Results tagged “self-confidence”


Career Center Blog | Tech interview? Choose your outfit wisely

Seattleites are well known for our casual, relaxed approach to almost everything -- especially attire. Look around and you'll see an abundance of jeans, T-shirts and baseball hats. We also wear socks with sandals. And fleece -- lots and lots

Career Center Blog | Don't know much? Show them how fast you learn

It's always been one of the toughest Catch-22s in the world of employment. Companies want to hire workers with real-world experience, but the only way for workers to get that experience is to have a real-world job. And around and

Career Center Blog | Walking a fine line between confidence and arrogance

During a job interview, one of the most difficult tasks for job seekers is to appear confident in their abilities without sounding too cocky. A job seeker may be perfectly qualified for a position but still may be turned down

Career Center Blog | 3 important career-development questions

After helping a client prepare for a major presentation in front of a large crowd at an industry meeting, we sat down to discuss how it went. She immediately turned to me and said, "How did I do? Is there

Career Center Blog | 5 ways to stop worrying and enjoy job interviews

Getting ready for a job interview, especially if you haven't had many in your career, can be a nerve-racking experience. Most interview stress, however, comes from worrying about small things that don't play a major role in the decision-making process.

Career Center Blog | 4 ways to avoid the 'fear of failure' spiral

Let's talk about failure for a moment. Sure, it's not an easy subject, but anyone seeking a new job or a more in-depth career change will have to absorb and learn from a lot of perceived "failures" before finding

Career Center Blog | Achieve your career goals with positive self-talk

You glance up at the clock on the wall. It's 3:30 p.m., and your deadline is quickly approaching. You take a deep breath and exhale slowly, moving your head from side to side and relaxing your shoulders. "I can do

Career Center Blog | No work experience? Try life experience

When a hiring manager needs to fill a position, he or she is looking for a person with a proven track record of results for previous employers. For many experienced workers with 10 or more years of employment, enough examples

Career Center Blog | Four ways to rein in a wayward interview

First impressions, as the saying goes, are lasting ones, so starting off an interview on a positive note is a crucial tactic for any job seeker. But also remember that humans are a relatively forgiving species, and that America is

Career Center Blog | Do you really know your own strengths?

"So, what are your greatest strengths?" It's a common job-interview question uttered hundreds of times a day across the Puget Sound region. But do resume descriptors like "hard-working decision maker" or "results-oriented team player" really apply to your personal working

Career Center Blog | Are you asking the right questions in interviews?

As most veteran job seekers already know, before heading into a job interview you should have three to five questions to ask the interviewers themselves. This shows that you've done a little research, you're enthusiastic and you've taken some initiative.

Career Center Blog | Now's the time to get back to job-hunting basics

OK, so the stock market is posting record highs. Even more important, unemployment statistics are looking -- for the first time in a long time -- not that bad. This is good news if you are looking for work. So

Career Center Blog | Lesser-known job advice from former presidents

"The only thing we have to fear ..." "Ask not ..." The quotes are so popular and meaningful, we need only the first few words to conjure images of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy reading them in their

Career Center Blog | Female flirting: how it can hurt AND help your career

To flirt or not to flirt at work? There aren't many studies on this topic, and the few that exist show conflicting information. What the results do show is the need for women to tread carefully when it comes to

Career Center Blog | Achieve work-life balance naturally with these 5 tips

We all know at least someone who amazes us with the amount of energy they have and the ease with which they juggle demanding careers and social lives. They seem to not only excel at their jobs, but also find

Career Center Blog | What presidential debates can teach us about interviewing

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

Career Center Blog | Who has it tougher: Olympic athletes or job seekers?

Citius, Altius, Fortius... After tomorrow night, we'll start finding out who will run faster, leap higher and finish stronger than the rest, in accordance with this time-honored Olympic motto. As we prepare ourselves for another two weeks of wall-to-wall TV

Career Center Blog | Take control of interviews by telling your story

We've had some good news on the job opportunity front over the last few weeks. The state's latest figures on jobless claims showed that employers added more than 10,000 new seasonally adjusted jobs last month. An earlier job outlook study

Career Center Blog | How a positive mindset can trump the best skill set

In a struggling economy, many people looking for work make the mistake of focusing solely on a new job instead of managing their careers. I know from personal experience that when a steady income is suddenly cut off, it becomes

Career Center Blog | Moving on: How to bounce back from career setbacks

Getting laid off is a sad fact of life, especially in the last five years following the global financial meltdown. Most of us manage to bounce back by redefining our goals, establishing a networking strategy and settling into a job

Career Center Blog | Advantage employee: Worker confidence on the rise

Seattle's current run of consecutive outstandingly beautiful weekends is not the only sunny news to hit the Puget Sound region in recent weeks. As the afternoons grow longer and the temperatures get warmer, there appears to be a gradual and

Career Center Blog | It's interview time: Do you know what your skills are?

If someone said to you in an interview, "Tell me what you're good at," what would you say? Hopefully now you've banished the hackneyed "I'm a people person" response from your interviewing repertoire and have focused on providing more detailed

Career Center Blog | Job hunters, resolve to impress yourself

If you were living around 4,000 years ago, in the vicinity of ancient Babylonia, your New Year's resolution would have been to return all of the farm equipment you'd borrowed over the course of the year. Apparently this was all

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