Archive: March 2010
Outlook: Employment of probation officers is expected to increase 19 percent over the 2008-18 decade, faster than the average for all occupations. Pay: The 1,430 probation officers in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $48,370 in 2008. The...
By Michelle Goodman Special to NWjobs Chris Pesce of Seattle was a lawyer before he decided to transition to a more satisfying career as a high school math teacher. (Linda Hughes) Financially speaking, Chris Pesce had it all: the...
What would you do if you got a bonus?polls...
Outlook: Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase 25 percent over the 2008-18 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. Pay: The 2,860 pharmacy technicians in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $35,800 in 2008....
The workplace has been turned upside down in the last year because of the recession, and it appears it has even changed our attitudes regarding an often-taboo subject: talking about our salaries.
Who knows how much you earn?survey...
Seattle Times account executive Robert Holmes shows off his cubicle fave: A bobblehead of the 2006 Capital One Mascot of the Year, Butch T. Cougar. (Photo by Linda Hughes) Have you personalized your cubicle with Pez dispensers? Does your...
What would motivate you to attend a networking social?polling...
After months of wrangling, the Senate on Wednesday approved a $138 billion spending bill that would extend jobless benefits, help the states pay for Medicare and extend a bundle of tax measures designed to stimulate the economy.
Outlook: Employment of veterinary technologists is expected to increase 36 percent over the 2008-18 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. Pay: The 660 veterinary technologists in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $31,900 in 2008....
To increase your chances of getting the job you want, don’t send a résumé, a local career coach says. Instead, send a value-proposition letter.
What do you do with downtime at work?surveys...
Washington's January jobs numbers, reported Tuesday by the state Employment Security Department, were the most promising in a long time: 12,400 net new payroll jobs, the first increase since November 2008 and the biggest one-month gain in nearly three years.
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