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Safety: Fire Prevention Week is Right Around the Corner

National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11. The week commemorates The Great Chicago Fire of Oct. 9, 1871, which destroyed 17,400 structures, left more than 100,000 people homeless, and tragically killed more than 250 people. Since that devastating fire, great advancements in fire prevention have been made in not only preventing fires, but stopping them [...]

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Fall Fashion Tips for Your Work Wardrobe

As summer draws to a close, it’s time to think about what to wear to the office during the cooler fall months. Staying stylish while watching your wallet can be a challenge, but looking your best for the office or on job interviews is important. So, how can you take your existing wardrobe and transition [...]

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The #1 Soft Skill Every Job Seeker Should Have

When employers evaluate potential employees they look at two different skills sets – the applicant’s hard skills and the applicant’s soft skills. The hard skills you possess are skills you’ve acquired through education and experience, skills like your ability to operate a machine or a computer, for example. The second set of skills employers look [...]

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Green Is In: How To Ask for a Raise

The top fashion color for 2014 may still be Radiant Orchid according to Pantone, but green accessories are also in style this fall, especially the kind that fill up your wallet or purse. And with the start of the fourth quarter and end of the year drawing near, now could be a good time to [...]

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2014 Holiday Hiring Starts Now! Why Job Seekers Should Take Notice

It’s the time of year when companies everywhere start gearing up for the holidays by hiring seasonal workers. From the retail industry to hospitality and manufacturing, employers are stocking up on good employees who can help get them through one of the busiest seasons of the year. Macy’s for example, has a website decked with [...]

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This Week is National Staffing Employee Week

National Staffing Employee Week is Sept. 15-21 and we want to show our appreciation for the 3 million men and women who make up the temporary and contract workforce in the United States every week, and especially the more than 400,000 people who work for Express every year. You might think that only a small [...]

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Three Skills You Need to Land Your Next Job

If you’ve experienced struggles and rejection during your job search, you may feel like you’ll never be able to understand what employers are looking for in job applicants. Thankfully, new survey results reveal the top three hard skills that hiring managers believe candidates should posess. Rather than “soft” skills like etiquette, communication, and time management, [...]

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Touch Down! 4 Game-Changing Career Moves

With fall comes one of the most beloved American pastimes – football! Beyond the joys of tailgating, catching up on your Fantasy Football team, or getting together for chilly games, football can also teach us a lot about business success. What we learn from one of America’s favorite sports demonstrates that serious training, making plays [...]

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3 Ways Staffing Companies Elevate Your Job Search

The American Staffing Association (ASA) recently unveiled the results of the 2014 ASA Staffing Employee Survey, which surveyed current and former temporary and contract employees. The results are a clear indicator that temporary staffing is a valuable stepping stone to help get the career you want. In fact, the survey revealed that 99% of temporary [...]

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The Results Are In: How Has Your Education Affected Your Career Path?

In a recent poll, we asked if your education has had an impact on your current job or career path. Our results found that the majority of Movin’ On Up readers don’t feel their education has played a defining role in their career path. In fact, 41% of respondents said that their education hasn’t been [...]

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