Job Search Tip of the Week #37 (2018)
Caressa Moy | September 10, 2018 | 9:00 am
How to Make it as a Millennial
…and Show Everyone They’re Wrong about Gen-Y and Gen-Z Workers!
How would you describe Millennials?
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) asked that of the respondents of their behavior and attitude survey. Unsurprisingly, they found that Millennials generally perceived themselves in a more favorable manner than non-Millennials, who often referred to the former as “lazy,” “spoiled,” and “entitled.” (Survey responses depicted in visualization at right.).
Stereotypes such as these contribute to the double-digit unemployment rate of Millennials, which is consistently twice the national average. It’s important for Millennials entering the job market to be aware of the cynical attitudes many hold towards their generation and learn how to change them. Here are the 3 most common negative perceptions employers have of Gen Y and Gen Z’ers and how you can prove them wrong:
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Job Search Tip of the Week #33 (2018)
Caressa Moy | August 13, 2018 | 9:00 am
Want More Career Flexibility?
A Staffing Firm Can Help
Are you looking for more flexibility in your work? Do you wish you could travel the world or work outside the regular nine-to-five? Technology is making it possible for many “digital nomads” to do just that. But many such pros — like Piero Toffanin, Greg Jorgensen, and Clayton Cornell — warn that landing work can be a challenge for those whose work isn’t tied to a particular location.
For aspiring digital nomads, staffing firms can offer a solution. Working with a staffing firm can open up opportunities that provide the flexibility to work part-time, relocate, or take time off to travel or work on other projects. And because firms such as Chase Technology Consultants (CTC) have longstanding relationships with client employers, they can help assuage employers’ concerns with flexible work arrangements.
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Job Search Tip of the Week #32 (2018)
Caressa Moy | August 6, 2018 | 9:00 am
Is Telecommuting Here to Stay?
Job seekers are increasingly considering telecommuting as a must-have benefit, and even employers are warming to its ability to boost productivity, worker satisfaction, and cost efficiency. What’s behind the growing popularity of working from home, and how can a well-structured telecommuting option benefit both employees and employers?
Workers want to telecommute
Telecommuting is becoming more common in the U.S. workforce: 24% of U.S. workers telecommute at least part-time each week. According to data compiled by Inc. magazine, the practice can save money for both employers and employees:
- Telecommuters save anywhere from $2,000 to $7,000 annually on transportation, clothes, child care, and eating out.
- Organizations that allow remote work save up to $11,000 annually per employee, primarily on office space, furnishings, maintenance, parking, and phone services.
In addition, 79% of workers want to work remotely, at least part of the time. And they’re willing to work harder to prove themselves: Nearly twice as many telecommuters (53%) work more than 40 hours per week, compared with only 28% of their office-bound colleagues.
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Job Search Tip of the Week #31 (2018)
Caressa Moy | July 30, 2018 | 9:00 am
Work or Wander?
Why choose? Digital nomads get to do both.
By now, most of us have read the statistics on the millennial generation. These younger workers, estimated to be the majority of the U.S. workforce, place a premium on flexibility and freedom in the workplace. One way that companies can attract and support millennials is to consider more fluid work arrangements. By empowering “digital nomads” with a work-from-anywhere experience, organizations and employees can both benefit.
The new worker
Forbes notes that 60% of millennials stay three years or less in any single job. One reason for this turnover is that many younger workers are seeking a “work-life balance” that includes fewer working hours, flexible schedules, travel opportunities, and job variety.
When companies can’t accommodate these needs, millennials are apt to jump ship. With a reported average cost of $15,000 to $25,000 to replace each lost employee, organizations need to make the workplace more attractive to this hard-to-retain generation.
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Job Search Tip of the Week #30 (2018)
Caressa Moy | July 23, 2018 | 9:00 am
Outdoor Coding and Living Small
The Story of a Professional Outdoor Coder
Ever considered the life of a digital nomad?
Software developer Piero Toffanin coded his way across the United States for a year, documenting his travels and tribulations in his blog Outdoor Coding Stories. Fortunately, we caught him at a time when he didn’t have spotty Internet (“8 Things You Should Know About Coding on the Road“), and got him to take a break from his programming and exploring adventures to answer a few questions for our CareerJuice readers about his outdoor coding experience.
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Job Search Tip of the Week #29 (2018)
Caressa Moy | July 16, 2018 | 9:00 am
How to Ace Your First-Round (or Really, Just About Any) Interview
Think Like an Interviewer – Q1 through Q19
Knowing why hiring managers ask certain questions puts you in the best position to answer them. That’s why every week for the past few months we’ve tackled a different one of the 19 most common interview questions, revealing the meaning behind it and walking you through what interviewers want to hear.
Ready to test your ability to think like an interviewer and tackle some of the most common – yet difficult – interview questions? Get started below! And don’t forget to click on the links to double-check that your answer’s the best it can be (remember, some responses elicit better impressions of you than others):
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