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Finding the Right Job Fit with Lisa Young of Express Employment Professionals

I would suggest ongoing personal development, being open to an ever-changing work environment and to be mindful of self-care.

What does Express Employment Professionals Express Employment Professionals do? 

We are a premier staffing firm with over 22 locations in Michigan and over 850 locations throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa and Australia. We empower those in our community by providing training, workforce tools and placements that align with local job seekers’ career goals as well as supporting our client companies with a qualified workforce.

 

How have you navigated the last year with your business?

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Navigating a business during these tumultuous times is not for the faint of heart. Had I not experienced similar situations in the past as an entrepreneur, I’m not sure how I would have sustained a positive mindset.

Having training in proven processes and systems certainly kept our team strong, and understanding business cycles helped as well. Despite all that was happening, we serviced those companies needing our help to meet the demand, while at the same time being that beacon of hope for our community.

One of the keys was being consistent and disciplined in doing the daily activities to weather the storm. In addition, we helped clients to understand the demands of the current workforce and what it now takes to maintain them.

 

What do you have planned for the coming months?

We have expanded our divisions and will be launching the Strategic Recruiting Group to support more executive-level searches in a variety of niches in our market.

 

Do you have any advice for people looking for employment?

I would suggest ongoing personal development, being open to an ever-changing work environment and to be mindful of self-care.

I would also recommend those job seekers reentering the workforce to leverage any new skills learned and to understand that employers are more open to having conversations to ensure success for families.

 

Anything else you would like our readers to know?

If you are reentering the workforce, you should consider a few things, like what type of work you want to do or, if you are changing career paths or industries, be mindful that you may have transferable skills that will assist as you move forward.

As you go about your job search, be prepared when putting in applications and prepping for interviews. A fantastic tip is to always keep your resume updated along with any other materials that will help with your personal branding. Also be prepared to explain any resume gaps beyond COVID and let your interviewer know what growth took place in that time.

And lastly, be kind to yourself and others as we continue to come out of situations affecting us all.

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