Career Development

  • Building Skills. Building Careers.

    Improving and learning new skills increases your options for getting the career you want. Express Employment Professionals offers training resources and programs to help you get where you want to go.

  • Computer Software

    Computer-based tutorials, from beginning to advanced.

  • Communication Training

    Verbal and written communication skills for any job that requires interaction with customers.

  • Safety Education

    Introduction to worksite, tools, and equipment used on a job including job safety and proper use. 

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    Job Genius

    Video based training on the job market forecast, resumes and interviewing, how to find job openings, and building a career path.

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    Job Genius

    Video training on the job market forecast, resumes and interviewing, how to find job openings, and building a career path.

  • White Papers

    Career White Papers

    Learn what format is best for your resume – PDF vs Word, and how to achieve work/life balance.

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    With tips and advice on everything from the job search to finding work life balance, Express’ Job Journey blog is a great resource for employees and job seekers alike. 

    • How to Ask for a Reduction in Hours

      Maybe when you started this job you thought it was going to be a standard nine to five. Or perhaps you want to spend more time at home with your family. Regardless of reason, you’re working more hours than you anticipated or want to work, and it’s getting in the way of your schoolwork, family time, or other responsibilities. As a salaried employee, it’s time to have a frank discussion with your manager about cutting back your hours. But how do you start that conversation? We’re here to help. Know Your Worth If you’re a great employee, recognize that. Employees who put out solid work are valuable to a company. Research your job and average pay in your area before meeting with your boss. Once you’ve established your worth, write it all down on paper. You want to prove to your boss and the rest of the company you’re a great employee, and sometimes that requires data. Projects you excelled on, ways you increased productivity, etc. Convincing your boss to …

      Tue, 19 Jan 2021

    • Thinking About Changing Careers? Watch for the Job Spotlight eBook

      Every month here on Job Journey, we release a Job Spotlight article that breaks down one of the most popular jobs in today’s workforce. Next week, we’re releasing the Job Spotlight eBook, chock-full of information on careers you’re interested in, including compensation, job responsibilities, and more! In the meantime, we’d like to help you figure out the kind of job you want. What matters to you? Is it the company culture? Your job duties? A certain kind of leadership style? Once you’ve answered those questions, you’ll be able to narrow your search to find the ideal job. What’s Your Long-Term Goal? Decide what you ultimately want to do in the future. It’s never too late to start working toward a new dream—however, you need to know the steps required to get there. If you want to work in a new industry, research the industry online and discover what common career paths look like. Enroll in online or after-hours classes if you can. Develop a good understanding of the job you want. Find …

      Thu, 14 Jan 2021

    • Setting S.M.A.R.T Job Search Goals for the New Year

      If you don’t have a plan to achieve them, New Year’s resolutions are just pretty words on a page. In fact, studies show 80% of people fail their New Year’s resolutions, with most losing steam by mid-February. It’s easy to say you’ll change, but actually putting those words into practice is incredibly difficult. One way to succeed with resolutions for your job search is making sure all your goals are S.M.A.R.T. S.M.A.R.T is an acronym created by George Doran, Arthur Miller, and James Cunningham in a 1981 article titled “There’s a S.M.A.R.T. Way to Write Management Goals and objectives.” The letters stand for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based. Here’s how to make sure your resolutions fit the S.M.A.R.T. criteria. S – Specific Vague goals are difficult to achieve because it’s tough to figure out where to start. If your only goal is “to get a job in 2021,” you’ll waste time applying for jobs you don’t even want or don’t qualify for. Even if all you want is a …

      Tue, 12 Jan 2021