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You’ve been searching for the perfect job for weeks until you finally found it. The company even called to schedule an interview after reading your resume, and it seems nothing can go wrong at this point. When the big day finally comes, however, you’ve found yourself rushing around to grab all the necessary materials needed!… Read more »

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Stephen Nordness founded Automation Personnel Services around service and communication, and these are the values we hope to pass on to all staff members and our clients. Whether you rely on Automation Personnel Services for staffing services, payroll services or other technical services, Stephen Nordness reminds us that communication is the key to success! Build… Read more »

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Many job seekers view the interview process as a one-way street. The interviewer asks all the questions and the candidate simply answers. While this may have been enough for jobs in the past, today’s interview process is much more involved. Nowadays, nearly every interviewer is expecting the job seeker to ask questions on their own…. Read more »

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The interview process can be a daunting event. Even a run-of-the-mill interview can be ruined by excess anxiety, unnecessary stress or over-thinking. While it helps to rehearse your potential responses beforehand, make sure you are putting time into the right questions to begin with. Can We Trust You? Many manufacturers deal with confidential information. Whether… Read more »

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Most jobs require at least two or three job references for each applicant. Not only are these contacts used for verifying past employment history, they can also be used to gauge the character before you even begin the onboarding process. You’ll want to put some thought into your references. Remember, these people will ultimately play… Read more »

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Anyone who has worked for any period of time has encountered a difficult co-worker. Just like all other aspects of our life, it’s impossible to get along with everyone, but effective use of conflict resolution and showing respect for everyone you work with is imperative. It’s important to be cautious when dealing with a co-worker… Read more »

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During an interview, job seekers are supposed to keep our questions professional and relevant to the job they are applying for. While this is considered common courtesy, hiring managers and interviewers on the other side of the coin aren’t held to such standards. It’s common to hear a crazy, unexpected or off-the-wall interview question at… Read more »

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You’ve shown up on time, completed all your work and now the project is done. For a job seeker who depends on temporary assignments to make a living, there’s still plenty of work to do. Before moving on to the next opportunity, don’t forget to take care of the essentials and wrap up any loose… Read more »

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Some are born with a stronger work ethic than others, but regardless of how you obtain the trait, having a great work ethic, morale and sense of responsibility can go a long way in setting you apart from your peers and drawing the attention of management. Thankfully, this is a trait that can be developed… Read more »

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Some job seekers have a lot of questions surrounding the staffing process. When first applying with a staffing firm, it can be hard to understand things such as costs or how they are selected for a job placement or even how they get paid. Turning in your hours and even understanding who to contact with… Read more »