Archive: January 2007
For 30 years, Rick Steves has been one of America's foremost authorities on traveling to Europe. But, as the Edmonds-based Steves describes it, trying to make a career out of travel writing is anything but a vacation.
Current position: Owner and creator of Karan Dannenberg Clothier a nine-year-old women's clothing boutique in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood that she said she created "on a wing, a prayer, a dream and my American Express card."
The average pay of a manufacturing worker in the Seattle area is $15 an hour, with most making from $12 to $18 an hour, according to PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.
The average pay of a marketing director in the Seattle area is $85,073 a year, with most making from $62,220 to $110,000 a year, according to figures compiled by PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.
Current position: Owner of GreenWorks Realty and GreenWorks Development Group, which specialize in eco-friendly homes.
Running a major radio station is a lot of fun, and a lot of work. Shawn Stewart, program director for Seattle's KMTT-FM (103.7) "The Mountain," describes how she landed her job in radio and how music lovers can get their feet in the door at a station.
Current position: Vice president of marketing and sales for TalkingRain Beverage Co.
Current position: Principal, Belt Collins Northwest
Across Washington state, demand is shifting into high gear for professionals in health care, engineering and high tech - and the employment forecast looks good for those without a college diploma on their wall as well.
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is looking for a few good rocketeers and has broken a long silence to get their attention.
A love for cinema led to a job making commercials for StraightEIGHT films founder Matthew J. Clark. And being a cameraman is just one of the job's prerequisites.
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