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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.

The Best Ways to Work with a Staffing Agency

Have you ever considered working with a staffing company like Express Employment Professionals? It might be worth your while. According to the American Staffing Association, approximately three million temporary and contract employees work for America’s staffing companies in an average week. Seventy-three percent of these employees work full time. And, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services (ACSESS) found the country’s staffing and recruiting industry group represents about two million temporary workers or 13.6% of the country’s workforce. (more…)

Question of the Month: What Benefit Would Entice You to Advance Your Hard Skill Set?

Sometimes it can be hard to motivate ourselves to go through training even if we know it might help our chances of landing a dream job. But if you could have any single benefit you wanted as a reward for taking time to upskill, what benefit would it be? Let us know by voting in our poll!

Question of the Month: How Would You Describe Your Current Work Stress Level Compared to The Same Time Last Year?

Last year we were in the midst of a global pandemic, with many of us working from home. The way we worked changed. Now, as more and more businesses return to work, we’re experiencing another transition. Both of these situations can be stressful, and we want to know how you’re doing. How would you describe your current work stress level compared to the same time last year? Let us know by voting in our poll!