Planet Earth. More than 100 years ago, strikers and protesters fought courageously to reduce the average workday from 10 to 14 hours down to a mere 8 hours a day, to grant us free weekends, tighten the health and safety regulations, and most importantly, to put an end to child labor. We are deeply grateful for the much-needed reforms and celebrate their achievements every year on May 1 (unless you are from Canada or the US of A, where the International Worker’s Day is acknowledged in September for some mysterious reason).
Trade unions, workers’ protests, and general strikes have managed over a long period of time to grant us the current privileges of our professional lives. Although a lot is behind us thanks to the sacrifice of our ancestors, improvement is always welcome and crucial in many areas of the world.
Taking into consideration that the year 2020 has been rather atypical, to say the least, many people will be in the difficult position to look for new jobs post-pandemic. Worry not! Trade unions and workers’ rights militants have reached an agreement with employers all over the world and convinced them to stop asking cliché and obtuse questions during future interviews. As a consequence of that, we guarantee you will no longer have to elaborate on where you see yourself in 5 years, what your strengths and weaknesses are, or what the color of success is. Cringe! That’s one small step for hiring companies, one giant leap for common sense.
Good luck with your job search, keep at it if you still have a job, and tell us which interview question do you find most annoying!