How to Identify Strong Work Ethics in Warehouse Job Applicants

Posted on Jun 14, 2022

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines work ethic as “a belief in work as a moral good: a set of values that are centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.” We know work ethic when we see it on the job. They’re the employees whose productivity leads the rest of the team. But is it possible to identify a strong work ethic in your warehouse job applicants before you decide who to hire? Here’s what to look for to help ensure the candidates you hire will do a nice job producing when they’re on the job.

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Warehouse Safety Tips for Operating Machinery

Posted on Jun 14, 2022

Warehouse safety with heavy mechanized equipment affects everyone. There are between 35,000 and 62,000 injuries each year involving forklifts alone. In 2021, injuries in warehouse jobs were rising. The pressure to do more with less staff has created a situation where it’s easier to cut corners around issues of safety. For the health and safety of you and your team, though, follow all warehouse safety tips; especially those rules for operating heavy equipment. Here's what you should know.

Vehicle Safety in a Warehouse Setting Forklifts are the primary mechanized vehicle found in warehouses these days. Accidents can happen from...

Reasons for Why You May Not Be Hearing Back After an Interview

Posted on Jun 14, 2022

We know waiting is hard. Sometimes sending out a resume is like dropping it down a black hole. It’s swallowed up and you never know what happened. But it’s worse if you’ve interviewed and you’re waiting for someone to reach out to you. Should you call the hiring manager or send them an email? Are there valid reasons why you may not have heard back yet? We have answers that can help ease the waiting and keep you moving forward in your job search.

Reason 1: The Coordination is Taking Time If you’re working with a recruiter or a hiring manager, it takes time to collate all the opinions of interviewers. If you interviewed with a panel of...

Don't Just Take Any Job! Career Path Considerations for Recent Graduates

Posted on Jun 14, 2022

You made it. Graduates this year will face an interesting job market where salaries are increasing and your skills may be high in demand thanks to record-breaking resignations and a labor shortage stretching across every industry. It’s different if you would enter the job market in a recession; today the question is whether you should take the first job being offered.

This blog will look at the market you’re stepping into and some career path considerations if you are a recent college graduate.

2022 Job Market for Recent College Graduates

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How to Stand Out to Employers if You Are a Recent College Graduate

Posted on May 19, 2022

Here’s what that college recruiter didn’t tell you when you signed up for your freshman year: Finding a job after college is pretty challenging. There is often massive competition even in the kind of candidate-driven market we have today. Imagine a flood of new college graduates competing for the same kinds of jobs. All of you have very little practical experience beyond an internship or two. How can you stand out to employers post-graduation?

Brand Yourself Step one is to brand yourself online as an up-and-coming professional person. Consider setting up a web page with your domain name ( There, you can add your picture, your resume, and even testimonials from your teachers or the bosses at your internships. Add a page for your volunteer work complete with pictures. Did you serve on a committee at school? Do you have a portfolio? Then link that web...

What to Say and Think About When Accepting or Declining a Job Offer

Posted on May 12, 2022

In today’s job market, candidates have much of the power. That power allows you to accept or decline the job offer often based on other competing positions that have also said “Yes” to your candidacy. For these reasons, it’s a great time to be on the job market.

However, now you have a decision to make and that can be hard. It’s also hard to know how to decline or accept an offer so that you come across as professional. You can be enthusiastic in your “Yes!” but you don’t want to cross any lines and come across as too eager. You can also worry that you’ll disappoint the recruiter you worked with (who was so nice) when you turn down their job offer.

This blog, though, will help you approach accepting or declining a job offer in a way that presents you as highly professional and smart. Here are some best practices to consider.


What You Should Already Know About the Employer Before Going into The Interview

Posted on May 5, 2022

Searching for a job is stressful. It’s the great unknown. Not only do you have to find a job but even with a careful interview process, you may be left wondering if you’ll like it. Will you fit the culture? Are you sure your boss will be nice? If you’re not careful, getting the job may open the door to a host of worries about whether you’ve taken the right position. Here are some things you can research even before the job interview to help you land the work but also know that you’re creating the perfect match.

Do Your Research

Research the company well before you even go into the interview. This will help you prepare for talking to the hiring manager but also help you begin to evaluate if you even want this position. Some of the things you can find online include:

Review the job description. In it, you’ll find some of the skills and experiences the...