Seattle Staffing Agency Tips

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,…

Thinking of skipping on a Thank you note after an interview, don't

You may have heard you should send a thank you note after an interview and are wondering if it's something you really have to do. While some employers aren't bothered by job candidates who don't send a written thank you, many are. Why would…

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…

What do you really want to do?

What would you do with your time if money wasn’t a factor? Whose career are you completely jealous of? Figure out what your passion is and what it is that you’re really good at—your core values are key. And don’t just think about it…actively…

Seattle Job Search Tips

Remember That Your Resume (and LinkedIn Profile) Is Not a Tattoo Yes, your new resume is lovely. Your LinkedIn profile, breathtaking. However, if they don’t position you as a direct match for a particular role that you’re gunning for, don’t…
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Multiple ways to apply for jobs

Don’t Limit Yourself to Online Applications You want that job search to last and last? Well, then continue to rely solely on submitting online applications. You want to accelerate this bad boy? Don’t stop once you apply online for that…
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Pointers to improve your resume in Bellevue

It's deceptively easy to make mistakes on your resume and exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once an employer gets it. So prevention is critical, whether you're writing your first resume or revising it for a mid-career job search.…
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Are you an Obvious Fit? Redmond Job Seeker

Make Yourself a “Smack-in-the-Forehead” Obvious Fit When you apply for a job via an online application process, it’s very likely that your resume will first be screened by an applicant tracking system and then (assuming you make this…

Looking for a Job in Seattle?

Hiring managers can smell desperation a mile away and they don’t like it. If you’re looking for a job, then act like your job hunt is your job. Keep a schedule, create task lists and execute them, and do everything you would do if you had…

Set Goals and Get Organized

Job searching is a tiring process, and it’s easy to burn-out. Set reasonable, achievable goals for yourself. For example, you might aim to apply to ten jobs per week. Then, be sure to set aside time to complete these goals. You might have…