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Career and hiring tips, industry insights – all updated regularly to keep you informed.

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Along with other new employment trends that have emerged in the past few years, the practice of rehiring employees who’ve left the company is experiencing a surge in popularity. This type of hire has become known as a “boomerang employee,” A study by Workplace Trends says 15% of employees have boomeranged back to a former employer. In addition, 76% of HR… Read more »

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You’re a week into a job you’d worked months to land. You did your homework, nailed the interview, and got the call. And now that you’re actually on the job, you’re thinking, “Oh no; what have I done?”  Call it “new hire’s remorse”: the immediate feeling that you made a mistake when you accepted a job offer. If… Read more »

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Recent news headlines have been dominated by labor shortages. While many of these reports focus on service industries, manufacturers have been hit hard as well. In fact, a study conducted by Deloitte LLP and The Manufacturing Institute showed 89% of manufacturing executives say their industry is suffering from a talent shortage, leaving the potential for millions of unfilled positions in the next decade.  If your company has… Read more »

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When it comes to job satisfaction, sometimes it’s not just what you do but when you do it. While many job seekers don’t have much flexibility in selecting a job shift due to family or other concerns, some are able to choose their preferred work hours. If that’s your situation, here are a couple of ideas for picking the right shift for you.  Identifying Shifts  First, here’s a refresher on… Read more »

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Millennials (loosely defined as those born between 1980 and 2000) tend to have a bad reputation. They’ve been described in social media as “entitled,” “hyper,” “pampered,” and other disparaging words. And recently, they’ve been criticized for their tendency to leave work early.  But the fact is that this trend isn’t restricted to millennials. And it’s not… Read more »

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Over the last few months, we’ve been discussing interview questions that are particularly tricky – most recently “Why did you leave your last job?” When it comes to interview questions, though, it doesn’t get much tougher than: “Why were you fired from your last job?” The good news is that if you’re asked this question, your prospective employer thinks you could still be a worthy candidate… Read more »

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Some employers view reference checks as a mere formality – a final hurdle to clear before bringing a new hire on board. Others use references to screen applicants – taking advantage of the insights these checks can provide. Either way, when a reference check turns up something unexpected (or worse), it can throw a huge… Read more »

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Greenville is the 11th largest city in North Carolina, and its population has increased by more than 12% in the last 10 years. It’s a good time to be a job seeker, and we have details on some of the hottest job opportunities available.  Packer  Salary: $8-11 per hour  Multiple manufacturers in Greenville are looking for packers – a key role in keeping the state’s supply chain moving. In this fast-paced position, you’ll be… Read more »

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If you need to fill a large number of positions at once, you may face a constricted hiring schedule. And interviewing a lot of candidates in a short time span can lead to interview fatigue. Here are four ways to stay engaged throughout the interview process.  Break It Up   If the calendar allows for it, conduct two rounds of interviews: one that’s a high-level screening and… Read more »

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It shouldn’t be a tough call whether to call in. If you’re sick, you’re sick, right? But it never seems to be that easy. You have your workload, your relationship with your boss, and your company’s attendance guidelines to account for. Luckily, there’s a (previously) unwritten set of rules to lean on for calling in… Read more »