Career Options

Returning to Work as a Boomerang Employee

The Great Resignation drove millions of workers to leave their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic but now, some workers are returning to the companies they left garnering the nickname “boomerang employees.”

Employees returning to the jobs they quit or were let go from isn’t a new concept, but the trend is gaining traction. If you want to return to your old workplace, here are a few things to consider before accepting a boomerang offer. (more…)

Job Search Lessons from A Christmas Carol

Carols ring out from every corner, yuletide greetings are being shared, and a certain jolly and rotund fellow is on his way. It’s the holiday season!

If you aren’t in the holiday spirit this year, that’s totally understandable. It’s been a crazy two years since the pandemic started, and the latest variant isn’t exactly making life easier. Just try not to be like Ebenezer Scrooge before the events of A Christmas Carol. Come to think of it, what kind of lessons can we learn from our own job search past, present, and future? (more…)

Quitting Your Job and Following Your Passions

“It’s never too late to follow your dreams.” We hear that phrase all the time, but is it really true? For some celebrities it is. Tiffany Haddish worked on her standup comedy for years before she made her big splash in the film “Girls Trip,” and Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get real attention until he played “Gator” in “Jungle Fever.” Julia Child was 49 when she published “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in 1961. And finally, Oprah was 32 when her talk show received national syndication.

You can pursue your dreams at any age. But what that looks like can change depending on your own situation. Here are a few of our tips. (more…)

Job Market Ripe for Hiring Skilled Workers

A whopping 82% of companies expect to face hiring challenges over the next year, leaving plenty of opportunities for workers with the right skills.

The biggest issue finding those workers is increased competition in the job market, followed by the available talent pool not matching company’s needs, and trouble assessing candidates’ skills during the hiring process. This is according to a new poll from The Harris Poll which was commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. (more…)