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It Isn’t Always About the Money

Throughout our careers, the one constant has revolved around compensation. How much we earn has everything to do with our lifestyles: if we can afford to buy or rent, the ‘toys’ that we acquire, the vacations that we can (or can’t take), etc. While the cash is a critical part of one’s standard of living, […]

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How to Make the Résumé Sell You!

As a continuation of last month’s column entitled “Where Have All of the Good Résumés Gone?” let’s focus on the specifics of what a good résumé should include. How many pages? What needs to be included and what can be excluded? What do we like to see and what makes us cringe? One page, two […]

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Upper Midwest Electrical Expo-April 13-14 Minneapolis, MN

Upper Midwest Electrical EXPO April 13 & 14, 2016 Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN https://www.ncel.org/page.aspx?id=21

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Automation Fair – Chicago, IL Nov. 18-19, 2015

McCormick Center, Chicago www.automationfair.com

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Will Job-Hopping Advance Your Career?

No one wants to be considered a job-hopper, but when is the time really right to quit? In considering people to be hired, there are many things employers and recruiters look at carefully before deciding to continue the process. Once the necessary experience and education are considered, the next thing that is looked at is […]

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Counter Offers: Who Really Wins?

The recruiter’s and potential employer’s worst mini-phrase: ‘Counter-Offer’. Just the thought of those two words brings cringes not unlike fingernails on the blackboard. Split from the viewpoints of both the employee and employer, this column provides insights from both camps as to the thought process into the dreaded counter-offer. You have just been presented with […]

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Power-Gen Trade Show, Las Vegas Dec. 8-10, 2015

Las Vegas Convention Center http://www.power-gen.com/event-info.html

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Make a Positive Impression at Your New Job

You’ve got a great new job. Now what? Whether you are a ‘newbie’ to the industry or are a seasoned veteran, you’ve always got to start things off right with your new employer and fellow employees. Starting a new job is always an exciting time but it can also be very stressful. There’s a lot […]

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Leader vs. Boss-Which Are You?

Everyone wants to be led by good managers. But what really makes someone a good leader, who motivates his team, gets results and is respected? Personality, patience, and a positive outlook are some of the qualities that make up a successful leader. An old saying is that leadership is learned and then earned. People will […]

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What’s More Important to You: Money or Your Career Goals?

As we get older, priorities change. Whether it’s because we start a family, start a business or finally realize that we’re not kids anymore and we aren’t getting any younger. Some of us have a personal path to success in that we know exactly what we want to do and what it will take to […]

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