Love Interstellar? Know more about aerospace

space 5New movie era is coming! People tired from a stupid blockbusters, movies which doesn’t consist with at least a small idea ,  they are really looking forward to learn more about space…unblock all the secrets that are hiding in our big world, get a knowledge about cosmos,  they are in need to know that it’s not only us in this boundless universe.  It’d been started from a Star War… Galactic Civil War…Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader…fascinating! And recently Avatar, John Carter, Gravity,   Guardians of the Galaxy and this year Interstellar and who knows what  the future movie industry will show us…

It’s always amazing to learn something new…and I’m going to tell you about real product which is commonly used in our world!

Hydraulic Press

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What’s more exciting that Hydraulic press is widely used in aerospace, automotive, appliance, hardware, coinage and other production industries. The machine frame is entirely welded with steel plates, compare with the common machine. This machine has high rigidity and precision. The machine is fitted with Siemens HMI screen, and accurately controlled by the main system. Accurate magneto strictive position sensors and pressure sensors. Shanghai Metal Corporation is renowned for providing superb quality and assures the best performance of Hydraulic machines at all times.

For a more information you can check our website or send us your inquiry, we have English-speaking stuff that will help you to find the best product for you. Don’t forget to follow us on social media and download an application by scanning QR code below.

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Maria Z.// SMC Editor

Credits: shanghaimetalcorporation.com

SMC’s Helpful Tips: Nailing Your First Interview

An increasing number of people are attempting to get employment in foreign countries. As globalism takes a hold on the world’s workforce, an increasing number of employers utilize phone  or video interviews to screen potential candidates for a specific role. Phone or video conference interviews may seem less personal than interviews conducted in person. However, for employers, phone or video call interviews are helpful in screening candidates and building a pool of well qualified individuals for in person interviews. Also, phone and video interviews can save employers money and time. On the other hand, for potential candidates, getting interviewed via phone or video call can either be a great advantage or a great disadvantage.

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How can you make a lasting impression through the phone or through video conference? Are you able to distinguish yourself enough amongst the other well qualified candidates? Should you dress up for video interviews? Let us ease your tension with some helpful advice.

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There are some ways you may improve your chances. The first suggestion is to prepare for the interview. You may ask yourself, “What is there to prepare? Do I even need to prepare?” Regardless of how confident you are, it is always a lot safer to prepare yourself. Study the company that you are applying for. What are their goals or missions? What makes that specific company unique? Also, make sure that you understand the requirements of the position. Before going in for any type of interview, you should always know why you want to be a part of the company and why you want that specific role within the company.

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Why are you a good match for the position? What are your professional goals and how does this position help you achieve your goals? These are only a few simple questions amongst the pool of questions that you may be asked. As a suggestion, it may benefit you to list potential questions that the HR representative may ask you. Search online or ruminate potential interview questions. Then, try to write down the answers to those questions. Last but not least, practice saying your answers. Express your points as organized and as clear as possible. Keep in mind that most companies will not hire individuals who cannot express their thoughts and who know absolutely nothing about their company. If you study and prepare yourself, you will increase your chances of being noticed by the recruiter or HR representative.

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Another important way to increase your chances is to make sure that the interview is conducted in a quiet place. Noises can be very distracting. It is important that the place you are in during the interview is in a silent room. Why is a quiet location very crucial to a phone or video call interview? So both the interviewee and the interviewer will be able to clearly hear and understand the questions and the answers. Just as the sense of hearing is important to a phone or video call interview, the sense of sight is just as significant. If you are being interviewed through a video call or conference, make sure that the background is clean and simple. The interviewer should only be able to focus on you. In addition, cleanliness is important. Make sure that the room that is being shown on the camera is clean and ordered. A messy room can indicate a disorganized and even an irresponsible individual. You want to make a good impression so prepare yourself and your surroundings ahead of time. Should you dress up for a video interview? Yes, definitely. It may seem like a hassle, but you should always make yourself look presentable and professional. Treat video interviews like as if you are being interviewed in person. Also, dressing up can help boost your confidence and calm your nerves, which can only benefit you during an interview.

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Above all, be yourself. Do not try to be anything or anyone else. Most recruiters or HR representatives notice individuals who are comfortable communicating with others and articulating their thoughts. If you are too focused on trying to be someone else, your true strengths may not be able to shine. You can make a great impression just by describing yourself and your achievements as professionally and as eloquently as you can. Remember, your unique qualities and experiences are the key to setting you apart from hundreds or thousands of candidates.

SMC's HR Department
SMC’s HR Department

Written by:

Alexis Ty // SMC Editor

International HR Consultant

Team Building Exercises – A New Spin

Have you had the chance to go to a team building exercise? They vary worldwide. In Japan one worker described one team building exercise named ‘naked relationships’:

“After showering and washing your hair in a group facility, you sit in the bath (which is a natural hot spring) together and talk and bond. The idea is that when you are naked, everyone is equal and you will feel free to discuss things and joke about things that you wouldn’t in the office setting.”

Another worker recalls  their team building experience,

“We had to go around the room and tell each other what we didn’t like about each other. We might have also had to add what we did like about each other but I honestly only remember the criticisms and the people bursting into tears. We went from simply not being able to work together to actively disliking each other in about 30 minutes. Then we ate a boxed lunch and ended the day by filling out personality tests”

Well next time you could try something a little different – and become an army tank driver. There’s an organization in England that does team building events for corporations where you pretend you’re in the army and drive tanks.

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Did you know that the reason why tanks are called “tanks” is because while the British were developing the first tank, they were hiding it underneath tarps and referred to it as a “tank” to maybe confuse the enemy about what this new contraption really was. They were hoping they’d think it was a water tank or some other innocuous device.

By face hardening steel, armies found that the harder face of steel would cause milder steel and iron projectiles to shatter when they struck it. This meant that the steel couldn’t be penetrated easily by a single round.  Even multiple rounds might still shatter, depending on their size. All because of the way the face hardened steel behaved.

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Shanghai Metal manufactures the hardened steel used in tanks. To find out more, please visit our websiteLinkedInTwitter, Facebook and Instagram. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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#BuildingValueAcrossTheGlobe

International Marketing

Why is international marketing important for companies? Many companies want to increase to their consumer outreach and not be limited by geography. As technology improves, international communication becomes easier to conduct. For many corporations, strong communication skills are important in creating and maintaining any type of long term business relationship.

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Many businesses understand that people in different countries have varying needs. How can companies bridge cultural gaps to reach people from all over the world? The answer is simple: international marketing. International marketers know that in order for businesses to expand, the companies must understand differences in cultures, customs, values, beliefs, languages, and needs. For example, one product may sell really well in one nation but fail to sell in another. Companies that better understand the different markets and target audiences end up saving more.

Chinese Trade and Marketing Specialist: Winnie, Miko, Bobby, Ryan, Doris
Chinese Trade and Marketing Specialists: Winnie, Miko, Bobby, Ryan, Doris

As a result, conducting market research is important and can be very cost-effective for international corporations. Most international marketers gain knowledge of the specific marketing environment and make marketing decisions based on the size of the market, competitors, potential barriers, etc. Here at Shanghai Metal Corporation, we value the hard work of all of our marketers. Without our local and international marketers, we would have been unable to tap into markets from all over the world.

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International Trade and Marketing Specialists: Tuomas, Henry, Nishant, Egor, Siobhan, Alexis, and Camilla

Are you interested in marketing? Apply to Shanghai Metal Corporation’s Internship Program. Send a copy of your Resume or CV to hr@shanghaimetal.com.

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Written by:

Alexis Ty // SMC Editor

International HR Consultant

Shanghai Metal Corporation: Building Value Across the Globe

“The customer is always right” is a famous business slogan. The underlying truth behind this statement is recognizing that customers are the life blood for any business. Understanding the importance of good customer service is essential for a healthy business in creating new clients, keeping loyal patrons, and developing referrals for future customers.

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A key component of customer service is establishing a trusting relationship. This is done by engaging in dialogue with customers and listening to them. According to Forbes, customers are likely to have specific questions, concerns or complaints about a product or service. Companies that take the time to be responsive to their customers benefit by receiving referrals and positive reviews. Hence having open and honest conversations with your customer is a proven way to grow a business into a trusted brand.

It can be said that customer service is what makes or breaks a company. At Shanghai Metal Corporation, our vision is simple: Best Service, Effective Management, Rigorous Craftsmanship, and Taking Steps to World-Class Standard. As you can see, we put customer service above all else.

4When the Marketing Department sat down with our CEO Mr. Bryan Wang, we asked him what the secret behind the success at SMC was. His response was just as simple as the corporate image; Openness. Again and again employees hear Mr. Wang express his beliefs of “putting everything out on the table”. This implies that internally, a team effort is put into practice on a daily basis and managers work to help all individuals reach their own success. Externally, this means being available to customers whenever they need support. For example, SMC added an online service pop-up on the company website where users can conveniently type messages directly to the Sales Department whenever issues arise.

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Being available to serve customers is what the company is committed to doing. Clients travel thousands of miles to come visit the infamous city of Shanghai which is known today as a global financial center and tour our headquarters in Pudong, where all the business takes place. We believe that successful business interactions take place when they are deeper than emails and more about face-to-face relations.  SMC strives to provide the best customer service from production to after-sales to ensure our clients can get all the supports they need. By doing so, we are continuously working to be a trusted and responsible contributor to society.

Shanghai Metal manufactures value added steel products to the highest standard, and with a commitment to customer service. To find out more, please visit our websiteLinkedInTwitter, and Facebook. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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Kristie K & Siobhan R. // SMC Editors

Multiculturalism in the Workplace

Shanghai Metal Corporation employs people from all over the world in order to provide our clients with the best customer service and experience. Why is it important to have people of all sorts of nationalities and cultures working in the same environment?

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As globalism becomes more and more prominent, multiculturalism in the workplace is increasingly becoming the norm. Employees have a great chance to gain exposure to new ideas and different points of view. This can help individuals think outside of the box and become more innovative when faced with problems.

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After all, the more perspectives and ideas are used to solve problems, the more new and ground-breaking solutions that can be generated. For companies and employers, this can be very advantageous. If employees can see and understand beliefs of someone whose beliefs, ideas, and trains of thoughts are different from theirs, then they can open up their world view and gain the ability to solve problems based on their multicultural knowledge. Also, this can lead to greater understanding between colleagues and businesses.

1Another benefit of multiculturalism in the workplace is the ability to create a larger, broader network. Companies are able to build professional networks with people from all over the world. Corporations are able to conduct business in multiple languages and understand the differences between different and sometimes contrasting cultures.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation is one of the leading supporters and pioneers of multiculturalism in the workplace. We encourage all of our employees and interns to continuously pursue cultural awareness and global knowledge. Our teams are made up of professionals and specialists from different cultures. All of us work together and bring something unique to the table.

Written by:

Alexis Ty // SMC Editor

International HR Consultant

Shanghai Metal Corporation Presents Our August Interns

Shanghai Metal Corporation is happy to welcome our August International Interns. Here at Shanghai Metal Corporation, we are always looking to improve and to innovate our products and services for our global clientele. In order to grow and expand our expertise, we rely on people from all over the world to bring us new ideas and new perspectives.

We are proud to say that our August interns come from different countries and various walks of life. Their intensive educational and work experience will bring a new dynamic to our company. Shanghai Metal Corporation’s Internship Program was created to teach and cultivate the world’s future business leaders. Our August Interns will be trained in International Trade and International Marketing by our professional teams.

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India

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Canada

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Finland

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Shanghai Metal Corporation cannot wait to see how our international interns will contribute to our company and to our clients. We have no doubt that each one will thrive in Shanghai Metal Corporation’s dynamic, multicultural environment.

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Want to gain an international working experience in Shanghai? Apply to Shanghai Metal Corporation’s Internship Program and send a copy of your Resume or CV to hr@shanghaimetal.com.

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Written by:

Alexis Ty // SMC Editor

International HR Consultant

SMC Reasons to be successful

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上海名佳利金属有限公司(SMC)成立于2000年。14年的风雨兼程和改革创新奠定了今日金属行业中的领军地位。有人会问,为什么在这复杂多变的氛围中,SMC能够坚持十几年后,从而成就了今天的事业,追诉其因由,可以归纳为三点:天时、地利和人和。

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从2000开始,中国经济开始有了显著的发展。明朗的政策,庞大的人口基数和越来越开放的商业化环境为经济的腾飞保驾护航。金属矿产的全球性大量开采和分配,决定了中国必为世界金属产品的供应商之一。

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SMC位于国际化大都市上海,是大宗商品交易的集散地。上海有全国最全面和成熟的金融服务系统,上海港是最大的中国主港,上海港的水陆交通便利,集疏运渠道畅通,通过高速公路和国道、铁路干线及沿海运输网可辐射到长江流域甚至全国,对外接近世界环球航线,处在世界海上航线边缘。

 

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SMC实行扁平化管理结构,设有行政、市场、业务和物流等部门。部门之间实现高效的团队协作,明确具体的分工配合,注重每一个环节,为客户的利益保驾护航。公司员工都是经过层层筛选出的精英,其中有富有经验,成熟老练的老一辈工作者,也有精力充沛,积极进取的年轻工作者。不仅如此,公司还面向全社会和全世界提供实习岗位。公司接纳了许多来自世界各地的外国实习者,通过他们向公司内部注入了多元化的理念。

Andrew G.//SMC Editor

Shanghai Metal Corporation Welcomes Our Newest Interns!

Shanghai Metal Corporation’s Internship Program is created to teach and train future business leaders of the world. Our interns come from different continents and provide our company a culturally diverse environment.

It is our company’s pleasure to introduce our two interns: Aikawa and Andrew. They were both born in China but have resided in different parts of the world. We have no doubt that they will fit in great in our international department.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation is excited to see what our new interns will bring and how they will contribute to our dynamic team of international and local employees and interns.

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If you want to have a great internship experience, apply to Shanghai Metal Corporation’s Internship Program. You may send your Resume or CV to hr@shanghaimetal.com

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Written by:

Alexis Ty // SMC Editor

International HR Consultant

Shanghai Metal Corporation Welcomes Our July Interns!

Shanghai Metal Corporation (SMC) welcomes our international interns from all over the world to Shanghai!  Our international interns come from different continents and will be contributing to our global company. They will become the new faces of SMC.

Shanghai Metal Corporation is always happy to provide educational internship experience and exposure to each and every one of our interns. All of our interns have an opportunity to communicate with international clientele from around the globe.

Our interns will be trained to be the company’s brand ambassadors. They will be learning from us but also sharing their individual knowledge and talents. Through everyone’s joint effort, SMC will be able to  provide all of our clients with the best customer service available in the industry.

Our interns will be participating in marketing, trade, and sales strategies . They will grow and accumulate massive knowledge  of their specialized products. They will experience international marketing or trade in the glorious city of Shanghai.

Bast of all, all interns that work for Shanghai Metal Corporation will gain personal experience in the working world and will grow through cultural diversity in and out of the work environment.

Meet our International Interns: 

United States of America

 Kristie 

United Kingdom

Lloyd 

 Henry

 

Australia

 Zenn

 Jessica

 Ashley

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Our interns will be trained by talented people and will be partnered up with a highly engaged team. They will bring creativity and innovation to transform the company.

Welcome to Shanghai Metal Corporation!

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Do you want to join our winning team? Apply now and send a copy of your CV or Resume to hr@shanghaimetal.com

Written by:

Alexis Ty // SMC Editor

International HR Consultant