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Benefits of 3D Printing for Manufacturers

3D Printing in manufacturing is getting more common every day. The benefits cannot be ignored: efficiency, time savings, reduced risk and lower costs.

In this guest post, Kevin Allison explores how advantageous it can be for companies that implement this new technology.

His informative infographic also highlights several 3D printing applications that can play an important role in manufacturing processes.

Kevin serves as the VP of Marketing for Crescent Industries, an employee-owned, injection molding company providing an integrated, single-source solution for custom plastic injection molded components.

5 Underrated Examples of Great Employee Benefits

Many companies are now offering some new employee benefits in an effort to attract top talent.

In this guest post, Rodney Laws shares five underrated benefits and perks that employees love.

How To Upskill & Be Proactive During Furlough

In this guest post, Rodney Laws outlines how furloughed engineers and other professionals can be proactive and continue to work on their skills.

Rodney suggests taking advantage of online training programs, experimenting with side businesses, and networking.

He also shares many professional development ideas including links to automation courses and certifications that you may find relevant!

Get Your Future Back in 2020

Let us help put your career on course to a brighter future.

We connect engineers and other professionals with employers in factory automation, process control, instrumentation, or manufacturing industries.

Why AR/VR Technology Will Likely Be A Part of Your Next Job

In this guest post, Marla Keene, technical writer for AX Control, Inc., discusses how employers in the automation and manufacturing industries can use augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies to train employees and increase productivity through less downtime.

Since AR and VR tools can help develop effective, informed employees there is no doubt that both will become increasingly commonplace!

What Are Automation Companies Looking For In Their Employees?

In this guest post, Bryan Hellman, writer for DO Supply, Inc., discusses the basics of automation and what specific skills employers in the industry will look for in candidates during the hiring process.

This article is great for recent engineering graduates or other professionals who are new to automation or considering it for a career change!

How Manual Labor and Automation Coexist

In this guest post, Jacqueline Canny, CEO and Owner of Ultimation Industries, discusses how labor & automation can work together to increase productivity without eliminating each other.

July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Industrial Automation|

Helpful Tips for Companies Working With Recruiters

When recruiting for our clients, we generally have the most success filling positions when we know the key job details!

Have you ever worked with a recruiter before? Help recruiters fill your jobs faster by proving the following information.

May 21st, 2019|Categories: Hiring|

How to Tell if a Company Culture is Right for You

Let’s face it, besides the work itself the culture of a company is going to determine if you enjoy your new position or not.

So, the question is, how to determine what the work environment is going to be like when interviewing with a future employer?

April 1st, 2019|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , , |

What to do if You Miss Your Interview

Imagine finally getting the opportunity to interview with a company you’ve been highly interested in. You hop in your car and start off on your merry way to your interview and moments later - find yourself in bumper to bumper traffic. Panic sets in, you know there is absolutely no way you will be making it to your interview on time and will be embarrassingly late. What do you do now?

Follow this guide to handle your mistake in a professional way and stay in the running for the job you want!

March 7th, 2019|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , , |

Why Connect with Recruiters on LinkedIn

Recruiters can be extremely good resources when it comes time to search for a new job. As job boards fizzle out and the way job seekers find new opportunities changes, optimizing your LinkedIn profile and connecting with recruiters is a must!

Find out why it's important for you to connect with recruiters on LinkedIn and get the assistance you need with your job search!

February 26th, 2019|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , , |

Factors to Look For in a Job Other Than Pay

When job hunting, the salary and benefits package is an important factor to consider. There are other important factors you should be thinking about however.

Compensation isn’t everything! So what else should you be looking for in a new opportunity? Read our blog to find out!

February 18th, 2019|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , , |

Answering Phone Calls in a Professional Manner

Answering an incoming call sounds easy and actually is very simple! However, your tone and introduction is very important for making a good impression on your caller when you answer their call.

Set a good tone and follow our advice on how to professionally and politely answer incoming calls!

February 7th, 2019|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

Tips for Controlling Your Body Language During the Interview

Your body language during an interview is more important than you might think! Nonverbal communication is easily observed during in person interviews.

Give your interviewer a positive first impression of you by using these tips for portraying positive body language!

January 28th, 2019|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

Network To Get Work

Networking is exactly what you make of it! You could find your next job, get a mentor, or even get some awesome career advice from the connections within your network.

All of our recruiters have been networking for years. We gathered some tips and guidelines to networking that our candidates could find useful for their own networking needs.

September 12th, 2018|Categories: Hiring|Tags: , |

The Advantages of Team Building

Bringing your company together with team building creates a perfect bonding environment for your employees. Employers might overlook the strength of the bond between their employees and their company.

Employees who participate in team building take away a great experience, memories, and a better understanding of their coworkers. Read the advantages team building with your employees!

July 31st, 2018|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |

Benefits of Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile

It’s so important for job seekers to have a strong LinkedIn profile when looking to switch careers. Thousands of users access LinkedIn every day! Don't pass up this opportunity, check out why you absolutely must optimize your LinkedIn profile.

July 20th, 2018|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

Employee Retention

The hard work doesn't end after we find you the perfect employee. These new employees will look to you to offer the benefits and work culture that you spoke about during their interview.

Make a good impression on your new hires and make them want to stay for years to come! Take the steps to provide the right work environment to keep employee retention high!

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Hiring|Tags: , |

How We Recruit For Our Clients

What do our recruiters do for our clients? Glad you asked! Our recruiters have a process they go through daily, weekly, and yearly to fill positions in the industrial automation industry. Learn about our recruiting process and how we can help fill your open job positions.

June 18th, 2018|Categories: Hiring|Tags: |

The Interesting Job Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

Using nontraditional job interview questions will help accomplish your goal of standing out and being memorable to your interviewer. They are great questions to show the interviewer that you care about other aspects of your next career choice other than the just salary. Stand out during your next job interview with these interview unique questions!

June 7th, 2018|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

Fulfilling the Demand for Automation in Today’s Market

There is a wide spectrum of automation related positions out on today's market. However, the demand for automation people has increased and there has been a shortfall of available candidates to fill job openings. Read how your company can help add automation people into the workforce and help solve this problem.

May 31st, 2018|Categories: Hiring, Industrial Automation|Tags: , |

How to Prepare for Your Job Interview

The time has finally come, our recruiters have matched your professional skills and experience to the perfect job!
Now that you get to meet the employer, it’s time to get organized so you can make an excellent first impression.
Raise your chances of being selected for the position by making these preparations for your face to face job interview.

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

Control System Integrator: Hiring Tests Survey Results

Our clients often ask us what types of tests they should use, or if we know what other companies are using. To find out, we conducted a survey and 145 of our Control System Integrator clients completed it.

We presented them with seven common categories of tests, asking whether they utilize each to assess candidates.

We also asked for specific names of the tests or descriptions of them. This report presents the main findings of that survey. We hope you find this information helpful.

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Hiring|Tags: , |

4 Ways to Upgrade Your Professional Image in a Casual Work Environment

More and more engineering companies are exchanging the classic business professional attire for a more casual and lenient dress code. Gone are the required suits and ties, and in their place, are t-shirts, jeans, and sneakers.

With this shift happening so widely across the industry, knowing how to upgrade and maintain your professional image in a casual work environment could have a huge impact on your career path.

Follow these 4 tips to make sure you come across as a professional, even when you're dressing casually.

April 12th, 2018|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

How To Create the Perfect Resume

There may not be a perfect recipe for most things in life, but with a little guidance and refinement, you can create the perfect resume.

In this blog post, Alan Carty weighs in on the new resume guide that's been released by CareerBuilder.

Their guide can help you make the most of your limited space, capture a hiring manager or recruiter's attention, prove your credibility, and illustrate how you can contribute to the workplace.

August 24th, 2017|Categories: Career Tips|

Three Growing Trends in Technology

Engineers play a prominent role in bringing new ideas and prototypes to life, especially as the world becomes more reliant on technology.

From artificial intelligence and robotics to the cyber security, engineers possess the inventive skills needed to create and improve systems and devices in an always evolving, technology-focused landscape.

This article covers three of the most prominent trends in technology and how engineers are leading the way.

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Engineering|Tags: |

How to Fit New Equipment into an Existing System

Need to add newly designed equipment or components to an existing system?

Then this article's for you!

Consider the key points mentioned before purchasing new equipment and you will find yourself set up for a successful, smooth transition.

October 19th, 2016|Categories: Industrial Automation|

How to Prepare for a Skype or Video Interview

More and more employers are using video interviews (via Skype or Google Hangouts) to conduct preliminary interviews or as a replacement for a face-to-face meeting.

As this practice becomes commonplace, it's important for job seekers to be camera ready!

Use the tips and humorous video in this post to help you prepare to make your best impression in a video interview.

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Career Tips|