Quitting Your Job and Following Your Passions

“It’s never too late to follow your dreams.” We hear that phrase all the time, but is it really true? For some celebrities it is. Tiffany Haddish worked on her standup comedy for years before she made her big splash in the film “Girls Trip,” and Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get real attention until he played “Gator” in “Jungle Fever.” Julia Child was 49 when she published “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in 1961. And finally, Oprah was 32 when her talk show received national syndication.

You can pursue your dreams at any age. But what that looks like can change depending on your own situation. Here are a few of our tips. (more…)

Overcoming Career and Training Setbacks Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Many Americans had big plans going into 2020 of finishing school and entering the workforce as a top candidate or returning to college for additional training to get a promotion. But then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and put everything on hold.

In a recently released survey from The Harris Poll, commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, 15% of U.S. adults know someone who dropped out of primary or secondary school, while 35% know someone who dropped out of the workforce entirely during the pandemic.

And only a slight majority (56%) say the U.S. is taking the right steps to help students recover.

So, what can you do to make sure you aren’t left behind after the pandemic fully subsides? (more…)

HR Managers Hate Them: Easy Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Sometimes, the job search process can feel like a war. You spend hours prepping for battle, reviewing answers to interview questions, and filling out online applications, and then it all comes down to a final showdown interview against the HR manager. It’s easy to think they want you to lose.

But in reality, HR managers are on your side. They’re hoping you’re the best applicant for the job so they can fill the position and move on to the next opening.

That’s why it’s so important to make a good first impression with your resume. You want to stand out right away as a stellar applicant, the answer to their problem. And that starts by avoiding easy resume mistakes. Here are some of the top mistakes according to a survey from CareerBuilder. (more…)

Job Spotlight: Electronics Assembler

Put together your career with an electronics assembly 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: How Do You Respond to The Common Interview Question: “Where Do You See Yourself In Five Years?”

We’ve written before about answering interviews questions. We even created an eBook full of them! But now we want to hear from you.

We want to know how you would answer one of the most common interview questions: Where do you see yourself in five years? Let us know by answering below!