One piece of advice we almost always give candidates after an interview is to send a thank you note. We don’t give this advice casually – we think it’s a powerful step in the job process and does actually help candidates get offers.
If you’re searching and feeling overwhelmed, you’re definitely not alone. Try focusing your search in these three places to get the results you want.
For our unofficial, unauthorized hot take: Portland is a great place to live. And lots of people agree with us! We added almost 20,000 new residents from 2018 to 2019, most of whom moved here from other states. That’s almost 54 new neighbors per day. In the last decade, 400,000 people have set down roots […]
“Cory, counteroffers: good or bad?” We’re guilty of constantly using dating analogies in the job search. The interview is like a first date, the offer is a proposal to define the relationship, and working is a long-term relationship. The counteroffer is that last-ditch attempt to save a failing relationship. It’s not inherently a bad thing, […]
By Perlita Anzures-Flores In June, I will be graduating from Portland State University with a degree in Marketing and Advertising. This seems a lot closer now that I’m on the other side of Spring Break, so I have mapped out steps to look for a job while I finish up my last term of college. […]
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 contract temporary, 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 […]
By Mac Prichard 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 […]
By Mac Prichard 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 […]
We’ve gone video! Boly:Welch’s HR Recruiters, Cory Mlady and Abby Engers recently launched a vlog series covering everything from your job search to struggles that employers have finding great talent – and it’s taking off like wildfire! In this video, they discuss the importance of knowing what you want, the very foundation of a successful […]