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How to Prepare for the Next Recession

How to Prepare for the Next Recession

For those of us who experienced the Great Recession, even hearing whispers that a recession is likely to occur in the next few years is enough to make us cringe. For those of you who had the luxury of not experiencing the Great Recession of the late 2000s, you missed out on a high unemployment […]

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Adding the Extras to Your First Post Grad Resume

Adding the Extras to Your First Post Grad Resume

You have spent the past four years (or more depending on your area of study) preparing yourself for a career in the real world. Finally, it is time to put yourself out there and apply for the jobs that you were working towards during all of those late night study sessions, lengthy lectures and exhaustive […]

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May Day or Mayday?

May Day or Mayday?

Some think of it as a day to welcome Spring with Instagram worthy activities (think Maypoles and floral crowns), while others place importance on May 1st as a day to recognize workers worldwide. Seattleites however… Well, our city has come to view May Day as a day of peaceful protests followed by anarchy.  In fact, […]

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The Importance of Age Diversity

The Importance of Age Diversity

When was the last time that you allowed an age-based bias to infiltrate your hiring practices? Your first thought is likely, “I would never allow bias to affect my hiring decisions”; however, it happens more often than we would like to admit. Maybe you have thought that a candidate was too young to fill a […]

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Roughing It (and Surviving) in the Workplace

Roughing It (and Surviving) in the Workplace

With summer and camping season rapidly approaching in the Pacific Northwest, many of us are considering how well we can actually “rough it” out there in the wilderness; however, you don’t have to go far to discover how well you are able to confront uncomfortable situations. In fact, a weekend in the forest isn’t even […]

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How to Spark Joy in Your Career (Marie Kondo Style)

How to Spark Joy in Your Career (Marie Kondo Style)

Minimalism is the newest organizational trend to pop up, and leading the way is Marie Kondo, author of the New York Time’s #1 Best Seller “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” and inspiration behind the Netflix original show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”. Even if you haven’t read […]

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How to Update Your LinkedIn Summary

How to Update Your LinkedIn Summary

According to Business Insider Intelligence, LinkedIn passed the 500,000,000 users mark in 2017. Breaking it down even further, they reported that there are approximately 260 million active users monthly—with 40% of those users checking LinkedIn daily. With over a half of a billion users since its startup in 2002, this platform is just as much […]

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Spring into Action

Spring into Action

Just a few weeks ago, our schedule shifted slightly as we were forced to set our clocks forward an hour. Sure, losing that hour of sleep was difficult; however, it is not the only adjustment that we should be making now that the first day of spring has officially passed. As the summer months approach, […]

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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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