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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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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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