For Job Seekers

Whether you’re just getting started or you’re already deep into your job search, we know the process can be complicated. That’s why we’ve assembled a list of resources written by our recruiters and other trusted experts. We hope these resources will help bring more transparency and focus to your job search.


Upcoming Workshops

Join us for a fun and practical exploration into the secrets of the job search.

Boly:Welch 101

LinkedIn Workshop

LinkedIn Workshop
Tuesday, May 24 | 12-1pm PT
Free Virtual Meeting via ZOOM

Have you been wondering how to take advantage of LinkedIn for job seeking, networking, and personal branding? Learn how!

Boly:Welch 101

Networking Workshop

Networking + Informational Interviews
Tuesday, May 31 | 12-12:45pm PT
Free Virtual Meeting via ZOOM

Learn a practical, easy, and stress-free approach to meeting new people and getting what you want out of your career.

Boly:Welch 101

You Graduated! Now What? Workshop

You Graduated! Now What? Workshop
Wednesday, June 1 | 12:30-1:30pm PT
Free Virtual Meeting via ZOOM

You graduated! Congratulations! Now what? Let us help you figure out what to do next to get the job you want.

Boly:Welch 101

Working with a Recruiter Workshop

Working with a Recruiter
Tuesday, June 7 | 12-12:45pm PT
Free Virtual Meeting via ZOOM

Ever wonder about the best way to work with a recruiter? Or what recruiters really do? Two experts spill their secrets on the job search!

Job Seeker Resources

Need resume and cover letter tips, interview advice, and more? We’ve got your back!

This Book Will Change Your Job Search!

Ever been frustrated looking for a new job? Follow Teddy, a Boly:Welch office dog, as he helps you figure out, spot, and score your dream job.


Maybe! Our work is driven by the needs of our employer-clients, and we’re best equipped to help job seekers with experience in one of our specialty areas: Accounting, Financial Services, Footwear & Apparel, Human Resources, Legal, and Office Administration. If your skills and experience are outside these areas, we probably won’t be much help — it’s a bit like a tax attorney trying to assist with your divorce.

Our Contract Temporary roles generally require the same degree of experience as our Direct-Hire roles; the primary difference is duration, rather than skill level. In addition, these roles are usually full-time during normal office hours.

We are probably not the best resource for you at this point. Our employer-clients want to hire people who want their specific job, rather than just any job. You can think of us as matchmakers — we want to help make the best match possible for both the employer and employee. That process can take a while, even for well-qualified job seekers. However, we do have several free resources and workshops available to make your search easier!

You can decide where you have the most experience, but not to worry. We have a real live person reviewing each incoming resume who will route your information to the specialty recruiter best suited to support your job search. And we work very collaboratively internally, so if your experience spans multiple specialties, you’ll be introduced to the appropriate recruiters during your initial meeting in our office.

No, only one submission is needed. We’ll review your resume generally to determine if we might be a good resource in your job search. If a recruiter reaches out to chat further or schedule an in-person meeting, you can discuss your interest in particular jobs at that point. Once you’ve interviewed with a recruiter, you’ll be considered for all the roles they are working on, so there is no need to submit your resume a second time.

Maybe! But probably not. Career transitions aren’t generally our strongpoint, especially if you’re coming from a field that we don’t work in at all. If you see a particular job on our website that aligns with your background, please do apply! If you don’t hear from anybody, feel free to follow up with us at Even if we’re not able to help with your career transition, our Career Advisor can offer some suggestions for how to optimize your search.

While we’re best equipped to help job seekers who are already living in the Portland area, if your move date is coming up soon, go ahead and reach out to get the process started. If you don’t yet have definite plans to move, check out our relocation guide and feel free to reach out on our website chat if you’d like to discuss your potential move.

Unfortunately, we’re not able to help out with everyone’s search, and if that’s the case, it’s likely that a recruiter won’t be reaching out. But we know that you came to us looking for help, and we hate to leave people with nothing! If you’ve submitted your resume and haven’t heard back after 2 or 3 business days, feel free to chat with us on our website or via email at Our Career Advisor can discuss your job search and offer some direction for resources that might be more helpful.

If you’re working as a Contract Temporary employee, we know you’ll have questions. Learn more here.

Employers, please call us directly with job orders at 503-242-1300 or via

Candidates, looking for a job? Apply to a specific job (see job postings for details) or send your resume to for consideration across our range of specialty areas.

Boly:Welch is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. As part of this commitment, Boly:Welch will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or call (503) 242-1300.

Our office is located in the Power + Light Building at 920 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 100 (the Mezzanine Level) in downtown Portland.

We’re across the street from the Hilton downtown and kitty corner to the Duniway Hotel. Call us at 503.242.1300 if you get lost!

Riding the MAX
• Exit at the Pioneer Courthouse Square stop
• Follow Sixth Ave. south to 920 SW Sixth Ave., between Taylor & Salmon

• SW 5th and Salmon
• SW 4th and Taylor
• SW Taylor between Broadway and Park

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