Job Spotlight: Industrial Machine Builder

Learn about a career as an industrial machine builder.

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 monthly Job Spotlight 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.

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Question of the Month: Have You Found It Challenging to Hold Yourself Accountable While Working Remotely?

Working from home means more flexibility, but it also means more distractions. Kids, pets, significant others, social media, phone calls from friends—there’s plenty out there to take your attention away from your job.

Being separated from your manager makes checking in more difficult, which means you have to manage your own time to a certain extent. That said, we want to know if you’ve found it challenging to hold yourself accountable while working remotely. Let us know by voting in our poll!

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National Interview Day Is Aug. 6

2020 has been full of unexpected and less-than-welcomed surprises, but there’s light on the horizon. Express Employment Professionals is connected to the local job markets within the communities we serve and wants to help you get your next job. Companies want to fill positions quickly, and that means it’s the perfect time to contact Express about your next job.

Express is hosting National Interview Day on Aug. 6, 2020! Apply now or contact your local office to schedule a phone or video interview. Express can help you find the type of job that fits your needs and abilities, and you’ll never pay a fee.

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More Quick Tips for Video Interviews

Over the past several months, people who never used video conferencing software before the COVID-19 pandemic have become believers in the potential the technology has for how they conduct business in today’s always connected world.

Back in May, we wrote a blog focusing on what job seekers can do to stand out in a video interview. Here are a few more tips to consider you may not have thought about.

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How to Follow Up After a Video Interview

Although workplaces across the country are reopening, COVID-19 is still changing what the hiring process looks like. To cut down on face-to-face interactions, many companies have switched to video interviews.

Once the interview is over, it’s a good idea to reach back out to your interviewer and thank them for their time with a personal note. However, COVID-19 has changed what following-up entails. Here are a few steps to follow.

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Finding a Job in the Second Half of 2020

Since many areas are still experiencing spikes in COVID-19 cases, businesses are predicting lower than average hiring in the latter part of this year. However, they are still optimistic that hiring will continue.

According to a survey conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, 35% of decision makers say their company will increase employees. A total of 42% of hiring decision-makers predict there will be no change in their business, while 16% anticipate a decrease in employee count.

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