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In 2018, we saw that 5.3% of Americans (that’s more just over eight million people) worked from home. Who knows what the statistic will look like for 2020 because of COVID-19. With the pandemic forcing the majority of the population to work from home, video conferences and meetings are the new norm…(Read More)

Now that we are adjusting to living in a virtual work environment, how prepared are you and your team to pull off your next project? It’s a daunting task, but it’s not insurmountable if you keep some simple yet powerful concepts in mind. West Coast Careers wants to share five tips that will…(Read More)

As an employer, it’s always important to know that the demands of applicants are always changing. Consequentially, if you’re not paying attention to those changes, then you’re going to lag behind your competitors. This could cause you to lose the talent you need. The hiring process can also be challenging and inefficient…(Read More)

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)