Daily Archives: February 7, 2017

Ways to Beat Networking Fears

Cathy Paper, a Contributing Writer to the Memphis Business Journal, reports on ways to beat fears you may have of networking.

States Paper, “The biggest challenge to overcome your networking fear is to identify it.  What am I afraid of? …. Here are [four] ways to overcome your fears:

  1. Ask yourself, what is the worst that can happen? ….
  2. Have more than one option for meeting people ….
  3. Believe that you are valuable in what you have to offer another person ….
  4. Practice”


Source and to read the entire article: Paper, C. (2017, February 6). 4 ways to overcome networking fears. Memphis Business Journal. Retrieved from http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/how-to/marketing/2017/02/4-ways-to-overcome-networking-fears.html

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Horrible Habits that Keep You from Success

J.B. Glossinger, a Contributing Writer to the Memphis Business Journal, writes that there are four bad habits that keep people from succeeding in their careers.  These four poor habits are:

  1. “Weak self-discipline
  2. Self-defeating beliefs
  3. …worrying about what other people think of you
  4. …being a perfectionist”

In this article, Glossinger writes about how to reverse these four habits.

To read the full article, click here


Source: Glossinger, J.B. (2017, February 7). 4 horrible habits keeping you from success. Memphis Business Journal. Retrieved from http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/how-to/growth-strategies/2017/02/4-horrible-habits-keeping-you-from-success.html

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Resume Lab @ South Library 2/9/17


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by | February 7, 2017 · 1:40 PM

Job Fairs Hosted By Downtown Memphis Commission and Workforce Investment Network – February 13 & 16

The Downtown Memphis Commission and the Workforce Investment Network will host a Job Fair February 13, 2017 from 4 PM – 6 PM at the Central Library located at 3030 Poplar Avenue, and on February 16 from 10 AM – 2 PM at the Workforce Investment Network located at 480 Beale Street.

Hiring is for the following positions:  

  • Blue Suede Brigadier
  • Manager, Clean & Green

Please email all resume submissions to Christine Taylor, taylor@downtownmemphis.com.  Indicate the job for which you are applying in the email.

Please bring driver’s license and social security to the job fairs.



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NCI Metal Prep Hiring for Industrial Maintenance Technicians – multiple openings

NCI Metal Prep has multiple job openings for Industrial Maintenance Technicians at the Memphis facility.

Positions are at the Dock Street facility.  The openings will remain open until filled.  To be considered you must submit a resume; resumes should be forwarded to kehart@metal-prep.com

Excellent pay with health, dental and vision coverage available

Paid holidays and vacation time


  • Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical equipment including programmable logic controls (PLC), relay logic panels, AC & DC drives and test equipment.
  • Installs, starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures and OSHA requirements. Utilizes Lock-out/Tag-out procedures, confines space procedures, fall prevention procedures and reports unsafe conditions.
  • Advises operators and line mechanics of operation procedures and requirements for working safely with electrical and mechanical equipment and components.
  • Responds in a timely manner to the needs of manufacturing in the event of an unplanned electrical failure on the production line.
  • Communicates daily with internal personnel from manufacturing and quality control in order to assist in resolving problems and achieving company goals.
  • Responsible for the successful and timely completion of projects as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor. Implements changes to plant process control equipment as approved by supervisor. Documents all modifications to plant systems.
  • Utilizes the work order system both in entering work orders and in completing work orders as directed.
  • Communicates and documents maintenance issues so that repairs may be scheduled.
  • Assists other maintenance personnel with technical troubleshooting.
  • Assist in training other maintenance and/or other technical level employees.
  • Performs preventive electrical and mechanical maintenance functions as directed.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with the fundamental principles associated with the Quality and Environmental Management System.
  • Allen-Bradley experience is highly preferred

Performs other duties as assigned

Electrical troubleshooting skills are required.

Previous Industrial experience is required.

Applicant must be willing to work overtime as required.

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MATA Career Fair 2/21-2/22 for Customer Service and Call Center


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by | February 7, 2017 · 11:08 AM