Loving Yourself with a Resume Revamp

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The birds are singing, couples are walking hand in hand, and love is in the air. But your resume is sitting at home alone, sad, and lonely on this most romantic of holidays. You’re their only hope. It’s time to schedule an update date with your resume!

And if you’re looking for a gift that will really make your resume shine, have we got a deal for you: our best resume tip blogs, all absolutely free!

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Job Spotlight: Mail Clerk

Deliver your career dreams safe and sound

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.

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Poll: Compared to When You Entered the Workforce, What Does the Employment Landscape for 2020 Graduates Look Like?

The job market changes constantly, which means that college graduates face different challenges as the decades roll by. Depending on when you got your cap and gown, you might have a different opinion regarding what the employment landscape for 2020 graduates looks like now.

We want to hear from you! Let us know your thoughts on the 2020 graduate employment landscape by voting in our poll.

Certifications to Boost Your Resume

Trying to get a leg up on the career ladder is challenging no matter your experience level, and with competition around every corner, making your resume stand out above the rest can prove difficult. One way to give your skill set a boost, as well as your resume, is to earn certifications relevant to your career field. To help determine what certifications might be right for you, here are a list of popular certifications organized by career field.

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Job Outlook for 2020

To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for business leaders, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track hiring trends across a wide range of industries. Express surveyed business owners, decision makers, and human resource professionals about the overall hiring trends in their markets and how those trends impact their hiring decisions. The majority of respondents (89%) hold decision-making roles regarding hiring for their companies and represent small- to medium-sized workforces:

  • 1 to 50 employees: 55%
  • 51 to 100 employees: 18%
  • 101 to 250 employees: 15%
  • 251 to 500 employees: 4%
  • 501+ employees: 8%

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Staying Fit with a Desk Job

If you have a desk job, odds are you sit. A lot. You write documents, organize files, and take phone calls—all deskbound.

And a sedentary lifestyle often leads to weight gain. CareerBuilder found that 56% of workers believe they are overweight, and 45% believe they’ve gained weight at their present job. The interesting part? The same study found that over a quarter of these employees were provided wellness benefits by their employers, but 63% didn’t take advantage of them!

If you’re cubicle-confined yourself, you probably know one of the major reasons for this: exercising is hard to fit into a desk job schedule. However, there are a few things you can do during the workday to keep yourself slim and fit.

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