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.

  • 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. 

    • Poll Results: Which of These Behaviors Have You Witnessed from an Interviewer?

      Here’s what you had to say. There’s plenty of online information on what interviewees shouldn’t do. Don’t talk about your personal life, don’t dress badly, don’t be late, etc. But there’s not much out there on behaviors interviewers shouldn’t indulge in. That’s why we asked our Job Journey readers for bad behaviors they’ve seen from interviewers. “Showing up late” and “lack of preparation” led the pack with 17% and 16% of the vote, respectively. “Answering a phone call” and “Oversharing” followed next, with 14% and 10% of the vote. Other results were as follows: Asking discriminatory questions: 8% Inappropriate clothing: 8% Texting: 7% Inappropriate language: 6% Eating or chewing gum: 6% Walking out of the interview early: 4% Asking to end the interview: 3% Flirting: 2% We also asked for your most shocking interviewer behavior stories. Here are a few that stood out: “My interviewer spent most of their time picking food out of their teeth. He also told me that if I were hired, I would probably be fired …

      Thu, 11 Jul 2019

    • How Should You Dress for an Interview?

      There is such a thing as too professional. You get the call to interview and you’re excited to make a great impression. Once you’ve revamped your resume and done plenty of research, it’s time to choose an outfit. That’s when you realize your interviewer never specified a dress code! Should you go in wearing a suit? Or maybe business casual would be a better fit. What about jeans and a nice t-shirt? So many options! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Follow these tips and you’ll avoid any fashion faux pas. Ask Your Interviewer If you’re unclear on a company’s dress code, ask your interviewer for further information. The three main categories of dress code are: Business Professional: Think of this as the stereotypical professional working attire. Suits and ties for men, suits or jackets with slacks or skirts for women. Business Casual: A step away from business professional. Blazers, dress shirts, and slacks for the men, skirts, khakis, nice shirts and dresses for women. Casual: Everything else! This can …

      Tue, 09 Jul 2019

    • Job Spotlight: Materials Handler

      Fulfill your career goals by assisting in fulfilling orders. Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Our Job Spotlight monthly 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. Materials Handler In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re stocking our career knowledge banks with some information about material handler positions. Responsibilities include unloading product deliveries, packaging all finished goods, stocking each line with proper materials, cleaning the production floor, and loading and unloading trucks. Required Education No formal education required. Pay Although pay varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, industry, geographic area, etc.), materials handlers can make $13 an hour, on average. What Materials Handlers Do: Materials Handlers deal with a variety of responsibilities, which may include: Working closely with the Job inventory group to …

      Fri, 05 Jul 2019