#MWchat Part Two: How to Achieve Work-Life Balance


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Career experts Charles Purdy, Cali Williams-Yost and Maggie Mistal share their best tips for finding a job that will allow you to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

For more career tips, visit the Monster Facebook page at http://mnstr.me/GT7hds or follow @MonsterCareers and the #MWChat hashtag on Twitter.

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#MWchat Part Two: How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

  1. 1. #MWchat:Achieving Work-Life Balance in Todays Workplace *Part Two*
  2. 2. Career experts share advice on finding a job with a flexible workplace 2
  3. 3. Who Are Our Experts?@MonsterCareers @CaliYost @MaggieMistalCharles Purdy Cali Williams-Yost Maggie Mistal 3
  4. 4. What are some of the differences in Gen Y,Gen X & Boomer attitudes towards work- life balance? 4
  5. 5. Gen Y has a greater, intuitive comfort with remoteworking, everyone has work-life fit to manage. - C. Yost 5
  6. 6. Gen Y sees much less of a division between "work" and"life." They expect the two areas of their life to combine. - C. Purdy 6
  7. 7. Gen Y expects to like theirwork, and therefore it seemsless like “work”. Gen Y oftenputs family and friends beforetheir career. - M. Mistal 7
  8. 8. How can job seekers identify companies with flexible work environments? 8
  9. 9. Ask current and past employees and interviewyour prospective boss to find out what flexibilitymeans to them. - M. Mistal 9
  10. 10. Research companies on their "About Us" page& work your network to find out. - C. Purdy 10
  11. 11. Look at “best of” lists for company ideas. Those list arenot perfect indicators, but are a good start. I highlyrecommend When Work Works (FWI/SHRM), anemployee-based site. - C. Yost 11
  12. 12. What are some work-life balance questions job seekers should ask of prospective employers? 12
  13. 13. Ask how performance is measured. They shouldgive clear answers, so its not just about "deskhours.” Also make sure flexibility is a companypolicy, not at the whim of managers (a new bosscould "change the rules"). - C. Purdy 13
  14. 14. Be very careful using the term work-life "balance" inan interview, since employers tend to hear "workless," not work differently.I’d suggest asking - "Tell me about typical day? Dopeople work flexibly?" That way its not so muchabout your work-life fit, but a more general question. - C. Yost 14
  15. 15. I’d recommend asking"What matters to youmore in terms ofperformance - face timeor results? - M. Mistal 15
  16. 16. Thanks for joining us for Part Two of the Work-LifeBalance #MWchat recap. For tips on achieving work-life balance, read Part One.Comments or questions? Reach us at #MWchat or@MonsterCareers. 16
  17. 17. Here’s a little more info about our experts @MonsterCareers @CaliYost @MaggieMistalCharles Purdy is Cali Williams-Yost is Maggie Mistal is a well-Monster’s job search a work-life flexibility renowned career and lifeand career expert. You expert. She blogs at coach. She hostscan find his advice at worklifefit.com and “Making a Living withMonsterWorking.com. contributes to various Maggie” on Martha national publications. Stewart Live Radio. 17
  18. 18. Additional ResourcesEscape the 10 Tyrannies of Work/Life "Balance”: http://bit.ly/PuVGFqCareer vs. Family – Can You Have It All?: http://bit.ly/StLU3k3 Keys to Finding Legitimate Work From Home Opportunities:http://bit.ly/HWH0ebHow to Get a Flexible Schedule: http://mnstr.me/axD3qETop Four Work-from-Home Scams: http://mnstr.me/9O1l1o 18
  19. 19. Thank You 19