What’s Your Ideal Work Environment?  

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Coming across a job description that describes your ideal position is exciting, but the responsibilities associated with the role shouldn’t be your top concern. It might sound a bit crazy, but the company’s work environment is what you need to focus on the most. If you’re not a fit for the company culture, you’ll be… Read more »

10 Traits Hiring Managers Are Looking For

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Every job requires candidates with different skill sets, but hiring managers seek many of the same traits across the board. Learn 10 in-demand qualities how to convey them on your resume. Leadership Skills Employers want to hire people who lead the pack — not those who stand in the shadows. Make your leadership skills clear… Read more »

THE FUTURE OF THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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What do we know about the future of manufacturing and how far can we say the manufacturing industry has come? The future of manufacturing has remained a force to reckon with in both advanced countries and even developing ones. One thing has changed, Manufacturing doesn’t just cut across the production of physical products. How does… Read more »

Learn From Mistakes

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Making mistakes doesn’t feel great, but no one is perfect. While disappointing, missteps are valuable learning opportunities. In fact, failure is largely considered one of the best drivers of growth. Therefore, it’s not the number of mistakes you make that matters, it’s how you handle them. If you’re feeling down because of a failed initiative,… Read more »

Making Your Mark in Manufacturing

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Author Bio:  Aneesa Muthana’s first days in manufacturing were spent in her parents’ machine shop. In 1993, Aneesa assumed leadership of Pioneer Service Inc., where she currently serves as President and co-owner. Most recently, the Manufacturing Institute named her as a 2017 STEP honoree for promoting diversity and teamwork in the workplace, and for excelling… Read more »

Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership

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Everything rises and falls on leadership “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” This is a quote from world –renowned leadership expert John Maxwell.  So what exactly does that mean?  It means that there is a direct correlation between leadership and how productive your team will be.  There is a relationship between leadership and the success… Read more »

Four Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

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You just received a job offer, and rightfully so, you’re excited! It feels great to know you were the company’s top choice out of all the other candidates considered for the position. Instinctively, you want to sign and return the offer letter immediately, but hit pause for a minute. Before making any moves, meet with… Read more »

Finally, Some Good News About Millennials

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Search the word “millennials” in a search engine and get ready to cringe. Article after article will highlight the worst aspects of those 30 and younger. For decades, each generation has been critical of the following generation. We can all take a moment to appreciate what good the millennials are bringing to the workforce. Millennials… Read more »

Positioning Your Manufacturing Job Search

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Competition for high-level manufacturing jobs can be tough, but you have what it takes to outshine other candidates. Now that you’ve decided it’s time to move on from your current gig, you need to figure out where you’re headed next. Chances are, you already have a plan in place, so you just have to find… Read more »

Establishing a Healthy Work-Life Balance

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Achieving personal and professional fulfillment is a balancing act. Often challenging, there’s no right or wrong equation, you just have to find what works for you. Many people try to keep these two aspects of their lives completely separate, but in today’s tech-savvy era, that’s nearly impossible. It’s best to find a way to make… Read more »