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Opportunities in the solar power industry continue to multiply as the sector saw an increase of more than 51,000 jobs in 2016, according to research from The Solar Foundation. Each year, The Solar Foundation puts out a report called National Solar Jobs Census and the latest edition showed a 25-percent growth in employment from 2015… Read more »

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Think back to the last time you were on a stage in front of a crowd of people – maybe it was for a performance of some kind, a big speech or a graduation ceremony. How nervous were you? Could you feel your heart pounding in your chest? Were your hands shaking? Were you drenched… Read more »

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  You already know you have to study up on a potential employer before an interview to show two things: First, that you’re taking the process seriously; and second, so you can put together any questions you might have about the job or the company. However, there’s more to research than just reviewing the job… Read more »

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There’s a difference between being underqualified for a job you’re interested in, and being completely unqualified. An underqualified applicant has all the primary skills needed to do the job, but maybe falls a year short on the required amount of experience, for instance, or doesn’t have a few of the secondary technical skills. On the… Read more »

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We are always happy to hear exciting news about women in trucking. NSC Technologies would like to extend a warm congratulates to Andra Rush, winner of the Women in Trucking Association’s 2017 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award. Andra has been honored extensively for her innovative job creation and manufacturing ingenuity. Rush is chair and CEO… Read more »

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An aging baby boomer workforce and recovering economy have combined to create a massive need for new leaders ready to take charge across a wide range of industries. Sourcing these new leaders might be a challenge, however. A 2012 business survey revealed 56 percent of executives expect a lack of managerial leadership in the near… Read more »

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It’s easy to get caught in the trap of believing the longer an interview goes, the better your odds are of getting the job. While sometimes it’s a good idea to give long, drawn-out responses to questions, there are plenty of times when a short response is actually best. Knowing when to be brief in… Read more »

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According to a recent Gallup poll, between 17 and 20 percent of American workers are “actively disengaged” at their job, essentially going through the motions from the time they walk in the door until the time they leave. These aren’t employees who are committed to a job they don’t love to support their life outside… Read more »

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According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the typical sheet metal worker makes an average of just under $50,000 per year in salary. The employment rate of these workers is projected to grow 7 percent through the middle of the next decade. This means there should be plenty of opportunities for ambitious… Read more »

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If you are able to telecommute, or work from home, you may be familiar with the idea of working on the weekends. While you might think this is a small price to pay for being able to work wherever and whenever you want, that doesn’t mean you must resign yourself to a 6- or 7-day… Read more »