BOO! Did we scare you? Ghosts and goblins abound this time of the year, but there’s one monster that crawls out from under the bed all year long: the dreaded professional email. Whether you’re writing a thank you email to a recruiter, contacting a customer or client, or just following up with a co-worker to check on deadlines, it’s important to keep things professional. Here are our tips on how to do so without frightening your recipient. (more…)
Monthly Archives: October 2021
In addition to being known as a pioneer in animation, as well as film, and the creator of some of the most beloved and recognizable characters in the world, Walt Disney was also responsible for leading and inspiring an innovative, industry-defining studio of “dreamers.”
“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
― Walt Disney
Although, in Disney’s words, the four Cs are the secret to making dreams come true, they’re just as easily applied to leadership and employee development. (more…)
Halloween will be here before you know it, and if your workplace celebrates the holiday, you might still need a costume. Here are a few ideas that are not only appropriate for the workplace but will also potentially have your co-workers submitting your name for the “Best Costume” award.
One day you wake up and realize you don’t really like your job. It could be your co-workers or your boss, or maybe the work just isn’t fulfilling. But there’s a difference between not loving your job and hating it so much you’re ready to quit. How do you tell if it’s time for you to move on? Here are a few warning signs to keep in mind. (more…)
“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…)
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…)
Recently we held an open-answer poll asking you what the toughest part of the job search is in today’s work environment. It was a popular question, and we received over 100 responses. You guys had a lot to say! Here are a few of the most popular answers and some Job Journey blog articles to help out. (more…)