Writing Effective Job Descriptions: 8 Tips That Will Attract Top Talent

Competition for top talent is fierce. Companies with the best chance of landing these ideal candidates must capture their interest as quickly as possible. The best place to start is with the job description. To create job descriptions and postings…

My New Job Was the Answer to My Prayers

Let’s be honest. Not everyone loves their job. But when you have bills to pay and need steady income, you literally can’t afford to be picky. Richard Duenas understood this all too well. Richard was in a job he didn’t…

My New Job Offers Better Pay and Benefits – I Am One Step Closer to Seeing My Family Again

Firas Aakool was an experienced HVAC System Engineer in Iraq. Though he enjoyed his job, and had worked for the same company for more than 13 years, the situation in Iraq continued to become more and more unsafe. He made…

Succession Planning: What You Need to Do

Every company faces an employee’s departure at some point. When an employee is in a professional or IT position, however, their exit can make things more difficult for an entire department or organization – particularly if there is no succession plan…

Every Job is an Opportunity to Find the Right Fit

Kathryn Roper had experience working in management, hospitality and finance. And while she'd gained multiple skills, she was frustrated by the lack of room for growth and advancement. It was time for a change in atmosphere, so she decided to…

8 TED Talks to Help Jumpstart Staff Innovation

"Where do you get your ideas?" Ask any innovator, and they’ll tell you, “Everywhere.” Chances to innovate are all around us, but we often miss them if we’re not in the right frame of mind for innovation. Here are eight…

The Best Leaders Have Mastered These Traits

There are many effective ways to lead. Compare great leaders from various areas of expertise, however, and you’ll see a pattern emerge: No matter how disparate their leadership styles, the best leaders have all mastered a certain set of traits.…

Midyear Check: 2017 Seattle Hiring Trends

Seattle continues to have one of the fastest-growing local economies in the country, with professional and business service jobs growing at a rate higher than that of Washington state and the U.S. in general. While this is promising news for…

A Positive Attitude Can Have a Positive Impact on Your Career

When life doesn’t go as planned, it’s easy to fall down a rabbit hole of sadness, frustration and negativity. Why didn’t things go the way I wanted? Everything would have been perfect if they had. It may not be always…

Temporary Work Opened Many Doors For Me

For most of his adult life, Robert Rios was what he calls a "job gypsy." He worked random construction and manufacturing jobs and was content going wherever life led him. Robert didn’t feel a need to have a job that…