Job Spotlight

Job Spotlight: Graphic Designer

Draw on your design experience for this competitive field.

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help you answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from salary and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

Graphic Designer

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re illustrating the importance of loving your job with a look at graphic design. Competition for graphic design positions is high, as employment is projected to grow 4% from 2016 to 2026, a lower rate than most occupations. Responsibilities include using graphic design skills to work on websites, books, magazines, product packaging, websites, exhibitions, corporate branding, and more.

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Job Spotlight: Customer Service Representative

Serve up a new career with a customer service position!

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help you answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from salary and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

Customer Service Representative

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re customizing a blog with customer service information just for you. Most companies need a customer service department, so job security is high. Responsibilities include regularly interacting with customers and clients, receiving inbound and outbound calls, and potentially working with custom company software.

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Job Spotlight: Pick-and-Pack

Sort your career future with a pick-and-pack position!

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help you answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from salary and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

Pick-and-Pack

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we packaged together a bit of information about pick-and-pack positions. Any business with physical inventory needs pick-and-pack positions, so job security is high. Responsibilities include pulling items from shelves and preparing them to be packed and shipped, as well as inspecting items to ensure quality and appearance, packaging items per specifications, and maintaining warehouse inventory. (more…)

Job Spotlight: Plant/Manufacturing Supervisor

Supersize your career with a plant supervisor position

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help you answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from salary and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

Plant/Manufacturing Supervisor

For this month’s Job Spotlight, we put together information about Plant/Manufacturing Supervisors. Manufacturing isn’t going away any time soon, and every plant needs supervisors. This makes job stability quite high.

Responsibilities include leading a team and managing production goals.

Required Education

Usually a high school diploma or equivalent, although there can be exceptions.

Pay

Although it varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, industry, geographic area, etc.), Plant/Manufacturing Supervisors can make $58,754 a year, on average.

What Plant/Manufacturing Supervisors Do

Plant/Manufacturing Supervisors handle a variety of responsibilities, which may include:

  • Lead and coordinate a team in creating a wide range of goods
  • Take the lead on safety reporting and tracking
  • Act as an internal resource on production demands
  • Record and monitor delivery logistics
  • Keep track of quality goals
  • Handle employee training

What Companies Look for in Plant/Manufacturing Supervisors

Every Plant/Manufacturing Supervisor position is different, but many need the following skills and attributes:

  • Lean manufacturing work experience
  • Willingness to gain industry training and skills
  • Extrusion industry experience (Example: Manufacturing)
  • Leadership skills to foster a growing team

Not sure where to find a position like this?

We can help.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S and Canada. If you have any questions about Plant/Manufacturing Supervisors in your area or job search in general, feel free to contact your local Express office or fill out our online contact form.

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Are you a Plant/Manufacturing Supervisor? What else should people know about your job? Let us know in the comments below!

Job Spotlight: Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Right your job search ship with this position.

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help you answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from salary and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

Shipping and Receiving Clerk

For this month’s Job Spotlight, we will cover information about Shipping and Receiving Clerks. As long as people are buying products, those products will need to be shipped and received, so job stability is quite high. Responsibilities mainly include receiving and checking-in each arriving package, as well as distributing and logging the internal delivery of the received goods. In addition, this position will also oversee the shipment of packages, which includes working with shipping vendors to ensure on-time pick-up.

Required Education

Usually a high school diploma or equivalent, although there can be exceptions.

Pay

Although it varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, industry, geographic area, etc.), Shipping and Receiving Clerks can make on average $15.27 an hour.

What Shipping and Receiving Clerks Do

Shipping and Receiving Clerks handle a variety of responsibilities, which may include:

  • Operating forklifts and pallet jacks.
  • Unpacking and examining shipments, looking for any damaged or missing items.
  • Record stock amounts and contact shipper with any problems.
  • Maintaining, restocking, and using shipping materials.
  • Maintaining safety and cleanliness in the shipping/receiving area.
  • Useing computer programs to track where goods are located.

What Companies Look for in Shipping and Receiving Clerks

Every Shipping and Receiving Clerk is different, but many need the following skills and attributes:

  • Three or more years of experience with shipping and receiving preferred.
  • Must be able to regularly lift 25 pounds, and at times up to 50 pounds, safely.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with others.

Not sure where to find a position like this?

We can help.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S and Canada. If you have any questions about Shipping and Receiving Clerks in your area or job search in general, feel free to contact your local Express office or fill out our online contact form.

For More in Our Job Spotlight Series:

Insurance Agent

Warehouse Worker

Administrative Assistant

Medical Secretary

Welder

Sales Representative

Human Resources Generalist

Are you a Shipping and Receiving Clerk? What else should people know about your job? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

Job Spotlight: Insurance Agent

Get paid to keep people safe

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help you answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from salary and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

Insurance Agent

For this month’s Job Spotlight, we’ll be rebuilding your job search with information about being an Insurance Agent. Everyone needs insurance, so job stability is quite high. Responsibilities mainly include anything associated with the sale of insurance: inbound and outbound calls, interaction with clients and prospective clients, database maintenance, and knowledge of insurance policies.

Required Education

Usually a high school diploma or equivalent, although there can be exceptions.

Salary

Although it varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, insured products, geographic area, commission, etc.), Insurance Agents can make as much as $50,000 annually.

What Insurance Agents Do

Insurance agents handle a variety of responsibilities, which may include:

  • Administering compensation and benefit plans
  • Working independently with custom company software
  • Explain policies and their features
  • Personalize insurance plans for individual client needs
  • Making inbound and outbound calls
  • Call prospective clients to add to customer base

What Companies Look for in an Insurance Agent

Every Insurance Agent is different, but many need the following skills and attributes:

  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working in or around Property and Casualty insurance industry
  • Customer service driven, with strong interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Ability to type 30+ words per minute

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S and Canada. If you have any questions about Insurance Agent jobs in your area or job search in general, feel free to contact your local Express office or fill out our online contact form.

For More in Our Job Spotlight Series:

Warehouse Worker

Administrative Assistant

Medical Secretary

Welder

Sales Representative

Human Resources Generalist

Are you an Insurance Agent? What else should people know about your position? Let us know in the comments below!

Job Spotlight: Human Resources Generalist

Show off your talent for recruiting top talent!

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help you answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from salary and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

HR Generalist

For this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re calling you in to interview for an HR Generalist position! Human Resources isn’t going away any time soon. Businesses need employees in order to function. The main responsibility for an HR Generalist is to implement a variety of human resource programs. The HR department will depend on your assistance in a number of important functions such as staffing, compensation and benefits, training, and development.

Required Education

Ususally a Bachelor’s Degree, although there can be exceptions.

Salary

Although it varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, industry, geographic area, commission, etc.), HR Generalists make $40,000 or more a year.

What HR Generalists Do

HR Generalists handle a variety of responsibilities, which may include:

  • Administering compensation and benefit plans
  • Assisting in talent acquisition and recruitment processes
  • Conducting employee onboarding and helping plan training and development
  • Providing support to employees in various HR related topics such as leave, compensation, etc., and resolve issues
  • Promoting HR programs to create an efficient and conflict-free workplace
  • Assisting in development and implementation of human resource policies
  • Undertaking tasks in performance management
  • Gathering and analyzing data with useful HR metrics
  • Maintaining employee files and records in electronic and paper form

What Companies Look for in HR Generalists

Every HR Generalist is different, but many need the following skills and attributes:

  • Proven HR experience
  • Understanding of general human resources policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of employment/labor laws
  • Outstanding knowledge of MS Office; HRIS systems (e.g. PeopleSoft) can be a plus
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Aptitude in problem-solving
  • BS/BA in Business Administration or relevant field recommended
  • Three or more years of experience in an applicable setting
  • Applicants must be comfortable with data entry and administrative duties

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S and Canada. If you have any questions about HR Generalist jobs in your area or job search in general, feel free to contact your local Express office or fill out our online contact form.

Are you n HR Generalist? What else should people know about your position? Let us know in the comments below!