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Tired of Being Let Down by Coworkers? 5 Steps YOU Can Take!

Tired of Being Let Down by Coworkers? 5 Steps YOU Can Take!

Are you feeling overwhelmed at work? Delegate! Well, at least that’s the advice we are given every time we are struggling to stay on top of our responsibilities. The problem with delegating is that we are essentially giving someone else control of the fate of one of our projects, leaving us (and the task) vulnerable […]

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Seattle Commuters Are Choosing Public Transportation, Should You?

Seattle Commuters Are Choosing Public Transportation, Should You?

While catching up on local news and reading The Seattle Times earlier this week, I was drawn to an article by Gene Balk that touched on some surprising stats regarding transportation in Seattle. More specifically, public transportation. One stat that took me by surprise is that Seattle is one of six large metro areas across […]

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Falling Out of Basic Resume Habits

Falling Out of Basic Resume Habits

As the leaves start to change and the days become shorter, we are seeing the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte (aka PSL), rainboots, plaid shirts and copious obligatory pumpkin patch pictures filling up social media. These seasonal habits are all frequently referred to as “basic” fall behavior, meaning that they are expected and unoriginal. […]

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Job Hopping, It’s Here to Stay

Job Hopping, It’s Here to Stay

  In the past, staying with the same company for your entire career wasn’t unheard of. In fact, the less career moves you made, the more desirable you appeared on your resume. Moving companies once or twice throughout your career was considered the norm and the less career moves a candidate had, the more they […]

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Should You Negotiate?

Should You Negotiate?

  As teachers around the Seattle area gradually reach agreements with their school districts and head back into classrooms to start the school year, you may find yourself starting to consider what it is that you want and need in your own career. As a job seeker, you will find yourself looking at compensation packages […]

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The New Work Week

The New Work Week

Three day weekends year round? Shorter workdays? It may seem hard to believe, but shortened workweeks are gaining traction and are even being endorsed by entrepreneurs like billionaire Richard Branson who wrote, “By working more efficiently, there is no reason why people can’t work less hours and be equally – if not more – effective.” […]

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Navigate the Low Unemployment Rate with Business Talent Solutions

Navigate the Low Unemployment Rate with Business Talent Solutions

Despite how impressive the 3.6% unemployment rate in Seattle sounds (Bureau of Labor Statistics), many employers are struggling to secure quality candidates to fill their company’s open positions. Although a low unemployment rate is the sign of an economy that has recovered from The Great Recession, it also means a smaller candidate pool for employers […]

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Four Questions to Ask Before You Cancel an Interview

Four Questions to Ask Before You Cancel an Interview

With the amount of time and effort that is exerted compiling a candidate pool, conducting phone screens and scheduling interviews, it seems absurd to cancel an interview with a prospective employee. Emergencies and illnesses aside, there are times that canceling an interview is the best course of action. Sometimes cancellations occur due to shifts within […]

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Back-to-School Shopping for the Professional

Back-to-School Shopping for the Professional

I don’t know about you, but seeing the back-to-school section at the store towards the end of summer leaves me feeling nostalgic for the days of stocking up on school supplies. Although I am past the years of back-to-school shopping out of necessity, I still find myself wandering through the aisles filled with untouched notebooks […]

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Career Path Crisis Questions

Career Path Crisis Questions

Even though you spent years entrenched in studies meant to prepare you for a specific career path, it’s not unusual to second guess those choices you made as an 18 or 19-year-old. Don’t be too hard on your past self for your choices, it is practically impossible to pinpoint what your professional strengths, weaknesses, likes […]

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