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2011.05.10

Are you a true Machinist, Operator, or have you completed a vocational program in Machining Technology? If so, you need to speak with our staff expert in Manufacturing Technology, Paul Beckrest (p.beckrest@championjobs.com or call at: 216.823.5900). Paul is a highly experienced recruiter who has been ...

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2011.03.01

  What do employers REALLY want to hire? 9 out of 10 people will say: “Someone who can do the job”. That is correct, and of no help in the job search process. It isn’t that simple, and it isn’t quite that complex. Who is REALLY ...

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2011.02.28

“Collaboration” is a characteristic of The Great Workplace of today and the future, and will be explained in business-detail in another excerpt. This chapter takes a lighter, but more pointed allegorical view of “Collaboration”: “I got 29 ways to get in my baby’s door. And if ...

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2011.02.15

This probably is NOT the answer you expect: Most people we have polled expect a quick answer with some sort of sharp-angle on how to get more bucks out of the place you work for by simply asking for it, or by demanding it “or ...

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2011.02.14

So, tell me about yourself.” “Why should I hire you?” “How does your experience meet our needs?” Have you ever heard these questions during an interview? I guess that depends on the type of position you were interviewing for. If, for example, you were called in ...

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2011.02.10

Let me digress a moment to this particular organization’s problems with stabilizing “employment” (keeping people who can do the jobs, and keeping people who WANT to do the jobs): The organization is assembly-line oriented, where hitting hourly/shift numbers of parts made ...

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2011.02.08

#2 Mistake: Beat Up Your “Participants”: In The Great Workplace 2.0, a “Participant” is defined as anyone who touches an organization and has an opportunity to help it achieve its Purpose and goals. It includes EMPLOYEES, VENDORS, board of directors, community and Management. Keep in mind here: ...

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2011.02.08

They could have been GREAT. They had the best of ALL worlds: solid products, solid customers, money and an almost blank slate: They had a relatively new facility, a small initial staff, and a small contingent of people to make their products. ...

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2011.01.11

Over 30 years as a recruiter and employment agency owner has taught me a few things the average person needs to avoid in looking for a job. These issues are founded in simple advice, not the crap doled out by frustrated and unemployed 27 year ...

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2011.01.11

Common Job Hunting Mistakes (Part I of 100) Over 30 years as a recruiter and employment agency owner has taught me a few things the average person needs to avoid in looking for a job. These issues are founded in simple advice, not the crap doled ...

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2010.12.17

To me it means hard work. It means pride in what you do. My Grandad immigrated from The Netherlands, via Canada, married an Indian (First Nations Ojibwa) woman in Minnesota/Canada, and eventually made it to Chicago. He worked his life as an apartment complex janitor. 7 days ...

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2010.12.01

This may help: Fundamental Job Search Advice Guide For 2010: Obviously, this is a tough job market and if Champion cannot help you directly by employing you with one of our clients, we want to be able to help you find a good position on your own, ...

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2010.11.01

Blue Collar Workplace has partnered with Champion Personnel to bring Hiring Fairs to Lorain, Geauga, Ashtabula and Lake Counties for BLUE COLLAR JOBS!! Our clients are looking to hire up to 100 qualified people for the following openings: Electronics Assembly, Electronics Technicians, Mechanical Assembly, Through Hole Soldering, Seat ...

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2010.10.23

Hands-down the prize goes to Blue Collar. Especially to the folks who work on assembly lines, loading docks, machine shops and anywhere the work comes at you rather than you going after it. We can add the “no collar” folks in here who work in ...

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2010.09.18

A desk, chair, a dainty little waste paper basket and maybe an art deco pen organizer might be hallmarks of white collar digs, but we think you'll enjoy our take on real office equipment -- for the real men and women of the blue collar ...

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2010.09.13

I am the manager of a large, vibrant Staffing Service ("Employment Agency"). We have a lot of jobs and therefore a lot of “applications” for those positions we advertise. We use at least 5 major Internet sources seeking qualified candidates. This means ...

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2010.09.09

You have been working for someone, or for a corporation for a while. You know your trade, you know how to price things. You THINK you can make more money by hanging out your own shingle. When is it right? Here are the really simple components: NEVER leave ...

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2010.08.31

Many people in the industrial sector haven't a clue how to dress for a job interview.  And when one does....it totally excites the Staffing Expert and puts the candidate to the top of the list when all else is equal. But what works in making a ...

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2010.08.31

So, your benefits are running out. You’re feeling the pressure. But you’ve been trying hard to find a job with no luck. When you’re running in panic mode everything shuts down. Aside for the incredible sense of fear seeping through every muscle, you may feel ...

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2010.08.30

They’ve extended the unemployment benefits. PHEW! You’ve got the extension. But this may very well be the last so let’s get cracking.  It’s time. We just have to buckle down and make it happen.  And believe. It will happen. You’ve tried it all I’m sure by ...

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2010.08.30

Hopefully you've been hard at work this week scheduling appointments.  Good work. Take a break this afternoon and go shopping.  What for you ask? Well do you want to stand out from the crowed applicant pool when there are over two hundred applicants who need to ...

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2010.08.30

Blue Collar Interview Killers 1)     Dress like you don’t care, or are going fishing/hunting. Make sure the baseball cap you wear is dirty, or has “Bud Light” on it (Patch or smell), or even worse: “New York Yankees”. Don’t shave, makes you look macho. 2)     Pour that ...

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2010.08.29

I do a lot of blog readings for this web site.  Mostly, I'm looking for helpful tips to share here for those of you who are looking for a career opportunity.  And today I read this article entitled Objective of a Resume and it made ...