As a supporter of small businesses and U.S. made products, former “Cheers” star John Ratzenberger is linking his celebrity status to a crowdfunding effort to produce a new television series that will showcase American manufacturing, with a special emphasis on today’s factory worker.
Engineers aren’t known for their anthropological acumen. What’s anthropology you ask? Why it’s the study of humankind; societies and culture and their development to be exact. ‘But I work exclusively in the U.S. and I don’t need to know about other cultures or societies, I interact with only one – American (or Canadian…or Indian…or French).’ Think again. Even within your macro-societal group there are aggregate societies, aggregate cultures. Why do you think no two engineering firms are the same? It’s because they have different cultures. Understanding culture will get you further in landing a new job or growing in the one you already hold.
Today, more than ever, it is critical for job seekers to rigorously plan and practice before showing up to an interview. Read more
Long-term unemployment might lead to getting overlooked for a coveted position, even if the applicant has the qualifications. To overcome large time gaps between jobs, a strategic approach to resume writing can show an applicant’s achievements in the best light. Read more
Marketing, communications and industry development specialist AJ Sweatt speaks with IMT about the pressing challenges facing the manufacturing sector and the urgent need for implementing a national industrial policy. Read more
In this Expert’s Corner, the Institute for Supply Management’s newly announced CEO, Thomas Derry, weighs in on raw materials and supply chain volatility. Read more