Monthly Archives: April 2021

Your Mental Health vs. High Pay

You start a great-paying job, and everything is going well! You like the people, and the job is challenging. It’s a bit stressful, but you know once you get settled in, things will get simpler. But time passes by, and it’s still just as nerve-wracking. You eventually realize this is just what the job entails.

If a job is just stressful, that’s one thing. But if the stress starts to affect your life after hours, and if your mental health starts to suffer, it might be time to look at a different career option. Here are a few signs it might be time to quit. (more…)

ExpressLearn is Now Available to All Express Associates!

Here at Job Journey, we’re focused on helping people with their job search. Getting the perfect job is the dream, and we’re here to help you achieve it. One great step to getting that dream job? Developing the skills employers want.

That’s why we’re incredibly excited to announce ExpressLearn, powered by Express University, is now available for free to all Express associates. ExpressLearn helps you build skills for future jobs with a rotating schedule of online learning classes in a variety of areas. The courses are also mobile-friendly, so you can build your knowledge at home or on-the-go. (more…)

Bouncing Back from a Dream Job Rejection

You spent weeks job searching, and finally found a position that was perfect for you. You fit every single one of the job qualifications, and the company culture was right in line with your values. When you got a phone interview, all of the questions were a breeze. And then you nailed the in-person interview. But you never heard back.

Sometimes you can be a great fit for a job, and still not get the position. Maybe the company ended up hiring from within, or perhaps the job opening was cancelled. To be honest, there can be millions of reasons you didn’t end up getting the job that have nothing to do with your own qualifications. Which can be frustrating and awful. That’s why it’s best not to dwell on it. Here are a few ways to keep your spirits up after being rejected from your dream job. (more…)

Job Spotlight: Mechanical Engineer

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 monthly Job Spotlight 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.

Mechanical Engineer

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re taking a look at what it means to be a Mechanical Engineer. The key responsibility of the job is designing, developing, building, and testing mechanical thermal sensors. (more…)

Question of the Month: When Working From Home Versus the Workplace, Do You Work More or Less Hours Per Day?

With more people working remotely than ever before due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workers have to figure out what working from home looks like. For some, working from home enables them to work less hours per day. Others find themselves always on call, meaning they end up working more hours than when they were in the office.

We want to know what working from home looks like for you. Are you working more or less hours per day than when you were in the workplace? Let us know by voting in our poll! (more…)

Don’t Be an April Fool: Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Ah, April 1, April Fool’s Day. A day of pranks and jokes where anything posted online is to be looked at with skepticism and doubt. But not here on Job Journey! We’re serious about the job search, and you won’t find any silly tricks or made-up stories here.

However, we want to take this chance to keep you from being seen as a “fool” when it comes to your resume. You might think you’re doing everything right, but a slight typo or other mistake could keep you from getting the job. Here are a few resume mistakes to avoid. (more…)