CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2011.04.27
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If you have been in any kind of job for more than a year, and you feel yourself "drifting" away from the core of your responsibilities, grab yourself by the short hairs and wake up. You may be starting to commit job suicide. Get back into doing ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2011.03.02
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Garrett Koan has written about radiology technicians and received his online accounting degree in 2007. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, as of this September, the unemployment  rate is 14.4%. This is down from the summer's even higher rates of 15.7% in August ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2011.03.02
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This post was written by John Gorab who also writes on the topic of forensic science colleges and analyst careers for www.onlineclasses.net. 1. Overuse of Mass Messaging to Friends, not Fans The mass private message, especially on Facebook, does not make people happy. Doing this can quickly ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2011.02.22
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The true answer to this debate is NOT whether you have the God-Given right to have one, it is whether or not your “Individual Right” will hold you back … in your career. Ink yourself with whatever you want. If you want a white-collar career, don’t ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2011.01.11
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Common Job Hunting Mistakes (Part I of 100) Over 30 years as a recruiter and employment agency owner has taught me a few things the average person needs to avoid in looking for a job. These issues are founded in simple advice, not the crap doled ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2011.01.03
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It is very easy in 2011 to justify anything. Especially if one tags those reasons to “personal freedom” or “individual rights”. These monikers put the virtual fence around those justifications and deflect about 90% of all attacks. “Job hopping” used to be 3 or 4 jobs ...

CATEGORY › CHAMPION
2010.11.23
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“TWO YEARS!   I’ve been looking for two years and I only got four interviews.” That’s what he said with a sense of deep frustration mixed with despair but you could tell it was absolutely true. We had lightened up at the end of our interview this ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
2010.11.11
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WOW! The news is deep in opinions about "rights" and propriety and there are as many opinions on this as there are Facebook posts. After 30+ years in recruiting, search and HR is here my professional opinion: Don't be negative about your work, boss, or co-workers in ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.11.09
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In your personal life, one can do and be whatever one wants. When you are job hunting, one thing you need to remember: don’t mix your personal life with your job/ career/ business life. Your email address can say a lot about you, and like it ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.11.01
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Blue Collar Workplace has partnered with Champion Personnel to bring Hiring Fairs to Lorain, Geauga, Ashtabula and Lake Counties for BLUE COLLAR JOBS!! Our clients are looking to hire up to 100 qualified people for the following openings: Electronics Assembly, Electronics Technicians, Mechanical Assembly, Through Hole ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
2010.09.14
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The end of the fiscal quarter! You’d think I still had my own business with this busy work but no, I’m updating my OSHA log for our clients. Manufacturing is indeed improving here in north east Ohio and with this great news unfortunately comes ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.09.13
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I am the manager of a large, vibrant Staffing Service ("Employment Agency"). We have a lot of jobs and therefore a lot of “applications” for those positions we advertise. We use at least 5 major Internet sources seeking qualified candidates. This means that on any ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.09.09
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In the early 1900’s, my great grandfather made the decision to leave behind his wife and four children with just a few of his personal belongings and a hope in his heart. He boarded a boat that was going across the Atlantic Ocean, an ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.08.23
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So… these last couple of years have been pretty rough. Cost of living goes up every year but there have been very few raises and most of the overtime has been cut. We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.08.18
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In private, you can be insensitive and stupid. When your responsibilities exceed your own person, like representing your company, a company, a people or a concept … it is critical to engage a thought process akin to a quality inspection, before you open your mouth. We ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.08.05
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So how is your job search going? Have you registered with reputable staffing companies?  Did you take a personal evaluation of each interview so you can be better prepared for the next?  Fine tuned your answers? Let me know how things are going. Share your ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.08.04
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Posted byChris Thompson - 08.03.2010. Reprinted from The + NE Ohio Blog I cannot help but wonder when was the last time this happened: From February to June of this year, the Cleveland metro led the nation's 40 largest MSAs in manufacturing job growth. ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.07.30
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We all live with and BY illusions. Businesses thrive on them. Relationships are built on them. Days are filled with them. Some we manufacture, some we simply board and float on. What are yours?

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.07.29
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Everything still seems kind of crazy even though businesses are starting to show more life than they have in the last couple of years. With the school year fast approaching, parents are starting to prep for their children’s return to school. We all know education ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.07.21
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Champion Personnel System, Inc has been contracted and retained by A Major North East Ohio Corporation, to locate a professional Product Compliance Subject Matter Expert for their corporate headquarters located in Amherst Ohio. The person we are seeking will be highly competent in regulations such as ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.07.16
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A friend of mine JUST reminded me of this story out of a Harvey Mackay book. It is true, and Harvey is the REAL DEAL. I had the honor to talk with him many times over the phone in the early 1990's regarding his "Sharks" ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.07.02
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There was an article that I read recently discussing the stigma of being unemployed written by Stephanie Chen of CNN. In it she suggests that hiring authorities and in particular recruiting/staffing companies discriminate against job applicants who are currently collecting unemployment as a “why bother” applicant ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.06.27
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Ever come upon a person who uses the word “I” more than the any other word in the English language? It’s all about me.   I’ve got a better story than that…and it will always end up being about me.     Or…..when I did that, “I” yada yada, ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.06.22
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After all, there is more to this process than most think, even those that have been through this several times. See if this sounds familiar. It’s Thursday afternoon and your boss approaches, be it your office or the plant floor, and informs you that the company ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.06.21
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No, a job interview is not an opportunity to have a group outing!  Seriously?   Are you kidding me?   How serious are you about getting a job or is this just something to do to fill your day before your nail appointment with your girlfriends?  Or ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.06.17
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Many of you are in the same situation I’m in............. school’s out andyour children are at home for the summer.  But what are they doing?? While you’re at work you don’t want to be worried about what your children are doing at home because they are ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.06.14
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Congratulations on the graduation - now it's time to get to work. You probably have a bucket load of student loans to pay off, so there's no time to sit on your laurels. Yesterday I was asked to provide some on-the-fly job seeking advice for new ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.06.08
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QUALITY TIME  By Pamela Glowski I hate the term “time management”.  In my opinion, there is no such thing because TIME in and of itself, can not be “managed”. We all know that there are 24 hours in a day. We can’t negotiate 70 minutes in an ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.06.03
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Sending job resumes - FINDINGAJOB 101. So you found a company that has an opening.  And you think you fit the bill. Your resume is complete so why not send the resume over as requested by the employer - you think. And you better do it fast ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.06.02
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Yes, I am the Gate Keeper by Joy Turner Another name would be receptionist or administrative assistant, there are many titles for the first line of contact when calling into a company, but whatever the title this is one of the most important positions in ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.05.27
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Productivity The Secret is in the Plan! By Pamela Glowski “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” As a mother of 4, wife, full time account manager, a daughter, and a friend, I am often ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.05.20
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What are you thinking about when you leave for work? Everyone has stress. Stress at work, stress at home, money stress…..one thing you don’t want to be worried about is the welfare of your children while you are working. My mom (the best kind of sitter you ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.05.05
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Current, previous and desired. What are/were you making, and (of course) What Do You Want? It comes up in an online application (leave it blank), a phone screen, first interview and on the part of the pre-screener (recruiter) in their first conversation with you, and after ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.05.04
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You can NEVER recreate a first impression.  Never! And when that ever elusive first interview comes your way you better be ready to make the best impression possible. Needless to say, your first impression (leaving out your appearance which will be discussed in a later blog) ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.04.28
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I’m not the only one … Join in the battle for balance with other working parents As parents we have to make sure we provide a good home and take care of all the needs for our children. This usually means that both mom and dad ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.04.22
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There aren’t any magic bullets or magic medicine elixirs that will get you the ultimate job, nor change a bad career to good. You can’t get a “do-over” by watching a David Blaine or Chriss Angell video. You won’t even get great advice from a ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.04.21
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And why your career is going nowhere. You are not being “Fully Present”. Is there any doubt in your mind that the little kitty in the picture is TOTALLY focused on the task at hand?  What do you think the odds are that the task will be ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.04.20
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By Laura Williams Is Work / Life Balance Really all About Simplifying? You may or may not have heard of it, the KISS principle, or in gentler terms, Keep it Simple Stupid. Simplifying our life at home and work sounds like paradise, but how many working parents ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.04.15
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The worst job interview advice I ever got was:  "say, YES to everything".  It was advice I got from my father.  Now, my father gave me a lot of advice – and much of it good.  But, this was not good.  Of course, he was ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.04.14
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It really does feel like you’re constantly performing a juggling act when you are married. Then both you and your spouse have careers, add to that a child or a couple children into the mix and often times it seems like no one understands your ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.04.07
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You’ve made the cut. The company's recruiter has called you in to interview for that job you want. Now what? This is an article about what will happen in that interview and how you can best prepare to do your best. There are specific roles of the ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.03.28
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Have you ever run a background check on yourself?  Websites such as TransparentMe allow users to find out what is on their background check before applying for their next job! Bad Credit is Blocking People Getting Jobs After 35 years at the same job, now facing ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.03.28
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“So, tell me about yourself.” “Why should I hire you?” “How does your experience meet our needs?” Have you ever heard these questions during an interview? I guess that depends on the type of position you were interviewing for. If, for example, you were called in ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.03.28
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de Schrijver here. Yep, been there, done that and felt worthless and scared. It feels like someone has a hold of your heart and is making it beat 25% faster, all the time. More often than not you have been in control until that time, able ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.03.24
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NO CELL PHONES FOR INTERVIEWS!! If you want to make sure you conduct a poor phone interview with a recruiter or hiring authority, use your cell phone. Yes, I’m an old guy. I was around when phones were the “finger in the dial” kind. It made texting ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.03.17
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There is an enormous buzz going around “employment land” these days about Drug Tests, how to pass them, how to squeeze by them, how to skunk them, how to make sure employees are drug free and how to assure a safer working environment…for everyone involved. One ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.03.17
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This will drive Paris Hilton and many more selfish people nuts: The interview really is not about you, if you want to get the job. No Really, The Interview Isn’t About YOU! What a surprise to many, many people. You have been told and trained to REALLY ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.03.17
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It’s 3:00 a.m. and you can’t sleep. You keep tossing and turning, thinking about the job opening you saw in the newspaper with the best company in the area. You know the company’s reputation-everyone does. It is good. You are good. It’s a perfect match. ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.03.10
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Interviewing Tips for a Blue Collar worker… Scanning the newspapers, filling out applications, and making phone calls isn’t all you have to do to get the job anymore. Now even machinists, tradesmen, maintenance, and most of all types of blue collar workers must interview with either ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.03.08
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I know you’re sending out resumes but you're never receiving responses. “What color is my parachute? You’ve got to be kidding! Who’s got time for that?” you say. And then before you know it, panic sets in and with that panic comes a sense ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.03.08
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It may be a great motivational article that gives you the momentum you need to land your next challenging job, or a simple tip that moves your career forward in your current position. Work Is Good ® has been designed by true employment professionals to ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.03.08
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“America, we have a problem.” The American educational system and in turn the workplace is becoming a place where it is more important to compete for sexual attention then valedictorian or employee of the month. Walk into any high school or college in America today and you ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.03.04
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I’m tired of talking to people who have not spent more than 3 minutes thinking about their experience before they go on an interview. They get asked “Why should I hire you?” and answer “I have good experience”. Or even worse: “Because I am a ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
2010.03.02
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Don’t “Self-Reject” You saw a great job on your favorite job board. But, you don’t have everything that the company is asking for. You have some of it, but not all…. should you bother applying? When looking for a new career opportunity, one of the ...