Events

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 4.8 million administrative professionals work in the United States. And according to Statistics Canada, more than 500,000 administrative professionals work in Canada.

To honor this growing industry, Administrative Professionals Day is an unofficial holiday observed in several countries throughout the year. In the United States and Canada, Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 22. The day recognizes the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals.

The idea for the holiday began when Mary Barrett, president of what is now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals, and C. King Woodbridge, president of Dictaphone Corporation, addressed a national shortage of skilled office workers. From there, the idea for National Secretaries Day, now known as Administrative Professionals Day, was created. The first National Secretaries Day was held June 4, 1952.

Since then, Administrative Professionals Day has become one of the largest observances in the workplace.

At Express Employment Professionals, we are proud of our administrative associates and want to wish them a very happy Administrative Professionals Day!

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Celebrate National Read Across America Day

National Read Across America Day is Monday, March 2. The holiday celebrates the importance of reading and the birthday of beloved author Dr. Seuss.

Across America, thousands of schools, community centers, and libraries will participate in the day by reading to groups of children and teenagers. Even if you aren’t involved with these literacy programs, you can still take advantage of the day by picking up a good book or learning about the importance of literacy when it comes to your career.

There’s no shortage of statistics on literacy and its effect on the lives and welfare of people across the world. Still, it’s easy to take the ability to read for granted. Celebrate National Read Across America Day by reading to a child, picking up a good book on leadership, checking out some job search articles here on Movin’ On Up, or even catching up with some of your favorite Dr. Seuss stories.

This year, the book being honored on Read Across America Day is the Seuss classic, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Your job search, education, and career are open paths for you to travel, and you can shape your future by taking proactive steps today. As Dr. Seuss said in his famous book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

How will you celebrate National Read Across America Day? Share your ideas in the comment section below.

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Thanks for Joining Us for Our Online Educational Event

new_year_new_job_thank_you_webOur “New Year, New Job” online educational event was held on Wednesday, Jan. 21, and we want to thank everyone who participated!

We had more than 1,500 people register for the event!

Guests were able to view informational videos, download helpful job search materials, and check out available jobs at Express. There were also chat features available, including live chats with recruiters and leadership experts.

If you missed the event, you can still check out the virtual environment through February. You can watch videos and download material, but please note that the chat functions are no longer active. Check out the virtual job fair online here.

Did you attend the online job fair? What did you enjoy most about the event? Let us know in the comments section below!

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New Year, New Job – Today Is the Day!

new_year_new_job_reminder_webAre you ready for that new job and perfect career? If so, today is the day you’ve been waiting for.

The new educational online event by  Express Employment Professionals, “New Year, New Job,” is an exclusive, free event designed to help you learn everything you need to know about job hunting, resources for your job search, leadership lessons, and best practices.

The “New Year, New Job” online event is today, and you can sign up right now from the comfort of your own computer to gain skills and enhance your chances of getting hired.

Besides learning all about the job hunt, interviewing, career development, and more, you also have the chance to win exciting prizes all day long. Click here to learn more!

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This is a one-day seminar, so don’t miss out! You’ll hear from experts like former NBA player Walter Bond, author of the ebook “Think. Execute. Dominate. 31 Truths to Boost Peak Performance” and star of the DVD “No One Can Stop You, But You.” Walter will speak at noon EST.

David Lewis, author of “The Emerging Leader,” will host leadership lessons during his online chat at 3 p.m. EST, and Express Employment Professionals will have job openings posted for attendees.

Advice from recruiters will cover topics like:

  • Resume Questions – 11 a.m. EST
  • Interview Questions – 2 p.m. EST
  • Compensation Questions – 5 p.m. EST

It’s not too late to register, so sign up now!

Win Prizes!
You can also win cool stuff during the “New Year, New Job” online event to help you with your search. For instance, those who download resources, participate in chats, and watch videos will have the chance to win:

  • A Power Bank Rechargeable Battery Smart Phone/Tablet Charger
  • An eBook download of the eBook “Think. Execute. Dominate. 31 Truths to Boost Peak Performance,” by motivational speaker and former NBA player Walter Bond
  • A DVD presentation “No One Can Stop You, But You!” featuring Walter Bond
  • A copy of “The Emerging Leader,” by Express vice president of franchising David Lewis

Register now for the live event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST today, Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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New Year, New Job! Enhance Your Chances of Getting Hired

new_year_new_job_webAs the final minutes of 2014 slipped away, many people pledged their New Year’s resolutions for 2015. What did you pledge? Exercise more, eat healthier, read new books, wake up earlier?

If you chose to find a new job as your resolution in 2015, Express Employment Professionals is hosting a free online event that could help you reach your goal.

Many people are stumped on where to look for jobs, how to write a resume, or how to prepare for an interview. Since so much has changed in the world of job seeking, those wanting a new and rewarding career need to stay up to date on top trends and best practices.

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This new educational online event is designed specifically to enhance your chances of getting hired. “New Year, New Job” is an exclusive free event that allows you to attend from the comfort of your own home. The online job seekers’ event will let you:

  • Learn the details of each step of the job hunt process
  • Chat with a recruiter about best practices
  • Discover practical leadership lessons from the experts
  • Connect with other resources to amplify your job search
  • Win prizes
  • See the jobs Express has available

Need Another Reason?
Job seekers with the new career resolution can also win prizes during the “New Year, New Job” online event to help them with their search. For instance, those who download resources, participate in chats, and watch videos can win:

  • A Power Bank Rechargeable Battery Charger
  • An eBook download of the eBook “Think. Execute. Dominate. 31 Truths to Boost Peak Performance,” by motivational speaker and former NBA player Walter Bond
  • A DVD presentation “No One Can Stop You, But You!” featuring Walter Bond
  • A copy of “The Emerging Leader,” by Express vice president of franchising David Lewis

But, Wait! There’s More
Register today for the live event, taking place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Just signing up for the event registers you to win a Bluetooth speaker.

So if you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution you can stick to and that can really pay off in 2015, sign up today for “New Year, New Job” hosted by Express Employment Professionals.

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