The Job Search

If the Job Search Were a Movie Casting

Get cast in the job of a lifetime

Every year, actors flock to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams. They want to star in hit TV shows and blockbuster films, or at least book enough work to handle basic life expenses. Only a small percentage will accomplish that—those who work hard, have a plan, and stick it out. Others may get burnt out and give up.

Sound like your job search? Competitive jobs go to those who work the hardest and have the best connections. Here are a few ways to master your job search and get cast in the job you’ve always wanted.

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Maximizing Your Online Job Search

Get ahead in your job search with a few helpful tips.

Many job seekers grow frustrated with their job search after completing countless applications online and never hearing back. However, the problem often isn’t the online job search itself, but the way in which job seekers are conducting their search. In their 2019 Job Seeker Nation Survey, Jobvite found that most applicants apply for jobs through an employer career site or an online job board. However, what led them to those websites? Thirty-five percent found job postings on social media, 37% learned about their jobs from professional networks, and 50% heard about jobs from friends.

The key is to network first and then apply. Job seekers need to maximize their online job search by following a few key steps.

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4 Tips for a Video Interview

Being professional from home.

With social distancing measures in place, more companies are choosing to conduct online video interviews. These interviews allow an employer to meet you face-to-face so they can learn about you as a person and potential employee, even if you’re not in the same room.

Although video interviews are similar to in-person interviews, they differ in a few key aspects. Here’s how to make a great first impression.

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What Staffing Companies Can Do for You During the Pandemic

Why you should sign up to prepare for getting back to work.

Due to COVID-19, many workers are currently unemployed. According to Forbes, due to the $600 weekly federal unemployment payment added on top of local state benefits, some workers are taking in more money through unemployment benefits than they made when they were working.

Understandably, that makes job searching a secondary concern. You’re dealing with the stress of the pandemic while you’re stuck at home. When you add the job search on top of that, it can be stressful.

Luckily, signing up with a staffing company like Express Employment Professionals is easy. Plus, it will put you in a great place when you’re ready to get back to work. Here are a few reasons to apply.

  1. They know when companies are hiring.

No matter where you watch your shows, every commercial is going to tell you how we’re in “uncertain times.” It’s hard to know when it’s safe to go out or when companies are going to start hiring. But staffing companies are going to be some of the first to know when it’s time to get back to work. They have existing relationships with companies all over the country and pay close attention to CDC safety guidelines.

  1. The expanded benefits are temporary.

Eventually, the expanded unemployment benefits are going to run out. It’s a great safety net for now, but you’ll want to have a job lined up when they end. By getting set up with a company like Express, local recruiters will keep you posted on hot jobs that match your skillset and get you noticed by companies that are hiring.

  1. You’ll get ahead of the competition.

Once the expanded benefits end, there’s going to be a flood of people trying to get back to work. You don’t want to start your job search when everybody else is. If you sign with a staffing company now, you’ll have an advocate actively promoting you to companies before that back-to-work rush begins.

Looking to jumpstart your job search? Call Express!

Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S. and Canada with more than 830 local offices. If you want to up your job search game, contact your local Express office, download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.

Mom’s Job Search Tips

Mother knows best Whether it’s swooping in to brush a child’s stray hair out of place, reminding the kids to shut the refrigerator door, or dispensing some of her legendary advice, mom helps to keep the world keep turning. That’s why we just celebrated Mother’s Day, after all. But what would mom say about your approach to the job search if she were an expert recruiter? Here are some of our favorite Mom-isms, as applied to finding a job.