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What Won’t You Do Today?

What Won’t You Do Today?

It is no secret that creating a daily “To Do” list is a beneficial habit to help both organize and prioritize tasks. Establishing a morning ritual that includes writing down what you need to accomplish that day (in order of importance) will help you to stay on track, visualize progress as you check tasks off […]

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Preparing for the Holidays, Before Thanksgiving

Preparing for the Holidays, Before Thanksgiving

  The Halloween candy is slowly disappearing while the Christmas decorations are starting to make an untimely reappearance. Not to be a grinch, but am I the only one who isn’t quite ready to hang my wreath and exchange my pumpkin spice latte for a peppermint mocha? Although most holiday preparations can (and should) wait […]

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Five Steps to Make Halloween a Treat for the Entire Office

Five Steps to Make Halloween a Treat for the Entire Office

As children we associated Halloween with carving pumpkins, costumes, innocent tricks and sugary treats; however, adults often have a different idea of what Halloween entails. While many adults think of pranks, risqué costumes and spiked punch, those activities are what a manager’s nightmares are made of. Not only are they divisive among team members, but […]

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Keep Your Stress Level Low like the Unemployment Rate

Keep Your Stress Level Low like the Unemployment Rate

  As you may have seen in the news, September boasted the lowest unemployment rate since 1969. At 3.7%, this is the lowest unemployment rate that most of us have experienced in our professional careers. With the national average being the lowest it has been in almost 50 years, it makes sense that this is […]

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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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