Career Advancement

Happy Skilled Trades Day!

Today is National Skilled Trades Day! On this day, we celebrate those working in skilled trades and the field of skilled trades itself. In celebration of the holiday, we wanted to review what a skilled trade is, as well as a few good reasons to pursue a career in the skilled trades.

So, what is a skilled trade? According to Express Employment Professionals, “At the most basic level, a skilled trade is any job that requires a specialized skill, usually obtained through a technical school, college, or on-the-job training through an apprenticeship or internship.” (more…)

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

You might be aware that we celebrate Administrative Professionals Day every year, but did you know why? Everything started during World War II, when there was a shortage of administrative personnel in the United States due to a decline in birth rates.

As a result, the National Secretaries Association was created to promote administrative roles and their importance to the economy. It was in their first year that the Association created National Administrative Professionals Day, then known as National Secretary’s Day.

We now celebrate this day every year to honor administrative assistants for all the work they do. If you’re an administrative professional, or looking to start a career in administrative work, we at Job Journey would like to thank you with a curated selection of blogs made just for you. (more…)

Are You Still Working Remotely? The State of Remote Work in 2022

When the pandemic first began in 2020, nobody could have predicted the extent to which it would change the way we work forever. According to job search website Ladders, “remote opportunities leapt from under 4% of all high paying jobs before the pandemic to about 9% at the end of 2020, and to more than 15% [at the end of 2021].”

And this number is already on the rise for 2022. Data scientists from Ladders expect one fourth of all high paying jobs will be available remotely by the end of 2022.

A study released by Express Employment Professionals and the Harris Poll in August of 2021 found that 63% of U.S. companies planned to allow existing employees to work remotely once the pandemic subsided, and 60% agreed a rise in this trend is making it more competitive to attract and retain employees.

To stay competitive and attract top talent, more and more employers are adopting a remote, or at least hybrid remote and in-office work schedule. (more…)

4 Reasons to Work in Skilled Trades

When you’re thinking about a career change, or a job to take on after high school, which types of jobs do you think of first? If most of your work ideas revolve around an office, you probably aren’t thinking about skilled trades jobs.

So, what is a skilled trade? According to Express Employment Professionals, “At the most basic level, a skilled trade is any job that requires a specialized skill, usually obtained through a technical school, college, or on-the-job training through an apprenticeship or internship.” (more…)

Is it a Job or a Career?

Traditionally, employers saw job hopping as a red flag. However, with more and more job seekers choosing to embrace the gig economy, it’s become more acceptable to have a few short-term jobs on your resume. There’s nothing wrong with working a job just for a paycheck, but ideally these jobs all fall into a certain career path. How can you tell if a position is just a job or part of your career? Let’s dig in. (more…)