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.

What Makes Employees Feel Safer Returning to the Office?

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

With “Now Hiring” signs on every corner, businesses are desperate for workers, and this is the prime time to go after that dream job or level up in your career. However, with the recent spike in the Delta variant of COVID-19, it’s understandable if you’re a bit hesitant about taking a job where you will be working closely with colleagues.

 

Many businesses pivoted to remote work in March 2020, and certain industries still haven’t brought employees back. According to a recent survey from The Harris Poll, commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, roughly 3 in 4 workers go to their company’s physical workspace at least once a week currently. (more…)

Re-Entering the Workforce

You took yourself out of the workforce years ago. Maybe you were a stay-at-home parent, had to deal with a personal injury or illness, or you were taking care of a sick loved one. Perhaps you couldn’t find any job opportunities and decided to live on your savings for a bit. Regardless of the reason, you’ve decided now is the time to re-enter the workforce. Getting back into the job search can be tough, but it’s totally doable! Here are a few of our tips for rejoining the workforce. (more…)