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Hiring Horror Stories: True tales of scary interviews told by employers

Let’s face it: the hiring process can be scary for everyone involved. The whole thing is a bubbling cauldron of terror. Job seekers have a lot to fear, from ghosting employers to a lifetime of filling out online application forms. But employers have terrors of their own to confront, and I thought now would be

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Why are we working more and more?

In the 1930s, economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that by the end of the century technology would have progressed to the point where the average person would quite easily have lived on a 15-hour work week. The other time could be dedicated to personal projects and betterment. Yet in the past couple decades, Americans on

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Intern’s Corner: My Moment

As I prepare to return to school for my final year at Portland State University, I feel grateful for my summer internship at Boly:Welch. This summer, I have learned about the importance of networking and company values. In addition to these important lessons, my takeaways from this summer are: 1. Work life balance is important:

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An Introvert’s Guide to Surviving an Open Office

You’re no doubt sitting in an open office right now, listening to coworkers diligently tapping away on keyboards and speaking loudly into phone receivers, while trying to avoid being pulled into an intense conversation two seats down. These are just a few of the complexities of the modern workplace, where walls are coming down and

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How to Make a Career Change When Workers Are In Demand

With only three months left in 2018, the Portland economy is looking strong. Unemployment is hovering around 3.8%. Talented, qualified candidates are in demand as employers struggle to find enough candidates for the increasing amount of open positions. Now’s the time to take advantage of the strong economy, and reach for a new Your holiday

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