The kununu Job Seeker News Roundup: Week of September 11th

Sofia Kathryn Coon

Happy almost Fall — are you ready to begin wrapping up 2017? It’s been a big year here for us at kununu and we want to continue to help you make it the best year it can be for you! Here’s the latest news to help you on your job search journey.

kununu’s resident newsie – Sofia

Miserable at Work? The one thing you’re probably overlooking
MarketWatch, Alessandra Malito, September 7, 2017

In her new book “How to Be Happy at Work”, Annie McKee, an adviser to Fortune 500 company leaders and a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, says happiness at work is one of the most neglected goals. Take an entry-level worker versus a leader. McKee: When we first start working, most people are excited.

Balancing work and life: Why flexibility is a two-way street
Personnel Today, Emoke Starr, September 7, 2017

Even fast-growing companies need to keep an eye on retaining talented employees as their work and home responsibilities change. New parents are concerned with their child’s well-being and this occupy their minds in and out of work. The benefits of workplace flexibility extend well beyond peace of mind for parents.

How To Answer ‘Why Do You Want To Work Here?’
Forbes, Liz Ryan, September 3, 2017

Many if not most interviewers are less than perfectly trained for their jobs. Use this question as an opportunity to tell the interviewer some of the things you’ve learned about their company. You’ll learn everything you can about the company before the interview. Liz Ryan is CEO/founder of Human Workplace and author of Reinvention Roadmap.

The One Thing Millennials Hate To Hear from Hiring Managers
Forbes, Christopher Williams, September 3, 2017

No matter the role, company or interview, it’s the most frustrating thing a job candidate could hear. Before technology and millennials came together to disrupt HR processes, few would dare ask why they were declined for a job. Providing millennials with feedback not only adds to the positive culture you are looking to create, but you play a role in building the character of an employee who will land a job somewhere else.

Young women are still struggling to get jobs
Consumer Affairs, Sarah D. Young, September 1, 2017

Millennial women seem to be having a particularly tough time finding jobs. According to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, many young women, are experiencing unemployment at higher rates than in 2007. “While the overall unemployment rate for American workers is now lower than it was just prior to the Great Recession, Millennial women, especially Millennial women of color, have still not fully recovered from the recession,” said IWPR Senior Research Scientist Dr. Chandra Childers.

In Silicon Valley, Working 9 to 5 Is for Losers
New York Times, Dan Lyons, August 31, 2017

Gary Vaynerchuk, a.k.a. Gary Vee, an entrepreneur and angel investor who has 1.5 million Twitter followers and a string of best-selling books with titles like “Crush It! ,” tells his acolytes they should be working 18 hours a day. Mr. Hansson and his business partner, Jason Fried, run a Chicago software company, Basecamp, that employs 56 people and turns a profit.

How do I choose between two solid job offers?
Mashable, Carolyn Betts Flemming, August 28, 2017

So you’ve killed it in your interviews and now you have not one, but 2 awesome offers. You may have interviewed with them already. Carolyn Betts Fleming is the Founder and CEO of Betts Recruiting, the leading global recruitment firm specializing in matching revenue-generating talent with the world’s most innovative companies.

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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.