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How much follow-up is too much follow up with an interviewer?

You just had a great interview. Everything went well, you connected with the interviewer, you’re among the top contenders and you’re feeling hopeful. But did you know your follow-up is very important—and can have a negative impact on the interviewer’s impression of you? It can even hurt your chance of being hired—so you want to… Read more »

Balancing Comfort and Safety: How to Dress for Manufacturing Work

Manufacturing can be a tricky industry to navigate, particularly when it comes to appropriate attire. You want to be comfortable because you’ll be working hard and extremely physical all day long, but you also have to consider safety. Flip-flops, for example, are really comfortable, especially now that the weather’s warming up, but they’re probably not… Read more »

How Can Your Business Hire Quickly…and Effectively?

Having to go through thousands of resumes and hundreds of candidates on a weekly basis can become very stressful, not to mention time-consuming. But if you have a routine in place and access to valuable tools, you can streamline your hiring process so that it’s efficient and effective. Sell the Role Be straightforward when you’re… Read more »

Band Together: Five Ways to Improve Poor Team Culture

Team culture is crucial in any workplace. It defines your ability to work together, collaborate, communicate and it’s indicative of employee satisfaction and their likelihood to stay with the company. If you have employees who aren’t happy at work, they’re much more likely to seek employment elsewhere, in a place where they can be happier.… Read more »

Three Ways to Build a Safety Culture at Work

Workplace Safety

Safety is a priority for all companies, and so it needs to be one of your priorities, too. Your managers can empower your safe habits with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and providing you with the proper training, but so much of workplace safety comes down to your daily decision-making. You don’t want to be… Read more »

How to Follow-Up After a Networking Event (And Make a Great Impression!)

Once you attend a networking event, there’s still work to be done. It’s up to you to maintain those new connections. If you don’t, all your efforts won’t pay off when it comes to your job search and your career. So, what are some ways to follow up after a networking event and make the… Read more »

Why Leaving Your Full-Time Job for a Contract Position Has Its Perks

There are lots of conventional perks to working full time—health insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off. Not to mention having just one boss’s standards to get used to, one set of co-workers to get along with and one consistent paycheck. But a continuous string of contract positions can mean autonomy, variety and freedom! Five Reasons… Read more »

Skills That Stand Out When Looking for a Manufacturing Position

Working in manufacturing today is much different than 10 and 20 years ago. Today’s employers are looking for a higher-level employee who can have a bigger impact on the bottom line. So, if you’re looking for a manufacturing job in Nashville, what skills will help you to stand out? Four Skills That Stand Out When… Read more »

Job Search Taking Too Long? Speed Things Up With These Four Strategies

Looking for a new job? Then you know it takes some time. However, as leading career advisors in Nashville, Wood Personnel Services knows if it’s been months and you still haven’t gotten any offers (or you’re not hearing back at all), then you could be approaching your search wrong. Four Job Search Strategies to Improve… Read more »

How’s Business in Middle Tennessee? 2019 Nashville Employment and Economic Outlook

Nashville

The flowers are blooming, the weather is warming and spring is in the air. That means it’s time once again to check in on the Nashville metro area’s economy and job market. Each March, we use data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the Nashville / Davidson / Murfreesboro / Franklin Metropolitan… Read more »