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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Introducing a New Blog Series: Questions to Ask After the Interview

Always come prepared with questions!

In our previous blog series, Answering the Interview Question, we focused on the interview questions you wanted help with. Everything from where you see yourself in five years and why you’re leaving your current job to what your co-workers would say about you in three words.

Now we’re focusing on another, often overlooked part of the interview that’s just as important: questions to ask after the interview.

Interviewers want you to ask questions to gauge your interest in the company. Before we get started on the blog series proper (where we’ll focus on three questions each month), let’s go over a few general things to keep in mind.

 

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Time Management: When and How to Work to Your Max Productivity

Time is the one resource in your life that is neither replenishable nor renewable. Regardless of how you spin it, everyone starts each day on an equal playing field with 24 hours in the time bank. And while people often yearn for more time, what they really need is better time management. Understanding where your time goes, when you are most productive, and why you should protect yourself against distractions are the keys to achieving your max productivity.

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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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Answering the Interview Question: If You Could Change Something about Your Past (Or Current) Job, What Would It Be?”

They just want to get to know you

Many job seekers get stumped by this question because they make it much harder than it needs to be. They either say too little (so they aren’t complaining about a past job), or say too much too much (which can make an interviewer think they were a problem employee).

So long as you’re honest, answering the question can be easy. Follow these guidelines and you’ll be just fine.

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VIDEO: Top Interviewer Pet Peeves

Interview mistakes to avoid

When you’re in an interview, have you ever found yourself wishing you could read your interviewer’s mind? That way you’d be able to answer every question perfectly, never make any mistakes, and get the job.

Unfortunately, we can’t help you discover your inner telepathic superhero. However, we can connect you with interviewers that will tell you, point blank, what they don’t like to see in interviews.

At a recent event, we asked a few of our top interviewers what their interview pet peeves are. Here’s what they had to say!

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