The kununu Job Seeker News Roundup: Week of August 28th

Sofia Kathryn Coon

Hello All!

Fall is in the air and kids are getting back to school, so if you’re in the market for a new job or your first ever, its time to buckle down and find the best fit for you. Here are some articles from the past few weeks that should help you on your hunt.

kununu’s resident newsie – Sofia

Work-Life Balance Gets Trickier After 35
Newser, Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, August 27, 2017

Age 35 seems to be a tipping point: The number of those who are unhappy at work more than doubles from before age 35 to after, hitting one in 6 after age 35, reports Bloomberg. Fortune reports on separate research finding that workers in the later stages of their career say their skills are aligned with their work and they have more influence and freedom on the job.

Why Millenials Are Turning To Meditation For Work-Life Balance
Forbes, Jules Schroeder, August 24, 2017

Mindfulness and awareness, benefits reported from meditation, offer us the ability to resolve stress from the work day before it negatively impacts our life, health and relationships. Johns Hopkins University concludes that just 30 minutes of meditation a day can help ease psychological stresses like anxiety, depression, and pain.

The Economic Cost of Gender Inequity and the Leaky Pipeline
HuffPost, Katicia Roy, August 25, 2017

Women are leaving the workforce in significant numbers, and by the U.S. Bureau of Labor projections, we’ll continue to see a decline in the labor force participation of women for the next 7 years. More women are leaving the workforce at a time when we need more of them to stay — and to succeed.

How to develop strong female friendships at work 
Ladders, Lindsay Tigar, August 25, 2017

Aug. 26 was Women’s Equality Day, which means it’s a good time to look at why women with strong female friend networks find creating strong connections with female co-workers difficult. Especially if your assistant is a woman, make sure to realistically look at her abilities because women are often underestimated.

Snapchat as a Recruitment Tool
HR Technologist, Rhucha Kulkarni, August 23, 2017

The company redesigned its recruitment campaign, replacing traditional job applications with a Snapchat application. Seeing its success, the company introduced Snapchat based employer branding in the US, where potential candidates could see current employees talk about how awesome their jobs were, in 10 second video-interactions.

Mark Zuckerberg: Why promoting internally is ‘powerful’ for a company’s culture
CNBC, Zameena Mejia, August 23, 2017

“One of the things that I’m most focused on now is just making sure that people have opportunities to grow,” the Facebook founder and CEO tells LinkedIn founder Hoffman in an interview for his podcast, Masters of Scale. To do this, Zuckerberg says his company hires people who, if they’re already executives at their previous jobs, take on smaller roles at Facebook before hiring them for leading positions.

These Are The Cities With The Fastest And Slowest Hiring Processes
Fast Company, Lydia Dishman, August 22, 2017

Possibly the most agonizing part of the job search process is the waiting time between the interview and when the hiring manager makes a final decision. Recent research from Glassdoor looked at nearly 84,000 reviews of job interviews in the U.S. and 24 other countries, breaking them down by city and industry.

Most Employee Handbooks Are Terrible, So This Company Made a Leather-Bound Journal Inspired by ‘Lord of the Rings’
Entrepreneur, Tim Winner, August 21, 2017

Manage them with philosophies — this is the only sustainable way to develop and maintain your company culture and retain happy employees. Because at the end of the day, both will outlast your tenure at the company. Throw a launch party and celebrate your culture and employees the way you would new products, clients or customers.

7 Most Wanted Work Benefits to Attract Millenials
Undercover Recruiter, Xuan Minh Hoang August 16, 2017

Job seekers are increasingly transferring an importance on to work benefits with over a third of employees revealing perks are a primary consideration for accepting a new job according to Glassdoor. Millennials in particular have a zest for adventure, and as such they value a healthy work-life balance.

What to Do When You’re Feeling Blue, or Blah, About Work
Entrepreneur, Marca Clark August 14, 2017

That “blah” or low feeling bleeds over into one’s personal life and into work. It’s important to get connected to people who do similar work or have similar interests can make you feel connected and feel less isolated. It can be rough when you’re at a low point and feeling uninspired at work. Loving your job may come with time, so it’s important to be patient with yourself.

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Sofia Kathryn Coon is the US PR Manager at kununu US, a place where job seekers can get an authentic view of life at a company and where employers have a trusted platform to better engage talent. When she’s not engaging with media or pulling data, she is constantly reading with the hopes of reaching 100 books in a calendar year. She loves hard cider and is a die-hard Syracuse Orange fan. Follow her @Sofia_Kathryn.