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Editing Your Resume Down to One Page

Editing Your Resume Down to One Page

With your resume being the first impression that you make on a potential employer, it seems logical to put it all out there and include every piece of information that they could conceivably need in order to make a hiring decision… Right? Wrong. Even though as candidates we want to overwhelm hiring managers with our […]

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5 Local Gift Exchange Ideas Under $20

5 Local Gift Exchange Ideas Under $20

Now that Thanksgiving is over, ‘tis the season- for holiday gift exchanges. If you are lucky enough to draw your office bestie’s name for Secret Santa or know your team’s sense of humor well enough to select the perfect crowd-pleasing gift, the holiday gift exchange is likely a treasured tradition. However, if you are new […]

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Thawing the Seattle Freeze with an Attitude of Gratitude

Thawing the Seattle Freeze with an Attitude of Gratitude

Seattle natives don’t necessarily like to acknowledge its existence, but the term “Seattle Freeze” refers to more than the seasonal drop in temperature that we are currently experiencing. While some Seattleites believe that the “Seattle Freeze” is merely a myth, PEMCO Insurance recently conducted a survey on the frosty phenomenon proving it is real. The […]

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Post Interview Etiquette

Post Interview Etiquette

Interview prep is typically where candidates dedicate a bulk of their time and energy, with post interview etiquette being forgotten in the excitement and exhaustion of the interview itself. Many candidates believe that once they have completed their interview, there is nothing left to do but wait; however, post interview etiquette dictates that maintaining contact […]

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The Argument for the Four Day Work Week Gains Traction

The Argument for the Four Day Work Week Gains Traction

Whenever a reputable company finds success implementing a new system, we all take notice. Such is the case with Microsoft Japan. This past August, they implemented a four day work week for the entire month as a part of a new “work life choice” strategy. The results were staggering- a 40% increase in production per […]

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Starting to Feel SAD?

Starting to Feel SAD?

As we turn our clocks back this weekend and the days become shorter, it is not unusual to experience a certain amount of SADness as we say goodbye to the sunny, warm months of summer and early fall. While most of us are negatively impacted by the chilly weather and lack of sunlight to some […]

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Quitting Your Job (Without a Plan)

Quitting Your Job (Without a Plan)

When quitting your job becomes your only option, you will find yourself face to face with unemployment. It’s a scary concept, choosing to move away from what is familiar in favor of new opportunities. In the best case scenario, you feel comfortable quitting because you have a plan in place that will render you only […]

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Your 2019 Halloween Costume Checklist

Your 2019 Halloween Costume Checklist

Starting around mid-October every year, the costume conversation inevitably infiltrates the breakroom. You and your coworkers are likely starting to ask each other the following questions in preparation for the 31st: “Are you dressing up for Halloween?” “What are you going to dress up as?” “What do you think about my costume idea?” While the […]

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4 Reasons to Stop Asking and Start Voluntelling

4 Reasons to Stop Asking and Start Voluntelling

Tired of asking for volunteers only to be met with complete avoidance? Even if you work with a collaborative team, people typically go to great lengths to avoid volunteering. This is painfully evident when a volunteer is requested during a meeting; suddenly, eye contact seems impossible as everyone finds something else to focus their attention […]

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Improving Candidate Experience

Improving Candidate Experience

Once you realize that there is an open position in your company that needs to be filled, the adrenaline takes over and it’s all systems go until you find the right candidate. In the rush (and often scramble) to interview, hire and onboard, providing a positive candidate experience is often not a priority- but it […]

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