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As the holiday season is nearly upon us, you’re probably already ramping up your efforts to find a job. Thousands of temporary workers around the nation rely on the coming months to make ends meet, and many full-time professionals use temporary agencies and recruitment agencies to make extra cash for the holidays. Some of these… Read more »

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Resume writing is an art form to be mastered over the course of time. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have time to spend researching resume formats, writing rough drafts and editing our career histories. But you don’t necessarily have to master the practice – you just need to know what information to leave in and… Read more »

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Some temp-to-hire applicants, especially those who are new to their field, tend to explain every detail about every job they’ve ever held. Not only does this take up your time as well as that of your interviewer, but it’s simply unnecessary. Instead, you should be focusing on specific skills that are relevant and useful to… Read more »

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If you’ve been in the temporary workforce for any amount of time, you’ve likely worked n several different roles to date. Even if you specialize in one specific discipline, you’ve probably been assigned to several different employers by now. After all, this is the nature of temporary employment. Most staffing and temp-to-hire agencies, including Automation… Read more »

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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 »