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March 31, 2015 at 1:00 AM

How your wardrobe can color your interview

Got an interview for your dream job? Better leave the orange tie at home. Here are the good, the bad and the just plain ugly color choices for wardrobe makeovers that can leave a lasting first impression.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: appearance, interviewing, makeover

March 30, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Little work experience? Here’s what to include on your resume

Are you about to graduate from high school or college, but don’t have many jobs to include in the “Work Experience” section of your resume? Don’t worry; here are several types of experience to include that you might not have thought about.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career advancement, job search, resumes

March 26, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Tips and tricks for avoiding retirement

Want to keep on working past retirement age? If you want to remain in the game, people need to know you are still playing. Here’s what do to.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career planning, discrimination, office politics

March 24, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Do you know your career’s purpose?

Are you working merely for the next paycheck, or is there some deeper meaning to your career? These tips can help determine whether you’re on the career path best suited to you.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: finding your passion, motivation, work/life balance

March 23, 2015 at 1:00 AM

When you’ve interviewed, but haven’t heard back about the job

Here’s what to do during the agonizing time between having an interview and finding out whether or not you got the job.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: interviewing, job search

March 19, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Is it time to quit your job?

Knowing how to quit a job with class is an important tool in your career toolkit.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career change, communication, networking

March 17, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Think locally when job searching globally

Whether you’re from out of town looking to break into the Seattle market or running off to drier climates, follow these tips about relocating to make sure local recruiters welcome you with open arms.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: LinkedIn, recruiting, relocation

March 16, 2015 at 1:00 AM

How temporary work can help you discover your career direction

Trying to figure out your career direction or find a new career? Then you might find it helpful to work at a temp agency to give different jobs, companies and industries a try.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career change, returning to the workforce, temping

March 12, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Bouncing back from a professional setback in 5 steps

How to turn a setback into a learning experience that propels you toward success.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career advancement, goals, morale, stress

March 10, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Tips to find a job that allows you to work from home

Working from home is not all cozy slippers and jammies. It takes discipline, focus and organization — and it also helps to learn these tips about how to find the best telecommuting jobs in Seattle.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: communication, telecommuting, work/life balance

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Blog contributors

Randy Woods Writes about job-search tools, networking techniques and other tips to help you land your dream job.

Lisa Quast is a certified career coach, mentor, business consultant, former corporate executive and author based in the Seattle area.

Karen Burns is the author of The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl, a career guide based on her 59 jobs over 40 years in 22 cities.

Former contributors

Kristen Fife is a senior recruiter, career mentor, blogger and resume consultant.

Michelle Goodman is the author of "My So-Called Freelance Life" and "The Anti 9-to-5 Guide."

Matt Youngquist is the president of Career Horizons, a career counseling firm.

Natalie Singer is a Seattle writer, editor and small-business owner.

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