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20 Funny Jokes to take to Work

on Thu, 05/18/2017 - 21:05

Every stress-filled job needs a little injection of humor to lighten the workday load.  With deadlines zooming, quotas not being met, mistakes made while keeping up with constant changes and updates. Since the innate desire to shout and slam will not be acceptable try taking two jokes and laughing your way throughout the workday. 

  1. We should have known our new boss was going to was going to be mean and ornery, he had different colored eyes…two of them were blue. 
  2. You know the stress level has gotten out of hand when you find yourself at lunchtime standing in front of the microwave yelling,

Reduce Hiring Costs Through Internships

on Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:59

Another way to bring and keep skills in-house is through an internship program. Internships are defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as: “A form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.

Simple Job Offer Extension

on Sun, 02/12/2017 - 03:03
It is always exciting when it comes time to extend an offer.  All your hard work is hopefully about to pay off.  By the time you are about to extend the offer you should have gathered enough information from the candidate to know their current salary and what salary they are seeking. At hand is your salary range and what you can extend to the candidate beyond base compensation.   Keep in mind that bonuses and commissions are potential and not guaranteed income.

For Recruiters & Hiring Managers: The 4 Step Process to an Effective Offer Extension

on Thu, 10/13/2016 - 14:07

Congratulations, you’re about to extend an offer to your job candidate; it’s been a long journey from when you first contacted your candidate.  To ensure that the offer is a smooth transition in the overall recruitment process incorporate the following four steps:

1.    Begin with the end in mind

2.    Set the tone

3.    Be prepared

4.    Always be in control

Begin with the end in mind. The salary negotiation process begins with the first conversation you have with the candidate, during the phone screening.  A typical phone screen lasts 30 minutes.

Tire News Tidbits Part 2 – Tires for Auto’s

on Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:34

Last week I wrote about attending the International Tire Exhibition and Conference (ITEC) in Akron, OH.  I expressed my growing fascination with tires and all that goes into the making of a tire.  In this article I’d like to address a big picture answer to the question of what would be the best tires for a Chrysler PT Cruiser vehicle.

Once again I reviewed the material I gathered at ITEC and spoke with my brother, Jeff, who has over 40 years experience in selling tires. Regarding treads, sipping is what you need to consider when purchasing an all-weather vehicle.

Tire News Tidbits - Thoughts For Your Career

on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 02:18

Last week I attended my first International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) in Akron, OH.  I really have no good reason for attending other than I’ve slowly become very interested in all things tires.  What goes into making the tire, the treads and the types of tires fascinate me.  As a Corporate Recruiter Consultant I figure I could turn my interest in tires to placing the I.T. & Engineering professionals that are part of the tire industry.

R&D Engineer - Welding & Joining full time job in Metro Detroit, MI

on Thu, 04/14/2016 - 20:28

Client need in Metro-Detroit, MI for a R&D Engineer - Welding & Joining.  This is a full-time position with a global leader in aluminum. Get in on the growth platform for working with aluminum in the automotive industry.  

Job Duties: Initiate and lead strategic aluminum joining projects with automotive OEM customers and Tier 1 suppliers.  Be a technical expert in key aluminum joining methods: self-piercing rivets, resistance spot welding, laser and MIG welding.  Manage R&D projects. 

Requirements: B.S. Engineering (Welding, Materials, Metallurgical, Mechanical) 

Preferred Qualifications:

Materials Engineer - Corrosion & Pretreatment full-time job in Metro-Detroit,MI

on Thu, 04/14/2016 - 20:18

Client need in Metro-Detroit, MI for a Materials Engineer - Corrosion & Pretreatment.  This is a full-time position with a global leader in aluminum. Get in on the growth platform for working with aluminum in the automotive industry.  

Job Duties: Project management including the qualification and launch of the new Products for Pilot Customers. Responsible for timing, quality, budget and all IP (Intellectual Property) aspects related to the R&D development & implementation activities. Assist with validation tests. 

Requirements: B.S. Engineering (Materials, Metallurgical, Chemical) 

20 Things Learned from My 20 Years Working in Corporate America

on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:42

1.     Become known as a problem solver. Deliver the hard work, slacking will not get you anywhere. Replace, “I’ll do my best” with “I’ll take care of it” or “I’ll handle it” or “You can count on me”.  Make sure as many people as possible, in addition to your boss, knows you are a problem solver. Let those that might be your boss in the future know you are a problem solver.

2.     Moving sideways can help you climb the corporate ladder.  When it comes to hireability Breadth of knowledge, experience and skills trumps depth.

Do’s & Don’ts of Working in a Cube

on Wed, 12/23/2015 - 18:12

Ah, where would the American workforce be without the dreaded grey paneled, four-foot high cubicle. While many offices have re-embraced the open workspace where it’s every man (and woman) for himself as they grab a seat at a long table or sit in a lounge chair to hunker down to work, not to mention the growing phenomenon of working via a home space, still many employees report to work where they are relegated to working in a cube.