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The Five Ws to Avoiding Communication Overload

The Five Ws to Avoiding Communication Overload

Communication is key, or so they say. However, I would argue that this phrase is lacking an essential word to make it true in today’s workplace. I would reason that the phrase should be “meaningful communication is key” or even “pertinent communication is key”, as we live in a time where communication is easily accessible […]

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Changing Hiring Practices as Ghosting Continues

Changing Hiring Practices as Ghosting Continues

If you are an experienced job seeker, you have most likely gone through the hiring process with a company and never heard back despite the “I’ll be in touch” promise. Alternatively, if you are an employer, you have likely experienced candidates that have appeared interested in working for your company, only to have them fail […]

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How to Stop Sitting on Your Ideas

How to Stop Sitting on Your Ideas

Have you ever found yourself sitting in a meeting (literally) while figuratively sitting on an idea that you think would be constructive or useful to the rest of your team? What is it that stops you from raising your hand in a group setting and giving your thoughts a voice? Are you an introvert? Have […]

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The 7 P’s of Working with BTS

The 7 P’s of Working with BTS

If working with a recruiter is a new experience for you, you may have a few questions. What can you expect? What do we expect? First, you should know that Business Talent Solutions is a Seattle based company that is comprised of a team of recruiters who each boast over 20 years of experience. Our […]

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Moving Forward After a Demotion

Moving Forward After a Demotion

As we plan out our career paths, we expect to apply for many, many jobs, move companies, earn raises, and receive promotions—all of which reflect a career with an upward trajectory. And although we would prefer not to think about it, we can even anticipate that at some point we will encounter a detour or […]

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Combatting Seven Common Meeting Complaints

Combatting Seven Common Meeting Complaints

Standing in front of a group of employees, the last thing that you want is to see eyes rolling, hear exasperated sighs and feel overwhelming discouragement from a disgruntled audience. Unfortunately, this reception is not unusual during workplace meetings and presentations. Although there are different reasons for these reactions from your audience, there are some […]

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Banished Word List: Interview Edition

Banished Word List: Interview Edition

Lake Superior State University, located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, recently came out with 2019’s infamous Banished Words List. Originating in 1976, this list is comprised of words that people from around the country nominate as misused, overused, or simply useless and should no longer be a part of our vernacular. Words like “foodie” and […]

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New Year, New You?

New Year, New You?

As December 31st approaches, resolutions for 2019 are being set in the hopes of better health, more wealth and time well spent. While these are all admirable goals to work towards, the unrealistic expectation of a “New Year, New You” often accompanies these resolutions. The truth is that we aren’t going to wake up on […]

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Dealing with the Office Elf

Dealing with the Office Elf

As you may know, the Elf on the Shelf is a relatively new holiday phenomenon that utilizes a small stuffed “scout elf” who reports naughty and nice behavior to Santa. The intention being that children will act like model citizens under their elf’s watchful eyes. Chances are that you have even seen some of the […]

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Wish List for Job Seekers

Wish List for Job Seekers

Scrolling through social media you have probably noticed that there is a wish list guide for everyone this holiday season. With gift guides for “her”, “him”, and even the family pet, it can be easy to forget what you are really looking for. If you are seeking employment this holiday season, don’t get caught up […]

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