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Want to make forward progress in your career?

Being ambitious in your career doesn't mean you need to be a ruthless workaholic who uses other people to climb the ladder; it means being curious, hardworking, excited, and open to new opportunities, even when you least expect them. It means…

Take control of your job search like a boss.

Consider the hiring manager’s perspective Keep in mind that, even if you’re desperate for a job, the company is almost as anxious to find someone capable to hire. Most companies need to attract the best talent, but don’t have their pick.…

Career Advice for Women

Networking Horizontally: Networking is one of the most crucial parts of building a career or business. One ignored part of networking that is extremely useful is Horizontal Networking. Networking doesn’t always mean attending events or…

3 things to differentiate you in the workplace

Always Acknowledge People Who Help You It may sound simple to acknowledge those who offer assistance, but it's genuinely a significant gesture. Whether someone gives you five minutes of his or her time or an introduction to a potential…

Do you have a plan for your career?

Have a Job Target You Believe In Be clear on what you want, why you want it and what qualifies you… Without clarity from the very start, virtually every stage that follows will be based on little more than a hunch — and that is an extremely…

Emerging Job Trends in Seattle and Bellevue

It will be harder for job seekers to land interviews There are two reasons for this. First, employers are utilizing a more cumbersome applicant screening processes.  Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) require more time to sift through all…

Tough Sales Job Interview Questions Asked in Redmond

“Why do you want to work in sales?” The biggest mistake you can make when answering this question is to simply say, “Because I like it,” or worse, “Because the money is good.” This doesn't really tell the interviewer anything…

Bellevue Sample Thank-you letter

This is a sample letter, its just a template please customize to fit your situation Good afternoon, XYZ, Thank you for taking the time to speak with me yesterday about the staff writer position with Business News Daily. It was a pleasure…

Miscellaneous Resume Tip's

Ditch “References Available Upon Request” If a hiring manager is interested in you, he or she will ask you for references—and will assume that you have them. There’s no need to address the obvious (and doing so might even make you look…

How to add Education to your resume

Experience First, Education Second Unless you’re a recent graduate, put your education after your experience. Chances are, your last couple of jobs are more important and relevant to you getting the job than where you went to college. Also…

Keywords Matter

If you are wondering what recruiters see when they glance through your resume, Here is a quick and easy way to see which keywords are most present on your resume—using a word cloud app. It’s simple: You paste your resume into a word cloud…

12 changes to make your resume easy to read

1. Don’t Center Any of Your Text Even your section headings should be aligned to the left. This improves readability because the eye naturally returns to the left margin once it’s ready to move on to the next line of text. 2. Align Your…

Job Loss Happens...

Be More Than Prepared Always have an up-to-date resume ready to send. You never know when an opportunity that is too good to pass up might come along. If you're not on LinkedIn yet, create a LinkedIn Profile and start making connections who…

Does your resume do its job?

A resume is a marketing document, not a legal document. It needs to showcase you. You are so much more than a collection of skills and educational attainments! Right now, your resume is not doing its job for you because there is so little…

Seattle Salary Negotiations

When you're finally down to the wire on your impending job offer, there will come a time to talk numbers. "That one last conversation — where you negotiate salary — can unnerve even the most savvy job seeker." While most employers expect…