How Job Seekers Feel About The Upcoming Presidential Election & What You Need to Know As An Employer

We at Beyond recently surveyed more than 5,000 job seekers (both active and passive) to understand how they feel about the upcoming presidential election, how it is influencing their job search and how they interact with their coworkers.  So as an employer, here's what you need to know. Check out the full [INFOGRAPHIC] here.

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You Won't Believe The One Thing Everyone Agrees On This Election

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Beyond announced results from a national survey of more than 5,000 job seekers, which revealed that a majority (72%) of job seekers said talking about politics at work is inappropriate, and almost half (46%) said they’ve felt uncomfortable at work due to political chatter. While job seekers want to remain professional about politics in the office, posts on personal social media accounts are acceptable. In fact, 65% of respondents feel it’s appropriate to post passionate political views on social media or other public forums where their colleagues can read it. The survey shows that the traditional admonition to avoid political speech at work applies to the most unconventional presidential election in recent history, while social media is the go-to medium for sharing opinions.

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The Job Search Climate Is Changing: Are Your Recruiting Tactics Changing With It?

We at Beyond recently surveyed more than 11,000 job seekers (both active and passive) to understand how they are searching for jobs and not surprisingly, mobile devices are playing a big part.  So as a recruiter, what do you need to know? Check out the full [INFOGRAPHIC] here.

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Today’s job seekers are impatient—and that’s okay.

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As a recruiter, is job hopping a red flag? Or do you understand why people leave their jobs?

Walk into any bar around town at happy hour and you’ll overhear more than one person complaining about work. Job dissatisfaction is pretty common and often people feel like they owe it to a company to suffer through a bad experience. A terrible manager, poor company culture, or even boredom make the work week difficult to get through. But how long should an employee have to wait a bad job out before you move on? The answer might surprise you.

According to a national survey of 11,000 job seekers conducted by Beyond, The Career Network, 46 percent of respondents said that six months to one year was an appropriate amount of time to “stick out” a job if it doesn’t make you happy. Today’s job seekers are impatient—and that’s okay.

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Candidate Career Journeys - Michele Gonzalez

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Army veteran. West Point grad. Ironman. Marathon runner. When a candidate like this comes across your desk, you can’t help but be impressed.

But what if the same candidate also has a 5-year career gap from her time as a stay-at-home mom? One year ago, Michele Gonzalez, of the popular blog NYC Running Mama, was exactly this candidate. And it wasn't as easy as you might think for her to find her new career niche. Now she’s back to work full-time, running full steam ahead with her career.

In the final installment of our Career Journeys series on The Confident Career, Michele shares the challenges of returning to work after multi-year hiatus and finding a way to transfer her military skills to a civilian career. (By the way, wouldn’t you hate to have been one of the companies who passed on a candidate like this?)

Read about Michele’s career journey through the military, marathons, motherhood and more.


You'll Be Shocked To Hear How Modern Workers Define Success

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Beyond, recently conducted a survey of more than 11,000 job seekers, which revealed that traditional markers of success such as salary and company tenure aren’t as relevant to today’s workers. According to the survey—which was evenly split between employed and unemployed job seekers, a strong majority (77%) believe they have achieved career success. The top reason cited was pride in their work (48%), which ranked well above money (2%) as an indicator of success. Results also showed that tenure at one job is an anomaly; in fact, only 8% of respondents who feel they’ve achieved career success have worked for just one company.

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Career Journeys – Lance Baird

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Today we’re continuing our look at professionals who – either by choice or by chance – have taken unconventional paths to career success.

We’ve all seen those resumes, the ones that have more plot twists than a New York Times bestseller. And while it's tempting to pass them over in favor of a more predictable option, there’s something to be said for a candidate with the confidence to take the road less traveled.

That’s just the kind of person we’re featuring in our latest profile. Lance Baird is an MBA grad and marketing professional turned principal in his own company whose career has consisted of some major leaps of faith.

Read about Lance’s career journey.