Results tagged “networking”


Job Calendar | Young Professionals Network

YPN, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce's young professional networking group, meets monthly at locations around the city. Register here. At this month's YPN, we'll visit the downtown Brooks Brothers store to hear from the experts how to dress to impress

Job Calendar | Startup Grind Seattle

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs. This month's Startup Grind Seattle event features Rudy Gadre, an active angel investor. Register at Eventbrite.

Job Calendar | Toast of Seattle

The Toast of Seattle, a Seattle Chamber of Commerce networking program, features three structured rounds of networking over lunch. Register online or contact Mark Grundberg at 206-389-7271.

Job Calendar | Network After Work Seattle

The Network After Work gathering draws professionals of all industries and career levels interested in expanding their professional network. Register here in advance.

Job Calendar | MBA Women International "Mastering the Art of the Business Meal"

Join MBAWI Seattle for a professional development event called "More than Forks and Knives: Mastering the Art of the Business Meal," featuring etiquette expert Arden Clise. Register at Eventbrite. Tickets include a three-course meal (fixed menu, with a vegetarian option

Job Calendar | Young Nonprofit Professionals coffee and conversation

Join the Greater Seattle Young Nonprofit Professionals Network April coffee-and-conversation event. Everyone is welcome.

Job Calendar | Seattle Tech Meetup

Seattle Tech Meetup happens the second or third Tuesday of every month. RSVP in advance here.

Job Calendar | Seattle AntiFreeze

On the second Thursday of each month, MOHAI hosts Seattle AntiFreeze, a social gathering for people interested in exploring what -- besides the Freeze, or the so-called chilly reception one might get from a polite yet uninterested Seattleite -- defines

Job Calendar | Career mixer

The ProLango Career Mixer cultivates relationships between job seekers and hiring companies. Resumes and elevator pitches are discouraged; building strong, sustainable relationships is encouraged. Registration required in advance at ProLango.com.

Job Calendar | Seattle AntiFreeze Newbie Mixer

The Seattle Anti-Freeze Group says it's for anyone who has encountered the Seattle Freeze and persisted in the face of it -- whether you're new in town and wondering why it's so hard to connect, a long-term transplant who's all

Job Calendar | Re-employment Connections for Mature Workers

Attend this WorkSource Job Club that has a focus on mature workers to network and gain helpful tips for conducting a successful job search and overcoming employment barriers. All ages are welcome.

Job Calendar | Seattle Girl Geek Dinners

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 DoubleDown. Register at Eventbrite.

Job Calendar | Startup Grind Seattle

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs. This month's Startup Grind Seattle event features Seattle startup lawyer and advisor Joe Wallin, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine.f Register at Eventbrite.

Career Center Blog | Tips for letting go of your layoff

I recently read a book a colleague wrote about coping with the sudden loss of her husband, who died at age 61 after a fall from a ladder. The book -- "Suddenly Single," by Ruthann Reim McCaffree, a University Place-based

Job Calendar | Young Professionals of Seattle happy hour

Young Professionals of Seattle happy hours are the place to meet people and network. See this Facebook page for more information.

Career Center | Career makeover: Marketing professional needs to seal the deal

By Michelle Archer / NWjobs Tricia Belcastro is itching to get back to doing the marketing work she loves full time. In the two years since she was laid off from her senior marketing position at fitness-equipment manufacturer Precor, Belcastro

Job Calendar | Toast of Seattle

The Toast of Seattle, a Seattle Chamber of Commerce networking program, features three structured rounds of networking over breakfast. Register online.

Job Calendar | Likemind coffee and conversation

Join people like you for coffee and conversation at the monthly likemind gathering.

Job Calendar | Cocktails & Conversation

National Black MBA Association's Seattle chapter invites members and non-members to the Cocktails & Conversation networking event.

Job Calendar | Linked:Seattle Third Thursday networking

The Linked:Seattle group hosts a networking event on the third Thursday of each month. Register in advance at Eventbrite.

Job Calendar | Schmooze & Booze

This networking event is a chance to meet other professionals and enjoy food and cocktails. For details, visit Schmooze & Booze on Facebook.

Career Center Blog | The first thing to do after a layoff

When you lose your job, you lose more than a paycheck. You lose a large part -- maybe even all -- of your social network. Workplaces are like villages. Companies encourage this because a sense of community -- i.e., an

Job Calendar | Society of Women Engineers networking

Come socialize with fellow Society of Women Engineers -- Pacific Northwest members. RSVP by email to lisa.schmalhurst@swe.org by March 11.

Job Calendar | Creative Mornings Seattle

Creative Mornings is a global, monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. This month's talk in Seattle features Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio. Register here.

Job Calendar | Career mixer

The ProLango Career Mixer cultivates relationships between job seekers and hiring companies. Resumes and elevator pitches are discouraged; building strong, sustainable relationships is encouraged. With an average of 400 career professionals attending, it's a great opportunity to network, make contacts

Job Calendar | GSBA Young Professionals with Pride

The GSBA's Young Professionals with Pride group, which meets monthly to enhance personal and professional development through social and philanthropic activities, is geared toward Seattle's LGBT and allied professionals ages 21-39. Register here.

Job Calendar | Professional Networking Group

The Professional Networking Group meets weekly to cover a variety of topics including job opportunities and networking with peers. Free; all job seekers welcome.

Job Calendar | Bloom 9: An Evening of Innovations in Sustainability

Bloom is an event focused on innovation in sustainability: environmental, social, and economic. Eight speakers will share their stories; what's new and what's making an impact. The goal is for attendees to leave the event with their minds expanded and

Job Calendar | Young Travel Professionals of Seattle networking event

Young Travel Professionals (YTP) is the first networking group specifically created to bring together the next generation of travel industry leaders. YTP hosts monthly networking events, as well as an online community to foster communication, collaboration and increased networking among

Job Calendar | Young Professionals of Seattle Anniversary Party

The Young Professionals of Seattle networking group celebrates its third anniversary. Cocktail attire required.

Job Calendar | Young Professional Francophiles of Seattle

Each month, young professionals get together for drinks and discussion in French. It's informal, free and organized by the World Affairs Council's Young Professional International Network group.

Job Calendar | GSBA Women on Top cocktail hour

The GSBA Women on Top quarterly cocktail hour is for professional LBTA women in business, nonprofits, academia or government to meet and mingle atop beautiful GSBA member venues.

Job Calendar | National Association of Women MBAs Seattle -- 2014 Kickoff Event

Join NAWMBA Seattle (formerly MBAWI Seattle) for the 2014 Kickoff Event, which includes a panel discussion about how to add strategy to your career planning. Register at Eventbrite.

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 | Do you really need social media to network or find a job?

By Diana Wurn / Special to NWjobs Career experts often tout the importance of social media in the modern job search. Polish your LinkedIn profile, they say. Build a portfolio website and get a professional profile picture taken. But what

Job Calendar | Young Professionals International Network networking event

The World Affairs Council's Young Professional International Network (YPIN) brings together a diverse group of young people with a shared passion for the world around us. Come mingle with other young professionals and YPIN board members in a casual atmosphere

Job Calendar | Career Search Optimization seminar

Paul Anderson of ProLango presents this free seminar about the hiring process from behind the scenes. Job seekers will learn about recruiting techniques, company blacklists, common job-seeker mistakes and how resumes are scored in a company's applicant tracking system. Register

Job Calendar | Women 2.0 Founder Friday Seattle

Founder Friday is a Women 2.0 networking event to promote the creation of new networks among aspiring entrepreneurs, current entrepreneurs and investors in innovative cities around the world. Both women and men are invited to attend Founder Friday. More information

Career Center | Get a free NWjobs.com career makeover

Is your job search stuck? Do you need help switching careers or networking effectively? If so, you may be selected to get free job-hunting, networking and interviewing advice from a trio of experts in exchange for having your story and

Career Center | Career advice: Uh-oh, the boss wants to know my goals

By Marie G. McIntyre / McClatchy-Tribune News Service Q: My manager has begun having career discussions with all his staff members. He’s asking everyone about their long-term goals. Since I personally don’t have any career goals, how do I answer

Career Center Blog | Countdown to better job searching in 2014

For most of us, the change of the calendar will come with a sigh of relief. From a new low in political gridlock to homegrown terrorist plots to health-care website fiascos, 2013 was certainly a year to forget -- with

Career Center Blog | When you have a network, you'll never walk alone

For many job seekers, the search for a new place to work can feel like a long, lonely march. So much of the hard work is done in solitude -- filling out applications, making phone calls, reaching out to strangers,

Career Center Blog | Use social media as a job-hunting tool, not a crutch

Over the weekend, my Facebook newsfeed was inundated with friends sharing a story on Mashable about someone who got a job using Instagram. I spent the next 45 minutes doing damage control, answering multiple questions from people who wanted to

Career Center | Career advice: No one wants to eat lunch with me

By Karla L. Miller / Special to The Washington Post Q: I work in a smallish office. For some reason, people never ask me to join them for lunch. They don’t seem to mind if I come along, but they

Career Center Blog | Time to crack the whip on your job search

For the past five years or so, finding a job in the sluggish economy could take not a matter of weeks, but months (or more). While that is still the case for some highly sought-after jobs, the economy is no

Job Calendar | CodeChix: The Power of Networking

Join CodeChix for an end-of-the-year networking event to connect with other professional women in the Seattle area. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater. Register at Eventbrite.

Career Center | 'Jump Ship' from a dead-end job; book tells how

By Rex Huppke / Chicago Tribune I hate it when someone who isn’t me dispenses good career advice. Sadly, it happens from time to time, and it has happened in a big way with the publication of a new book

Job Calendar | Veterans orientation

This free WorkSource orientation introduces the services that are available to veterans, including employment, housing and life stability needs.

Career Center | Want a new job in 2014? Start planning now

By Michelle Archer / NWjobs If you’re planning to look for a job in 2014, you’ll be in good company. A resounding 83 percent of people said in a recent Right Management online poll that they “will actively seek a

Job Calendar | Career Search Optimization Seminar

Paul Anderson of ProLango presents this free seminar about the hiring process from behind the scenes. Job seekers will learn about recruiting techniques, company blacklists, common job-seeker mistakes and how resumes are scored in a company's applicant tracking system. Register

Career Center Blog | What job candidates need to know about mentors

When I screen job candidates over the phone, I often ask them what their top factors are when choosing an employer. In addition to interesting, challenging work and a cultural fit, their answers also often include "the ability to learn"

Job Calendar | Career Search Optimization seminar

Paul Anderson of ProLango presents this free seminar about the hiring process from behind the scenes. Job seekers will learn about recruiting techniques, company blacklists, common job-seeker mistakes and how resumes are scored in a company's applicant tracking system. Register

Career Center Blog | What remote candidates should know about video interviewing

A common question from candidates who want to move to the Seattle area is whether local companies use video interviewing to hire employees from outside the area. I always tell remote candidates seeking to engage potential employers via Skype or

Career Center | Career advice: Outplayed by problem employee; now what?

By Marie G. McIntyre / McClatchy-Tribune News Service Q: One of my employees is extremely stubborn. Regardless of the topic, “Paul” refuses to consider other opinions and always insists that he is right. Needless to say, this creates problems with

Career Center | Office gift guide: fun, affordable finds for your co-workers

By Bree Coven Brown / Special to NWjobs We know: You have to finish your year-end reports, turn in your expenses, shop for your significant other and pack for vacation. You don’t have time to find clever, affordable, work-appropriate holiday

Career Center Blog | Industry research helps prep for college and beyond

It's that time of year when high school seniors start deciding which universities they want to apply to. This process often includes another key decision: what major to declare. What many incoming freshmen don't realize, however, is that declaring a

Career Center | Cheers, monitor! Virtual happy hours connect far-flung workers

By Sheila Marikar / New York Times News Service A little after 4 p.m. on a recent Thursday, Eric Fleming, the head of strategy for Mash+Studio, a content marketing firm in Manhattan, gathered his co-workers for happy hour. In a

Career Center | Career advice: I don't want to socialize with my co-workers

By Karla L. Miller / Special to The Washington Post Q: I am a young working professional on a team with others around my age. We get along great! The only problem is that the team is always trying to

Career Center Blog | Tips for successfully working a job fair

A friend recently asked me whether a job fair would be helpful for her job search and networking goals. Since she is a senior-level project manager with more than 10 years of experience, my reply was: "Probably not at your

Job Calendar | Northend Women's Networking

Northend Women's Networking is a group for like-minded professional women to network, help build relationships, share ideas, build connections and make new friends. RSVP here.

Career Center Blog | When and how job candidates should follow up

Job candidates are often confused about when and how to follow up with employers. As a recruiter, I frequently hear questions such as "How long should I wait to contact a recruiter after initial contact?" and "How should I follow

Job Calendar | Career Search Optimization seminar

Paul Anderson of ProLango presents this free seminar about the hiring process from behind the scenes. Job seekers will learn about recruiting techniques, company blacklists, common job-seeker mistakes and how resumes are scored in a company's applicant tracking system. Register

Career Center Blog | IT job seeking for the mature candidate

I have three friends who are looking for tech jobs. Their biggest challenge: They are older than 50. All of them have up-to-date experience in technology, so they have cleared one of the greatest hurdles most older workers face. But

Job Calendar | Inaugural Seattle E-commerce Meetup

Network with fellow e-commerce professionals at the inaugural Seattle E-commerce Meetup.

Career Center Blog | How to stand out as a seasonal hire in Seattle

We've barely gotten beyond Columbus Day -- most of us haven't even thought of a decent Halloween costume yet -- but the holiday shopping season is already in full swing. Well, it is if you're a retailer and looking to

Job Calendar | Career mixer

The ProLango Career Mixer cultivates relationships between job seekers and hiring companies. Resumes and elevator pitches are discouraged; building strong, sustainable relationships is encouraged. Registration required in advance at ProLango.com.

Job Calendar | Seattle GiveCamp

Seattle GiveCamp is a weekend event when software professionals and social media experts donate their time to work with nonprofits on tech projects. Last year, 100+ volunteers worked on more than a dozen projects that included mobile apps, Wordpress websites,

Job Calendar | Effective Networking for Employment workshop

Want to learn more about networking? In this free WorkSource class, you will learn how to develop a comprehensive approach to professional networking.

Career Center Blog | Working your network, in person and online

Networking has become one of the main buzzwords in the business world in the past decade. It's all about leveraging your connections for mutual benefit, whether it's in person at networking events or branching out on social networks via LinkedIn,

Job Calendar | Office Ninjas Tech Mixer & Showcase

Executive assistants, office managers and admins who want to learn and experiment with new tech tools are invited to the Office Ninjas Tech Mixer & Showcase, where admins can meet and mingle. Register at Eventbrite.

Job Calendar | All-Chamber Business After Hours

The All-Chamber Business After Hours event is a once-a-year opportunity to build your network with members of chambers of commerce from throughout the Puget Sound region. $20 pre-paid; $30 after Sept. 17. RSVP here.

Career Center | Career advice: How to kiss up without being obnoxious

By Diane Stafford / The Kansas City Star Brownnosers. Bootlickers. Backscratchers. Yes men. You’ve seen them at the office: Under the guise of putting the company’s interests first, these ever-helpful employees ingratiate themselves with other workers and the boss. Ambitious

Career Center Blog | Stepping up your game for September job search

The state recently released its unemployment figures for July, showing a small uptick to 6.9 percent from the previous two months, which were steady at 6.8 percent. To the uninitiated job seeker, that might seem like slightly bad news. But

Career Center Blog | Getting inside the state's biggest employers

A recent discussion on LinkedIn focused on how to get a foot in the door at Washington state's largest employers. This year's top five are Boeing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Navy Region Northwest, Microsoft and the University of Washington. (Although 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

Job Calendar | Young Professionals Network's ALL-YPN 2013

YPN, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce's young professional networking group, meets monthly at locations around the city. Register here. This month's event is the fourth annual ALL-YPN. Build your network with members of Young Professional Organizations from across the Puget

Job Calendar | Joint MBAWI Seattle and NSHMBA Seattle happy hour

Meet MBA alumni who are passionate about increasing the diversity of business leadership and get to know like-minded MBAs and business professionals in the Seattle area at the MBA Women International and National Society of Hispanic MBAs Seattle joint happy

Job Calendar | Urban Campfire for Women in Business

The Urban Campfire networking event is designed to engage women in authentic conversations about business, relationships and life. Register here.

Career Center Blog | Are you working harder, or just too long?

As Seattleites, we all know that we're a pretty hard-working bunch. But now, apparently, we have "proof." According to a report released last week by real estate brokerage website Movoto, Seattle topped the list of The Hardest Working Cities in

Job Calendar | Net Impact meet and greet

Find out more about getting involved as a future Seattle Net Impact board member at this informal information session.

Career Center Blog | Ace your job interview by getting specific

Too many job interviews are general, rather than specific. This is bad, because the best way to wow a potential employer is to specifically show him or her how your specific skills and experience relate, specifically, to that employer's needs.

Job Calendar | The Seattle Career Fair

Meet face-to-face with hiring decision-makers from some of the area's top employers at this free Choice Career Fair. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes.

Career Center Blog | Recruiter, headhunter, agency or coach? Clarifying roles

I received a LinkedIn message recently from someone asking me if I knew any recruiters working with candidates for a particular type of work in a specific industry. I get at least two or three of these questions a month;

Job Calendar | Wine Down Wednesday HR networking

Network with your HR peers at Seattle SHRM's Wine Down Wednesday event. Register here.

Career Center | No degree? Searching for a job when you didn't go to or finish college

By Joyce E.A. Russell / Special to The Washington Post “I am 52 years old with no college degree, but plenty of work experience. The biggest challenge I have always faced in a career move is getting to the next

Job Calendar | Toast of Seattle

The Toast of Seattle, a Seattle Chamber of Commerce networking program, features three structured rounds of networking over breakfast. Register online.

Career Center Blog | The 7 sources of workplace power

People need power. Power means survival, and we are all hard-wired to gravitate to and want power. Even you. In most modern lives, nowhere is power more important than in the workplace. What? You don't think you have power at

Career Center Blog | Use summer activities to refresh your network

With summertime kicking into high gear, it's time for getting away from the grind for a few sunny days of relaxation. For job seekers, it may seem like a tough time to build a professional network, since so many people

Job Calendar | Lesbians Who Tech happy hour

Lesbians Who Tech is a monthly gathering of women in the queer community in and around tech (and the people who love them), chatting over drinks. Register at Eventbrite.

Job Calendar | Net Impact happy hour

Join Net Impact Seattle for a networking happy hour and tour of the Hale's Ales Brewery. This is an opportunity to engage with others who are passionate about corporate social responsibility, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Open to members and non-members.

Job Calendar | City Business Casual: Maritime Industry

Seattle's Office of Economic Development hosts monthly informal gatherings to provide the business community with access to influential city leaders. OED staff will actively make introductions and connections. The July theme is the Maritime Industry.

Job Calendar | Networking Night at the Ballpark

Come to Safeco Field for "Networking Night at the Ballpark," with special discounted seating for the Mariners game, which must be purchased online by noon on July 9. The pre-game networking event will be hosted at the Lookout Landing hospitality

Career Center Blog | Networking do's and don'ts for new grads

I receive a ton of requests for help around this time of year from new graduates and college sophomores and juniors looking for internships. Many of them want to "go for coffee" or meet for a "quick chat." Truthfully, if

Job Calendar | Professional Networking Group

All job seekers are welcome to join this free group that meets weekly, alternating between WorkSource Mountlake Terrace and WorkSource Lynnwood, to cover a variety of topics including job opportunities and networking with peers.

Career Center | Getting in: Job-seeking advice for diverse candidates

By Lora Shinn / Special to NWjobs Microsoft employs more than 97,000 employees in more than 110 countries, developing products and services as varied and unique as its markets. “In order to be successful around the world, we need to

Career Center Blog | Are you looking for a job backward?

Too many people run their job hunts backward. Meaning they spend vast amounts of time and energy on the activities that are least likely to get them a job, leaving little or nothing left over for activities most likely to

Career Center | Q&A: Boss wants quiet worker to type less, talk more

By Liz Reyer / Minneapolis Star Tribune Q: I’m a pretty shy and quiet person, and as such prefer to deal with people at work via email or instant messaging. My boss is pushing me to call people or stop

Career Center Blog | Need a mentor? Try speaking the same language

As a new crop of graduates is unleashed upon the Seattle job scene this summer, a curious complaint has been voiced from this eager tide of youth and vigor. Although the Class of 2013 is among the most technologically savvy

Career Center | Want a promotion? Build up your executive presence

By Ken White / The Washington Post What image do you project? How do people react when you enter a room or when you walk down a hallway? Do you possess that intangible quality known as executive presence? It is

Career Center | Career makeover: Young professional elects to pursue politics

By Lora Shinn / Special to NWjobs Trevor McDowell, 27, always wanted to work in politics -- as a child he even debated policy with the school janitor. In college, he majored in political science and volunteered for a presidential

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