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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.

Answering the Interview Question eBook Now Live

Whether it’s listing your strengths and weaknesses, identifying your most impressive accomplishment, or telling your interviewer why you’re the best fit for the job, we’ve got an answer or three.

See them when you download the new Answering the Interview Question eBook. You’ll learn how to answer some of the most difficult interview questions job candidates face, like “tell me about yourself,” “what are your top 3 strengths and weaknesses?” and “where do you see yourself in five years?”

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Phone Interview Tips During COVID-19

Ace those questions without leaving the house

Phone interviews can be difficult. It’s hard to know if you’re on the right track answering a question when you can’t see your interviewer’s face. But interviewers don’t have time to see everyone in person. As job board Monster.com notes, “Because they’re generally brief, phone interviews save companies time. They also serve as a more realistic screening alternative for cases in which companies are considering out-of-town, or out-of-state, or international candidates.”

And that doesn’t even take the current COVID-19 epidemic into account, when in-person interviews really aren’t possible.

Although you don’t have to wear a nice shirt or blouse to a phone interview, your voice and demeanor should be dressed to the nines. There are best practices to follow to ensure you move on to the next stage. Here are a few of our top phone interview tips.

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Keeping Up with Your 2020 Job Search Resolutions

Are you keeping up with your job search goals?

February is nearly over, which means March will be here before we know it. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating New Years and planning our job search resolutions for 2020.

If you’re up-to-date with your resolutions, you’re ahead of the pack. According to research conducted by Strava, a social network for athletes, Jan. 12 is the day most folks give up on their resolutions. That’s less than two weeks of trying. If this sounds like you, don’t worry; there’s a whole year to achieve your goals!

If you aren’t quite caught up with your job search goals, that’s understandable. New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep up with when you don’t have a plan. Here are our tips for keeping your job search resolutions going this year!

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Certifications to Boost Your Resume

Trying to get a leg up on the career ladder is challenging no matter your experience level, and with competition around every corner, making your resume stand out above the rest can prove difficult. One way to give your skill set a boost, as well as your resume, is to earn certifications relevant to your career field. To help determine what certifications might be right for you, here are a list of popular certifications organized by career field.

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