Career Development with Express Thousand Oaks

  • Building Skills. Building Careers.

    At Express, our team of experts can help you increase your chances of finding jobs in Thousand Oaks by providing you with free training programs and resources.

  • Training Resources

    Express Training Programs are focused on the specific skills you need for success. We offer videos, webinars, workshops and at-your-own-pace learning tools to make career training and development convenient for you.  

  • 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. 

    • Proving Your Soft Skills in an Interview

      When it comes to interviews, job applicants usually focus on hard skills, defined by Investopedia as “learned abilities acquired and enhanced through practice, repetition, and education.” Skills such as knowing how to use a certain program, experience working in a certain industry, or being familiar with a certain product or service. However, employers are just as interested, if not more, in soft skills, defined as “character traits and interpersonal skills that characterize a person’s relationship with other people.” When looking for hireable applicants, decision-makers often look for certain soft skills in their applicants. Specifically, they look for a good combination of willingness to learn, dependability, and communication skills. Here’s how to show you have these abilities in your next interview. 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 experiences. Tell your interviewer about a time you enjoyed learning in a previous position, or how you took on new job responsibilities because you wanted to …

      Thu, 22 Jul 2021

    • Summer Resume Tips Review

      The weather is getting warmer and that means watching out for dehydration. Not just for you, but your resume too! If your resume is looking a little parched, it might be time for an update. Here are a few cool resume tips to keep in mind. Make Strong Word Choices In acting, they always say to make strong choices. Casting directors want to see actors that really go after the role. The same applies to resumes! Hiring managers see hundreds of resumes a day, and strong word choices will really make yours stand out from the pack. Avoid Common Mistakes Even if your experience is a perfect fit for the job, the hiring manager is going to ignore it if your resume looks unprofessional. You want to avoid common resume mistakes. Beware of bad formatting, sending in generic resumes that aren’t tailored to the specific job opportunity, and including information irrelevant to the job, like info about your personal life. Update Your Resume for Technology Technology has changed how HR …

      Tue, 20 Jul 2021

    • Explaining Why You Left a Toxic Job in an Interview

      How do you answer? Some jobs are just bad. Maybe things didn’t start out that way, but one day you realize you work in a toxic environment. It could be because of nepotism, shady business dealings, gossip in the office, or co-workers spying on you. Instead of staying in such an unpleasant situation, you decide it’s time to move on. But now you have to explain why you left in an interview. You want to be positive, but you don’t want to outright lie; how do you strike a balance? We’re here to help. Tell the (Curated) Truth You don’t have to lie to explain why you left your toxic job, but you don’t need to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth either. Interviewers only want to know why the job you left wasn’t a good fit to make sure you don’t run into the same problems when you work with them. Try to keep thing professional. For example, if the CEO was only letting friends and …

      Thu, 15 Jul 2021