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Career Guide: How to Become a Certified Welder in Virginia

If you learn to become a welder, you’re pretty much set for life. You’ll join a sought-after profession that serves as the backbone for any industry that uses parts or builds just about anything. Think about it. From cars to construction and manufacturing to the little metal parts that hold the world together—a welder probably… Read more »

A Step-By-Step Guide to Become a CNC Machinist

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If you have skills as a CNC machinist, you are in the driver’s seat. These jobs are expected to increase by about 7% through 2030, making this a promising career if you’re seeking to skip college and go straight to earning good money right out of high school. Even entry-level jobs pay close to $50k… Read more »

Why Taking a Contract Job is a Smart Career Move

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The nomenclature around working these days can be confusing. There are temporary employment jobs, contract positions, contract-to-hire jobs, freelance gigs, and of course, the old standby of full-time work. Out of all of these types of positions, it is contract jobs in all their forms that are increasing. According to the latest data, 60 million… Read more »

What is it Like to Work in the Shipyard Industry?

If you’re looking for job security and longevity, consider marine careers and jobs focused on the shipyard industry. Shipyards have been here for thousands of years; they serve to build ships that handle industrial, manufacturing, and even the military needs of our country. Shipyards and the shipping industry category of employment that they fall under,… Read more »

Now is a Great Time to Enter a Skilled Trades Career

A few decades ago, it seemed that everyone wanted to work in an office job. High school students were told to go to college and get a four-year education to launch their career. Of course, that wasn’t the only option then, and it isn’t now. The truth is that skilled trades careers have long been… Read more »

How To Master A Job Interview

Every candidate wants to make a great impression in a job interview. Making thoughtful job interview preparations can help you achieve your goal: landing your dream job. However, although there are many incredible opportunities in today’s job market, there are also new challenges to interviewing. First among them is learning the art of the virtual interview.  How To Prepare For… Read more »

Ready To Reenter the Workforce? Now Is the Perfect Time to Find a Job

It’s never easy to reenter the workforce after you’ve been out of it for some time. Whether you took time off to raise a family, volunteer, take a gap year, study abroad, or care for a sick relative, you’re coming back to a tough economy and a world that’s different than it was two years… Read more »

RM Nephew & Associates Acquired by Private Investor CTR Group

  After a process that began in the fall of 2020, RM Nephew & Associates, LLC (RMN), a leading retained executive search firm headquartered in Boston, was acquired by a group of private investors led by majority partner CTR Group (CTR), a Virginia-based, family-owned corporation. Minority partners in the investment include BAG LLC, another family-owned… Read more »

Landing The Job with CTR Group

Landing The Job With CTR Group

Check out this video as a few of our CTR Employees go through the onboarding process and share their thoughts about starting their new job opportunity in the shipyard.      

Real People, Real Testimonials

Employee Natasha Hundley shares her experience working with CTR Group. Click on the video below to hear her story.