For Candidates

Find your best path forward.
Maybe even a path you can’t yet imagine.
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Why do a whopping 98% of candidates respond to Big Wave’s outreach for open HR positions?

Because Big Wave is synonymous with the best HR opportunities in the Northwest.

Founder Chris Englin is the only all-HR recruiter across all industries and all levels in the region.

She tells it like it is. Helps you articulate your highest value. Serves as a tireless champion. And may be the catalyst to your next big career opportunity.

Her results are so stellar that candidates often become clients. Talk about a Big-Wave ripple effect!

“The most rewarding comment for me to hear? Candidates who say, ‘I was seen and listened to in a way I never experienced in any interview. You provided me with great advice and with your support, I landed my new role.’”


We've placed more than 1,000 HR professionals in the Seattle market.

Next Steps:


Submit your resumé


Inquire about the latest HR-related job opportunities


Schedule a career conversation with Chris Englin

(Appointments are limited in number)
Resume and LinkedIn profile expert

Matt Youngquist

Over 15,000 job seekers and counting—from entry-level to Fortune 100 executives—rely on Matt Youngquist to navigate uncharted employment waters. With his focus on career coaching, job hunting, outplacement, professional employment counseling, resumes, and LinkedIn profiles, Matt’s the career expert for candidates in the Northwest. As President of Career Horizons, he’s also delivered hundreds of group workshops. And his insights on employment are featured regularly in the media—including NPR, KING-5 TV, The Seattle Times, and the Puget Sound Business Journal.

“All praises to Big Wave Recruiting! To CEO Chris Englin for her remarkable dedication, responsiveness, and unwavering commitment to delivering outstanding results for her clients and organizations that she serves. Her commitment to delivering exceptional results is truly unparalleled. She takes the time to thoroughly understand the unique needs and requirements of her clients, ensuring that every candidate put forward was a perfect match. From the very first interaction, her passion for her work was palpable, and she has a genuine desire to assist her clients in finding the perfect match. Throughout the entire recruitment process, she consistently demonstrated an unwavering focus on doing the best job possible.”
William Wiggins
Sr. HR Consultant & Author