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.

  • 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. 

    • Poll Results: What are the Biggest Barriers to Employment for Job Seekers?

      There’s no doubt we’re in a job seekers market, but could there be roadblocks standing in the way of their next job opportunity? In August, we asked our readers to list the top barriers job seekers are facing today. With 25.9%, the top answer to the monthly poll was “Compensation too low,” followed by “Lack of necessary skills for available jobs,” with 17.2%. With another 12.9% of the votes, readers said the “Rising cost of living,” while 8.4% of respondents cited “Lack of flexible work hours” as a top barrier to employment for job seekers. The rest of the results are as follows: “Arranging dependent care (childcare, eldercare, etc.)” (5.2%) “Lack of transportation” (4.5%) “Lack of soft skills” (2.6%) “Lack of job opportunities” (1.9%) “Lack of benefits” (1.9%)   Another 19.4% of respondents chose the “other” option. Here are a few of their responses: “Job postings requiring years of experience for little pay. As well as lack of entry-level positions for college graduates requiring zero experience.” “Poor advertising of open …

      Thu, 22 Sep 2022

    • Career Lessons Learned from Football

      Football is a team sport that calls for perseverance, goal setting, discipline, and teamwork. It’s a competitive sport, and during the season, teams seek to impress their fans on the field with all the hard work they put in during practice. You can use the same principles at work. Here are three career lessons you can learn from football: Do Your Job Well and Thrive If you’re a long-time football fan or root for the New England Patriots, you’ve undoubtedly heard head coach Bill Belichick repeat this phrase: Do your job. Belichick has long stated that this mindset is something he has kept with him throughout his coaching career and has contributed to his team’s success in reaching and winning multiple Super Bowl championships. You can also apply Coach Belichick’s philosophy to your work. Just like on the football field, each position on the job is critical to successfully executing a project, meeting a deadline, or completing quarterly and yearly objectives for your team and company. Recognizing the role you …

      Tue, 20 Sep 2022

    • Celebrate National Tradesmen Day!

      September 16 was National Tradesmen Day, and we’d like to honor and celebrate those who work in the Skilled Trades industry.  The holiday is observed on the third Friday of September to recognize the hard-working and dedicated people who keep the world running. So, what is a skilled trade? At the most basic level, a skilled trade is any job that requires a specialized skill, usually obtained through a technical school, college, or on-the-job training through an apprenticeship or internship. There is high demand for Skilled Trades positions, and longevity in this field should be considered. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we’re going to need more than four million skilled laborers to replace the nearly eight million lost from the labor force during the pandemic. To put things into perspective, Express put more than 262,000 people to work in the Manufacturing industry in 2021. Here are some of the characteristics of a tradesmen professional: Safety-conscious Reliable Problem-solving Customer service If you’re a tradesman professional or looking to start …

      Thu, 15 Sep 2022