Is Trade School or a Four-Year Traditional College Right for You?

As summer begins, many incoming seniors look forward to their last year of high school. Some will spend their time at summer jobs or internships, while others will take time to spend with friends and family. Once the school year starts, they’ll be off looking at colleges and sending out applications. But a traditional 4-year university isn’t the best choice for everyone.

College has its benefits (social life, a wide variety of courses, etc.), but can also come with a staggering amount of debt. Trades school, alternatively, typically has a much lower cost and offers skills-based training, as well as very attractive career prospects. (more…)

Poll Results: What is Your Biggest Barrier to Career Success Right Now?

Although many businesses are returning to the traditional in-person workplace, work looks different than it did before the COVID-19 pandemic. There are new barriers to employment.

Recently, we asked our readers what barriers they were facing to career success, from not feeling safe in the workplace due to COVID-19 to not being able to find work. Here’s what they had to say. (more…)

On the Job Podcast S5:E6 – Starting a Business is No Cakewalk

We’re excited to announce  a brand-new episode of the Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job Podcast!

A lot can change in a year, especially the kind of year we’ve all had. This season, we’re shining a light on folks who have chosen unique career paths; by necessity or by choice. You’ll  hear surprising stories of people excelling in non-traditional roles and meet folks who have put non-profit work front and center in their lives.

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How to Use the Job Spotlight eBook to Find Your Dream Job

Finding the job of your dreams isn’t easy, especially if you’re switching career fields or simply don’t know what your dream job is yet.

That’s one of the reasons Express Employment Professionals created the Job Spotlight eBook: Are You Ready for a New Career? We cover 20 of the most in-demand jobs in four categories: Professional, Office Services, Light Industrial, and Skilled Trades.

Get the most out of this eBook by following the guide below. (more…)

Job Spotlight: Electrician

In our monthly Job Spotlight blog series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.

Electrician

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re taking a look at what it means to be an Electrician. Electricians are responsible for executing plans of electrical wiring for well-functioning lighting, intercom, and other electrical systems. (more…)

On the Job Podcast S5:E5 – Not Your Every Day P.I.

We’re excited to announce  a brand-new episode of the Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job Podcast!

A lot can change in a year, especially the kind of year we’ve all had. This season, we’re shining a light on folks who have chosen unique career paths; by necessity or by choice. You’ll  hear surprising stories of people excelling in non-traditional roles and meet folks who have put non-profit work front and center in their lives.

Season 5, Episode 5: Not Your Every Day P.I.

If Kitty Hailey didn’t exist, some enterprising author would have conjured her up. A well put-together woman of a certain age, she resembles a hip kindergarten teacher – a fact which has served her well in her actual occupation; she’s a private investigator. Using the skills she’s honed over decades of investigative work, Kitty has risen to a position of prominence in her field, evolving from the typical “cheating spouse” assignments to doing trial work that has had positive, life-changing impact for the folks she’s worked with.

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