Poll Results: What Stresses You Out the Most During this Festive Season?

Here’s what you had to say.

The holidays are a wonderful time, full of cheer and excitement. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t be stressful, especially when it comes to juggling holiday responsibilities with work commitments.

But what exactly makes the holidays so stressful for working folks? We decided to ask you, our Job Journey readers in November, to find out.

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VIDEO: Behaviors Recruiters Look for During an Interview

You’re being tested on more than your experience.

It’s understandable to be nervous during an interview. Recruiters know that. But there are some interview behaviors they look for that could be indicative of soft skills, personal attributes that enable an employee to interact effectively with other people.

That doesn’t mean you should over analyze every word and action you make during the interview, though. To get some outside perspectives we asked a few of our recruiters for the interview behaviors they look for.

 

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Job Spotlight: Plumber

Could a position like this wash away your career worries?

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.

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Question of the Month: Will You Find a New Job in 2020?

A new year comes with new resolutions, and for many that can include finding a new job or embarking on a new career.

The economy is doing well in general, but what does that mean for you specifically? Finding a new job can be tough—there are plenty of hurdles that come with finding a new job, from family obligations and retooling your resume to competing with other job seekers and researching new companies.

To better provide you with useful content, we want to know what you think your job search will be like in 2020. Let us know by voting in our poll!

Do you have anything else to say about the job search in 2020? Let us know in the comments section below!

Is it Normal to Dread a New Job?

You’ve accomplished a major goal; why aren’t you happy?

You nailed the interview and got a job offer for a great position. So, everything should feel great! But it doesn’t.

You’re anxious. Not sure if you’re the right person for the job, not certain you’ll be able to handle all the responsibilities you signed up for.

A clinical research paper published in the Journal of Behavioral Science estimated that 70% of the population has experienced this feeling, known as imposter syndrome, so you’re not alone.

As noted by NBC News, psychologist Dr. Renee Carr defines those who experience imposter syndrome as “male and female achievers who are psychologically uncomfortable with acknowledging their role in their success.”

Here are a few tips on dealing with imposter syndrome when it comes to a new job.

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It’s Okay to Quit Your Job—But You Need to Have a Plan

Nearly half (49%) of employees are unsatisfied with their jobs. It could be due to a bad boss, lack of work/life balance, or simply that they don’t enjoy the work they do.

If any of that sounds familiar, it might be time to quit your job. But that means the uncertainty of a new job, a change in pay, and plenty of other complications. A solid plan is one way to cut down on those concerns.

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VIDEO: Interview Questions to Watch Out For

Know what interviewers plan on asking before you’re even in the room

Interviews are nerve-wracking because many applicants don’t know what to expect. What questions will pop up? What kind of personality will their interviewer have?

If you’re worried about an upcoming interview, check out this quick video. We asked a few of our top recruiters what their go-to interview questions are, and they even detailed a few of their favorite answers.

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