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What Are Programmable Logic Controllers?

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

What Are Programmable Logic Controllers?

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs), sometimes called programmable controllers, are digital computers that are used for electromechanical automation. They provide machinery control in various industries. Amusement park rides, factory assembly lines and facility light fixtures are three examples. (more…)

The Advantages Of Applying For A Job With A Video Resume

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

The Advantages Of Applying For A Job With A Video ResumeIn the 21st century, some job seekers are opting to send out videos to companies as opposed to traditional resumes. This is an especially effective tactic for people with engaging personalities who want to work with clients and others in a business environment.

Consider some of the advantages of applying for a job using a video resume. (more…)

A Quick Insight Into Public Relations Resources

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

A Quick Insight Into Public Relations Resources

Public relations are used as a bridge for information to move between a company and the public. This information can be used to market a new product for a company. Public relations can also be used to promote a company to the public and to possible investors. It helps advertise the company’s culture, ideas, and products. There are many different resources a company can use in order to foster a positive public image.

Using public relations resources is a great way for companies to expand their customer range, and to target audiences through television, billboards and face-to-face meetings. Companies should take advantage of these resources to enable them to reach their maximum potential in customer service.

PR is a great way to enhance the company’s media coverage and helps the company work with a much larger consumer population.


Working From Home – Here are the Great Ideas

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

If you love the idea of going to work in your pajamas, here is some good news for you: working from home is more common now than it has ever been before. This is partly because there are lots of different companies that are figuring out how to allow their employees to telecommute. It’s also because every day more options become available for people who want to start and run their own home-based businesses.

If you know that you definitely want to work from home (at least part of the time), you need to search for positions that allow you some room for independence. If your job is highly structured and requires a lot of team work and supervision, you might not be able to do it from home as video conferencing can only go so far. Sales and marketing jobs, writing and design jobs and even quite a few data entry/analysis jobs are all far better suited to the part or full time telecommuter. (more…)

Strategies for Modern Day Job Seekers

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Searching for a job can be a hard, mundane, often unrewarding task. At times, you can send out dozens or even hundreds of emails before getting a promising interview. Of course, that really only applies if your job seeking strategy involves two steps: finding jobs on craigslist, and applying for them by email.

There are similar two-step programs out there, but essentially, people expect that jobs will fall in their lap just because they feel qualified for the job. So, they put out a bunch of resumes in a short period of time and become frustrated when they don’t know why their mass-email tactics aren’t paying off.

Well, my job seeking friend, you’re in luck. You’re about to read how to go above and beyond the mass-email tactics and learn the ins and outs of creating a much more comprehensive and effective strategy.

The market is more competitive than ever, so you need to be, too. (more…)

Romancing the Brain: There’s a Lot to Love Online

Monday, September 10th, 2012

In the past, it was embarrassing for an individual to admit that he met his partner online. Online dating was reserved only for the desperate, and the majority of “real” relationships were forged outside of the Internet.

However, as time went on all forms of online interaction, including dating, became increasingly more acceptable. In fact, one in five relationships now begins online. Once lagging behind digital romance, changes in how adults access learning now bear real comparison. (more…)

Impressing the Boss: What You Need to Know (Including When to Say No)

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Impressing the Boss: What You Need to Know (Including When to Say No)It’s always wise to impress your boss, but in the current job market, it’s more critical than ever. You want to demonstrate your value to the company, but does that mean saying yes to everything? There’s an important distinction between currying favor and making a positive impression.

The following suggestions will help you raise your ‘company profile’ and be respected in the workplace – by your boss and other employees. (more…)

Beef Up Your Email Signature

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Beef Up Your Email Signature

Check your email signature and online presence.

You’re on the hunt for your dream job, you’re making progress, and you’re doing most of it on the Internet…

…But are you taking advantage of your e-mail signature?

If you’re looking for a new job, chances are you’re sending lots of emails – to prospective employers, recruiters, contacts, and acquaintances – and every email you send is a golden opportunity to get yourself noticed.

In addition to providing basic information like your full name, title, and contact information, your email signature is the perfect place to distinguish yourself among the pack of jobseekers and promote your unique attributes.

-          Do you have a slogan or tagline that expresses your value to an employer? Make one up.

-          Do you have a professional website or online resume and portfolio?  Be sure to include the link.

Here is a good example of what your email signature might look like:

John Q. Public
Senior Marketing Manager
“Linking Real Results with Cost-Cutting Marketing Strategies for Upstart Companies”

The goal here is to make it ridiculously easy for people to learn about you. Often, making this simple change to how you conduct your online job search will boost the # of responses you receive, so don’t be shy…

Use your email signature to sell yourself and you’ll be happy you did! (more…)

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