Archive: October 2010
“The line between internships and jobs is really blurring today,” says Andrew Maguire, co-founder of Seattle-based intern-search service InternMatch.com. “It’s a great way to get hands-on experience in lots of different places. Many people today are doing several internships in a row, gaining different experiences at each position and leading up to a permanent job.”
How does your company recognize good work?Market Research...
In the last two or three years, the databases that recruiters use to store and search resumes have improved greatly. In the past, Word was preferred because the font characters on the document scanned exactly as they looked. PDF documents do not translate the same way; the technology saw “pictures” instead of actual letters and could not translate them properly.
Employment of medical assistants is expected to increase 34 percent over the 2008--18 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations.
The news, delivered by phone, left Sue Bates aghast: She was losing her job of 22 years after testing positive for a legally prescribed drug. Dura Automotive Systems had changed the policy at its plant to test for certain prescription drugs as well as illicit ones. The medication that Bates was taking for back pain -- hydrocodone, a narcotic prescribed by her doctor -- was among many the auto-parts company suddenly had deemed unsafe.
Richard Velazquez doesn’t just organize diversity job fairs at Microsoft — he has first-hand knowledge how such a fair can propel a career. “Most of my major jobs [I got] were through diversity job fairs,” says Velazquez, now a senior product planning manager at Microsoft. His first position there was one of five job offers he received at one diversity job fair. Velazquez is now helping other job seekers follow in his footsteps through his role as president of the Seattle chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, a group that has been hosting semiannual diversity recruiting events at Microsoft since 2008.
How do you feel about networking events?survey software...
By Kristen Fife NWjobs Q: How can I use social networking in my job search? -AH, Issaquah Kristen says: There are two ways you can incorporate social networking into your job search. The first is to take advantage of tools...
EMPLOYEE: Joe Taft JOB: Credit/compliance specialist, American Property Management, Bellevue CUBICLE RAVE: "My office used to be a walk-in closet, but it has a warm feeling, which I've created by adding several pictures and paintings, ambient lighting, Husky memorabilia and...
The difficulty in selling a home has prompted many people to second-guess a move — and the job offer that precipitated it. Is the job really worth it? What if the job goes away in a year? What happens then?
“I really look for volunteerism on a résumé — and years of it,” says Eric Nielsen, managing director of Korn/Ferry International in Houston, which does pro bono job searches for nonprofit organizations. It not only demonstrates interest, but people who are involved in a nonprofit’s day-to-day activities are more realistic about the job.
How do you feel about workplace solicitations to charity?customer surveys...
What is the best way for an experienced professional to get a foot in the door, particularly at companies such as Google and other IT companies?
Employment of adult literacy teachers is expected to increase 15 percent over the 2008-18 decade, faster than the average for all occupations.
Stunned by pink slips instead of promotions, Gen Y workers — people ages 18-30 — are adopting new workplace attitudes. They still want career development, but they are no longer demanding that it happen quickly.
How would you react if a co-worker wore revealing clothing to work?survey software...
I graduated a year ago, and I'm wondering if you have any advice for finding out who is hiring for entry-level positions, and how to get in touch with them before they're filled?
Employment of models is expected to increase 16 percent over the 2008-18 decade, faster than the average for all occupations.
It isn’t too early to start looking for seasonal retail jobs, says Dedee Rosen, manager of the Fireworks store at Seattle’s University Village shopping center. “If people are interested in working for the holidays, they should be out there right now,” she says.
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