Wondering what the job landscape is going to look like this year? Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters commissions an ongoing Job Insights survey to track employment and hiring trends across a wide range of industries to help you know what to expect. (more…)
Jobs don’t always turn out like we think they will. Maybe you start a job and find it just isn’t for you, or you got laid off multiple times early on in the pandemic. Perhaps you start a job but have to move because your significant other got a new job or because you need to take care of a sick loved one.
Whatever your reason, your resume makes you look like a job hopper, which might scare off potential employers. They want someone that’s going to be in it for the long haul. According to Glassdoor, the average cost to hire is $4,000, and employers don’t want to spend that money on someone who leaves in a few months. So, if you have numerous jobs in a short amount of time, you’ll almost certainly get asked why in an interview. And even if you don’t, it’s something you should acknowledge and explain. Here’s how. (more…)
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…)
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…)
A lot can change in a year, especially the kind of year we’ve all had. This season, we’re shining a light on folks who have chosen unique career paths; by necessity or by choice. You’ll hear surprising stories of people excelling in non-traditional roles and meet folks who have put non-profit work front and center in their lives.
We’re excited to announce a brand-new episode of the Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job Podcast!
Season 4, Episode 7: Comfort Food With Dignity
Catering – and food service in general – is a challenging work in the best of times. And now, with public-facing events still mostly shut down, Heather Bublick and her business partner/chef/husband D’Andre Carter have found new ways to bring their gourmet comfort food to the masses via “Soul & Smoke.” They’re serving their delicious fare to school kids in need, unemployed hospital workers, nursing homes and “the populations that need us most” in their native Chicago.
Season 4, Episode 5: Answering the Call
For Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), the coronavirus is only the latest chapter in a vocation that requires constant vigilance. Meet Kyle Robillard, an EMT/Fireman/Sports Doctor, who tells us how multi-tasking tends to be a way of life for emergency responders, eve as the stakes become more personal.