CAREER PREPAREDNESS CERTIFICATION

The Express Employment Professionals Career Preparedness Certification verifies individuals possess the skills necessary to discover, pursue and successfully achieve career goals.

Meeting the Industry Need

The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by Express Employment Professionals. A premier staffing agency in the U.S., Canada and South Africa, the Express brand is synonymous with career preparation as evidenced by the multitude of companies and associations they work with to place qualified candidates in various career fields.

The certification validates candidates have a basic understanding of the workplace and their role in a professional environment. Additionally, the certification allows employers to connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting individuals’ careers.

According to a Gallup survey, Americans have little confidence in high school graduates’ preparedness to enter college or the workforce, with only five percent of adults thinking graduates are “very prepared” to enter the workforce and only three percent thinking students are “very prepared” for college.

Industry Standards

The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and skills from the following weighted industry standards:

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CAREER APTITUDE & ASSESSMENT

Career Testing
Career Investigation
Job Search Techniques

10%

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EDUCATION & TRAINING ANALYSIS

Education & Training Requirements Education & Training Financing Options
Financial Aid Application Techniques

17%

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JOB APPLICATION TECHNIQUES

Job Application Process
Cover Letter Writing Procedures Résumé Writing Process
Portfolio Development Techniques

13%

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INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES

Interview Preparation
Interview Process
Proper Interview Follow-Up Procedures

10%

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Goal Setting Techniques
Leadership Development
Team Building Dynamics

14%

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Employability Skills
Workplace Technology Applications Electronic Communication Techniques

24%

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WORKPLACE REGULATIONS & STANDARDS

Workplace Laws
Standard Workplace Etiquette Employee Payment & Compensation

12%

About Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals is a leading staff provider in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. The company was founded in 1983 and has more than 800 franchise locations worldwide. The company’s long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually and currently, the organization employs more than 566,000 people annually.

Employer Certification Verification

If you are an employer looking to verify a potential applicant's credentials, please fill out the form to the right. We will contact you with the status of the certification number you provide.

If you do not have a certification number, please contact our customer support team to verify your candidate at: customersupport@cevmultimedia.com or 1-800-922-9965.

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