Hiring Managers – Get the Most Out of Your First Interview

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It’s no secret that the job interview is the most critical part of the recruiting and hiring process. What may surprise you is that the very first phone interview you have with a candidate can be almost as useful as your in-person finalist interviews. Read on for tips on how to transform the first interview… Read more »

6 Resume Tips for Forklift Operators

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In today’s competitive job market, a solid resume is a must, whether you’re seeking an office position or a job in manufacturing. That’s particularly true for forklift drivers, as the number of material-moving-machine operators, including forklift drivers, is expected to grow by 7% between 2020 and 2030 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). So… Read more »

Take These 5 Steps to Increase Your Production Line Output

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In manufacturing, productivity is the name of the game. Maximizing your production line output will help you keep pace with your competitors and increase your profits. Here are five steps you can take right now to juice up your production.   Start Small  There’s an old adage that says the best way to eat an elephant… Read more »

‘Attention to Detail’ in Action

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We recently posted about one of the most common qualifications listed as a job requirement: “The candidate should show attention to detail.” That article listed several specific traits that come under the heading of “attention to detail”:  Organization   Time management   Analytical skills Observation  Active listening   Now that we have a better idea of what attention… Read more »

Celebrating 40 Years as North Carolina’s Leader in Staffing and Workforce Management: Addressing Food Insecurity

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What an achievement for a company to be in business for 40 years!    We are extremely grateful to have been an integral part of North Carolina businesses’ and individuals’ success for the past four decades. It’s a privilege to connect qualified, reliable workers with employers who need their help each and every day. Out of… Read more »

Can I List My Hobbies On My Resume?

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Back when resumé templates were in their infancy, “Hobbies and Interests” was a common heading. Over time, though, conventional wisdom has evolved to the point where listing hobbies has almost become frowned upon. The reasoning is that you only have so much space and time to get a hirer’s attention, and that should be devoted… Read more »

Reflections On The Twentieth Anniversary Of The 9/11 Terror Attacks

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On the 20th anniversary of the largest attack on American soil, we can look back and see what has changed and what has not. It’s only been in the last couple of months that the United States has withdrawn troops from Afghanistan, where we had been since shortly after the 2001 attack. There are Americans who see… Read more »

Job Opportunities That Require Little or No Experience

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It’s the classic job-seeking Catch 22. You can’t get the job you want without the right experience, and you can’t get experience without a job. But what if there were a way you could get a job with little or no experience and get the ball rolling on your quest for a career to grow… Read more »

World Health Day Regaining Health and Economic Strength in 2021

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World Health Day has been celebrated each year since 1948 on April 7th. The World Health Organization promotes this celebration yearly to promote awareness of health concerns. If we learned anything in the last year is that most of us take our health for granted. Whether you are recovering from COVID-19, or managed to avoid… Read more »

Stay Healthy with National Handwashing Awareness Week

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Did you know the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness Week?   And, with COVID cases spiking around the country, keeping our hands clean is one of the best lines of defense. So, get your workplace involved and have everyone brush up on their handwashing knowledge.    Why Handwashing Works  When you wash your hands, soap molecules act like crowbars. They pry dirt, oil, and germs from your skin. In addition, soap breaks down the outer membrane of many microorganisms and… Read more »