Earlier this month I attended “Evolution of the Gay-borhood” co-hosted by the Greater Seattle Businesses Association (GSBA) and Out for Sustainability. The event focused on defining the notion of a Gayborhood and had voices from around the community to speak about various topics related to retaining the neighborhood’s identity and sense of place. One of the standout presenters was Louise Chernin, CEO of the GSBA. She articulately defined the meaning of a Gayborhood. Her definition…
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While the Great Recession is quickly becoming a distant memory, a number of people are still caught up in its wake. Many still struggle to find balance and get back on their feet. Optimism is on the rebound however with new opportunities beginning to sprout up daily. To help improve my own job hunting skills and get a better understanding of the market’s…
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Since its launch, Facebook has been on a steady march for the open web. Following the company’s history you can see some of the subtle signs. First it was a move away from college exclusivity and most recently it adopted hashtags to make content searchable. Last week Facebook took its efforts to make data public further by announcing the ability…
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Despite being a rather standard document in the job hunting process, resumes come in a variety of different formats. To shed light on the subtle differences I’ve researched a few of the common types and provided a brief summary of each below. Chronological Resume Often thought of as the default style, the chronological resume lists your most recent experiences followed…
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“Bark, woof, grr…” These are common sounds which often fill my weekend. As a dog dad I frequently visit off-leash areas with my four legged friend Judo. While I’d like to say I’m completely unbiased, I do have a few favorites. Below are my top picks. Magnuson Located in Seattle’s Sand Point neighborhood, Magnuson is one of the city’s finest. The park…
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Late last year a friend proposed a question to me as I was ending my relationship with a former employer. She asked, “Why don’t you try working for yourself?” She asked.   Always a company man, I was taken back by the suggestion. Working for myself seemed like a distant dream, not something I could realistically achieve in my mid-twenties.  After all,…
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  Quick and simple post. I’m… Reading: Getting Real American Savage On Writing Well Watching: North America Felt Does Someone Have to Go Dragon Ball Z Youtube Clips Playing: Pokémon Black 2 Sim City Learning: More effective ways to workout Direct communication techniques  Dreaming of: A vacation to Barcelona Financial stability Working on: Marx Foods social media support Goodwill digital…
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As a Northwesterner raised by a Midwesterner and Southerner, coffee was a foreign substance in my household.  In its place was pop – a drink often rationed by my siblings and I. Coffee didn’t enter my life in a meaningful way until I returned to Seattle in 2007 for college at the University of Washington.   After years of drinking…
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As a professional teetering in-between unemployment and part-time communications consulting, it’s easy to lose track of the big picture and forget to count accomplishments. This week I reached two important personal goals. I won my first independent new business pitch and launched joshuaholland.co. In honor of these milestones, this post is dedicated to a few of my key accomplishments since…
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Happy to announce joshuaholland.co is now live! As explained in “Adding Another Thread to the Web,” the site will serve as a central hub for me on the web and is an updated version of a childhood dream. It’s not perfect but after hacking it together from scratch I’ve learned a website shares a lot of similarities to crafting a blog post. There is…
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