The Requirements You Need to Get a CDL

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A commercial drivers’ license (CDL) can be your gateway to a rewarding, lucrative job as a commercial truck driver. However, because driving a large commercial truck can be more hazardous than driving a small passenger vehicle, earning a CDL involves more than just filling out a few papers at the DMV. Here’s what you need… Read more »

Second or Third Shift Might be Better for You Than You Think

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With their against-the-grain hours and sleep implications, second and third shifts get a bad rap. However, these shifts aren’t to be avoided at all costs. In fact, many people find shift work is essential to their career and personal life. Generally speaking, we consider the first shift to be an 8-hour shift that begins around… Read more »

7 Time Management Tips for the Busiest Managers

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The job of a manager is a busy one. In addition to handling technical duties, they also have to supervise employees. If you’re a manager, you are probably looking for ways to better handle the limited time you have. Consider the following seven tips on how to better manage your time. 1) Prioritize Planning It’s… Read more »

The Right Way to Ask for More Responsibility at Work

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If you’re employed and looking to get ahead in your career, one of the best things you can do is take on challenging assignments and high-profile projects. Taking on that kind of extra work, however, requires a bit of finesse. Randomly walking up to your boss and asking for high-profile work isn’t going to give… Read more »

Add Value to Your Team by Partnering with a Staffing Agency

Staffing agencies provide labor solutions to their clients, and those services can end up adding significant value to both a department and a company. When the prospect of partnering with a staffing agency first comes up, however, the first issue generally raised is cost. Staffing company fees are typically offset by the numerous benefits a… Read more »

5 Great Podcasts for Truck Drivers

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Thanks to technology and the internet, the media landscape has been completely atomized: There’s a blog, podcast, vlog, Twitter feed, Instagram profile or whatever else out there for every profession and interest. For a commercial truck driver behind the wheel, podcasts are a great source of information and entertainment. Podcasts are on-demand audio content; basically,… Read more »

Want to Become a CNC Machinist?

Widely used across industries, computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines shape and finish raw materials to make finished products or parts. CNC machines are rather complicated. They require calibration, maintenance, programming, and a skilled operator to function smoothly. CNC machinists are responsible for the setup and operation of CNC machines. These workers monitor CNC machines during… Read more »

Why Your Business Must Become More Transparent

In the past, business executives and managers often held information about the health of their company and its various dealings from front-line employees. More recently, however, companies are seeing that transparency is actually a better policy. With technology increasing transparency in all aspects of society, it’s only natural for employees to expect it from their… Read more »

How to Find a Job You Love

Finding a job that you love isn’t unlike finding a soulmate. You have to be open to finding a new job, maybe even go online or onto an app to find one that fits what you’re looking for. You spend so much time at your job, you need to know that its one you’ll be… Read more »

Move over Millennials! It’s Time to Hire Generation Z

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Just when you were starting to get your head around how to attract and hire top Millennial talent, it’s time to start thinking about doing the same for Generation Z. While the oldest “Zoomers” are just getting into the workforce, the youngest are still in school but will be working very soon. Born roughly between… Read more »