurant Let’s say you go to your favorite burger joint or homestyle diner down the… Read more »