Career Development

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  • Skills for Your Future

    Express associates are able to access ExpressLearn, a free online learning resource, with a variety of courses to help you build your skills.  With more than 100 mobile-friendly courses available, grow your career with ExpressLearn. 

     

  • 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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    Nonprofit Guide

    Some job seekers struggle due to barriers in their life. This guide can be a helpful resource for those...

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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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    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. 


    • Proving Your Soft Skills

      Many factors must be considered when determining the best candidate for a particular role. Hiring managers consider applicants’ hard skills, such as work experience and education. However, employers are just as interested, if not more, in soft skills. Soft skills are “character traits and interpersonal skills that characterize a person’s relationship with others.” When looking for hireable applicants, decision-makers often look for certain soft skills in their applicants. A study released by Express Employment Professionals and the Harris Poll in May 2022 found that dependability (90%), communications skills (89%), and a willingness to learn (88%) are among the top soft skills hiring managers deem essential in job applicants. Other important skills include problem-solving skills (85%), adaptability (85%), critical thinking (84%), and/or initiative (84%). More than 7 in 10 feel fitting with the company culture (79%), creativity (72%), and/or leadership skills (71%) are also of high importance to them. A Willingness to Learn Just saying you “like to learn” isn’t always enough in an interview. Instead, show your willingness to learn through your …

      Tue, 31 Jan 2023


    • How to Avoid Costly Mistakes in Virtual Interviews 

      We live in a post-pandemic world, and job seekers have had to adapt to a new way of job searching, including how they prepare for and participate in interviews. Since the pandemic, many companies have used virtual interviews, and Teams and Zoom interviews appear to be here to stay. According to a recent survey of employers by TopResume, the world’s largest resume-writing service, job candidates are making huge mistakes when interviewing virtually. Here are the top five virtual interview deal-breakers that could cost you the job: Avoiding eye contact or staring into space Sitting in a messy room Leaving inappropriate tabs or apps open when screen-sharing Using an unprofessional background Being interrupted by the candidate’s family members   Now that you know the mistakes made in virtual interviews, here’s what you can do to improve your interview experience: Make eye contact and focus on the interview Employers were most concerned about a job candidate’s lack of focus and eye contact during virtual interviews. The best course of action is to concentrate on …

      Thu, 26 Jan 2023


    • Just Do It: Tackling Your Career Goals

      Do you have any career-related goals from last year that you still need to achieve? Now is a good time to work on them or start something new. The 24th of January was National “Just Do It” Day. It was first observed in 2015 and is a day to attempt new things or finish the task you’ve been putting off. Even though the day has past, here are some things you can do in your work-life to propel you to greater success. Take the Initiative on a New Project Has your department already mapped out your year’s projects? If so, it could be a good time to raise your hand and try something different. Asking your employer to lead a project displays your willingness to go above and beyond for your team. If you execute the task well, it might also help you gain visibility inside the organization. Taking on a new project could be thrilling because we often feel caught in a rut. Tidy Up Your Workspace Did you …

      Tue, 24 Jan 2023