Seattle Staffing Agency Tips

Defining Success

Measure Your Own Success How do you define success? Is it the size of your paycheck or having the corner office? Is it the feeling you get when you know you did a great job on a project (praise from the boss doesn't hurt) or the one…

Email bogging you down

Only check email at specific times during the day, and try to limit it to only 4-5 times a day. If you don’t have nearly this much self control, use a tool like Inbox Pause to keep emails from showing up in your inbox until you’re…

If You're Overwhelmed by Work

1. Make sure your to do list is up to date, and do a quick gut check to make sure that you've been spending your time on what's most important. 2. Knock out a few emails. If you don't already, try using a "quick answer" tag that you add to…

Social Media and Your Career

It's not just your current employer you have to worry about. According to a 2013 study by CareerBuilder, more employers are finding reasons not to hire candidates because of their social media presence. Some said they took candidates out of…

No Shortcuts to finding the right job in Seattle

There’s no true shortcut to securing a new job. Always make the extra effort. Whether it’s tailoring your resume for a job or sending a thank you message after an interview…the extra work you invest shows your interest and professionalism.…

Interview Tips for the "Tell me more about yourself" question

1. Work History in a Nutshell Start by briefly introducing your professional story. Outline your experience, showing a trajectory from early career until now. Keep the focus on your current or most recent position—where you can speak directly…

Give yourself permission to fail

The only way you’ll ever take a risk in life is if you’re permitted to fail. And though many leaders give their employees permission to fail because they understand the critical nature of failure in success, human beings are much less likely…

Share advice at a workshop or a event

Donate time to share your insights at an industry or career workshop or a for a student club. While it can take time (and a little courage) to prepare a talk, move your butt to the event and speak to a crowd, it’s an awesome way to shed light…

Just starting your career?

Set clear goals The very first step is goal determination: What exactly does "career" mean for you? Is this associated with a certain amount of money? Do you want to reach a particular position? Only when you have a clear idea of what…

How to leverage LinkedIn Company Profiles

Use LinkedIn Company Profiles to Learn About Employers LinkedIn company profiles are a good way to glean at-a-glance information on a company in which you're interested. Company profiles provide an excellent window to your connections…

To keep it simple...or not...

Keep it Simple We’ll talk about getting creative in order to stand out in a minute. But the most basic principle of good resume formatting and design? Keep it simple. Use a basic but modern font, like Helvetica, Arial, or Century Gothic.…

Bellevue Job Tip, Make the best first impressions...

Be Authentic, Upbeat, Focused, Confident, Candid, and Concise.   Once the interview starts, the key to success is the quality and delivery of your responses. Your goal should always be authenticity, responding truthfully to…

Career tips for Job Seekers in Seattle

Keep your eyes on the prize: Every person you meet is a potential door to a new opportunity—personally or professionally. Build good bridges even in that just-for-now job, because you never know how they’ll weave into the larger picture…

Learn a new skill

Learn a new skill. Whether you love or hate your job, why not prepare yourself to take on a future career path that you are interested in? Develop a new skill and invest your energy in fostering it. If it’s also something that could help…

Advanced Search Options

You can save time job searching by using advanced search options on job boards. All the major job boards (like Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com, CareerBuilder, Monster, and Dice) have an “Advanced Search” option where you can search by keyword,…