In-depth info by local experts for job seekers and workers.
Learning how to tap the hidden job market is the best thing you can ever do for your career. It can be summed up in one word: network. Here’s how to identify and go after job openings before they are advertised or posted.More
You’ve been offered a job over the phone, but you still don’t have a formal offer letter. Find how you can survive this waiting game without jeopardizing your chances on landing your dream job.More
The job interview I was conducting had been going well. But when I asked if the candidate had any questions for me, he stared at me with terror on his face and finally mumbled, “Um, no, not really.” Don’t let that happen to you. Here are examples of questions you can ask a potential employer.More
In recent years, it seems that good manners have come to be thought of as a “nice to have,” or even a sign of weakness. In fact, manners and the use of etiquette are powerful tools. Observing these 12 basic rules will put you light-years ahead of most people.More
College classes will begin soon. Do you know which majors will get you hired? A recent study provides guidance about technology-related occupations with the highest demand over the next five years.More
According to a recent survey, there is disagreement about whether career development should be the responsibility of an individual, an employer or the individual’s college. This means you need to take ownership in driving your career advancement. Here’s how.More
You would think that getting fired is out of your control and that there isn’t much you can do to influence such a seemingly catastrophic event. But you are not completely powerless. Here’s how to make a graceful exit without burning any bridges.More
Turning a summer gig into a permanent job is a tricky task, but it can be done if you take these simple steps to increase the value of your personal brand.More
For many jobs, you must first get through a telephone interview before you’re invited to an in-person interview, so don’t discount the importance of it. To increase your odds of advancing to the next step in the hiring process, treat telephone interviews with the same level of importance as you’d treat in-person interviews. Here’s how…More
All the talent and brains in the world will not help you succeed if you don’t have the persistence to use them to pursue your goals. Remember that every action you take, no matter how small, leads to success.More
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.
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.
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.