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You’ve heard the expression, “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know” in terms of getting ahead just about anywhere. Some people may scoff at this: If a place doesn’t hire you because of your credentials and hard work, and hires instead on who you know, what sort of dynamic does that create? But… Read more »

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In this day and age with the dozens (sometimes hundreds) of applications sent in for just one position, earning an interview means you’ve gotten yourself out of the pile and into the next round for a position, often as a finalist. As such, you need to take the interview seriously and avoid making certain mistakes… Read more »

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As someone in charge of others, you have enormous responsibility. You want to take charge in such a way that you get the most out of your employees by being firm but fair. Respected but not necessarily feared. Here are some tips to rid your self of the stereotypical “boss” mentality and become known as… Read more »

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The handling of unsafe chemicals can have a big impact on workers – the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 50,000 deaths and over 190,000 illnesses each year are the result of exposure to unsafe chemicals. To prevent the hazards of chemical exposure in the workplace and improve employee performance, OSHA developed a… Read more »

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Office clerical workers fill a diverse assortment of job duties – such as answering phones, keeping records, and scheduling appointments – in the workplace to support your staff. According to a recent survey from the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), most office administrative workers support three executives on average. Since office clerical candidates carry… Read more »

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The face of the working world is changing: since June 2009, temporary positions have accounted for nearly 20 percent of all jobs – and the trend is projected to continue to grow. While the advantages of temporary employment may seem to benefit employers, employees can also use temporary work to further their career objectives. What… Read more »

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Standard “Job Interview Attire 101” advice typically doesn’t apply for jobs outside of the basic cubicle office job. If you’ve been selected for a manufacturing interview, you may not know what to wear – a suit and tie may make you stick out (and not in a good way) in a factory atmosphere, but you… Read more »

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With temp workers projected to make up over half of the entire workforce in the U.S. by 2020, it’s never too soon to start getting familiar with all of the legal requirements they entail. One major factor with temp workers is now the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – passed in 2014, it states that employers… Read more »

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A culture of safety refers to a system of common attitudes and practices within a workplace that place an emphasis on the importance of safety on a day-to-day basis. Workplaces that create a strong safety culture have been found to have a reduced likelihood of accidents, according to findings from the Occupational Safety and Health… Read more »

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When you’re looking for a new administrative position, a solid, eye-catching resume is key. Tailor your resume to each position you apply for and be sure to proofread carefully – attention to detail is a much sought-after attribute in an administrative professional. Create a resume that demonstrates that you understand what the employer is looking… Read more »