5 Ways to Boost Your Welding Career

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So, you’ve been taking on welding jobs for more than a few years now and you feel it’s high time you ‘level up’ your career. Whether you’re gunning for a promotion or want to apply for an open position with better pay and benefits, the first thing you should do is bring out your welding… Read more »

5 Valuable Life Lessons You Can Learn From a Job Rejection

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Let’s face it, getting a job rejection—especially after what you thought was a great interview—can be disheartening, so much so that it makes you want to give up on your job search. But despite the pain and blow to your ego, a job rejection can be a valuable learning opportunity. Instead of sulking, why not… Read more »

What’s in Store for the Wichita Job Market?

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According to a report by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR) at Wichita State University, nonfarm jobs in the Wichita metro area are expected to increase by a modest 0.4 percent in 2018, while jobs in Kansas are expected to grow by 0.1 percent. The percentages represent the addition of 1,065 in… Read more »

Do These 3 Things to Make Yourself Irreplaceable at Work

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  Today’s job market is more competitive than it’s ever been. Everyone’s stacking qualifications and fluffing up their educational backgrounds, so much so that “overqualified” may be the new “qualified.” The internet has made it much easier for overqualified individuals to connect with an employer. But this is a double-edged sword, as it also makes… Read more »

How to Sabotage Your Next Interview: Say These 8 Things

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  With the pressure and stress that comes with a job interview, hiring managers all but expect candidates to make small mistakes here and there. The more time you spend looking for a job, the more likely you’re going to say something that’s a little odd or maybe off-topic during an interview. For the most… 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 »

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

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

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

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 »

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

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Skilled and Unskilled Labor

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 Manufacturing Job Interview

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How To Ace Your Manufacturing Job Interview

All your hard work has finally led to this pivotal moment: the manufacturing job interview. At this point, you want to leave a strong impression with the hiring manager, sending the message that you’re that perfect person for the job. To do that, you need to do your homework and prep for what to do… Read more »