Reader Surveys

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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Question of the Month: What is Your Preferred Method of Interacting with a Company During Your Job Search?

Long before the internet was easily accessible, you’d have to visit a business or temp service to pick up a physical application to apply for a job. Then, you’d need to bring the application back (or, in some cases, mail it) to submit it.

Interviews were either in-person or over the phone. There wasn’t really a third option.

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Poll Results: Does Your Company Have a Workplace Chaplain?

Here’s what you had to say.

Recently we asked our Job Journey readers whether their company has a workplace chaplain.

The top choice was “No, a workplace chaplain is not appropriate/necessary” with 40% of the vote. “No, but I wish we did” came in second, with 34% of the vote, followed by “Yes, they are an important part of our culture” with 16% of the vote” and “Yes, but I don’t think a workplace chaplain is appropriate/necessary” with 4% of the vote.

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Question of the Month: Does Your Company Have a Workplace Chaplain?

Company cultures vary across the country. Some companies prefer professional dress codes while others embrace shorts and flipflops. One business might offer traditional Christmas bonuses while another chooses to give incremental raises throughout the year.

It’s these differences that make for a diverse and interesting economy, full of different companies, each one well-matched to a particular type of employee personality.

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Open-Ended Survey: Tell Us What You Think of the Blog!

We hope your holidays are full of joyous jubilation… and we’d like to hear from you!

Here we are, wrapping up another year of Movin’ On Up. Another year full of interview tips, resume re-works, career advice, and lots more.

We differentiate ourselves by giving you personalized content to help you get a job and survive in the workplace. Real, pertinent information that you can use in your next interview or on the first day of a new job.

That’s what we’re here for.

And that’s why we’re asking you to answer this survey. There’s just one question: What do you think about the blog? You can tell us your favorite (or least favorite) blogs, topics you want to see us write more (or less) about, and anything else that tickles your fancy.

We want to write things you want to read.

And this survey question will help with that.

Anything else you want to say to us? Let us know in the comments section below!

 

Poll Results: Answering the Hardest Interview Questions

Here’s what you had to say.

Recently we asked our Movin’ On Up readers the interview questions they need help with.

The top choice was “What are your top five strengths and weaknesses,” with more than 32% of the vote. “Why are you leaving (or want to leave) your current job/company” came in second with just under 13% of the vote, followed by “Why should I Hire You,” “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years,” and “Other” with 9% each. The rest of the responses were as follows:

  • “Tell Me About Yourself.”—8%
  • “What Are Your Most Impressive Accomplishments to Date.”—5%
  • “Describe Your Perfect Work Environment/Company Culture.”—4%
  • “What Would Your Coworkers Say About You? Both Good and Bad.”—4%
  • “Why Do You Want to Work At Our Company?”—3%
  • “Do You Like to Take Charge of Projects and Situations or Would You Rather Receive Direction?”—3%
  • “If You Could Change Something about Your Past (Or Current) Job, What Would It Be?”—1%
  • “Describe Your Perfect Boss/Manager.”—1%

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