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 »

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 »

3 Things You Need to Do Right After Your Job Interview

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Job Interview

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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Make Your Shop Floor More Efficient

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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Body Language Mistakes

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 »

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 a Mirror Can Help You Find a Job

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Why You Should Practice Your Smile When Looking For A Job

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 »

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 »

Why You Should Encourage Employees to Take Vacations

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Why You Should Encourage Employees to Take Vacations

It may come as a surprise to many Americans that the United States is the only advanced nation in the world that doesn’t require employers to give paid vacation leave. In fact, the average American full-time worker gets only 10 days of paid time off, far below the average number of days in other developed… Read more »