Seattle Staffing Agency Tips

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,…

Develop One New Skill

Select One Skill to Develop You cannot realistically acquire all of the skills and experiences required while searching for a new job. However, select one specific skill you are lacking, and make an effort to develop that skill. For…

Are you Prepared to dominate your job search?

Be Prepared. Have a voice mail system in place and sign-up for a professional sounding email address. Consider getting a separate email account to use for your job search, so you can stay organized. Put your cell phone number on your resume…
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Job Interview Tips

You’re almost there. Your resume landed you an interview and now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to prepare? To find the answer, I looked back on my interviews, sifted through research, and most importantly, asked…

Resume and LinkedIn

Does your resume match your LinkedIn? While your resume may very well be a ‘condensed’ version of your LinkedIn (so that it fits on one or two pages), for positions that do show up in both places, be sure that details such as a job title,…

Interview Tips for Seattle Candidates

Develop a Connection with the Interviewer In addition to indicating what you know about the company, you should also try to develop a connection to your interviewer. Know the interviewer's name, and use it during the job interview. (If you're…