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.

  • Software Skills

    More than 20 courses including using Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and some Adobe design products. 

  • Workplace Skills

    Includes courses for time management, communication, and customer service. 

  • Safety Skills

    A resource for forklift safety, food safety, lock out tag out, and more. 

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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.

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    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. 

    • Getting a Job in 2022

      Wondering what the job landscape is going to look like this year? Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters commissions an ongoing Job Insights survey to track employment and hiring trends across a wide range of  industries to help you know what to expect. INSIGHT: Hiring Rebounds as Outlook for the First Half of 2022 Trends Upward As the economy moves past challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. hiring decision-makers are becoming more positive about the future of the workforce, with the most common feelings attributed to hiring in 2022 being optimistic (44%), hopeful (43%), and confident (43%). According to hiring decision-makers, in the first half of 2022: 60% plan to increase the number of employees at their company 33% expect no change to the number of employees 4% anticipate a decrease in employee count INSIGHT: Soft Skills Are Deemed Essential with Candidates, Reskilling a Focus for Employees With a hiring push expected in 2022, hiring managers turn their focus to looking for candidates with specific soft skills. When asked what …

      Tue, 25 Jan 2022

    • Is Semi-Retirement the Right Fit for You?

      By Julie Neal, Corporate Communications and PR Specialist for Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters As more and more baby boomers reach retirement age every day, companies are scrambling to find their replacements in a historically difficult labor market. The “Greatest Generation” is ready to spend more time with their families, sightsee around the world, and pass the baton onto the next generation. But what if these valuable employees could have the best of both worlds with flexible work schedules and other benefits so employers aren’t left in a lurch? The answer could be semi-retirement. According to a recent survey from The Harris Poll, commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, the majority of employees say they’d like to participate semi-retirement, either by having a flexible work schedule (79%), transitioning to a consulting role (66%),  or working reduced hours with reduced benefits (59%). However, only around 1 in 5 (21%) say their employer offers semi-retirement. “Our workforce is losing a big generation that has workforce skills and talents we will be short of …

      Fri, 21 Jan 2022

    • Answering the Interview Question Recap: Why Did You Have So Many Jobs in Such a Short Amount of Time?

      Jobs don’t always turn out like we think they will. Maybe you start a job and find it just isn’t for you, or you got laid off multiple times early on in the pandemic. Perhaps you start a job but have to move because your significant other got a new job or because you need to take care of a sick loved one. Whatever your reason, your resume makes you look like a job hopper, which might scare off potential employers. They want someone that’s going to be in it for the long haul. According to Glassdoor, the average cost to hire is $4,000, and employers don’t want to spend that money on someone who leaves in a few months. So, if you have numerous jobs in a short amount of time, you’ll almost certainly get asked why in an interview. And even if you don’t, it’s something you should acknowledge and explain. Here’s how. Tell the Truth You might be tempted to hide your reasons for job hopping, but …

      Thu, 20 Jan 2022