By: Express Employment Professionals Whether your first job was during or after high school, we want to hear about it. Chances are your first job wasn’t exactly glamorous. You waited tables or sacked groceries. But humble beginnings are necessary for an epic adventure. What’s important is how those jobs led to your current career path.
By: Express Employment Professionals Is the gig economy right for you? When you’re working full-time in a position that isn’t your favorite, it can be tempting to take on a short-term contract job that pays more than what you’re currently making. The same thing applies to those who are fed up with the gig economy
By: Bijal Choksi Remember when you first interviewed for your job? How you were filled with excitement and hope? And how thrilled you were when you found out you landed the job? Yes! How long did it take for the honeymoon phase to fade once you started the new job – a year, a month,
By: Express Employment Professionals. How to shine with your recruiter Many job seekers see the recruiting process as a bit of a mystery. How are you supposed to talk to your recruiter? Is the relationship that of an interviewer and interviewee? Professional with a healthy dose of awkwardness? Or is the recruiter more like a
By: Express Employment Professionals Balancing kids and co-workers on a crazy schedule Regardless of whether you’re in the office or at home, being a mom is tough. Stay-at-home moms have to deal with subordinates that are more likely to fling food on the ground than turn in a project on time. And at least in
By: Express Employment Professionals In today’s changing work culture, retirement is no longer a certainty. Traditionally, retirement was something that was more or less expected. You put in the extra hours while you were young so that you would have the freedom to do whatever you wanted in your later years. However, various cultural and
By: Harper Spero There are lots of reasons why people stay in their comfort zones, like the riskiness of a new step, the fear of inconsistent income, or pressure from others. And while starting anything new poses challenges, you don’t want fear to keep you from pursuing your dreams. As a business and career transition
By: Express Employment Professionals With thousands of career options available, you’ve probably put a bit of thought into where you’d like to be in ten, fifteen, or twenty years from now. If management or leadership is part of your desired career path, you’re not alone. According to business consultant and author Lynette Lewis, “Growth is
By: Express Employment Professionals At this point in your career or job search, you’ve probably heard a lot about skills. There are hard skills, like typing and reading, and soft skills, like etiquette and time management. You know that you should seek ways to sharpen your leadership abilities and brush up on your communication talents.
By: Express Employment Professionals Here are a few suggestions to snag a promotion and climb the company ladder in the coming year. Be Dependable This one seems obvious, but a lack of dependability is one of the top complaints of many bosses. So show up on time. Call or text if you realize you’re going to