Seattle Staffing Agency Tips

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…

Job tips to succeed in Bellevue

Be a Problem Solver, Not a Complainer:  If you have a complaint about something, always have ideas about how to make it better. When you turn negativity into positive action, you will sound professional instead of whiny. Ask for Help…
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Bellevue, Job Search Tips, Thank you Matters

Thank You Matters I once placed a candidate into an engineering role with a company that manufactures packaging equipment. He was competing head-to-head with another engineer, who had similar talents and wanted the job just as badly. My candidate…

Seattle, Job Search Tips, LinkedIn Matters

If You’re Not on LinkedIn, You Very Nearly Don’t Exist Considering that more than 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn as their primary search tool, this is not an understatement. If you’re a professional, you need to not only be on LinkedIn,…
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Ultimate Guide to picking good job references in Redmond

You know you’re nearing the final stretch of an interview process (and that it’s looking good for you) when a potential employer asks these three questions: When would you be available to start? (Or, how much notice do you need to give…

Know Your Employment History

Be sure that you provide accurate information on your job applications and resume. Don't guess as to where you worked and when. If you don't remember the details, recreate your work history before you apply. The most important thing is that…

Bellevue Job Search Tips,

Accept That You Will Never Bore Anyone Into Hiring You Don’t get me wrong—you absolutely must come across as polished, articulate and professional throughout your job search. However, many people translate this into: Must. Be. Boring. Wrong,…

Email Etiquette Tip 2

2. Watch Your Tone Tone is how you, as a writer, can express your attitude in an email message. It influences how it is received. You usually want to make sure to come across to the recipient as respectful, friendly, and approachable. You…

Email Etiquette Tip 1

1. Mind Your Manners Even in a world where we are rushing to get things done as quickly as possible in order to move on to the next task, take the time to use good manners in your email. Don't neglect to say "please" and "thank you." When…

Quick Tips for Bellevue Opportunities

You need a specific cover letter, or your resume may not get looked at. You only have a few seconds to impress a hiring manager enough to select you for an interview. I know hiring managers who screen every application personally, and they…