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Working with Recruiters: Why Shouldn’t I Just Go It Alone?

The job search process can feel a lot like dating sometimes. You look online, reach out to friends, go to places where you think you’ll meet just the right new partner, arrange a date, dress up, and try to make an amazing impression on your first meeting. Sometimes you feel that spark right away, and

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Temp, Temp-to-Hire, and Direct-Hire Jobs: Decoding Your Options as a Job Seeker

When you work with recruiters, you’ll likely hear a few terms that refer to the types of roles they have available. The three most common terms are temp, temp-to-hire, and direct-hire. Before I explain what each term means, let’s take a look at why an employer would choose to hire for a certain type of

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Employers Guide: Getting Ready for the Oregon Equal Pay Act

Beginning January 1, 2019, the major parts of the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 kick into effect. If you’re an Oregon employer, you’ve probably heard quite a bit about the Act. As a quick reminder: The Act has been called one of the broadest pay equity laws in the country. It covers: race, color,

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What New Hiring Managers Should Know

If you’ve ever thought interviewing as a candidate is stressful, you haven’t been on the other side of the table, trying to hire the perfect employee off a piece of paper and hour-long conversation. Given the high cost of a bad hire, you need to get it right the first time to avoid rebooting the

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New Year, New Job. But First You Need Clear Career Goals.

If you’re embarking on the hunt for a new job in the new year, you need a plan so you can hit the ground running in 2019. When job seekers ask me what’s the one thing they can do to prepare for a new job search, I tell them not to do anything until they

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