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Congratulations—You landed your dream job! And your first day is around the corner. You already know that first impressions are critical, and you know that you’ll need to bring your A game when you meet your coworkers and clients for the first time. So how can you make the most of your first day without… Read more »

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As soon as you found the post, you knew this was the perfect job for you, so you pulled out all the stops. You didn’t just use a template resume and cover letter—You crafted both documents from the ground up with only this employer in mind. You got some editing help, and then you submitted… Read more »

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After a long and comprehensive vetting and selection process, you finally hired an employee who seems talented and promising in every way. Both of you seem equally excited to begin your partnership, and you’re ready to extend your trust and give your new employee the benefit of the doubt as he learns the ropes. But… Read more »

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Congratulations— Your job interview is over! You made it through the entire session without missing a beat, and now you can relax and turn your attention to the next item on your to-do list for the day. But before you check off this job search milestone and move on, keep in mind that your follow-up behavior… Read more »

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When you receive your first job offer and meet with your employers to negotiate the terms of your agreement, you’ll engage a conversation that can influence your pay rate for the next several years, and may even set the standard for your next job (and the next) after you leave this company. So the pressure… Read more »

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You’re giving everything you have to your job search. You’re turning over every stone, reaching out to every contact, and exploring every lead that comes your way. But in addition to your online profiles and job boards, have you considered enlisting the help of a professional recruiter? If not, now might be a great time… Read more »

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Some traditional approaches to management have been in place for generations for one simple reason: they work. Basic fundamental concepts– like respecting your employees, training them carefully, and thanking them for their hard work—will never go out of style, so matter what kinds of new-fangled ideas appear on the scene. But while these solid concepts… Read more »

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According to research organizations including Deloitte Consulting, the modern industrial manufacturing sector appears to be shaped by challenges and opportunities in three key areas: product innovation, staffing issues, and energy. While manufacturing in China slows down and oil and gas experience production shortages and other obstacles, manufacturing enterprises in the US will gain a distinct… Read more »

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As you complete each section of your resume, you’ll need to include the information your readers expect to see and exclude the extraneous or irrelevant details that won’t help managers make a hiring decision. For example, your “education” section will need to list your degrees and certifications, but most employers don’t need to see a… Read more »

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Almost every rookie nurse has the same thought as least once or twice during the first few years on the job: “Why wasn’t I told about this?” But as you know, there are some lessons that can only be gained through experience…At least until we develop an app or a textbook that can teach skills… Read more »