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Career Center Blog | Don't like networking? Host your own event

We've all been there before: You attend a networking event, you fill in your name tag, and you're basically tossed into the deep end of the pool. Quickly, you find that most people in the room are looking for the

Career Center Blog | LinkedIn endorsements and recommendations

It seems that every time I visit LinkedIn, I'm asked to endorse someone in my network for a particular skill -- and told that my contacts have endorsed me as well. A few of my friends who are beefing up

Career Center Blog | LinkedIn at 10: Still serious after all these years

Quick: What internet tools were you using 10 years ago? MySpace? Napster? Friendster? Hey, stop laughing; it was a simpler time. The word "social media" barely had any traction, and Facebook wasn't even a smile on Mark Zuckerberg's face. Most

Career Center Blog | Are millennials in denial about their job prospects?

With each new generation, there is always the hope from previous generations that the new kids will learn from history, listen to repeated warnings and not make the same mistakes that their parents (or even their older siblings) did. More

Career Center Blog | Social media's good, bad, ugly sides revealed in Boston

Time will reveal how we, as a nation, will remember the awful saga of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings and the 100-hour manhunt that captured one of the prime suspects. Now that a full week has passed, it seems

Career Center Blog | Local experts' tips on polishing your LinkedIn profile

Seattle is a technology hub, and recruiters and hiring managers aren't hiding from it. They're using LinkedIn as a pre-interview tactic to narrow down candidates for job openings. To find out what they're looking for, I interviewed technology recruiters and

Career Center Blog | Google yourself clean with new branding app

Woe be to the person with a name like "Michael Thompson" or "Susan Green" who wants to stand out in the roiling sea of social media networking. My own name will never come close to the annual baby names top

Career Center Blog | Likes, follows, endorsements: Are they worth it?

The word "like" may be one of the most abused words in the English language. Not only does Webster's categorize the word in seven distinct classes of language — verb, noun, adjective, preposition, adverb, conjunction and verbal auxiliary — the

Career Center Blog | Fill in those hollow resume adjectives with real results

"Hello, my name is Randy. I'm a creative person specializing in organizational efficiency and effective communication. I'm a motivated individual with extensive experience in journalism and have a proven track record of creating innovative solutions. In my previous positions, I

Career Center Blog | How much networking is too much on LinkedIn?

The ultimate goal of networking, as every job seeker knows, is to increase your odds of connecting with someone who can help move your career forward. For some, that means acting like a marketer and getting your brand in front

Career Center Blog | College kids learn everything, except how to get a job

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.

Career Center Blog | Help for the unemployed that actually helps

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

Career Center Blog | Your LinkedIn profile says more about you than you think

I had the privilege of speaking to about 900 folks at the University of Washington last week as part of a panel discussion on "personal branding" and the strategies professionals can follow to set themselves apart from the crowd. All

Career Center Blog | Facing, and conquering, relocation realities

I'll give it to you straight. By and large, employers hate, hate, hate relocating people. Given their druthers, they'll almost always hire a local candidate over a person they'd have to recruit from out of the area -- especially in

Job Calendar | Workshop: Are You LinkedIn?

Corporate outreach specialist Fabienne Mouton will discuss how to use LinkedIn for business development, career management, job search and recruitment. For details and registration, visit Bellevue College.

Career Center Blog | Double your LinkedIn power with Google

One of the common frustrations I hear from job seekers is that they claim to never be able to find the hiring managers for the positions in which they're interested. They have a point; a hiring manager is always an

Career Center Blog | Keeping face when interview demands go too far

As I've written before, social media are essential tools to ensure that your expertise can be viewed by a wide variety of employers; however, Facebook should not be one of them. The 845-million-member network that spawned a Hollywood blockbuster cannot

Career Center Blog | Credit scores are one thing ... but 'career scores'?

First, they came for the movies. Then they came for the restaurants. Then they came for the attorneys, professors and doctors. What are you going to do when they come for you? Are you ready to have a number slapped

Career Center Blog | Getting the right name can get your foot in the door

We've all seen various versions of the same statements in most job listings: "Send cover letter and resume to the following e-mail" or "Upload your resume to our jobs page." It all seems like a well-oiled machine, and it is

Career Center Blog | When not in Rome: Long-distance job search tips

A little more than 15 years ago, I moved out of my Washington, D.C., apartment, packed most of my worldly possessions into an overloaded Nissan and drove off like Tom Joad to my new future in Seattle. Fortunately, I had

Career Center Blog | How to wield the double-edged social recruiting sword

Social media is here to stay! Tweet your way to a new job! Use Facebook to meet hundreds of new contacts! ... From the look of many job-search advice columns, it would seem as if the use of online social

Career Center Blog | The ol' college try: Making the most of your internship

For most college students and recent college grads, the old Catch-22 of job search -- you can't get a job without enough real-world experience, but you also can't get real-world experience until you get a job -- is one of

Career Center Blog | Time to clean out unproductive networking contacts

Last November, talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel struck a nerve with many people when he announced his second annual National Unfriend Day, which encouraged people to delete certain "friends" from their Facebook pages who are not really their friends. You know

Career Center Blog | When describing work experience, show, don't tell

Creative. Organizational. Effective. All of these are great words you would want associated with your previous work experience. But do you want them on your resume? Not necessarily. According to the online networking site LinkedIn, those three adjectives are what

Career Center Blog | How professional envy can help your career

  We're told not to get hung up coveting the careers of those more successful than us, to stop getting bogged down by what we don't have and focus on building up what we do. However, new research on envy shows

Career Center Blog | How to nurture your network contacts

Don't you hate it when a friend who hasn't spoken to you in years suddenly resurfaces in your life only to ask for a favor? Nothing sours a relationship like being inconsiderate of other people's time. Now think about the

Career Center Blog | LinkedIn weighs in on 'Battle of the Networking Sexes'

Looking for a lively discussion at your next career mixer? How about an argument about whether men or women are better at networking? That ought to break some ice (or perhaps ice over some people). While this humble blogger won't

Career Center Blog | Building two-way relationships with JobMatcher

One of the most useful aspects of social networking sites is the ability to build referrals and receive notifications about job leads far faster than a conventional scan of the want ads. The beauty of this arrangement is that it's

Career Center Blog | How to stay focused during lengthy job searches

They say April is the cruelest month, but when you're looking for work in the moss-covered Pacific Northwest, I'd say it's more like June. As we saw from the last few days of fantastic weather following a particularly drenching spring,

Career Center Blog | LinkedIn tips from a 'LinkedIn Rockstar'

This Thursday and Friday, April 21-22, Mike O'Neil and Lori Ruff, co-authors of "Rock the World with your Online Presence," are presenting a "Rock The World!" with LinkedIn Intensive Workshop at the Langley Center for New Media on Whidbey Island.

Career Center Blog | Can meeting strangers on Twitter land you a job?

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

Career Center Blog | How to crack the code to the secret job market

In previous posts, I've discussed the importance of creating a marketing plan for your job hunt. Part of this plan includes identifying a set of employers you want to target so that you can tap into unadvertised opportunities -- also

Career Center Blog | How LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium Account can shorten your transition time

One of LinkedIn's best friends for job seekers is the Job Seeker Premium Account. Introduced in April last year, it was specifically created for candidates looking to get the edge over others in this competitive market. The cost starts at

Career Center Blog | Master LinkedIn's advanced search tips to get ahead of the competition

In a recent post, I talked about leveraging LinkedIn as a resource to help you identify both decision makers and competitors. To do that successfully, you have to get used to doing advanced search queries in LinkedIn's vast database. I'm

Career Center Blog | Jump start your career search in 2011

Are you ready to take advantage of New Year's energy to find rewarding employment? Read the tips below to get a jump-start on the competition and find meaningful work. Look inside first. You don't want just any job, do you?

Career Center Blog | Podcasting your way to a new job

As any good networking expert will tell you, job seekers who are discussed among their peers will have a leg up in terms of finding employment. In the last decade, the advent of blogging has been the easiest and cheapest

Career Center Blog | How jobseekers can use LinkedIn to find valuable company information

If you're not a heavy LinkedIn user, you might not be aware of the great details the site provides about companies that can help you in your job search. Say you're looking to target a list of employers, or you're

Career Center Blog | Controlling job-seeker mood swings via networking

Welcome to the holidays: The season of the Uncontrollable Mood Swing. It's known as a time filled with joy, family and peace, but it's also the time of darkness at 3 p.m., miserable weather and shopping stress. No to mention

Career Center Blog | T-Mobile turns to social media for seasonal hiring

Late August is not a time most people are thinking about "ho, ho, ho" and mistletoe. But at Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA, the holiday season is just getting under way as it prepares to make its seasonal hires in the next

Career Center Blog | Social network feature rewards those who follow

Most companies these days are looking for good leadership qualities in their job candidates. But to get to that all-important interview, sometimes it's good to be a follower. The social media landscape has made the act of following -- friends,

Career Center Blog | How to get a job at LUMEDX (and how not to)

There are job seekers who research company e-mail addresses and spam them with their resumes with the hopes of getting a job. These techniques won't help you land an interview with LUMEDX, a medical software company in Bellevue, says Josh

Career Center Blog | Buzz on lie detectors is all a lie, but looking for lies on your resume is still true

In an article posted on the Washington Post, Jeff Stein points out that polygraph tests used by employers to screen candidates aren't reliable, however the appearance of the test itself can motivate subjects to confess. While I have yet to

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