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Tech-savvy job seekers are invited to Epic Quest, a job fair from the Washington Technology Industry Association.
Meet face-to-face with employers hiring for engineering, defense, aerospace, software development, purchasing and many other disciplines at the free Engineering, Technology & Security Clearance Expo. Candidates must have U.S. citizenship and at least two years of engineering, technology or defense
This free lecture covers Boeing's hiring needs and tips for submitting your application to Boeing. Learn more about attendance on the WorkSource website.
What do you do? I lead software development at Artefact [a Seattle technology product design company] and am a hands-on developer at 10,000ft, a business software product built by Artefact Product Group. This means I'm involved in multiple projects at
WorkSource and Microsoft are distributing vouchers that will enable veterans to obtain, at no cost, select e-learning and certification for Windows 7 Essentials and Microsoft Office 2010.
By Lora Shinn / Special to NWjobs For 17 years, Barry Nichols was the IT manager at the U.S. Census Bureau’s Seattle regional office. But in 2012, the bureau office closed, forcing Nichols to look for a job for the
What do you do? As chief executive artist, I get to run a studio called Digital Double [in Redmond], which does 2-D and 3-D graphics for the games and advertising industries. I get to manage the affairs of the company
By Lora Shinn / Special to NWjobs Molly Epstein loves her job. Since last May, she has been creating computer-aided 3-D models of jewelry for Ritani.com, a high-end diamond and jewelry e-commerce company. Working for a tech startup -- among
By Monica Chen / Raleigh News and Observer With laptops open and coffee in hand, a dozen women joined a Code & Coffee session in Raleigh, N.C., recently, where they coded Web pages, shared tips on design and chatted about
By Tanya Mohn / New York Times News Service In this age of hyper-connectivity, some companies are adopting policies aimed at weaning employees from their electronic devices. Atos, an international information technology company, plans to phase out all emails among
An evening of networking and tech talk with women in technology from the Fremont neighborhood. Register at Eventbrite.
By Randy Woods / Special to NWjobs In spite of the lingering concerns over the slow economic recovery and the 286,000 people still out of work statewide, many forecasters agree that Washington, and especially the Puget Sound region, is poised
By Lora Shinn / Special to NWjobs Those pseudo-Mayan predictions didn’t come true, so you’ll need to prep for a new year. Why not make it one of the best so far, at least career-wise? Here are nine tips for
Learn more about the University of Washington's Professional & Continuing Education certificate program in Android Application Development at this free webinar. RSVP here.
The Seattle Girl Geek Dinners group meets approximately once a quarter for panel discussions sponsored by local tech companies. This quarter's event is sponsored by Cobalt. Register at Eventbrite.
By Lora Shinn / Special to NWjobs Moments before a recent job interview with a tech company, Anna White sat in a small room in the prospective employer’s satellite office in Irvine, Calif., facing a desk. A phone rang, and
ProductCamp Seattle 2012 is a free "unconference" for the product management community hosted by the Product Management Consortium (PMC). Register here.
By Allison Ellis / Special to NWjobs David Robison was laid off from his full-time job more than a decade ago. Soon after, the Seattle resident began contracting as a user-experience designer -- and has never looked back. “Starting a
Job seekers can meet face-to-face with employers hiring for tech positions and receive job-search advice at the free Tech Job Fair. Registration information for employers can be found here.
Mobile Monday Seattle is an informal gathering of Seattle's wireless, high tech and mobile technology community.
Tech and non-tech volunteers are needed for Seattle GiveCamp, a weekend-long event Oct. 19-21 where software developers, website wonks, project managers, designers and other software professionals of all skill levels work with their peers to donate their time to create
The Association for Women in Science's Seattle chapter presents a panel discussion featuring Melissa Loomis, Scientific Recruiter at FHCRC; Sharon Gundersen, Ph.D, Consumer Safety Officer at FDA; Lee Schoentrup, Director of Communications at IDRI; Lynne Becker, Ph.D, Senior Enterprise Project
Visit Touchdown City before the Seahawks' kickoff to learn more about joining ESPN's digital team. Positions for software engineers, mobile engineers and Web developers on Fantasy Games.com and mobile.
The Get a Real Job Startup Job Fair is for designers and developers ready to add passion to the work that they do. Join Seattle Startups for drinks, food and social time with some of the city's hottest startups.
By Liz Reyer / Minneapolis Star Tribune Q: My boss is addicted to his iPhone. He checks emails during meetings and sneaks glances at it when we have one-on-one meetings. I really feel like he's not paying attention to me
For the second year in a row, thousands of professionals throughout the world who connect with the mission of Women in Wireless will unite to meet, mingle and speed network. Seattle joins New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Dallas, Calgary, Los
Learn more about University of Washington's Professional & Continuing Education Android Application Development certificate program during an in-person information meeting.
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The quarterly startup mixer by Seattle Beta is a get-together for founders, hackers, students, investors, designers, visionaries, media professionals and more. Join us for a stimulating evening of conversation, talks, and startup demos, focused around greater Seattle's early-stage startup and
What do you do? I test games at Big Fish Games [in Seattle]. A game tester's job is to discover bugs, or problems, in the game software and then work with developers to get those bugs or problems resolved before
By Susan Salisbury / The Palm Beach Post With millions of Americans out of work and looking for a job, the latest scam, which preys on job seekers, is particularly despicable. A West Palm Beach, Fla., woman contacted The Palm
Whether you are an entrepreneur or an Amazon coder, get involved to learn, meet or help other aspiring women. This inaugural event will be a great opportunity for socializing and establishing a comfortable atmosphere for women in tech to learn
Dice Career Fairs is hosting a career event in Seattle. Technology, engineering and security-cleared talent will be able to speak with recruiting representatives from technology and health-care companies, as well as government agencies. Pre-registration is recommended.
By Diane Stafford / The Kansas City Star Just when you think you have your resume looking pretty good, James Alexander suggests a Botox injection. Actually, he’s just using Botox as a metaphor for an infusion of youth. How so?
Learn more about the University of Washington's 18-month MBA program for technology professionals. Click here to register.
What do you do? I am a special agent in the FBI Seattle Division and serve as the senior team leader of our Evidence Response Team (ERT). The ERT gathers evidence in an expert, competent and systematic manner so that
By Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle Pinterest is known as a popular online pin board for photos of fashion, food recipes, and arts and crafts projects, but it has also become a place to find creative job resumes. Not
Explore more than 50 computing and IT certificates, degrees and other tech-related programs. Learn about opportunities to gain the skills and experience you need to enhance your career. Two panel discussions will address technology trends and career opportunities. No registration
This Linked:Seattle event is a chance to network with more than 30 VIPs and subject matter experts at companies including Corbis, Microsoft, Amazon, T-Mobile and more. Linked:Seattle is a LinkedIn group. Standard admission includes round-table discussions to share your expertise,
This special networking event will bring together women from the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, ranging from undergraduates through accomplished professionals. Make new connections, find or be a mentor and explore educational pathways and career options with representatives
Women Who Tech is hosting a happy hour to celebrate women who rock tech. Come out and meet some fellow techies. Register at Eventbrite.
Does your job allow you to keep up with technology?
Microsoft IT will be hosting a free evening networking event to make contact with business professionals who are interested in career opportunities in the information technology space. This event will give attendees a glimpse into Microsoft's recruiting process. Space is
Looking for a new job in technology? At this career fair, meet hiring managers from local technology companies and learn about jobs for programmers, network administrators, systems analysts, database administrators, technical support/help desk specialists, technical sales professionals, project managers and
NAME: Valerie O'Shea JOB: Executive assistant to the president, LeMay — America's Car Museum, Tacoma CUBICLE RAVE: I have a GeekDesk adjustable-height desk and treadmill that goes from 1/2 to 4 miles an hour (my average speed is 1.5). This
Mingle with others in high tech in Salad Labs' first Hot in Tech event, featuring a panel of experts in high tech and a jalapeno-eating contest. To register, visit Salad Labs.
By Rex Huppke / The Chicago Tribune Good news for facial-hair enthusiasts earlier this year. After six decades of flagrant beardscrimination, Walt Disney Co. lifted its ban on employee goatees and other face fuzz. The loosening of dress-code rules at
Come be a part of the creation of the Greater Seattle WITI Network. This is your opportunity to find or be a mentor, network with other IT women professionals and generally have a great time. Pre-registration required.
Mobile Mixers is a new community for the mobile minded, open to anyone working in mobile business. Mix it up with digital marketers, mobile agencies, mobile providers and mobile technologists. Bring your ideas for what you want this community to
By Alejandra Cancino / Chicago Tribune Doug Parsons needs to hire more than two dozen skilled workers at his manufacturing plant in Pekin, Ill., but he can't find them. Parsons' problem was heightened last year when company sales grew 60
By Katie Ormsby / Special to NWjobs Technology-related career opportunities are thriving in and around Seattle. Many industry leaders, including Microsoft, Amazon.com, Expedia and Boeing, as well as local start-ups are perpetually looking to hire. But despite the region’s wealth
By Anita Bruzzese / Gannett While you may know that studies have found that multitasking hurts productivity, the truth is you really haven’t stopped trying to do more than one thing at a time, have you? After all, while
What’s your dream job in technology?
Imagine a festive hall full of inventors, techies and entrepreneurs all drinking beer, networking and competing to build the best popsicle stick bridge -- that's Ignite Seattle and it happens monthly. Over 21 only; $5 admission at the door.
Seattle Film + Music + Interactive hosts a monthly happy hour that's a meet-up for leaders in the film, music and interactive industries to share, learn and make meaningful business connections.
By Laura Laemmle Frongillo / Salary.com In the past, some bosses considered “working from home” a euphemism for “doing errands” and only allowed it in the event of major plumbing or medical emergencies. Fortunately, progress in technology has made
By Marie G. McIntyre / McClatchy-Tribune News Service Q: Six months ago, I started a contract job with a small software group. The lead developer is a control freak who has taken over some of the tasks listed in my
If you are a woman in computing who wants to direct the course of your career, come to this Association for Women in Computing event. Consultant Sherri Edwards will discuss how to develop an action plan to take your career
Despite a flood of imitators, no one has invented a more powerful website for facilitating career and business networking success than LinkedIn.com. And yet, many people still haven't heard of this revolutionary tool -- or may have joined the site
By Katie Ormsby / Special to NWjobs Will 2012 be the year Seattle’s job market recovers from the recession? Arun Raha, chief economist for Washington state and the executive director of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, believes the Emerald
Learn more about the University of Washington's 18-month MBA program for technology professionals. Click here to RSVP.
Q: I just moved from Beijing to Seattle with my husband. I am currently seeking project-management or vendor-management positions in the Internet/travel industries. Any suggestions for networking opportunities or job-seeking strategies? — T.V., Seattle Kristen says: Seattle is one of
If there ever was a time for Seattle-area job seekers to add high-tech skills to their resumes, it would be right now. In just the last week alone, several developments in the gaming, software engineering and IT fields have pointed
The job: Nuclear medicine technologists (NMTs) administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients and then monitor the tissues and organs in which the drugs localize. They operate cameras to detect and map the radioactive drug in the patient’s body to create diagnostic images.
Q: I would like to relocate to Portland. I’ve read things to the effect that while online job-hunting is all well and good, there’s no substitute for face-to-face networking. While I can take a vacation day and go to Portland
What do you do? I am the social media manager for KING 5 TV and KING5.com. Part of my job is to post news to Twitter and Facebook, but even more important is using social media to build our community
Q: I recently moved to Seattle from Washington, D.C. My background is in journalism and public relations, with a concentration on media relations and social media. Any suggestions on identifying networking and job opportunities? -- K.B., Seattle Kristen says: Seattle
I recently gave a presentation called Career Search Optimization to professionals in transition, emphasizing the need to become more strategic if they want to find their ideal job. Many, if not all, job seekers are so focused on advertised openings
By Drew DeSilverSeattle Times business reporter At age 46, with three grown kids and nearly three decades in sales behind him, Chris Mugler of Auburn is two places he thought he'd never be: unemployed and back in school. Four days
A fun Forbes article on 10 of the most common email gaffes in the workplace has been making the internet rounds. [Flickr photo by paul_irish] Three email abusers mentioned in the article rank high on my own email peeve
By Dave Carpenter The Associated Press If you’ve been fantasizing about becoming a farmer, it’s time to pick another daydream. No other occupation category has seen a bigger decline, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Twitter strategist or
Is your desk buried under papers, file folders, and other clutter? If so, you could be jeopardizing your next promotion. [Flickr photo by aliwest44] According to a new CareerBuilder survey, more than a quarter of employers (28 percent) say
Congratulations! You've received an offer from a Microsoft vendor. Before you accept, consider two important decisions. First, be careful before signing a non-compete agreement, and second, don't take the first compensation offer. In my last column, I described the basic
If you're a newbie to contracting at companies such as Microsoft, the world of contract positions can be a foreign one. At Microsoft in particular, it helps to know the language before you immerse yourself. The software giant offers plenty
Q: I am a single mother and have been accepted to the Carnegie Mellon MBA program in Pittsburgh. My family isn’t thrilled about me taking my son to Pennsylvania and is trying to argue that an online MBA is just
Much has been written about how Generation Y -- the under-30 crowd in the workforce -- has had to adjust their attitude in today's crippled job market. As Associated Press reporter Cindy Krischer Goodman (no relation) wrote last fall,
While the economy has made expansion difficult for many industries, Seattle-based technology companies have experienced expansion difficulty for a different reason: Namely, the pool of qualified candidates isn’t keeping up with demand. A quick search on NWjobs.com’s technology section routinely
Q: I’m facing a problem that is becoming more and more recurrent. A lot of recruiters who work for agencies will not share their LinkedIn connections, but they don’t hesitate to tap into mine. LinkedIn is truly a networking and
When I host my monthly career mixers in partnership with NWjobs.com, I ask attendees during the registration to list employers they would like to see at the event. One of the names I've been hearing recently is DataSphere Technologies. DataSphere,
In my career-transition program at ProLango, I tell my students to target a set number of companies. That makes them more focused and strategic, versus spending too much time on job boards that display only advertised openings. Once they have
By Cody Ellerd Bay Special to NWjobs George Williams thought that 20 years of experience on his résumé was surely a good thing. Despite an MBA and a long employment history that includes Microsoft, the 49-year-old Renton father of two
By Anita Bruzzese The Associated Press While some employees might consider it the greatest of fortunes not to see their boss or colleagues every day at work, remote workers who have that experience might disagree. Remote workers — who may
By Claire Cain Miller and Jenna Wortham New York Times News Service Eric Firestone began a new job at a Web startup in March, and he’s already thinking about what he might do next. But that’s just fine with his
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
I regularly meet people skeptical of social media tools such as Twitter or LinkedIn. But it's important to remember that the tools themselves don't provide the solutions, it's all about the access they can give you to other people. In
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
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
By David Phelps and Chen May Yee The Associated Press 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.
People in my freelance writing community are still talking about last Friday's New York Times article on how nobody uses the phone anymore. [Photo by sagriffin305] Writes journalist Pamela Paul: It's at the point where when the phone does ring --
For the last three years, the biggest complaint I hear is, "I'm frustrated. I'm still putting out resumes daily with no response." Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Are
In the wake of Boeing's lucrative Air Force tanker contract and a strong second quarter for Microsoft, 2011 looks to be a turnaround year for engineering jobs in the Puget Sound region. But just because hiring activity may start picking
Seattle is certainly no longer a one-company town, but it's impossible not to feel a surge of pride across the region when good things happens to a certain "Chicago-based" aerospace firm. The news last week of Boeing's come-from-behind victory in
By Kristen Fife NWjobs Q: I’m British, with an American wife. We are looking to locate to the Seattle area because of familial ties. I work in IT/computers. Obviously, getting a job first would be the sensible thing to do,
With the winter midway point of Groundhog Day nearly upon us, I think a certain Pennsylvania-based rodent might look favorably on its outlook for Seattle for the next six weeks and beyond -- not just for our warmer weather, but
Outlook: Employment of computer software engineers is expected to increase 21 percent over the 2008-18 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. Pay: The 22,170 computer software engineers in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $88,930
By Randy Woods Special to NWjobs Bank failures, massive layoffs, furloughed workers -- the recession has created a long string of bad news in employment in the Seattle area. But as we begin 2011, there appears to be more than
By Dawn Dugan Salary.com What will the help-wanted ads look like in two years? In five? In 10? As the world evolves, so do job trends and job descriptions. It’s important to structure your career so that your job will
Over the last few years, the one local job market that seems to have weathered the storms of the Great Recession has been Seattle's interactive media sector. Earlier this year, a joint study by the Washington Interactive Network (WIN) and
By Miguel Helft New York Times News Service Joanna Wiseberg began Red Scarf Equestrian, which makes handbags and other luxury goods for horse lovers, two years ago -- just as the economy plunged into recession. Nevertheless, Wiseberg was soon meeting
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