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Top 10 Posts of 2017

Your favorite MOU blogs from the past year

2017 is over, and it was a big year for Movin’ On Up. With nearly 141,000 page-views in 2017 and a grand total of 3,398 comments since our inception, we’re growing fast. And it’s all thanks to you!

Our staff is made up of writers and industry experts who want to see you succeed. That’s why we’re here. It’s our job to help you build a great career. As a thank you for coming to see us every week, we’ve put together a list of our top 2017 blogs.

Thank you, and good luck in 2018!

Interview Tips: Do This, Don’t Do That

You’ve spent days applying and sent in what feels like a thousand resumes. And now you finally have an interview. We’re here to help. Review this list of dos and don’ts to ace that next interview!

How to Deal with a Difficult Boss

Discovering that your boss doesn’t respect your expertise can ruin your work ethic and drain your enthusiasm. But if you aren’t in a position to quit, here are a few ways to excel, even with a disrespectful boss.

4 Secrets to Getting a Pay Raise

Asking for a raise isn’t easy and preparing to ask can be nerve-racking. When should you ask for one? How much should you ask for? Here are our top four tips for negotiating a raise.

Reasons You May Never Retire

Traditionally, retirement was expected. You put in the extra hours while you were young so that you would have the freedom to do whatever you wanted in your later years. But that’s no longer the case.

Resume Tips to Impress Your Interviewer

If you really want to stand out, you need to add something extra to your resume. After all, you can’t make an impression without an interview. In this blog, we focus on the little things you can do with your resume to truly stand out.

How to Tell Your Interviewer You Were Fired

Yeah, you were fired. But does the interviewer really need to know that? Yup. Here’s why.

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up On Your Job Search

The job search is the internet equivalent of cold calling: knocking on doors and hoping someone is interested in your product. Every time you fail to get an interview or don’t make it to the next round, it can feel like a personal insult. But that doesn’t mean you should give up!

Why Companies Don’t Respond After an Interview

Why would a company skip out on the goodwill a well-meaning rejection email can generate? Although we personally feel companies should always send out courtesy rejection emails, here are a few reasons why they might not.

Age Discrimination in the job Search

Age discrimination in the job search is a problem. After all, you can’t change your age—it’s a part of who you are. What can you do?

5 Low Cost Ways to Develop Your Skills

Acquiring new talents and abilities doesn’t have to clean out your bank account or leave you drowning in debt. Here are a few affordable ways to develop your skills.

Anything you want to see a blog about in 2018? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

The Results Are In: How Do You Wish Your Company Showed Appreciation to Employees?

results_show_appreciation_webThe holiday season is quickly approaching, and many companies are deciding how they’ll show appreciation to their employees this year. In a recent poll, we asked Movin’ On Up readers how they wish their employers, or future employers, showed appreciation this time of year.

According to the results, 29% of respondents would most appreciate a cash bonus, while 23% reported pay raises would be better incentives. Aside from monetary gifts like gift cards (6%), 16% of respondents picked days off or shortened holiday hours as their top choice.

Holiday parties received 6% of the vote, followed by non-monetary gift items at 1%. An additional 15% of respondents reported that a combination of items would be best received.

Participants also selected “Other” and respond with their own thoughts, including:

  • “Work-life balance”
  • “Incentive vacation time for employees with no sick days”
  • “Well-developed systems”
  • “Better benefits”
  • “Company profit sharing”
  • “A turkey or ham at Christmas to take home”

An overwhelming majority of people requested one thing in particular – appreciation. Responses included:

  • “Praise and acknowledgement”
  • “Just to hear someone from management say, ‘Thank you for doing a great job’”
  • “Respect”
  • “A thank you would go a long way”
  • “I’ve never heard a thank you”
  • “Saying thank you or I appreciate you”
  • “Email or verbal appreciation on a regular basis”
  • “Recognition”

These results are not far from last year’s, which revealed that 27% of respondents would most appreciate a cash bonus, followed by 13% who selected pay raises, and 9% who chose days off. Last year’s results also revealed that appreciation would go a long way with today’s workforce. In 2014, 31% of those who selected the “Other” option wrote that they wanted appreciation from their supervisors. This year, that number rose to 42%.

The results of the Movin’ On Up poll reveal some of the most powerful gifts are the easiest to give. From a turkey at Christmas to a thank-you email, sincerity is the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season.

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