Traditionally, employers saw job hopping as a red flag. However, with more and more job seekers choosing to embrace the gig economy, it’s become more acceptable to have a few short-term jobs on your resume. There’s nothing wrong with working a job just for a paycheck, but ideally these jobs all fall into a certain career path. How can you tell if a position is just a job or part of your career? Let’s dig in. (more…)
These days, it can seem like you have to subscribe to 84 different streaming services just to watch all the shows you love. Your favorite drama might be on HBO Max, but you need to get Disney+ for the kids; Netflix has your favorite 90s comedy, and then there’s Peacock for watching The Office.
When it comes to TV, the 60s was a simpler time: there were only three channels! But each show could make a huge impact. And there are plenty of career lessons to learn from these classic shows. (more…)
It’s a new year, and with a new year comes new goals. What is it you really want to do? Snag a new job? Change careers entirely? Get a promotion? Or maybe you just want to be happier and healthier than you were last year.
When it comes to goals, nothing is too big or too small. It all depends on what you personally want to accomplish. Here’s how to kick things off. (more…)
Maybe the workload just isn’t something you expected, or you aren’t well-suited to your boss’s managerial style. Whatever the reason, you want to quit your job and start applying to new positions.
But you feel bad about it! Perhaps it’s a busy season and you don’t want to leave your boss or teammates swamped, or you’re worried quitting now will make it look like you’re trying to get revenge for something your boss did. If you haven’t been at the job very long, you might also be concerned what a short-term position would look like on your resume.
In a situation like this, is it better to wait to quit, or should you just rip off the Band-Aid now and be done with it? Here are some suggestions. (more…)
By Julie Neal, Corporate Communications and PR Specialist for Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters
Demand for workers is critical right now with more than 10 million job openings in the U.S., and businesses are willing to offer high wages and more benefits to fill positions this holiday season. (more…)
There’s something special about Pixar movies. Whether it’s a space ranger learning what it means to be a toy, an elderly man rediscovering friendship, or the personification of joy learning about sadness, these films tug at our heartstrings and teach us incredible lessons. But did you know that these life lessons can also apply to your job search? Here’s how. (more…)
In addition to being known as a pioneer in animation, as well as film, and the creator of some of the most beloved and recognizable characters in the world, Walt Disney was also responsible for leading and inspiring an innovative, industry-defining studio of “dreamers.”
“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
― Walt Disney
Although, in Disney’s words, the four Cs are the secret to making dreams come true, they’re just as easily applied to leadership and employee development. (more…)