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Win $1,000 in Express’ Ultimate Thank You Sweepstakes!

Express Employment Professionals is privileged to put more than half a million people to work each year. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our workers. That’s why we’re holding our Ultimate Thank You Sweepstakes in August.

We will award five people $1,000 each week that month, and then, to celebrate Labor Day in the U.S., and Labour Day in Canada, we’ll award one lucky winner in both the U.S. and Canada vacation packages valued at $10,000.

To apply, all you have to do is fill out a short form.

To learn more about Express, check us out at ExpressPros.com, or find your local office by using our office locator.

Poll Results: Which of These Behaviors Have You Witnessed from an Interviewer?

Here’s what you had to say.

There’s plenty of online information on what interviewees shouldn’t do. Don’t talk about your personal life, don’t dress badly, don’t be late, etc.

But there’s not much out there on behaviors interviewers shouldn’t indulge in. That’s why we asked our Job Journey readers for bad behaviors they’ve seen from interviewers.

“Showing up late” and “lack of preparation” led the pack with 17% and 16% of the vote, respectively. “Answering a phone call” and “Oversharing” followed next, with 14% and 10% of the vote.

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Question of the Month: Is Your Current Profession Related to Your College Degree?

Some of us start college and know exactly what we want to do. Others take a few years to figure it out. However, regardless of what you end up majoring in, that choice might not have much of an effect on your career. Most folks end up in positions with little or no correlation to their major.

So, for our July question of the month, we want to know if you’re currently working in a profession related to your college degree. Let us know by voting in our poll.

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On the Job Podcast S3:E8 – More Than A Job: The Story of Jim Laurita

Check out the latest episode of Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job podcast!

How can a job become more than a job? Sometimes a job becomes an identity and a legacy through all the people your job touches. How you live on through the people you know and had an effect on. This is the story of an elephant trainer and activist, Jim Laurita, who died a few years ago. Jim was adored by the community and started an organization called “Hope for Elephants” to help rehab hurt elephants and educate the community. When he died mysteriously, the community was devastated. This story is told through Jim’s family, friends, and fellow trainers—an extraordinary person doing an extraordinary job, and the legacy he left behind.

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On the Job Podcast S3:E6 – Tiny, Yet Fierce

Check out the latest episode of Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job podcast!

How many jobs are there where you need to know and trust the person next to you because there might be a time where your fate is in their hands and vice-versa? Meet Anna Nadler, a 27-year-old civil engineer and firefighter from Massachusetts. Small in stature and sweet as can be, Anna got addicted to “smoke-eating” a few years back and is now one of the best firefighters on the force. By day, Anna runs construction and engineering crews building bridges and roads. At night, she is on call as a firefighter. Anna is a shining example of a young woman getting involved in a job that gives back to her community. She is also an example of a woman excelling in what is a traditionally “macho” work environment. She has many stories of life-threatening situations on the job and showing heroism in the face of danger that only made her want to do it more.

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On the Job Podcast S3:E5 – A Brush with Fame

Check out the latest episode of Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job podcast!

A Brush with Fame
Avery Thompson is a funny, heartfelt, and eccentric filmmaker and radio producer who has done almost every job under the sun. Like many 20-year-olds, he had big plans of what he was going to do with his life—he was determined to be the next Orson Welles. Unable to find someone to fund his creative endeavors and a portfolio of nothing more than a few zany student films, Avery took a summer job with a landscaping company in the Hamptons, determined he would meet the right people to eventually help him land his dream job in film. Surely Jerry Seinfeld would need a new walkway! Or Robert DeNiro would need his roses cut! As the weeks went on, toiling away under the hot sun, Avery received the worst project he could think of—painting a fence in between overgrown holly bushes. But then, a hilarious and chance run-in with Steven Spielberg helped set Avery on the path to what he was destined to do.

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