Archive: Lisa Quast
Super Bowl 2013 is Sunday, Feb. 3, and I'm not embarrassed to admit I'm a female who loves, loves, loves football, especially when it comes to the Seattle Seahawks. My love of football developed at an early age from my...
It's that time of year again -- when managers go through the annual ritual of employee performance appraisals. During a strong economy, appraisals were also a time to recognize outstanding employee performance with fabulous benefits and perks, such as the...
I'm surprised at how often I'm asked for tips on balancing work and life. Whenever this question comes up, I like to ask people why they believe they need work/life balance -- and they usually look at me like I'm...
In my previous post, I discussed how the use of mentors can help thaw the "Seattle freeze" when it comes to networking and getting to know people in the area. Finding career mentors isn't always easy, however, and asking someone...
January is National Mentoring Month, so I decided to look at how mentoring others could help us thaw the "Seattle freeze" reputation we've so infamously earned. Julia Sommerfeld gave examples of our not-so-nice freeze-out attitude toward people who weren't born...
As we celebrate the Christmas season and New Year and reflect back on 2012, I decided to focus on ways to turn 2013 into a year of ongoing career success. How can you do this? By creating a career strategic...
"I can't believe I was let go. After all the downsizing over the last few years, I thought my job was safe. How could they do this to me right before Christmas?" said the weeping woman sitting in my office....
A former client -- I'll call her "Catherine" -- approached me with an unusual career problem in this ongoing economic recession. She was stressed out and didn't know what to do because she had two job opportunities, but couldn't decide...
"Now that it's December, I can't wait to decorate my cubicle!" exclaimed a friend while we sipped coffee. Our other friend rolled her eyes, shook her head and groaned, "That's exactly why I hate the holidays at work -- people...
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...
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...
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,"...
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."
Paul Anderson helps professionals in transition find their desired employment.
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