Is Job Hopping Still a Red Flag to Employers?

You’ve had several jobs in three years. It wasn’t because you were fired; maybe you were just finding your way, or the pandemic caused consecutive layoffs. Whatever the reason, your resume makes you look like a job-hopper. Traditionally, this has been a red flag to employers; they want to know you’ll stay dedicated to their company so they don’t spend time and money training you only for you to leave a few months later.

However, job hopping is much more common now than it was in years’ previous. It can be beneficial for workers to work under a variety of leadership styles and industries.

Nevertheless, there is still a stigma attached to job hopping. If the topic comes up in an interview, you’ll want to both explain the benefits of your job hopping and detail how this company is different. You won’t be leaving in a few months. Here’s how to do that. (more…)

What to Do When You Don’t Get Trained on a New Job

You just got a new job and are excited to see what the first day brings. But once there, you realize that things aren’t as organized as you thought they’d be. You were introduced to your team, but then your manager just started to assign things to you. You didn’t get any formal training on how the company works or how to use certain programs or devices. What do you do?

Unfortunately, this situation is all too common. Although companies should have new employee onboarding to train new hires on how the company and their position works, there isn’t always time set aside for that. Some companies just throw you in the deep end and hope you learn how to swim. Here’s how to find your way without a life preserver. (more…)

Reskilling Key to Career Longevity

By Julie Neal, Corporate Communications and PR Specialist for Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters

Few things in life are guaranteed, but change is one of them. When you get your foot in the door at a great company and envision a career of longevity, your job will likely require further training throughout the years to gain skills needed for the future workforce.

In a recent survey from The Harris Poll, commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, 72% of employers would actually rather invest in current employees through reskilling than hire new ones from outside the organization. (more…)

Answering the Interview Question Recap: Why Are You Leaving Your Current Company?

Interviewers are there to test whether you’re the right pick for the job. They want you to be the right fit so they can stop interviewing folks. You know that. It makes sense. But that doesn’t make their questions any less nerve-wracking or the experience any less awkward.

We can’t be there with you during the interview, but we want to help by spotlighting a few of the most popular interview questions. For even more detailed info, check out our  Job Spotlight eBook: Are You Ready for a New Career?  It’s full of helpful tips and interview hacks.

Today’s focus is one of the most dreaded interview questions of all: why are you leaving your current company? You can’t really say it’s because you hate your job, your boss is the worst, or your coworkers keep stealing your yogurt.

Instead of being brutally honest, keep thing things optimistic and professional. (more…)

Job Spotlight: Embroidery Machine Operator

Patch together your career with an embroidery position!

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. (more…)

Question of the Month: What Is the Most Challenging Part of Job Searching in Today’s Work Environment?

The pandemic changed what work looks like across the world, and many job seekers are encountering new barriers to their job search.

We could make this into a multiple choice question, but we want to know your specific barriers to employment. Maybe you can’t find job openings that match your skillset, or you want remote work and can’t find it in your industry. Whatever your job search challenges are, we want to hear from you! Let us know by filling out the short answer section below.