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Many job seekers take a break from job searching during the holidays. It’s a hectic time of year, and it can be a challenge to juggle getting ready for the holidays with keeping a job hunt moving forward. But, that may be a mistake. Contrary to what you might think, hiring doesn’t stop…(Read More)

Fast is a fact of life these days, especially when it comes to business. No matter the industry, chances are you’re part of a team that’s expected to be agile, always-on, and able to pivot priorities based on anything from the company’s quarterly earnings to a client’s whims—all, of…(Read More)

You already know that encouragement and a sense of empowerment lead to a happier, more productive work life. And the more positive the environment, the less caffeine you and your team need to power through the day. When it’s clear that you’re appreciated, you practically generate your own energy. So, how do you…(Read More)

You walk through the revolving door of the lobby toward the elevator, soaking in your surroundings—there’s not a familiar face in the building. You straighten out your suit, press #12, and take a deep breath: Once those doors re-open, your first week of work will officially begin. Whether it’s your first…(Read More)

Everyone knows first impressions are important, but it’s less obvious that the “first impression” for a new job can take 60, 90, or even 180 days to make. Why? In large companies, it can take that long just to meet all of the important business partners and customers with whom you will be working…(Read More)

Written By: Taylor Gordon, Senior Account Executive at West Coast Careers When we evaluate the competitive nature of today’s job market here in Seattle, and even on a national scale, it is simply not enough anymore to just show up on the day of your interview and hope you will get the job. As…(Read More)

1. You’re Living the Status Quo If you’ve been at the same company and position without any advancement or promotion for the past three years—and you want to continue moving your career forward—it’s time to look elsewhere. Even in a large organization where promotions are tough to come by, you…(Read More)

Written By: Taylor Gordon, Senior Account Executive, West Coast Careers Let’s talk resume writing specifically for Sales Professionals. This is perhaps the #1 topic that I get asked about in my job on a daily basis. Luckily, and surprisingly, I’ve grown to love resume writing over the years – I should seriously consider starting…(Read More)

Many resolve to improve themselves in some capacity in the new year: lose weight, get in shape, get a promotion, make more money, spend more time with family and friends, work less, etc. But career achieving goals is a complex business–they take time, thought and strategy. Small, simple changes lay the foundation for major…(Read More)