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Job Searching Past Retirement: 3 Quick Tips

You’ve worked for one company for the better part of your career and now you’re back in the market for a new job. Age is only a number, and you know that your experience is valuable. How do you show that to interviewers? Stay Up to Date with New Technologies Employers expect recent grads to […]

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Infographic: What Not to Eat Before a Presentation

It’s normal to feel a few butterflies in the stomach before speaking in front of a live audience. In addition to taking a few deep breaths and giving yourself a pep talk in the mirror, what you eat before a big presentation can go a long way toward calming your nerves and preparing you for the big show! Check out […]

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Cube Life: Keeping the Peace in Claustrophobic Work Environments

First introduced by the Herman Miller furniture company in 1967, the cubicle was considered a breakthrough in office design … more than 50 years later, many office dwellers may beg to differ. According to data from researchers at the University of Sydney, as reported in the Harvard Business Review, “… workers in enclosed offices were […]

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On the Job Podcast – Never Too Late: One Man’s Journey from Temp Job to CEO

Owning a business is a dream for many. Listen to the incredible story of how a temporary position through the Express Employment Professionals in Hickory, North Carolina, set one man on the path toward ownership and the C-suite. We’ll meet this remarkable individual and learn what it takes to rise to the top Jobs give […]

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“Active Listening and Relevant Questions” Most Improve a Job Candidates’ Chances

In February, we asked our readers what most improves a candidate’s chances during a job interview, and with 21% of the votes, “actively listens and asks relevant questions” was the top choice. “Skills and experience/work history” was second with 18%, followed by “engaging personality/enthusiasm” with 15%. The rest of the results were as follows: Cultural […]

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The Hottest Job Markets in America: Where Are They?

Texas, California, Illinois, and Ohio Top the List; Express Experts Report Tight Labor Market, Predict Rising Wages Kelly Carpenter, an Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Columbus, Ohio, has never seen a time like this. “What we are experiencing is different from any other year,” she said, talking about the high number of job openings […]

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On the Job Podcast – Concrete Plans: An Unconventional Journey

In this week’s episode of On the Job, we hear the career journey of Oregon concrete finisher Liz Nichols. Liz had a checklist – she wanted to work outdoors and make enough money to support her family. After a few false starts, she found just the right fit as a concrete mason. Even though she was […]

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The 5 Types of People Successful Teams Need

For many college basketball fans, the month of March is synonymous with the NCAA playoffs. Out of approximately 350 schools that play Division 1 basketball, 68 of the best teams are selected to participate in the tournament to see who will be the one, undisputed college basketball champion. It takes a well-coordinated team to reach […]

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On the Job Podcast – Back in Action: An Injured Soldier’s Path Forward

In this week’s episode of On the Job, we hear from Chris Bruer, who joined the Army in 2006 with the hopes of helping others while serving his country. Ten years and 27 countries later, Chris was forced into medical retirement after suffering a devastating spinal injury. After a decade in the military, Bruer wanted to […]

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Performance Management: 4 Ways to Measure Employee Engagement

Building and maintaining a high-performing team is the key to innovation and success. So, it’s imperative to consistently check in with your people to ensure they are happily engaged in their work. According to Gallup, companies with high employee engagement experience as much as 17% higher productivity and 21% greater business profitability. So, taking time […]

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