Seattle Staffing Agency Tips

Your Job Search is the most important thing

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…

Bring clarity about your value to your prospective employer.

Clarify your "selling points" and the reasons you want the job. Prepare to go into every interview with three to five key selling points in mind, such as what makes you the best candidate for the position. Have an example of each selling…

Words to banish from your corporate communications

Touchbase (and other corporate jargon) We need to remove corporate jargon from the world’s vocabulary. “Touchbase”, “connect”, “take offline”, and the like are all passive phrases. Instead of asking someone to touch base…

Measure your own success.

How do you define success? Is it the size of your paycheck or having the corner office? Is it the feeling you get when you know you did a great job on a project (praise from the boss doesn't hurt) or the one you get when you know you helped…

Network with Everyone

Network With Everyone — Not Just the Bigwigs I think the most effective networking includes the informal kind which happens in daily life — at your kid’s soccer game, at the dentist’s office, at parties, etc. If someone says, ‘What…

Bellevue Career Tips

"Diversify your skill set." It's good to master your usual set of skills, but don't get stagnant. Continue to develop your love of learning. If your job has tuition reimbursement perks, take advantage of it! Set out to learn a new skill. If…

Get Help

Utilize free or inexpensive services that provide career counseling and job search assistance such as college career offices, state Department of Labor offices or your local public library. Many libraries provide workshops, programs, classes,…

Questions to ask at the interview

There are many questions you can ask at your interview, these are pertinent to your performance. Understanding how your potential new manager will measure your success is key in both understanding the company priorities, as well as their…

Going to a networking event?

You are going to need a few conversation starters... "What do you think about [insert relevant topic germane to the event or person here]?" “Wow, I just can’t believe all the crazy news headlines today. What a week!” “Any chance…

Numbers, numbers and more numbers...

Putting together a resume? Give ’Em the Numbers Use as many facts, figures, and numbers as you can in your bullet points. How many people were impacted by your work? By what percentage did you exceed your goals? By quantifying your accomplishments,…

Kicking it in reverse...

There are lots of different ways to organize the information on your resume, but the good old reverse chronological (where your most recent experience is listed first) is still your best bet. Unless it’s absolutely necessary in your situation,…

Seattle Job Search Tip #1

Create your online career brand. The job market is slowly evolving from a paradigm of job-seekers and employers using job boards to find each other to one in which employers find job-seekers online — whether through LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook,…

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…

Don’t complain about Mondays.

It’s like wearing a huge sign that says: “I hate my job and do not want to be here.” It’s fine to be looking forward to down time, but work time shouldn’t feel that bad. If you hate your career that much, you don’t have the right…

Excel at Phone Interviews in Seattle

Master the phone interview. Your first interview will be a phone interview. It was the top method listed for conducting first interviews. But sadly, job seekers don’t feel as comfortable with phone interviews as they do with in-person interviews. An…