Career Advancement

Four Cs to Lead By

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…)

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…)

Four of the Best Remote Jobs

The pandemic changed the way we worked. Many companies transitioned to remote work, and some realized staying remote was a feasible option. Growmotely recently conducted a study and found that 97% of employees surveyed don’t wish to return to a full-time office environment. In order to attract top talent, companies are now offering remote opportunities that didn’t exist previously.

If you’re looking for a remote job, check out these great opportunities. (more…)

What to Do When You Don’t Get Trained on a New Job

You just got a new job and are excited to see what the first day brings. But once there, you realize that things aren’t as organized as you thought they’d be. You were introduced to your team, but then your manager just started to assign things to you. You didn’t get any formal training on how the company works or how to use certain programs or devices. What do you do?

Unfortunately, this situation is all too common. Although companies should have new employee onboarding to train new hires on how the company and their position works, there isn’t always time set aside for that. Some companies just throw you in the deep end and hope you learn how to swim. Here’s how to find your way without a life preserver. (more…)