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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.

 

 

 

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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Question of the Month: Are Employer-Provided Benefits a Factor in Your Decision to Work for a Company?

The job market has more open positions than qualified job seekers looking for those positions, which means companies have to be competitive to attract talent.

One way to do this is with great benefits. To find out what you think about company-provided benefits, we’re asking about it in this month’s poll. Let us know!

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Poll Results: Which of These Behaviors Have You Witnessed from an Interviewer?

Here’s what you had to say.

There’s plenty of online information on what interviewees shouldn’t do. Don’t talk about your personal life, don’t dress badly, don’t be late, etc.

But there’s not much out there on behaviors interviewers shouldn’t indulge in. That’s why we asked our Job Journey readers for bad behaviors they’ve seen from interviewers.

“Showing up late” and “lack of preparation” led the pack with 17% and 16% of the vote, respectively. “Answering a phone call” and “Oversharing” followed next, with 14% and 10% of the vote.

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Question of the Month: Is Your Current Profession Related to Your College Degree?

Some of us start college and know exactly what we want to do. Others take a few years to figure it out. However, regardless of what you end up majoring in, that choice might not have much of an effect on your career. Most folks end up in positions with little or no correlation to their major.

So, for our July question of the month, we want to know if you’re currently working in a profession related to your college degree. Let us know by voting in our poll.

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