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May 21, 2015 at 1:00 AM

How to find your purpose in life

The secret to discovering your purpose in life is to actively hunt for it.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career planning, finding your passion, goals

May 19, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Summer is no time for a job-search vacation

While others are hitting the beach, job seekers should be doubling down on their networking efforts. Here are five reasons why summer may be the best time of year to find new work.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: job search strategy, networking, seasonal hiring

May 18, 2015 at 1:00 AM

How to get yourself noticed by upper management

Going to work each day and doing your job isn’t always enough if you want to get promoted or be given great projects or assignments. Here are some outstanding strategies for standing out at work.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career advancement, promotions, self-promotion

May 14, 2015 at 1:00 AM

How to get your head hunted

Make yourself and your accomplishments more visible to attract headhunters — and that next great job.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career advancement, career planning, networking

May 12, 2015 at 1:00 AM

How stay-at-home moms can resume their careers

Mother’s Day has come and gone, but for many moms in the region, there is a desire for something more. Check out these tips on ways women can make their return-to-work journey as seamless as possible.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: flex time, returning to the workforce, skills, telecommuting, work/life balance

May 11, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Grads: These 4 things will transform your job search

With college graduation right around the corner, now is the time to use these four steps to perfect your job search and start seeing success.

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

May 7, 2015 at 1:00 AM

How to be a good — no, a great — boss

Being a good boss involves more than just being a nice guy/gal. Here are some tips.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career advancement, management, office politics

May 5, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Let your voice be heard in panel interviews

A panel interview may feel like getting the third degree in a police interrogation. Take control of the situation by using these tips to prepare and relieve stress.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: communication, interviewing, stress

May 4, 2015 at 1:00 AM

What to do if you don’t have the necessary job experience

Here are three simple solutions, if you’re seeking a job but are worried that you don’t have enough of the right experience.

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

April 30, 2015 at 8:22 AM

When you’re asked to write your own performance review

Knowing how to write your own performance review is a valuable career skill that needs to be in your toolbox.

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More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career advancement, office politics, self-promotion

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Blog contributors

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.

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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