Monthly Archives: September 2019

Poll Results: Work Perks That Get Employees to Stay

Here’s what you had to say.

Since we’re living in a job seeker’s market, many employers offer a little extra something to retain top talent. One way to do that is with great perks, like working from home or a relaxed dress code.

We wanted to figure out which perks our readers prefer, so we asked in our August poll. Here’s what happened.

“Remote work opportunities” took the lead, with 61% of the vote, while “Flextime” followed close behind at 58%. Next in line were “Student loan repayment/college tuition assistance” at 40%, while “Relaxed dress code” and “Gym memberships” followed at 38% and 37%, respectively.

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Answering the Interview Question: If You Could Change Something about Your Past (Or Current) Job, What Would It Be?”

They just want to get to know you

Many job seekers get stumped by this question because they make it much harder than it needs to be. They either say too little (so they aren’t complaining about a past job), or say too much too much (which can make an interviewer think they were a problem employee).

So long as you’re honest, answering the question can be easy. Follow these guidelines and you’ll be just fine.

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VIDEO: Top Interviewer Pet Peeves

Interview mistakes to avoid

When you’re in an interview, have you ever found yourself wishing you could read your interviewer’s mind? That way you’d be able to answer every question perfectly, never make any mistakes, and get the job.

Unfortunately, we can’t help you discover your inner telepathic superhero. However, we can connect you with interviewers that will tell you, point blank, what they don’t like to see in interviews.

At a recent event, we asked a few of our top interviewers what their interview pet peeves are. Here’s what they had to say!

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Job Spotlight: AutoCAD Drafter

We’re drawing up plans for your career with AutoCAD Drafter job info!

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that 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.

AutoCAD Drafter

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re designing a bit of information regarding AutoCAD drafters. Responsibilities include everything from gathering drawings and specifications, calculating material and equipment requirements, to setting up production methods.

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Question of the Month: Are Employer-Provided Benefits a Factor in Your Decision to Work for a Company?

The job market has more open positions than qualified job seekers looking for those positions, which means companies have to be competitive to attract talent.

One way to do this is with great benefits. To find out what you think about company-provided benefits, we’re asking about it in this month’s poll. Let us know!

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