Reader Surveys

Question of the Month: Ageism in the Workplace

Do you believe your age has been a factor in your job search?

Age discrimination is illegal. But that doesn’t mean employers don’t make a certain set of assumptions about your personality and abilities based on your age.

It could be that you’re young and experienced, but employers just don’t believe you know what your resume says you do. Or you could be a tech-savvy, more seasoned employee confronted with hiring managers that assume you don’t know how to use simple programs.

Regardless of your age, we want to hear from you. Let us know if you believe age has been a factor in a hiring decision for a job in our poll!

Tell us why you believe your age has or has not been a factor in a hiring decision.

 

 

 

Poll Results: What Stresses You Out the Most During this Festive Season?

Here’s what you had to say.

The holidays are a wonderful time, full of cheer and excitement. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t be stressful, especially when it comes to juggling holiday responsibilities with work commitments.

But what exactly makes the holidays so stressful for working folks? We decided to ask you, our Job Journey readers in November, to find out.

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Question of the Month: Will You Find a New Job in 2020?

A new year comes with new resolutions, and for many that can include finding a new job or embarking on a new career.

The economy is doing well in general, but what does that mean for you specifically? Finding a new job can be tough—there are plenty of hurdles that come with finding a new job, from family obligations and retooling your resume to competing with other job seekers and researching new companies.

To better provide you with useful content, we want to know what you think your job search will be like in 2020. Let us know by voting in our poll!

Do you have anything else to say about the job search in 2020? Let us know in the comments section below!

Poll Results: Do You Prefer Part-Time or Full-Time Work?

Here’s what you had to say.

Full-time work offers benefits, a dependable schedule, and stability, while part-time work offers flexibility and the freedom to work in various industries.

Neither one is objectively better than the other, but odds are that one of them is better for you as an individual.To discover which type of work our readers favored, we asked for your thoughts in a recent poll. Most of you, 62%, preferred full-time work, while 38% of you preferred part-time work.

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Question of the Month: Holidays in the Workplace—What Stresses You Out the Most During this Festive Season?

It’s November, which means the holiday season is about to begin. Odds are you’ve already seen commercials and advertisements full of happy families joyfully carving turkey, co-workers chatting while wearing festive hats, and children politely opening presents.

Unfortunately, real life is often a whole lot more hectic than that. While Thanksgiving and Christmas can be delightful and full of happy memories, getting there can be a struggle, especially at work. You have to worry about requesting time-off, schedule changes when co-workers go on storybook vacations, buying gifts for work pals, and, of course, the frequently awkward company holiday party.

We want to know what stresses you out the most at work during the holiday season. Let us know by voting in our poll!

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Question of the Month: Do You Prefer Part-Time or Full-Time Work?

There are plenty of jobs out there, each one unique and different in its own way. When you’re submitting job applications, the first thing to figure out is whether you’re looking for part-time or full-time work.

Part-time jobs often offer flexibility and a pathway to full-time employment. Full-time jobs often have less flexibility, but better pay and benefits.

Before we really dig into the differences between part-time and full-time work, we want to hear from you. Which type of work do you prefer? Let us know by voting in our poll!

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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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