Archive: September 2010
How is your work-life balance?survey software...
By Kristen Fife NWjobs Q: My professional history has been turbulent over the last two years. I started working as a contractor in 2009. Thankfully employed, but grossly overqualified for the work I do, I don't have much job security,...
EMPLOYEE: Ron Ruffcorn JOB: Technical specialist, Boeing CUBICLE RAVE: “If I am going to spend at least one-third of my life at work, I try to make it fun. While my cube is dominated by Pez dispensers, there are many...
Most of us look forward to receiving a promotion at work. After all, it’s usually the culmination of a lot of hard work and personal sacrifice that has finally netted us more money and a new title. But what happens when you’re offered a promotion and you don’t want it? Is there a way to say “no” without committing career suicide?
Would you be comfortable giving an "anonymous" review of your boss?online survey...
What puts a resume on the bottom of the stack or in the recycle bin?
EMPLOYEE: Ray Feighery JOB: Account specialist at Simulab Corporation CUBICLE RAVE: "I’m a comic-book fan and, most specifically, DC Comics’ Green Arrow. My employer lets us be ourselves at work and my cube reflects that. I have a shelf of...
Mental-health professionals estimate that 9 million adults in the United States have ADHD. Symptoms of ADHD and attention deficit disorder, also known as inattentive ADHD, include difficulty paying attention, easy distraction, trouble finishing paperwork, fidgeting, talking too much and procrastination. All of these issues can cause workers with the disorder a lot of problems at work — and possibly even get them fired.
How would you respond if your boss asked you to do something unethical at work?online surveys...
A lot of job applications and recruiters ask me for my salary history up front. Couldn't I be losing some negotiating advantage by providing this information?
EMPLOYEE: Lisa Kranseler (pictured with office coordinator Lori Weinberg, left) JOB: Executive director of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society CUBICLE RAVE: "We have established the only Jewish museum in the state of Washington -- all in my cubicle. We...
Programs like the Mature Worker Job Club at the WorkSource office in Renton, AARP WorkSearch and two programs at the Seattle Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens focus on getting older workers the skills they need to return to the work force.
Outlook: Employment of physician assistants is expected to increase 39 percent over the 2008-18 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. Pay: The 860 physician assistants in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $84,300 in 2008....
How much time do you spend with co-workers outside of work?online survey...
I work at a very large company. There is no upward mobility in my current career and I've been exploring other career options internally with no luck. I know a lot of people that have left full-time roles at the company and come back as contractors in different roles. How do I go about making this change?
Mimosa Shah acts like a free agent in the working world. In the past two years, she has bounced around to four jobs. “The benefit of job hopping, so to speak, is each time I changed jobs, I moved on for something: better pay, opportunity and mobility,” says Shah, 32. With each jump, she became exposed to new people, places and mentors, she says.
Are you careful about what you post on social-media websites?online surveys...
I'm a former Seattleite who moved to California more than four years ago, and I’m relocating myself back to Seattle. What's the best way to find a software job in Seattle when you're searching long distance?
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