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.

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  • 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.

  • 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. 


    • Job Spotlight: Bookkeeper

      Do you have good time management skills? Are you detail-oriented? Becoming a bookkeeper may be the ideal job for you. Bookkeepers are typically in a customer service role responsible for recording financial transactions, updating statements, and checking financial records for accuracy. Required Education: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most employers hire candidates who have a high school diploma and have completed college courses in related subjects, such as accounting. You can also be more marketable to employers by going through a certification program. The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers offers a Certified Bookkeeper designation. In Canada, you can go through a program offered by the Professional Bookkeepers of Canada. You will also usually receive on-the-job training. Pay: Pay varies depending on multiple factors (e.g. experience, geographic area, etc.). Because Express offices are individually owned, specific pay structures may vary for bookkeeper positions from location to location. What Do Bookkeepers Do? Bookkeepers deal with a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to: Use bookkeeping software, spreadsheets, and databases Enter (post) …

      Thu, 29 Sep 2022


    • Working for a Small vs. Large Company

        Does the size of a company matter to you when deciding where you want to work? Making the decision to work for a small or large company could depend on many factors, including the number of employees or how profitable the company is. Here’s a look at a few key differences when working for a small or large company. Large Companies: Advantages           More resources – The bigger the company, the more resources you’ll likely have. Working for a larger company allows for more defined processes and the ability to provide resources to troubleshoot any technical, logistical, or organizational challenges. Larger companies also tend to invest more in internal training and professional development. Job security – The likelihood of losing your job at a large company on any given day is unusual. Working for a larger company greatly increases your chances of receiving a compensation package, even if you are let go. Any company, regardless of size, can experience layoffs, although larger companies typically have more resources to weather a …

      Tue, 27 Sep 2022


    • 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