Guide for Working With a Recruiter to Find Your Next Job

By Kristen Wakulchuk / September 25, 2019

Can a recruiter help you find your next job? You’ve probably heard other people in the shipyard talk about their experience using a temporary staffing agency to help them find opportunities, but does it work? Recruiters can be an amazing resource and a part of your network, but there are things you can do to …

How to Deal With Conflict Between Employees

By Kristen Wakulchuk / September 20, 2019

Conflict is sometimes a fact of life, especially in the workplace. As a manager, it’s important for you to constructively handle conflict between employees or with employees and management.

Are Soft Skills Really That Important in the Shipyard Industry?

By Kristen Wakulchuk / September 18, 2019

You’re prepared for your next shipyard job, right? You have the skills necessary that employers are looking for in fabrication, manufacturing, or something more specialized.

Important Questions to Ask When Interviewing for Electrician Positions

By Kristen Wakulchuk / September 13, 2019

Interviewing for any specialized position requires more than just the standard questions like “what are your strengths” and “where do you see yourself in 10 years.

5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Mornings

By Kristen Wakulchuk / September 11, 2019

Not everyone’s a morning person and that’s okay. But if you’re not, how do you learn to jumpstart your mornings to give you the energy you need to face the day? If you’re not up to greet the sun every morning, it’s helpful to have some tools available to start your morning right.

How to Motivate Your Workforce When Morale is Low

By Kristen Wakulchuk / September 6, 2019

Not everyone can have a great day all the time. Bad days happen, the main concern is when they happen more than good days.

4 Reasons Why a Trades Career May Be Right for You

By Kristen Wakulchuk / September 4, 2019

Do you think a trades career might be right for you? There are a lot of reasons why today’s skilled trades are desirable career paths, including working within a shipyard.

How to Better Integrate Your Contract Employees

By Kristen Wakulchuk / August 29, 2019

Working with an expert to help you staff your shipyard makes a lot of sense. But have you considered the impact on the temporary staff that comes into your marine environment? Managers don’t often consider the importance of employee onboarding for someone who is a contractor and not intended to be on permanent staff.

What Are the Qualifications to Be a Skilled Welder?

By Kristen Wakulchuk / August 27, 2019

So, you want to be a welder in a shipyard? What do you need to bring to the table to be considered a qualified and skilled welder a company would want to hire? While you will have some education and practical experience under your belt, what else are most shipyards looking for to help them hire …

Qualities to Look for in a Skilled Rigger

By Kristen Wakulchuk / August 24, 2019

Riggers in shipyards are skilled individuals who require precise experience to be able to do the job.