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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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The Millennial “When I Was Your Age” Story

The Millennial “When I Was Your Age” Story

Millennials have been told stories prefaced with “back in the day” or “when I was your age” for most of their lives and I, like many 30 somethings, appreciate the growth and change that our society has experienced between generations. After all, most millennials have not experienced walking several miles to school, in the snow, […]

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How to Conduct Pre-Interview Research

How to Conduct Pre-Interview Research

As a job seeker, you should have an acute awareness of the impact that researching a company before your interview has on your chances of receiving a job offer. As you may know, even spending an hour or two conducting quality research is beneficial when answering an interviewer’s questions, formulating questions of your own, and […]

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5 Signs That You Are a Helicopter Boss

5 Signs That You Are a Helicopter Boss

We’ve all heard about helicopter parents- you know, those moms and dads who are constantly hovering over their children, ready to spring into action at the first sign of distress or conflict. Seen on playgrounds across the country, this style of management is not limited to interactions between parents and their children. Helicoptering can also […]

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