Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Are You Learning Something New About Remote Design Employees?

With the coronavirus moving many positions from the business office to the home office, some employers are learning things they never thought possible. One of those things is how remote employees seem to have more time to devote to getting the job done. I spoke to several employers about...

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July 2020
Issue #12252
Page 88
Thom McAnally

Career Moves and Relocation

In the past, relocation was an acceptable means to advance, find a better place to live, better benefits, or better compensation. Myself, I found relocation helped me advance from a mid-level manager to a multiplant GM at a young age. The downside is I had to move several times, uprooting my...

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June 2020
Issue #12251
Page 107
Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: A Typical Spring Hiring Season?

The Coronavirus is changing our landscape so fast that the three articles I wrote within the last week are no longer applicable. Because of this, I’ve decided to just give some facts and opinions from my vantage point at TheJobLine.com.  First, as of March 24th, we have not...

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April 2020
Issue #12249
Page 94
Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Something That Works!

Let’s start out by saying NO to traditional New Years’ Resolutions. That’s a NO to fad diets, new exercise machines, and that new vacation savings account you always planned to open. Blasphemy, you say? What if you were to forget fad diets, over-hyped self-improvement programs,...

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February 2020
Issue #12247
Page 92
Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Not Another Recession!

I am not talking about stocks, bonds, markets, or even finance. Speaking from experience as a recruiter for over 27 years, I see signs that 2020 is probably going to be OK as far as the building components manufacturing job market goes. My employers are saying they don’t see growth like in...

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January 2020
Issue #12246
Page 90
Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Job Search Blues

As a recruiter, I see the geneses of job dissatisfaction and turnover. You start a job with hopes of being there forever, or at least 10 years, and within a year or two you are back looking at the job market. While the internet has made it easier to search for and find a new job, it also has...

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December 2019
Issue #11245
Page 80
Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Remote Offices – This is How We Do It, Part Three

With over 30 years of experience, Roy Aldworth has worked both in office and remote. He currently works on extremely large multifamily residential projects, city block sized up to 7 stories high. He started working from home 8 years ago and was so much more productive it became permanent. There...

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November 2019
Issue #11244
Page 84
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: The Last Word on Finishing Well

Joe Kannapell

I was fired. But I didn’t hesitate to work late, by myself, on my last day. Heck, I even set the alarm and locked the gate on my way out. That’s finishing well in my “book” and that’s the least I owed my employer. This I commend to you, whether you’re moving...

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November 2019
Issue #11244
Page 127
Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Remote Offices – This is How We Do It, Part Two

Last month, I wrote about the evolution of my Home Office, and I invited our readers to share details about their own. Are they efficient or extravagant? Large or small? Here’s a reply from one of our readers. “I have a Dell Alienware laptop and twin 32” dell monitors. My...

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October 2019
Issue #11243
Page 82
Joe Kannapell

The Last Word: The Right Job

Joe Kannapell

Fired or laid off? Naturally you’re worried, as I was when I faced both predicaments. After being fired I was doubly worried when my boss told me, “You now have 3 strikes against you, and should find something else to do.” I listened to that advice, landed on my two feet, while...

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October 2019
Issue #11243
Page 122

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