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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…

Cloud-Base Your Career Materials

You’re scrolling through job listings over your lunch break, and suddenly you see your dream job. Naturally, you want to apply immediately—but then you realize your career materials are all on a zip drive you left at home. And that means…