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 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 »

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 »

You Got It? Flaunt It!

Confident Woman Impressing Businesspeople

Are we suggesting you show off your killer dance moves at your next Middle Tennessee job interview? Maybe demonstrate your juggling prowess? Nope. We’re talking about flaunting your soft skills. Success in any job requires much more than task-specific skills; it takes soft skills, which are traits that allow you to work well as a… Read more »

Should You Stay or Go? 4 Sure Signs Your Employer Cares about You (and 4 They Don’t)

Unsure Employee

Does your boss really value you as a person – and as an employee? Everyone is busy on the job. But if your supervisor doesn’t take the time to say and do things that communicate “you’re important to our success,” how are you supposed to know if they truly value your hard work and contributions?… Read more »

On the Job Hunt in Middle TN? Simple Tips to Make Yourself More Marketable

Nashville Middle Tennessee

Made a New Year’s resolution to find a new job in Middle TN – or a better one? Congratulations. It’s a great time to conduct a job search! But that doesn’t mean you should just sit back and wait for the job offers to roll in. To increase your chances of landing the opportunity you… Read more »

In Case You Missed It…

Hard to believe 2018 is nearly “in the books!” Looking back, this year has been one of unprecedented challenges and amazing opportunities. Along the way, Wood Personnel has regularly updated our blog to help you make the most of our current economic and employment market conditions. Our goal? To make finding great people or a… Read more »

2019: The End of the Resume as We Know It?

With so much of today’s job search moving online, you may wonder: Will 2019 be the year the resume becomes obsolete? Our job market is becoming increasingly dominated by social networking sites. With just a few clicks you can apply to a job on Facebook; LinkedIn allows you to apply to many positions using your… Read more »

How to Develop Soft Skills on the Job

They may be called “soft,” but make no mistake: Regardless of your industry or job function, soft skills are critical to getting hired – and succeeding once you’re on the job. Which soft skills do you need for your career? In this earlier post, we reviewed the soft skills commonly required for job success: Communication… Read more »