5 Ways to Make Your Transition into Leadership Easier

5 Ways to Make Your Transition into Leadership Easier

 

It’s exciting to transition into a leadership role at work, but being put in charge is also stressful. When your staff is looking to you, you must be ready to become a strong leader. These five tips can ease your transition into taking the helm.

 

  • Be realistic – your transition won’t be a flawless one.

You will make mistakes. Things will feel awkward for a little while as you settle into your new role. There’s nothing wrong with that. Leaders are still human. If you’re willing to own up to errors and power through awkward moments, you will be a more relatable and inspiring leader.

 

  • Avoid being “bossy” or a know-it all.

Respecting and supporting your team earns you more respect and keeps your staff motivated. Effective leaders don’t just bark orders at staff or insist that staff do everything their way.  Give your employees room to grow while providing guidance and support. You’ll be surprised how great they do.

 

  • Leave room for disagreement.

Out of conflict, great ideas are often born. Don’t try to squash dissent or act like a dictator. Provide room for people to speak their minds and don’t always assume your way is the only way.

 

  • Be eager to learn.

You are in charge now, but you can still learn from others. Tap into all of the resources at your disposal to learn as much as you can, as quickly as you can. Find a mentor who can guide you. Listen to your staff. Take advantage of leadership seminars. If you work to improve yourself, you will improve the performance of your entire team.

 

  • Believe in your abilities.

Show confidence as a leader so your staff will respect you and embrace your new leadership role. Know you have earned your position and are ready to be the leader you hoped to one day become.

Having a great staff is one of the keys to being a great leader. The Reserves Network will help you find qualified candidates to hire you for your team who will excel under your leadership. Contact our staffing service today to discover how our staffing professionals can help you to hire employees you’ll be proud to lead.

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The Reserves Network Opens New Recruit Center in Circleville, Ohio

The Reserves Network, a leading staffing provider for office, industrial, professional and technical markets, has opened a new recruit center located at 200 N Court Street in Circleville, Ohio.

The Reserve Network's recruit center located at 200 N Court Street in Circleville, Ohio.

The Reserve Network’s recruit center located at 200 N Court Street in Circleville, Ohio.

Based on its location and growth, Circleville was the ideal vicinity for the company’s latest expansion.

“A Circleville recruit center serves as the next logical step to strengthen our recruiting footprint in Southern Ohio,” says Tammy Eallonardo, branch manager for The Reserve Network’s Chillicothe, Ohio office. “It will provide additional support to our customers in the region. Moreover, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to grow in such a terrific community.”

Circleville is now one of five locations The Reserves Network has in Southern Ohio, including Columbus, Hillsboro, Chillicothe and Washington Courthouse. The company places nearly 20,000 employees at its more than 40 operating locations in the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast, and works with customers nationwide. This includes temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct hire placements in a wide variety of professional fields and trades.

The Circleville recruit center will be open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM and serve as a sister office to the company’s Chillicothe branch.

Businesses and job seekers can contact the office at (740)571-4000 or circleville@TRNstaffing.com.

 

What Happens When You Hate Your Job?

What Happens When You Hate Your Job?

You’ve probably heard the expression, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have a job they love. For many employees, the opposite is true … they hate what they do.

If you are really unhappy in your work, what does this mean for your life? The answer is… nothing good.

 

  • Your physical health suffers:

Researchers from The Ohio State University conducted a study last year and found job satisfaction has a big impact on physical health.  Workers who hate their jobs are more likely to experience back pain and illness more frequently, including developing recurrent colds. Overall health is worse for unhappy workers than for those who don’t hate their jobs, and the cumulative impact years of job-hate may manifest in serious health issues as early as age 40.

 

  • You’re more likely to be depressed:

A bad job impacts mental health much more than physical health. People who hate their jobs are significantly more likely to worry excessively and have an increased risk of being diagnosed with emotional problems, such as depression. Depression impacts every aspect of your life, including your relationships outside work.

 

  • You may have trouble sleeping:

Workers who dislike their jobs are more likely to suffer from insomnia. Insomnia may cause you to get distracted at work, which is very dangerous in many fields. Insomnia also impacts your overall bodily health by exacerbating the already-increased risk of illness that goes along with doing a job you can’t stand doing.

You shouldn’t stay in a position that is making you unhappy – doing so hurts your health. Instead, reach out to The Reserves Network. Our professional staffing service has a long and successful track record of matching job seekers with companies where they are a great fit. Contact our team today to find a better position and learn what life is like when you love your work.

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What’s the Right Way to Answer “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?”

Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years

 

Before a job interview, smart candidates prepare answers to questions they are most likely to be asked. One of those questions could be, “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

This is a tough question – you probably don’t know what the company is expecting of you or you may not see yourself staying in the position over the long-term. You don’t want the company to think it is just a stepping stone on your career path, but you also don’t want to be misleading.

You must answer this question carefully and should be smart about how you phrase your reply. Some tips to help answer this question in the most strategic way possible include the following:

 

  • Focus on the skills you hope to acquire.

You may be planning to job-hop to a better opportunity, but you don’t have to come right out and say you’re only using the current job to boost your resume. Instead, explain how you will enhance your skills in your industry. If you are interviewing for a sales position, for example, explain that you hope to develop a portfolio of proven techniques by the end of five years so you can close deals effectively.  

 

  • Emphasize how the job aligns with your ambitions.

Companies don’t expect you to stay forever, but they do expect you to improve their bottom line and make valuable contributions while employed. If you explain that your goal is to develop professionally by being competent at your job, this can make you seem like a strong asset. For example, maybe you hope that in five years you’ll have a five-year record of exceeding sales quotas. This sounds like a good deal for a company whose products you sell. 

 

  • Be realistic in detailing your career goals:

If you are interviewing for an entry-level job, don’t say you hope to be the company CEO in five-year’s time. Think about what you can realistically achieve and give an answer that shows you’ve considered how your career is likely to unfold.

By considering these tips to craft a great answer to a difficult question, you improve your chances of being hired. Of course, you need to land an interview in the first place to have a chance at the job of your dreams. Let The Reserves Network help you to find work with top companies hiring people in your field. Contact our team of experts to find out how our staffing firm can aid in your job search.

 

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CHUHATSU North America, Inc. Job Fair

The Reserves Network’s Glasgow, Kentucky office is partnering with CHUHATSU North America, Inc. (formerly known as ACK Controls, Inc.) for a job fair:

Thursday, March 30, 10AM-12PM

2600 Happy Valley Road
Glasgow, KY  42141

Seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • Inspection – performing quality inspection of automotive cables
  • Assembly/Sub Assembly – performing hand assembly of automotive control cables

1st and 2nd shifts are available, along with weekly attendance bonuses and referral bonuses.

For more information, please contact us at (270)651-8432 or glasgow@TRNstaffing.com.

 

Networking Isn’t Just for Office Jobs

Networking

 

Networking seems like something only people with office jobs do. If you’re in manufacturing, working with your hands and excelling in production are the skills that matter… not being able to talk to people at a social event.

Still, even in manufacturing, networking matters if you want to enhance your career.  Here’s what you need to know:

 

  • Who you know impacts your ability to get hired:

Although unemployment rates are down, many people still apply for any open position. Having a personal recommendation makes you much more likely to get interviewed and even to get hired. If you have a big network of professional contacts, you’re much more likely to find someone to give you that all-important recommendation. Other manufacturing professionals in your network can also alert you to jobs scheduled to open up soon so you can be one of the first candidates to apply. You could even get hired for a job that isn’t posted publicly yet.

 

  • Effective networking is pretty easy:

Networking doesn’t have to be hard. Use professional websites like LinkedIn to network online. Design and print inexpensive business cards to hand out when you visit local industry events to make connections.  You’ll build up a big professional network in no time and your new network can start helping your career right away.

 

  • You can tap into a staffing company’s network for career success:

If you don’t already have a strong network of your own, work with a staffing firm that is well-connected to all of the top manufacturing companies in your area. The firm will give you that personal recommendation you need to land an interview. Companies trust recommendations from staffing professionals when hiring candidates for open positions.

The Reserves Network has a solid network of manufacturing companies who trust our staffing professionals to help with their hiring. If you want a job in manufacturing, contact our staffing service today to find out about how we can help you to find a great position with a company looking for someone like you.

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Open Job Interviews Every Wednesday in March at The Reserves Network’s Brunswick, Ohio Office

The Reserves Network’s Brunswick, Ohio office will be hosting Open Interviews every Wednesday during the month of March as part of ‘Walk-In Wednesdays’:

3917 Center Road
Brunswick, OH 44212

Seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • Machine Operators – $12/hr
  • Call Center – $12/hr
  • Material Handler/Forklift Operators
  • General Office

If unable to attend, and want to know more about some of TRN’s current job openings contact us at (330) 273-2600 or brunswick@TRNstaffing.com