Career Development with Express Lakewood

  • 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.

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  • 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. 


    • Video Chat Fatigue

      Tired of staring at screens during your meetings? You’re not alone. You finally log off your last Zoom meeting of the day and realize that you’re somehow more tired than when you had to commute to and from the workplace. What’s going on? If this sounds familiar, it might be due to something called “Zoom fatigue.” As noted by the Harvard Business Review, Google trends has shown Google searches for this phrase has been steadily increasing since early March. Zoom fatigue is pretty much what it sounds like—people feeling an increased sense of weariness because of all the video calls. The Harvard Business Review goes on to note a few reasons that make video calls so tiring. Here’s our take: Video Meetings Are Awkward In a normal meeting, you’re in a room with colleagues face-to-face. You can take notes, look out the window for a bit, and come back to your presenter. In a Zoom meeting, you’re staring at the camera when you present or staring at a coworker’s face …

      Thu, 09 Jul 2020


    • Job Spotlight: Press Brake Operator

      Take a break and learn about a career as a press brake operator. Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Our monthly Job Spotlight blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do. Press Brake Operator In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re learning about what it takes to be a press brake operator. A press brake is a machine pressing tool used to bend sheet and plate material. Key qualities to have include a record of safe work habits and attention to detail. Required Education: Typically, a high school diploma. Most are trained on the job, although some learn through training or apprenticeship programs, vocational schools, or community and technical colleges. Pay This varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, geographic area, industry, etc.), but …

      Wed, 08 Jul 2020


    • Firecracker Words for Your Resume

      The 4th of July is just around the corner, and that means fun fireworks, shiny sparklers, and great food. Although you might not be able to celebrate with large groups of friends and family this year due to COVID-19, why not use the spirit of the holiday to fuel a resume revamp? These days it takes a stellar resume to get an interview. You need to use powerful, specific keywords to highlight your experience. Here are a few of our favorite words to do just that.   You Created a Major Project If your idea became a major company initiative, that’s definitely worth highlighting on your resume. It shows that you had the creativity to think of amazing ideas your company valued, and the initiative to make them a reality. Words to use include: Designed Implemented Built Formulated Launched Configured   You Cut Company Costs Companies appreciate employees who can find ways to save money. Any process you’ve streamlined, or cost-cutting measure you’ve created is valuable to potential employers. Show …

      Fri, 03 Jul 2020