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Plastics Manufacturing Reshoring to the U.S.

Japanese machinery maker Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. will invest $20 million to set up a U.S. manufacturing operation to build its injection molding presses in San Antonio.

homepageReshoring of plastics molding to the United States played a role in the decision, Nissei officials said.

Nissei officials said construction is beginning this month and should be completed in November at the factory in Brooks City-Base, south of downtown San Antonio. Production is expected to start in February 2018, Nissei said.

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Jobs Report Shows Brisk Hiring


This by the NYT : Jobs report shows brisk hiring, 4.9% unemployment rate and 72 months of uninterrupted job gains.


Read about it here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/05/business/economy/jobs-report-unemployment-wages.html?_r=0

Companies with Strong Earnings Per Share Growth

Stocks with big EPS growth:
World profits

LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB)
Magna International Inc. (USA) (NYSE:MGA)
Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR)

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USA Job Openings Hit a Record High

USA job openings hit a record high in July, with many companies having a hard time finding talent.






Read the full story here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/09/09/jolts-report-for-july/7192866 2/

Growing US Industries

42-15545889US industries with growth and solid economic outlooks include transportation, construction and manufacturing to name a few! Details in this uplifting Reuters article here: Bullish US jobs, factory data brighten growth picture

BIG Company Expansions: Hiring Surges

Remember hiring at the lower levels indicate movement and opportunities at the top too! Accenture hiring 5,000 Vets over the next 5 years, Community Health Systems hiring 1,500 in Nashville and more here: http://jobs.careercloud.com/

Growing US Markets in 2015

fire-554x580When you start your job search you want to fish where the fish are – and so one of the smartest things you can do is align yourself with growing or at least strong stable industries! Here are a few on the rise – they include Commercial Construction, SaaS, M&A’s and Small Business to name a few!

Read more here:  Hot Markets for 2015

Economic Growth / USA / Minerals & Metals

Minimageserals and metals drive America forward. Automobile enthusiasts have descended upon Washington for the Auto Show starting today to preview the newest models and advancements in the industry. While many will attend to preview the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 or the historic GM Futurliner No. 10, others will join policymakers to discuss important issues facing the U.S. auto sector.


Read more here:  http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/230402-minerals-and-metals-drive-america-forward

How to Avoid The 8 Most Common Job Search Pitfalls So You Can Move Confidently Towards Your Career Goals: Part 2

As I mentioned in Part 1, job search can be challenging. Here are my last 4 common pitfalls and how you can avoid them:

Pitfall #5: Not Being Open to Try New Job Search Methods

In this job market you are going to have very little success if all you do is answer a handful of posted jobs.

The Solution: Put Yourself Out There and Do Something New

My clients who are having success right now are the ones that are using direct mail programs, learning how to research and use strategies to tap into the hidden job market (actually quite easy) and learning how to leverage LinkedIn to pull opportunities to them.

Pitfall #6: Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket

I worked with a client once who secured three interviews a week after I sent this client her final resume copies.

She was so excited and I was excited for her. But when I asked her how her job search strategies were going, she said she was just waiting for her immediate interviews to pan out before she did anything else. Though I encouraged her not to do this, her mind was made up.

Six weeks later, all three potential job opportunities fell through and my client was left with an empty basket and the daunting task of starting all over again from scratch.

The Solution: Keep Going

You can avoid this pitfall by keeping your pipeline full and your job search activities consistent until your first day at your new company.

Pitfall #7: No Strategy

In order to be successful in your job search, you MUST have a foundation of basic goals and a clear understanding of your driving motivators. If you don’t, you aren’t going to know what to focus on or where to best invest your time and energy.

I have worked with job seekers who when they first came to me shared that they had been in “I’ll know it when I see it” job search mode for over a year with nothing to show for it.

The Solution: Know What You Want

Know what industries you are targeting and why, what your salary goals are, your time frame, and your basic game plan before trying to move forward. You’ll be so glad you did!

Pitfall #8: Work/Life Imbalance

You can’t job search 8 hours a day. Well, you can, but if you do you will probably be feeling drained and burnt out in no time at all.

During a job search you will most likely be experiencing more stress than normal, so it’s important that you take better care of yourself and take more time off then perhaps you are accustomed.

This isn’t a luxury! It’s actually a vital part of your successful job search.

The Solution: Strike a Balance

Eat right, get plenty of rest and do plenty of those things you love to do. This way you will have lots of energy for creativity and strategy. You will be rested, clear-headed and enthusiastic in your job interviews, which will make a positive impression.

So, if you see yourself in any one of pitfalls, take heart and use these simple techniques to break through the hurdles so you can stay focused and confident as you move toward the career opportunity you really want!

How to Avoid The 8 Most Common Job Search Pitfalls So You Can Move Confidently Towards Your Career Goals: Part 1

A job search is very exciting, but it does not come without its challenges – challenges that can stop you in your tracks, shake your confidence and cause you to doubt yourself, or tempt you to settle for much less than you know you deserve. Here are the first 4 common pitfalls and how you can avoid them:

Pitfall #1: Thought Paralysis

Have you found yourself talking your way out of multiple potential opportunities? You may have job search thought paralysis!

This can lead to hours of heavy contemplation and inner dialogue concerning each move you make in your job search.

Soon hours turn into days and days turn into weeks!

Don’t fall for negative internal dialogue! No one can know what company is hiring internally and you can’t read the minds of potential employers.

Countless times my clients have told me that their incredible job opportunity came from the most surprising place or out of the most unique circumstances.

The Solution: When in Doubt, Send Your Resume Anyway

Don’t assume you know what the company, other party or networking contact is thinking! Go ahead and send your resume.

Pitfall #2: Fear

Bill Briggs was the first man to ski Wyoming’s Grand Tetons. His friends told him it was impossible and that he was crazy. On top of that, Bill had a surgically fused hip. He knew he would have to reckon with cliffs thousands of feet high, falling rock and potential avalanches.

Regardless of all that, he took the challenge. Bill stated simply, “If there is no risk, there is no adventure. Adventure is a part of life.”

Your career – and certainly the wild ride of changing jobs– is indeed an adventure, and one that makes demands on your virtues, including bravery.

It is worth giving your job search 100% simply because you are worth the job you want.

The Solution: Face Your Fears Head On

Face those fears by taking small steps and breaking down your tasks. Create systems and celebrate small successes. Make a list. Do at least one thing right now. Do two more things tomorrow. Three simple steps will get you traction that will lead you quickly and positively to more action.

Pitfall #3: Perfection Paralysis

Feel like everything must be perfect before you can move forward? This is a common pitfall that can stop your job search before it even begins.

Your goal needs to be progress, not perfection. Although this might not be your motto in other areas of your life, when it comes to your job search, the key is implementation.

A client said to me once regarding making follow-up phone calls: “I just can’t get it right.”

Of course we all need a solid and effective phone script, but the secret isn’t in getting it right as much as just getting it done.

The Solution: Make a List

The best way to move forward is to make a plan regarding whatever project you are working on. Create a detailed list of each step you need to take. Now make a note of what tasks you can do, what tasks you don’t know how to do, and what tasks you know how to do but don’t want to do. Now you can figure out what you can start on right now, what you need to farm out to someone else, and what you need to hire someone to help you with.

Pitfall #4: Doing Everything Yourself

Not knowing how to do something often acts like quicksand and can stop your whole job search in its tracks.

Conducting a job search involves a lot of little parts and pieces and one of the reasons why it is so tempting to fall back on job boards is because it has a system. You do A, B, and C and then you’re done. And you feel like you have at least done something.

To avoid this you must make what you know you should be doing manageable. You must create a system so that your job search is turnkey.

There is also the mundane tasks that are associated with a job search. Have you ever figured out how much you make by the hour? If you make around 100k per year at an 8-hour a day / 5-day work week you would be making about $48 per hour. So, if you spending hours and hours trying to rewrite your resume yourself, printing out resumes and licking envelopes you need to ask yourself: are these tasks worth $48 an hour?

The Solution: Delegate

Sub this energy draining work out! Hire a resume writer. Go to InstiPrints, hire a virtual assistant or your own teenager and get them to help you with the administration for a third of the cost of you doing it yourself.

This way you can concentrate on the big payoff activities that are worth your salary.

This will ensure that these important tasks get done and you stay motivated!

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