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October 30, 2014 at 1:00 AM

How your resume can make you look younger

If you suspect age discrimination is crimping your job hunt, make sure that your resume is not part of the problem. Here’s how to make yourself look younger (virtually, that is).


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: discrimination, job hunt, job search, resumes

October 28, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Taking the fear out of talking about yourself

Some people regard public speaking as something nearly as scary as Ebola. But by following these simple oration techniques, job seekers can calm their nerves and sail through their next interview.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: interviews, public speaking, self-promotion, stress

October 27, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Looking for a new job? Why it might be better to stay

Are you considering a different job? Before you jump into the job search process, take the time to consider why you want to change jobs.


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

October 23, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Bad email habits to break today

Impress your bosses and co-workers — and make friends in the workplace — by using good email etiquette. Here’s how to break those annoying email habits that are unwelcome pretty much everywhere.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: communication, etiquette, office politics

October 21, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Informational interviews: How to not ask for a job

To get the most out of your next informational interview, follow these rules about keeping the focus on the company or overall industry — and don’t ask about a specific job opening.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career change, etiquette, informational interview, LinkedIn, networking

October 20, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Get through the dreaded panel interview like a pro

Many companies are changing their hiring practices to bring others into the process. Because of time constraints, this often means holding group interviews instead of individual job interviews. To be successful in panel interviews, follow these six tips.


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

October 16, 2014 at 1:00 AM

5 tips for fighting job burnout

Burned out at work? You don’t have to stay that way. Take charge of your life at work and at home.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: conflict, morale, motivation, stress

October 14, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Is seasonal work worth adding to your resume?

This may be one of the strongest years for seasonal hiring in more than a decade. But is it wise to include temporary retail work on a professional resume? These tips can help you decide.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: contracting, experience, resumes, seasonal hiring

October 13, 2014 at 1:00 AM

20 things that could be ruining your promotion opportunities

Wondering why it has been so difficult to move into a management position? The obstacle holding you back from moving up in your career is most likely YOU. Here are 20 things that could be ruining your promotion opportunities.


More in Work Life Blog | Topics: career advancement, management, promotions, skills

October 9, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Take (smart) risks to build your career

Risk-taking is scary but, in the long run, sticking with a “secure” status quo may be even riskier. Here’s some advice on how to cope with the fear.


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

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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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