Is The Great Resignation is Going On? 3 Reasons Why it’s Still Happening

The Great Resignation: Still Going Strong

It’s been a little over a year since the Great Resignation first began. For those of you who don’t know, the Great Resignation is when employees across various industries start quitting their jobs en masse in pursuit of other opportunities. The resignation wave started in late 2019 and has continued unabated ever since. So, is the Great Resignation still going on? Let’s take a look.

The answer, quite simply, is yes. If anything, the Great Resignation appears to be picking up steam. In the last quarter of 2020 alone, nearly 4% of workers across all industries resigned from their jobs. That might not sound like much, but it represents a significant increase from previous quarters. And it’s not just low-level employees who are resigning; senior managers and executives are quitting at an increasing rate as well.

1. Toxic Work Environment
So, what’s the deal with this so-called “Great Resignation?” You might be asking yourself. Well, let’s just say that it’s not for the faint of heart. If you’re considering quitting your job because of a toxic work environment, here are a few things you should keep in mind. First of all, it’s important to have a solid plan in place. What will you do after you resign? What are your financial obligations? What are your long-term career goals? Once you have a good understanding of your situation, you can start to put together a game plan. Secondly, remember that resigning is not a decision to be made lightly. It’s important to weigh the pros and cons before making any decisions. Finally, don’t forget that you’re not alone. There are plenty of people who have gone through the same thing and come out the other side successfully. If you’re feeling lost or uncertain, reach out to a trusted friend or family member for support. Whatever you do, don’t let a toxic work environment get the best of you.
Second, businesses have become more flexible in recent years. Thanks to advances in technology, more and more businesses are allowing employees to work remotely or on a flexible schedule. This has made it easier for people to quit their jobs and start their own businesses or pursue other ventures.

2. Employee Found Better Job Opportunities with More Flexibility
It’s official- the Great Resignation is still going strong. Every day, more and more people are deciding that they’ve had enough of the traditional 9-5 grind and are instead opting for jobs that offer more flexibility and a better work-life balance. And who can blame them? With the technological advances of the past few years, there’s no reason why we should all be stuck in a office from 9 to 5. So if you’re thinking about joining the ranks of the Great Resigners, here are a few things you should do first.

First, take some time to assess your skills and experience. What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing? What kind of work do you see yourself doing in the long term? Once you have a good understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, it will be easier to identify which jobs would be a good fit for you.

Next, start doing your research. There are lots of different job options out there, so take some time to explore all of your options. What kinds of jobs are available in your field? What kinds of companies are hiring? What kind of salary can you expect to earn? The more you know about your options, the easier it will be to find a job that’s right for you.

Finally, don’t be afraid to seize opportunity when it comes knocking. The Great Resignation is still going strong, but that doesn’t mean it will last forever. So if you find a job that seems like a good fit, don’t hesitate to apply. Who knows? You might just be the next Great Resigner.

3. Employees Don’t Like the Job Anymore
It seems like the Great Resignation is still going strong. Employees everywhere are getting fed up with their jobs and are quitting in droves. If you’re one of those people who are thinking about quitting, there are a few things you should do first. First, make sure you have another job lined up. There’s nothing worse than quitting your job and then being unemployed. Second, give your notice in a professional way. Don’t just leave a nasty note for your boss – that’s just childish. Third, make sure you have all your ducks in a row before you leave. Give your employer plenty of notice so they can find a replacement for you, and make sure you tie up any loose ends before you go. And finally, don’t forget to enjoy your last few days at work. after all, once you quit, you’ll never be able to come back!

4. Employees Don’t Want to Work…Period!
What’s the deal with employees these days? It seems like they just don’t want to work. Every day, more and more people are quitting their jobs and leaving the workforce altogether. Some say it’s because they’re tired of being undervalued and overworked. Others say it’s because they just don’t find meaning in their work anymore. Whatever the reason, it’s clear that the great resignation is still going strong. So what can employers do to combat this trend? For starters, they can try to create a more positive work environment. This means providing fair wages, reasonable hours, and meaningful work. Additionally, employers should focus on building relationships with their employees. After all, people are more likely to stick around if they feel valued and appreciated. Ultimately, it’s up to employers to make the workplace somewhere employees actually want to be. Otherwise, they’ll just keep voting with their feet.

There’s no question about it: the Great Resignation is still going strong. Every day, thousands of people across the country resign from their jobs in pursuit of new opportunities. So if you’re thinking about resigning from your job, you’re certainly not alone!

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What is Quiet Firing? Ways to Figure it All Out…

In the last few weeks, we have been hearing the term “quiet quitting”. Apparently, employers want to retaliate with “quiet firing”….but what is quiet firing? We will discuss what quiet firing is…what it is not…and how it can affect you in the workplace and your career.

Reference for quiet firing:
1. Article from TheRoot.com

2. The Fox News Chicago Video

3. The FindLaw.com Constructive Dismissal = Quiet Firing

4. Bloomberg.com take on Quiet Quitting and how it relates to Quiet Firing

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What does it mean to “Quiet Quit” your job?

In a nutshell, “quiet quitting” is about rejecting the notion that work has to take over one’s life and that employees should go above and beyond what their job descriptions entail. According to Metro, this can take many forms – including turning down projects based on interest, refusing to answer work messages outside of working hours or simply feeling less invested in the role. (Article from By Yessi Bello Perez, Editor at LinkedIn News which you can find here)

Quiet Quitting at work can mean different things to different people. For some, it might mean putting in the bare minimum effort to get by. For others, it might mean taking a more relaxed approach and not working themselves into the ground. Whatever your definition, there are a few things you should keep in mind if you’re thinking of coasting at work. First, be aware of the risks. If you’re not putting in your full effort, you may find yourself falling behind or making mistakes. Second, be honest with yourself. Quiet quitting may seem like an easy way to get by, but it’s not always sustainable in the long run. Finally, be mindful of your team. If you’re not pulling your weight, it can have a negative impact on morale and productivity. So what does it really mean to quiet quit at work? It means treading carefully and being aware of the potential risks and rewards.

Quiet Quitting at work is a real thing, and it’s something you should avoid if you want to be successful. It’s tempting to take things easy when you’re feeling overwhelmed or burnt out, but that’s exactly when you need to ramp up your productivity. If you need help getting started, connect with me here and I can give you some tips on how to get back on track.

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Why Are Employers Resisting Overemployment & Remote Work

It’s no secret that the traditional nine-to-five workday is no longer standard. In today’s economy, many workers are juggling multiple jobs in order to make ends meet. As a result, employers are increasingly resistant to the idea of their employees being overemployed. After all, why would an employer want to provide the same benefits and pay for an employee who is only working half the time? However, there are a few advantages to being overemployed. For one, it can help to increase productivity levels, as workers are able to focus on one task at a time without the distractions of a busy office. Additionally, working two jobs remotely can also help to reduce stress levels, as employees can more easily manage their time and take breaks when needed. Ultimately, while employers may be resistant to the idea of their employees working two jobs remotely, there are a few advantages that may make it worth their while.

Article reference about remote work | Joshua Fluke’s YouTube Channel

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Start Looking for Another Job If….

If these situations start happening at your job…then it’s time to look for another career opportunity

Situations like…
1. Teaching other people (new or old) in your department your primary and secondary duties of the job

2. Your workload has decreased significantly

3. The timeline for established assignments has decreased

4. Request for documented daily activities in 15/30/60 minute increments to be sent to your manager over a specified period of time.

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Workplace Storytime: Stealing Time

There are times when children in adult bodies decide the join the workforce…there’s a certain level of ridiculousness that happens.

The unfortunate thing about dealing with children in adult bodies…they think they can get away with anything.

Lesson of this story: Your trust in your professional life can make or break how successful you become. Based on this employee’s actions, they will not go far if they don’t change their approach.

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Parents…Are Your Kids Prepared for Their Professional Life?

 

Parents, you know at some point, your children have to grow up. Some kids want to rush the process, others want to take their own sweet time to get there. What these high school kids must understand, like you do, that TIME waits for NOBODY. In the current political and sociological climate, these kids must take their future professional life far more serious or they will be left behind economically and socially.

Depending on your ethnicity, culture and economic situation, the kids have to be even more prepared for the risks and unexpected roadblocks in the professional environment, just for living in their own skin. The more preparation these kids have, the better off their future professional prospects will be. Sometimes I wish an experienced professional had taken me under their wings and showed me the ropes, so I would not have had to learn by being “baptized by fire”. I want your kids to not have to go through that, so here are four things they can do to start preparing:

1. Figure out what they really want to do or like doing professionally. They can start by using my FREE MentorShelly DREAM Career Guide to help them figure this out.

2. Create their first set of career marketing tools (resumes, letters of recommendations and cover letters). Keep in mind that high school kids may not have much
experience, but they can use what they know how to do now and letter of recommendation from their teachers, sport team leaders they may be involved with in school or community or from volunteer group leaders for activities they are involved. If your kids already have some of these career tools and need to review them, MentorShelly can help by offering Career Tools Review Service to assure the tools are working for them or for you as a parent in the professional
environment.

The kids need to be prepared for the job/career interviews. You can utilize sample questions on the internet or if you are looking for more targeted help with this for you and your kids, check out the interview audio series here to get the help you need.

Learn and utilize negotiations strategies once they are offered job opportunities. The negotiations may not apply in their first job but any jobs or career opportunities after that…they will absolutely need to understand what to say, what questions or ask and how to respond to future employers. If your kid or you struggle in this area, then schedule a Career Strategy Session, to make the most of the career opportunities.

To make sure your kids are ready for all the challenges they will face with growing up in such a changing environment, do your best to teach them early. The best way to give them the competitive edge in the professional environment is to provide the with the necessary career tools and strategies, so they can win economically.

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4 Illegal Interview Questions & How to Handle Them…Professionally

You’re all dressed up, you’ve made it to the interview round and now there’s just one more hurdle: the questions. While some are perfectly legit, others could get you into trouble. Here are four illegal interview questions and how to respond if they come up. (Hint: It’s all about staying professional.)

Looking for a job is hard enough as it is, without running into potential roadblocks along the way – which is why knowing what illegal interview questions to watch out for is key. With that in mind, here are four of the most common ones to watch out for – along with tips on how to handle them like a pro.

So, what exactly are illegal interview questions? They are any questions that related to protected characteristics, such as race, religion, national origin, gender, age, or disability. Asking these types of questions is not only unethical – it’s also against the law.

ILLEGAL INTERVIEW QUESTION #1 – HOW OLD ARE YOU?

ILLEGAL INTERVIEW QUESTION #2 – WHAT IS YOUR SALARY HISTORY?

ILLEGAL INTERVIEW QUESTION #3 – DO YOU OWN A CAR?

ILLEGAL INTERVIEW QUESTION #4 – HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ARRESTED BEFORE?

Illegal interview questions are, unfortunately, more common than you might think. In fact, a study by the Society for Human Resource Management found that nearly 60% of employers have asked at least one illegal question during a job interview. The Fair Labor Standards Act Laws (FLSA) prohibit all types of discrimination based on gender, race and other specified protected classes. To obtain more details, click here.

Fortunately, there are ways to handle illegal interview questions professionally. If you’re ever put in this situation, here’s what you should do:

1. Thank the interviewer for their time and say that you’re not comfortable answering the question because they may be illegal based on FLSA practices.
2. Always start of with the question, “how is this question relevant to the job?“.
3. Respond with a general answer that doesn’t provide any specific information about your protected characteristic. For example, if you’re asked about your religion, you could say that you respect all religions and believe that everyone has the right to practice their own faith.
4. Redirect the conversation back to your qualifications for the job.
5. If the interviewer persists, politely end the interview and contact an attorney or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for consultation.

Although you can never be too prepared for an interview, having a general understanding of what is and isn’t appropriate to ask will help ease your mind. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being asked an illegal questions, don’t panic. Stay calm and collected and remember that it is more important to maintain professionalism than to jeopardize your career. Finally, if you need additional help or have any questions about how to handle a difficult interview situation, don’t hesitate to reach out to me here. I would be happy to offer my assistance!

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Need A Resume in 2022? 3 Ways to Use It Efficiently

Resumes will still be needed in the year 2022. In fact, they may even be more important than they are today. The reason is simple: as the world becomes more competitive, employers will be looking for any advantage they can find. A well-written resume can give you the edge you need to stand out from the crowd.

In 2022, resumes will still be an essential career tool. Though technology is constantly changing and evolving, individuals in the workforce are still relying on traditional resume formats to present their skills and qualifications to potential employers. Furthermore, given the rapidly-changing job market and the need for constant professional development, it is more important than ever to have a versatile resume that can be easily adapted to suit different roles and industries.

One effective way to use resumes most efficiently is by tailoring them specifically for each job you apply for. Not only does this help you to emphasize your most relevant skills and experiences, but it also shows employers that you have done your research and understand what they are looking for in a candidate. Additionally, investing time in updating your resume periodically will help ensure that it stays relevant and up-to-date.

Whether incorporating new achievements or tidying up old information, taking the time to regularly revise your resume can go a long way towards securing you the job of your dreams. So whether you’re just starting out in your career or are a seasoned professional looking to switch fields, don’t underestimate the power of a good resume!

With a little effort, you can make sure your resume is ready to help you get ahead in 2022. So start writing today…but If you want me to help you write your next resume then go here to get started with me.

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4 Resume Mistakes You’re Making (And How to Fix Them)

Your resume is one of the most important tools you have when searching for a job. It’s your chance to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the role. However, if your resume is full of mistakes or doesn’t contain the right information, it could cost you the opportunity to even get your foot in the door. Here are some common resume mistakes to avoid:

1. Irrelevant Experience: It’s important to have the right professional experience showcased on your resume. Having the wrong experience will hurt not hep your chances of getting attention from the right employer or right job.

2. Not Structuring Your Resume Properly: Does your resume still have objectives on it? Please review that from your resume…right away. It’s so important to make sure that your resume showcases your actual talent and not just your experience. When I say that, I mean your resume must have a summary of your qualifications it should have a list of your skills, knowledge base and abilities either listed or highlighted at the top of your resume. It should also showcase how you can help the employer. The proper resume structure can sell you to the employer because they can see how you can benefit them.

3. Not Describing Your Experience Thoroughly: Are you leaving out any important details about your skills or experience? Make sure you include all relevant information about yourself so that the employer can get a complete picture of who you are. Also describe how you did the job by showcasing awards, certifications and your overall stellar performance in that position.

4. Do Not Add “Reference Available Upon Request” to your resume: Was your resume written in 1992? Then that’s the only resumes that have that line printed on there. It is so irrelevant to resumes now, due the mere fact that more employers are expecting you to have a list of references ready to represent. The reference list is another “career tool” you as a consummate professional need to have in your arsenal of career tools in your professional life.

So, there you have it – four resume mistakes that might be costing you the job of your dreams. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! If you need additional assistance crafting or editing your resume, please connect with me here and I would be happy to help. In the meantime, make sure to avoid these common mistakes and you’ll be on your way to landing that perfect job.

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