Blog posts from July 2013
Here's an interesting article about the demand for engineering positions. Our department mainly works with engineers in manufacturing, and the candidate pool has nearly dried up. Most engineering placements now come from headhunting out of companies, as very few are unemployed. Read the rest of the article for more about the talent war.
Do you have multiple job offers? Are you trying to decide which one to go with? Here are some great tips! http://www.levoleague.com/articles/career-advice/choosing-between-multiple-job-offers
When the new heath care program rolls out, there will be several implications on families’ personal finances, and the way companies hire future employees. Below is a link to how White Castle is planning on combating the new reforms, which might be similar to how other establishments in the industry will handle the changes. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/25/white-castle-obamacare-part-time-workers_n_3651751.html?utm_hp_ref=business
In this day and age, job seekers are doing anything possible to get noticed. One way to stand out is to have a superior résumé. That does not mean you have to have the most experience or a degree from the best school – use this piece of a paper as a tool to market yourself. A hiring manager generally will give your résumé about 10-15 seconds of attention, so you have little time to make an impression. Are your most important assets listed near the top? Typically, you want to showcase your experience – showing the hiring manager that you can be a fit for their open position. If experience isn...
Engineers can make some pretty awesome things out of Legos. Check this out! Have you seen anything that tops this? Let's hear it! http://www.engineering.com/3DPrinting/3DPrintingArticles/ArticleID/6015/3D-Printers-too-Pricey-Build-a-LEGO-one.aspx
There are standard things we all know to put on our résumés –name, contact information, education, etc. But what about those gray areas? What do you do about non-relevant work experience or a gap in employment history? They asked for references – does that go on your résumé, too? Lucky for you, the industry experts at Doherty Staffing Solutions know a thing or two about what to include and what to leave off your résumé. What to Include: Experience. Keep in mind the position you are applying for and evaluate your résumé. Do you think your serving job in college is relevant...
Happy 4th of July everybody! In celebration, take a look at this interesting article about the process of manufacturing fireworks. We can take for granted the amazing shows we see, but a short show can be days in the planning, and months in the manufacturing. http://www.madehow.com/Volume-2/Fireworks.html The Doherty Career Solutions team would like to remind everybody to have a safe and fun 4th of July!