Employment News

What Santa Claus can teach you about your career 

Many of us look towards role models when figuring out how we want to live our lives, and having a professional role model is no exception. When choosing a person to help us shape our own career paths, we often look to mentors or successful individuals in our chosen fields, celebrities, or even ...

How to job hunt this holiday season 

The holiday season is typically a time to gather with friends and family, reflect on the year that has passed, and think ahead to the new year— but for many folks it’s also a time to job hunt. The truth is, many companies don’t take the holidays off when seeking to fill open positions, ...

How to plan successful events and meetings

Whether you’re an admin or an engineer, there are some skills that will come in handy no matter what. Being able to organize events and meetings effectively is one of those skills—good organizational skills and tools will help you in virtually any field. If you’re in an administrative ...

How to stay focused at work during the holidays

Every year, as the weather gets colder and holiday shopping ads start appearing on TV (though admittedly those start showing up around Labor Day now), even the most diligent and focused employees find their attention wandering a bit. There’s a lot going on—travel plans, potluck food ...

Unlock your mind’s hidden potential with this trick

Who among us doesn’t want to reach our full potential? Most of us have been told by someone at least once during our lives—possibly a parent or other family member, or maybe a friend or someone else in a position of trust, like a teacher—that we have a great deal of potential for ...

New Year’s resolutions for career success in 2018

A new year is often looked at as an opportunity for making positive changes, and we’re all familiar with the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions—as we end each year and look forward to the next, we take stock of the things we want to improve upon or change in our lives. Those among ...

How to manage someone older than you

Most of us are used to a certain dynamic at work—those above us in the pecking order have typically been in the workforce longer and are older, and those below us are relatively newer to the world of work and are likely younger. However, this dynamic has effectively been thrown overboard in a ...

5 big mistakes Google’s head of HR sees on resumes

It’s a real truism in life: We often learn best from mistakes—both our mistakes and those that others have made. Humans are creatures of “trial and error”—we bravely take risks and try out new things. Sometimes we meet success; other times we hit unexpected obstacles and find ...

7 cities with the shortest work commutes

Lots of things factor into your decision making when you’re searching for a new job, and everyone has their own unique list of criteria to consider. You'll look at everything from job title and responsibilities to salary, perks, location, opportunities for growth, and more when you’re ...

What you can learn from the 2017 Washington State teacher of the year 

We all want our lives to be filled with purpose and to have a positive and lasting impact on the world around us. After all, having a life filled with meaning is a key component of a personally satisfying existence. This is not just a “nice to have” or something pleasant to daydream about ...