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.

 

 

 

3 Ways Conflict Resolution Can Save Your Company Culture

Culture is the most important aspect of a company and is the very foundation of the organization itself. The common values and beliefs that make up this foundation help dictate not only how a company operates, but also how its employees interact with one another. There are several factors that can create cracks in the foundation, but one factor in particular can cause lasting damage: unresolved conflict.

According to a comprehensive workplace conflict study by publisher CPP, Inc., 85% of employees experience conflict in some form at work. While conflict may not be avoidable, embracing conflict and working toward resolving it within your company saves the culture in three ways.

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Telling Your Boss You Won’t Keep Working After Hours

Enough is enough.

You’re already working more than 40 hours a week, and you love your job. But one day your boss asks you to stay even later, maybe because they have to and they want you to match the workload. Or perhaps they just keep piling on more responsibilities, until you have to burn the midnight oil just to keep up.

That’s not fair, and your boss is taking advantage of you. You should be able to have a personal life. If you’re ready to put an end to this, check out a few of our tips below.

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What’s It Like to Work with a Staffing Company?

Plenty of help, with no fees whatsoever.

Job Journey is powered by Express Employment Professionals, a global, award-winning staffing company. Every day they help lots of folks like you get hired.

But what exactly is a staffing company? If they aren’t charging you anything to get you a job, how do they make money? And what is it like to work with them instead of working with a company directly?

We’ve got the answers to those questions; check ‘em out below!

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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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VIDEO: Behaviors Recruiters Look for During an Interview

You’re being tested on more than your experience.

It’s understandable to be nervous during an interview. Recruiters know that. But there are some interview behaviors they look for that could be indicative of soft skills, personal attributes that enable an employee to interact effectively with other people.

That doesn’t mean you should over analyze every word and action you make during the interview, though. To get some outside perspectives we asked a few of our recruiters for the interview behaviors they look for.

 

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