Weekend Planner: September 30

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Friday’s here again!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

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Do Millennial Men and Women Want the Same Things in Their Careers?

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Source: Indeed

A recent survey from Indeed found that the graduating class of 2016 has an upbeat outlook on the job market. In fact, 86% of new grads are “optimistic” they will find full-time employment within a year, while more than 90% are “hopeful” they will land a job in their preferred field.

This sense of optimism is split almost evenly between the most recent crop of millennial men and women to enter the workforce — and that’s not all they have in common. In many areas, the survey data shows that people want the same or similar things, regardless of gender.

However, traditional stereotypes still persist when it comes to career choice and elsewhere. Let’s take a closer look at the data.

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Technology Tuesday: September 27

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Welcome to Technology Tuesday! Every week The Job Shop Blog will bring you our 5 top science and technology news stories from around the web.

This week: A driverless highway, Elon Musk unveils a new rocket to take us to Mars, graphine was used to restore almost perfect motor control to rats, physicists are close to creating metallic hydrogen, and Mansanto gets permission to use CRISPR on crops. Continue reading

How NOT to Handle Group Interviews

sudden-deathAuthor: Phoebe Spinks
Source: Undercover Recruiter

Group interviews exist not only to test your personal skills and competencies, but to examine your demeanor in a team setting. We know there’s no ‘i’ in team; a selfish person who is great at their job will be more hindrance than help for a business in the long run. HR and other business leaders are placing an increasing importance on cultural fit in recruitment endeavors these days, as everyone knows this goes hand in hand with employee engagement levels and tenure.

Given a toxic hire often has a negative ripple effect throughout an organization, employers want to make sure they’re hiring people who will fit in personality-wise as well as skills-wise. If you’re gearing up to go into a group interview, consider these no-nos when shaping your approach:

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Weekend Planner: September 23

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Friday’s here again!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

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How Sleep Deprivation is Killing You (And Your Career)

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Author: Dr. Travis Bradberry
Source: HuffPo

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.

The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, emotional intelligence, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep.

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The Only 3 Employee “Perks” That Matter

perksAuthor: Luke Smith
Source: Brazen

Ditch the bells and whistles. When it comes to employee satisfaction, these are the three things that actually matter.

In today’s competitive job market, many companies are looking beyond salary and benefits to stand out to top candidates. Top-tier companies like Google and Apple have revolutionized the perks that employees enjoy in order to attract and retain their elite workforce — offering employees everything from unlimited time off to free automotive maintenance. One company even offers free scuba lessons!

But what perks really matter to employees?

While your company may not have the means that Google has, you can offer the employee perks that make the most difference in their job satisfaction career growth. Here are a few suggestions:

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