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Hiring managers look to “hard” technical skills first, but the “soft” interpersonal skills often seal the deal. Follow these tips on how and when to communicate both kinds of skills for maximum value.More
Many people find negotiating uncomfortable — especially when it comes to discussing starting salaries. Even though some have a more natural ability than others, anyone can learn the skill. Here are eight tips for preparing for salary negotiations in your next job interview.More
Moonlighting is nothing to be ashamed of; it can be a good answer to underemployment, and can be the path to greater job satisfaction and fulfillment (not to mention solvency). Following one simple rule will help ensure success.More
A new demographic group, called Generation Z, is about to emerge in the workforce. A recent study reveals their attitudes about work and how they may affect hiring trends in the near future.More
If you’re looking for a job outside your current employer, it can be helpful to avoid giving away your job search so it won’t sour your relationship with your boss. Shhh…here are six tips to keep your job search quiet.More
Even if you aren’t an introvert, you can use these three easy one-liners for meeting and greeting new people.More
Don’t leave a job interview wondering where you stand. Here are some techniques for professionally closing an interview, ensuring that the hiring manager will know you want the job and that you will know the next steps in the hiring process.More
Has the recession turned your resume into a series of stops, starts and concurrent, short-term jobs? Take these steps to tidy up your work history and impress hiring managers.More
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
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.
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.