Reader Surveys

Poll Results: Which of These Behaviors Have You Witnessed from an Interviewer?

Here’s what you had to say.

There’s plenty of online information on what interviewees shouldn’t do. Don’t talk about your personal life, don’t dress badly, don’t be late, etc.

But there’s not much out there on behaviors interviewers shouldn’t indulge in. That’s why we asked our Job Journey readers for bad behaviors they’ve seen from interviewers.

“Showing up late” and “lack of preparation” led the pack with 17% and 16% of the vote, respectively. “Answering a phone call” and “Oversharing” followed next, with 14% and 10% of the vote.

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Question of the Month: Is Your Current Profession Related to Your College Degree?

Some of us start college and know exactly what we want to do. Others take a few years to figure it out. However, regardless of what you end up majoring in, that choice might not have much of an effect on your career. Most folks end up in positions with little or no correlation to their major.

So, for our July question of the month, we want to know if you’re currently working in a profession related to your college degree. Let us know by voting in our poll.

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Which of These Behaviors Have You Witnessed During an Interview?

Interviewers tell us about disruptive behaviors all the time. People that don’t make eye contact, never stop talking, or show up late. But today we want to turn the tables and see what interviewers have done that you found less-than-stellar.

Whether they came in the door 20 minutes late, spent the entire time texting, or showed up completely unprepared, we want to hear about it. Let us know in our poll!

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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…)