As we enter a new decade, many job seekers are hoping to change careers or find employment. To get an idea of how the job market looks to our readers, we asked you what you thought the job search might look like in 2020.
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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Following the inaugural survey of America’s blue collar workers in 2018, Express Employment Professionals has partnered once again with The Harris Poll to learn more about how today’s white collar workers compare with blue collar employees and those who fall in the middle-grey collar professions.
Despite a similar outlook of the future, regardless of collar color, the survey revealed American workers have substantial student loan debt, are not saving enough for retirement, but feel their jobs provide a good living for the present.
Not sure what grey collar work is? Or maybe you’re just looking for more info. Check out the infographic!
Interviewers tell us about disruptive behaviors all the time. People that don’t make eye contact, never stop talking, or show up late. But today we want to turn the tables and see what interviewers have done that you found less-than-stellar.
Whether they came in the door 20 minutes late, spent the entire time texting, or showed up completely unprepared, we want to hear about it. Let us know in our poll!
According to Cybersecurity Ventures, a leading cyber economy researcher, “cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021—exponentially more than the damage inflicted from natural disasters in a year, and more profitable than the global trade of all major illegal drugs combined.”
We’ve all heard the saying: “one day you’ll turn around and realize you’ve turned into your parents.” Maybe you finally started to go bald like dad, or you sent your teenager to their room for a fender bender and realized how your mom felt when you wrecked your first car. Or maybe it’s the way you teach your kids values or the types of books you read to them before they fall asleep.
But what about our jobs? Does the way our parents raise us end up affecting the careers we choose as adults? We wanted to find out, so we polled our readers last month about how much influence their parents might have had on their career.
The top two options, by far, were “My parent/guardian had no influence on my career path” and “My parent/guardian encouraged me to go achieve a four-year college degree or higher.” The first came out on top with 36% of the vote, while the second followed closely with 33%.
Everything else trailed behind, with results as follows:
- “I work in the same industry/profession as at least one of my parents/guardians”: 10%
- Other: 6%
- “My parent/guardian used their connections to help me find a job”: 5%
- “My parent/guardian’s career paths made me stay away from their industry/profession”: 5%
- “My parent/guardian encouraged me to go to a career tech school/learn a skilled trade”: 5%
- “I took over a family business from my parent(s)/guardian(s)”: 1%
What does this mean?
In the end, your parents do have a huge effect on your career trajectory. 33% of parents advocate a college degree, which is great! But high school graduates should know that college isn’t the only option. There are plenty of great jobs that don’t require college degrees but still pay pretty nice salaries.
Did your parents affect your career path? Let us know in the comments section below!
Is there any part of the interview process you’d like help with? Something you’ve always wanted to know but never had an opportunity to ask? Now’s your chance!
Let us know about any topics you’d like to hear about, and we’ll feature the most topics responses in a future blog post.
Let us know by voting in our poll!