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  • Skills for Your Future

    Express associates are able to access ExpressLearn, a free online learning resource, with a variety of courses to help you build your skills.  With more than 100 mobile-friendly courses available, grow your career with ExpressLearn. 

     

  • 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.

  • White Papers

    Career White Papers

    Learn what format is best for your resume – PDF vs Word, and how to achieve work/life balance.

  • What to Consider When Resigning From Your Career

    How to Handle Resignations

    After you have formally accepted a new offer of employment, it's in your, as well as your current employer's, best interest to serve notice as soon as possible.

  • Handling Counter Offers - Career Development

    How to Handle Counter Offers

    The golden rule of counter offers is that good employers will never offer them, and smart employees never accept them. There are many reasons for declining a counter.

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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. 


    • Celebrate Black History Month in the Workplace

      “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” —Thurgood Marshall February is Black History Month (BHM); it’s a time to celebrate and honor Black people’s contributions, achievements, and culture in the U.S., Canada, and worldwide. The month also draws attention to some of the more difficult historical periods Black people faced. Here are a few practical ideas for maximizing BHM at work. Participate in Diversity and Inclusion Opportunities “When we’re talking about diversity, it’s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.” —Ava DuVernay Promoting diversity and inclusion is key to supporting a wide range of employees in the workplace. If your company organizes events around BHM, volunteer on the planning committee or participate in the month-long celebrations. There may even be training sessions on diversity and inclusion that may pique your interest. Take advantage of the possibilities to learn more about Black history and promote engaging and intentional conversations …

      Thu, 02 Feb 2023


    • Proving Your Soft Skills

      Many factors must be considered when determining the best candidate for a particular role. Hiring managers consider applicants’ hard skills, such as work experience and education. However, employers are just as interested, if not more, in soft skills. Soft skills are “character traits and interpersonal skills that characterize a person’s relationship with others.” When looking for hireable applicants, decision-makers often look for certain soft skills in their applicants. A study released by Express Employment Professionals and the Harris Poll in May 2022 found that dependability (90%), communications skills (89%), and a willingness to learn (88%) are among the top soft skills hiring managers deem essential in job applicants. Other important skills include problem-solving skills (85%), adaptability (85%), critical thinking (84%), and/or initiative (84%). More than 7 in 10 feel fitting with the company culture (79%), creativity (72%), and/or leadership skills (71%) are also of high importance to them. 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 …

      Tue, 31 Jan 2023


    • How to Avoid Costly Mistakes in Virtual Interviews 

      We live in a post-pandemic world, and job seekers have had to adapt to a new way of job searching, including how they prepare for and participate in interviews. Since the pandemic, many companies have used virtual interviews, and Teams and Zoom interviews appear to be here to stay. According to a recent survey of employers by TopResume, the world’s largest resume-writing service, job candidates are making huge mistakes when interviewing virtually. Here are the top five virtual interview deal-breakers that could cost you the job: Avoiding eye contact or staring into space Sitting in a messy room Leaving inappropriate tabs or apps open when screen-sharing Using an unprofessional background Being interrupted by the candidate’s family members   Now that you know the mistakes made in virtual interviews, here’s what you can do to improve your interview experience: Make eye contact and focus on the interview Employers were most concerned about a job candidate’s lack of focus and eye contact during virtual interviews. The best course of action is to concentrate on …

      Thu, 26 Jan 2023