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What You Need to Know Before Asking About an Applicant’s Criminal History

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Depending on the nature of the job, it’s normal for employers to assess an applicant’s driving record, credit score and history, and even encounters with the law before making any hiring decisions.  But as more and more employers turn to third party agencies and investigators to handle the task of vetting potential employees, unanswered questions… Read more »

How to Get Hired For a Job You’re Not Completely Qualified For

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As a leading staffing agency in Wichita, KS, at Top Notch Personnel, we speak from experience when we say that most job postings follow a familiar pattern: an overview of the role followed by a list of requirements and qualifications. But these requirements can leave out people who could be great for the job, even… Read more »

3 Things You Need to Do Right After Your Job Interview

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So, you’re done with your interview. You did your best, said what you had to say and spoke about your accomplishments. You’re thrilled, nervous and all the more full of hope and energy for what’s to come. That’s great, but there’s still so much left to do even after a successful interview. Don’t let your momentum… Read more »

Make Your Shop Floor Management More Efficient with These 3 Techniques

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In today’s business world, communicating has never been easier thanks to the prevalence of smartphones, email, text messaging, and other digital media. Online messages render problems associated with time and distance obsolete, making business organizations more efficient in disseminating information and receiving feedback. But for many facilities that cater to production and assembly processes, optimizing… Read more »

Don’t Make These 4 Body Language Mistakes in Your Next Interview

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You’ve memorized your elevator pitch down to the last word, you know how to present your strengths and downplay your weaknesses, and you’ve even rehearsed your answer to the inevitable “Where do you see yourself in five years?” question. What could go wrong? Have you given any thought to your body language? Your mannerisms can… Read more »

5 Things That Will REALLY Make Your Welder Resume Stand Out

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Although it may seem that welders only do one thing — welding, of course — the occupation is broad enough to require a significant degree of specificity when writing a resume. No surprise then why welder resumes can cover a wide range of tasks across different fields, such as sheet metal working, demolitions, and shipyards…. Read more »

What’s the Difference Between Skilled Labor Vs. Unskilled Labor?

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Many baby boomers like to talk about how all they needed to pay for a college degree in the 1960s and 1970s was a side job as a manual laborer (typically in construction) or café waitress. Suffice to say that this is far from the reality we face today. Now more than ever the gap… Read more »

How to Ace Your Welder Interview: 5 Tips for Success

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  After all the hard work, heat and rigorous training – congratulations! – you’re finally a welder. Well, not really. You still need to be paid to do some actual welding to be considered a pro. And that means having to look for job opportunities. As with any other job, welder interviews are intimidating and… Read more »

How a Mirror Can Help You Find a Job

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Let’s face it, everyone has bad days when nothing seems to go right, or when waking up on the wrong side of the bed pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the day. And when looking for a job in a competitive market, these “days” can become more common than usual. Between making… Read more »