Master These 5 Interview Strategies

In today’s competitive job market, your experience and resume simply aren’t enough to land your ideal job. If you want to impress the hiring manager and stand out for the right reasons, you should master these five interview strategies. One: Study Up Preparation is the key to success in any job interview. Take time to… Read more »

How Do You Identify Top Workers In A Short Interview?

Hiring employees is time-consuming and extremely costly. In growing businesses or in industries with high turnover that are stuck in a constant cycle of hiring, those costs can be astronomical. The more time spent interviewing candidates, the more money you’re throwing out the window. Companies that find themselves in a constant hiring cycle often try… Read more »

Background Check Essentials You Shouldn’t Ignore

Background checks are a critical piece of the hiring puzzle. They are the most accurate way to verify the credentials and claims of candidates, but many companies take a lax approach or even ignore background checks altogether. Use this guide to develop a background check process to help you thoroughly vet candidates. Employment History Verifying… Read more »

Starting A New Job? Don’t Forget These Essential to A Great First Week

Starting a new job is an exciting time. Job searches are long and stressful and your first day at work is the capstone of that long journey. However, getting an offer isn’t truly the end of the process. It’s actually the start of a new process: Making a great impression on the job. You will… Read more »

3 Ways You Can Grow Your Engineering Career

Whether you are a recent graduate, or you’ve been in the engineering field for some time, you likely have aspirations to grow your engineering career. Although it takes time to advance, there are things you can do to help speed up the process and ensure you’re ready when new opportunities arise. By growing your skills,… Read more »

What Recruiting Strategies Are Working for You?

In today’s job market, it can often seem like recruiting and hiring is more about survival than strategic success. Many organizations struggle when it comes to finding and keeping great people. Successful recruiting strategies help you control costs, reduce turnover and improve long-term retention. Are your recruiting strategies working for you? Antiquated Recruiting Strategies Are… Read more »

Your Skills Are Your Greatest Career Asset. Here’s Why

If you are an industrial worker living in Maine, there’s something you need to know: Employers are suffering from a skill gap. This means that companies are looking for skilled laborers to fill jobs, but they can’t find enough workers to fill them. With the right approach in this market, talented laborers can write their… Read more »

Starting A New Job Search? Do This Now!

When you’re ready to embark on a job search, don’t fall into the trap of leaping without looking. Early mistakes can cost you interviews or offers down the line, which means missing out on amazing new opportunities. Take some time to lay a solid foundation for your search to ensure that you can find and… Read more »

Dealing With A Skills Gap? How You Can Locate The Help You Need.

There is a well-documented skill gap happening in Maine. Businesses need skilled laborers to help them meet demand, but there simply aren’t enough talented people to go around.  The problem predates the Great Recession, which only exacerbated the issue, forcing many businesses to shut down, downsize or merge.  The current skill gap is further complicated… Read more »

What Jobs Can I Find In Central Maine?

According to centralmaine.com, employers in the center of The Pine Tree State are struggling to find good people. This is especially true in the manufacturing sector, which is growing at a steady pace, despite what job seekers may be seeing and hearing in the national press. Manufacturing isn’t the only sector trying to find great… Read more »