Posts Categorized: Career Tips

What are the Duties of a Warehouse Assembler?

Warehouse Assembler

Is it time for a career change, or are you just starting out? Were you always good at puzzles or packing vehicles for long road trips? All of these attributes come in handy for warehouse assemblers.  Warehouses aren’t just for boxes of books and presents from online retailers, waiting to be loaded on to a shipping truck… Read more »

Beginning Carpentry: How Can You Find A Carpentry Apprenticeship?

Man looking for an apprenticeship

As a kid, you didn’t decide to learn how to ride a bike one day and then instantly excel at it. Mastering a skill takes work, effort, patience, and practice, just like riding a bike.  When you’ve made the decision to try your hand at carpentry, one of the first steps will be securing an apprenticeship. … Read more »

Learn the Proper Techniques for Using a Sanding Machine

Person using a sander

There’s a deep, innate satisfaction in working with your hands, crafting something out of raw materials into a finished product of which you can be proud. It is vital to have the right tools for the job. Having a good foundation of safety and knowledge of how these powerful tools can be operated is both… Read more »

3 Ways You Can Reduce Pain from Standing All Day

Employee with back pain

It’s normal to feel a little tired at the end of an eight-hour workday. But how can you mitigate the aches and pains that come with staying on your feet all day, every day?  There are ways to alleviate the soreness that comes from working in an environment that requires long stretches of standing, walking,… Read more »

Do You Know Basic Saws and Their Different Uses?

If you’re working in a warehouse, you may have to use a saw as well as other tools occasionally. All saws cut and trim material, of course, ranging from plastic to wood to metal. But you may hear people in the warehouse, including your supervisors and coworkers, call them by many different names. Names can… Read more »

5 Tricks to Help You Wake Up In the Morning

There’s actually an old song that begins “Oh, how I hate to get up in the morning/ Oh, how I’d love to remain in bed.” Over the years, many people have shared those sympathies.   If you’re one of them, being on time to work can be a big problem. You may frustrate your supervisor and colleagues negatively impacting productivity. The situation may… Read more »

Brush up on Your Soft Skills to Land Your Next Job

Many employers think soft skills are more important than any other factor in getting a job. Soft skills are the intangible qualities and personal attributes that employees need, such as good communication skills and the ability to collaborate well on a team. Hard skills, by contrast, are the specific qualifications employees need to perform the… Read more »

3 Ways to Turn Around an Interview That’s Going Poorly

Although every element in a job search contributes toward getting the job, your performance at an interview is a crucial make-or-break moment. If you do well, you advance to the next round (a job offer!). If you don’t do well, you’ll be thanked and probably never hear from the company again. What do you do… Read more »

Feeling Nervous About That Interview? Try These Tips to Gain Confidence

If you feel nervous before a job interview, relax! It’s normal to be somewhat anxious. In fact, it’s a safe bet than nearly everyone who has ever been on a job interview has been nervous. That didn’t stop many of them from getting a job!  But it can help you feel better, and help your chances,… Read more »

5 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

When you’re interviewing for a job or meeting potential co-workers, it’s important to make a great first impression. Whether it’s fair or not, people make snap judgments about others – their poise, their confidence, even their competence and their likability. First impressions happen in a matter of seconds, not minutes. Let’s put it this way:… Read more »

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