Archive: November 2012
In August of this year, Glassdoor.com released a list of the top 25 companies in terms of work-life balance, as voted on by their own employees. Kent-based REI (ranked No. 6) and Seattle's Slalom Consulting (No. 15) were the two...
Early in my career I was given an interesting piece of advice from an older, male co-worker who had been with the company for many years. "You need to learn to hold back some of your knowledge and not share...
This past holiday weekend, amid the carnage of the crowded dinner table, most of us celebrated the good things we have in our lives and gave thanks to the important people who make it all worthwhile. In the spirit of...
I recently evaluated the difference in listening skills between my 7-year-old niece and a grown adult. My niece won. She told me exactly what I said in a previous conversation, while the other adult could barely remember the topic we...
Can you feel the change in the air? That magical time that brings us all together and reminds us of our shared humanity? Yes, cold and flu season is now upon us, so you'd better start decking the office halls...
Today's tech-savvy college students have access to more knowledge at their fingertips than ever before. Most of Generation Y grew up with the Internet, so social media to them is as much a part of life as eating and sleeping....
A friend of mine recently told me about a problem she was having at work. "I always think I have enough time to get things done, but inevitably, something comes up and then I'm behind schedule on projects or tasks,"...
It's usually the first thing you say when you hear that a friend has been laid off: "Please let me know if there's anything I can do." There's not much else one can say other than general expressions of condolence...
To be a soldier, one must develop the discipline and endurance to take on any challenge. It also means you are part of a team that always has your back. U.S. Army veteran Ryan Shannon of West Seattle learned these...
Knowledge is power. And given the competitive climate in today's job market, it pays to dig up as much information as possible on companies before you interview with them. For starters, arming yourself with solid corporate data will set you...
For college students expecting to graduate next year, the job market shows little sign of improving fast enough to help them find entry-level jobs — regardless of which candidate wins the presidential job interview tomorrow. As a result, an increasing...
The job candidate had loads of experience, the skills to tackle tough challenges, a track record of making smart decisions under pressure and a long list of references from respected peers. During the early selection process, he seemed to be...
Karen Burns is the author of The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl, a career guide based on her 59 jobs over 40 years in 22 cities.
Lisa Quast is a certified career coach, mentor, business consultant, former corporate executive and author based in the Seattle area.
Randy Woods writes about job-search tools, networking techniques and other tips to help you land your dream job.
Matt Youngquist is the president of Career Horizons, a career counseling firm.
Natalie Singer is a Seattle writer, editor and small-business owner.
Michelle Goodman is the author of "My So-Called Freelance Life" and "The Anti 9-to-5 Guide."
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