Archive: April 2011
Computer whiz kids have long been prize hires in tech hotbeds such as Silicon Valley and Seattle. But these days, tech companies are dreaming up perks and incentives as the industry wages its fiercest war for talent in more than a decade.
Q: I have a very strong background in property management. I am looking to relocate to Seattle from Wisconsin. I have already contacted most of the major commercial property management companies in Seattle. My timeframe is flexible, but I wondered...
The job: Environmental science technicians perform lab and field tests to monitor environmental resources and determine the contaminants and sources of pollution. A Seattleite at work: Aquatic scientist Jonathan Berg says he likes working in an innovative field and enjoys...
On the eve of Administrative Professionals Week, we spend a morning with “Admina,” a made-up representative of the more than 4 million people who work as administrative assistants in this country.
What’s the best gift for Administrative Professionals Day?survey software...
By Kristen Fife NWjobs Q: I am searching for a position that will use my corporate work experience in the nonprofit sector. I am having trouble finding work. I have a recent Master's in Public Administration with four years of...
The job: Receptionists are on the organization’s front line, answering calls as well as greeting and screening visitors. Often, they manage mail and faxes, both incoming and outgoing. In some offices, receptionists keep appointment calendars and perform basic word processing,...
At a time when job security seems to be a thing of the past, many workers think about what they’d do “just in case” they lost their job — go back to school, open a business or work in another field. Career experts say developing a Plan B is critical, no matter what line of work you are in or how comfortable you feel in your job.
How do you answer your work phone?survey software...
EMPLOYEE: Diane Lembo Talley JOB: Estate Broker, Windermere Real Estate CUBICLE RAVE: A former professional ballet dancer, Talley views her cubicle as “an ever-accumulating and ongoing collage” of the people and things she loves and the places she travels. “As...
By Kristen Fife NWjobs Q: I work in the tech industry as a software engineer, and have been with the same company for over fifteen years. I have been considering looking for a new job, as I recently discovered that...
Around the time most workers are heading to bed, Patricia Maddox starts her 10:30 p.m.-7 a.m. shift as a registered nurse at Western State Hospital in Tacoma.
How often do you get a performance review?customer surveys...
Q: I have been job-searching for the last six months using online sites such as SnagAJob, Monster, LocalJobWall, JobsOnLine, etc. and am concluding these sites are a total waste of time! I have filled out countless questionnaires and still get...
Corporate recruiters say they see the problem a lot these days: College juniors and seniors stepping into the job market — too casually. They’re members of “Generation Text.” Blame texting. Blame tweeting. Blame the relaxation of social norms that has left some members of this laid-back generation apt to say “hey dude” in just about any setting. Regardless of the cause, many of today’s young adults are thin on the skills and etiquette required for interviewing.
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