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If Offered a New Job, How Much of A Pay Increase Would it Take to Stay With Your Current Employer?

You’re a great employee. You like your job. But what would it take for another company to steal you away? Currently, there are more job openings than there are qualified applicants to fill them. This means that it’s a job seekers market.

So, we want to hear from you. What would it take for another company to snag you? Let us know by voting in our poll!

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Poll Results: How Many Years Have You Been with Your Current Company?

Here’s what you had to say.

The economy is doing well right now and there are more open jobs than there are potential employees to fill those jobs. As a result, companies must compete to get the best talent.

And that means employee retention is incredibly important. Whether it’s a generous vacation plan, flexible hours, or great benefits, employers want to keep their employees happy for years to come.

We wanted to check the barometer and gauge retention trends by asking how long you’ve been at your current company. We also wanted to know how many employees your company has in total. Here’s what you had to say. (more…)

Poll: How Many Years Have You Been with Your Current Company?

Great companies usually have low turnover. Employees enjoy their work, like their co-workers, and just love being there.

Not-so-great companies tend to have high turnover. This can be due to difficult responsibilities, commanding managers, or even a toxic work environment

We want to know how long you’ve been with your current company.

Let us know by voting in our poll!

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Poll Results: How Job Seekers Want to Interact with Companies

Here’s what you had to say.

Recently we asked our Job Journey readers about their preferred method of interacting with a company during their job search.

The top choice was “scheduled in-person interview” with 23% of the votes. “Email” came in second, with 19% of the votes, followed by “telephone” with 17% of the votes and “in-person/walk-in” with 13% of the votes.

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Job Spotlight: Graphic Designer

Draw on your design experience for this competitive field.

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 you answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from salary and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

Graphic Designer

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re illustrating the importance of loving your job with a look at graphic design. Competition for graphic design positions is high, as employment is projected to grow 4% from 2016 to 2026, a lower rate than most occupations. Responsibilities include using graphic design skills to work on websites, books, magazines, product packaging, websites, exhibitions, corporate branding, and more.

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