Reader Surveys

Question of the Month: What Is the Most Challenging Part of Job Searching in Today’s Work Environment?

The pandemic changed what work looks like across the world, and many job seekers are encountering new barriers to their job search.

We could make this into a multiple choice question, but we want to know your specific barriers to employment. Maybe you can’t find job openings that match your skillset, or you want remote work and can’t find it in your industry. Whatever your job search challenges are, we want to hear from you! Let us know by filling out the short answer section below.

Question of the Month: What Benefit Would Entice You to Advance Your Hard Skill Set?

Sometimes it can be hard to motivate ourselves to go through training even if we know it might help our chances of landing a dream job. But if you could have any single benefit you wanted as a reward for taking time to upskill, what benefit would it be? Let us know by voting in our poll!

Question of the Month: How Would You Describe Your Current Work Stress Level Compared to The Same Time Last Year?

Last year we were in the midst of a global pandemic, with many of us working from home. The way we worked changed. Now, as more and more businesses return to work, we’re experiencing another transition. Both of these situations can be stressful, and we want to know how you’re doing. How would you describe your current work stress level compared to the same time last year? Let us know by voting in our poll!

Poll Results: What is Your Biggest Barrier to Career Success Right Now?

Although many businesses are returning to the traditional in-person workplace, work looks different than it did before the COVID-19 pandemic. There are new barriers to employment.

Recently, we asked our readers what barriers they were facing to career success, from not feeling safe in the workplace due to COVID-19 to not being able to find work. Here’s what they had to say. (more…)

Question of the Month: Do You Think Overall Workplace Dynamics and Interpersonal Relationships Will Be Better or Worse Than Prior To The Pandemic?

Now that pandemic restrictions are lifting in more locations, people are starting to go back to their in-person workplaces. Since working with co-workers can be both beneficial and frustrating, we want to hear what you think will happen as employees return to the workplace.

Will the overall workplace dynamics and interpersonal relationships be better or worse than they were before? Let us know by voting in our poll! (more…)

Poll Results: When Working from Home Versus the Workplace, Do You Work More or Less Hours Per Day?

Although some workplaces are starting to return to in-person working conditions, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we worked. According to a December 2020 poll from the Pew Research Center, prior to the pandemic just 20% of those surveyed were working from home. That number jumped to 71% during the pandemic.

But were employees working the same number of hours remotely? In April, we asked our Job Journey readers if they were working more or less hours from home as compared to when they were in the workplace.

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