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Using Small Talk to Make a Big Impression

Using Small Talk to Make a Big Impression

As you are running through the list of typical interview questions, piecing together your most professional outfit and printing an updated version of your resume, remember that a large part of making an impression is the ability to carry on a casual conversation during the interview. Yes, the interviewer wants to know that you fulfill […]

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The Art of Reading a Review

The Art of Reading a Review

When is the last time that you frequented a restaurant or business without conducting a thorough online search to find reviews to validate your choice? How else are you going to know which sushi restaurant makes the perfect Spider Roll, or which companies treat their employees fairly? Rather than relying on word of mouth or […]

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Should You Make Seattle Your Post Grad Home?

Should You Make Seattle Your Post Grad Home?

A recent article in The Seattle Times showcased that Seattle boasts the nation’s highest population of individuals 25 and older with a college degree. You can see on the map below that a whopping 63% of Seattle’s population over 25 have a four-year college degree. In addition, 73% of Seattle millennials have earned a four-year […]

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Making Your Seattle Commute Constructive

Making Your Seattle Commute Constructive

The INRIX 2018 Global Traffic Scoreboard Report was recently released and contained some interesting information and statistics regarding the amount of time that people spent in traffic worldwide. The report shows that while the average American spent 97 hours in traffic last year, Seattle drivers averaged 138 hours (adding up to nearly 6 days). If […]

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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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