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Seattle Tech Meetup happens the third Tuesday of every month. RSVP in advance here.
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.
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
What do you do? I’m on Allrecipes’ Business Intelligence team, analyzing food trends in real time. The primary data source is our extensive web-analytics platform that allows us to ask incredibly detailed questions about chicken -- or any other edible
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
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.
View CareerCast.com's full Best Jobs in Seattle report. (Click on the infographic to make text more clear.)
Video as a communication tool is surpassing the written word, and companies are spending billions of dollars in an effort to capture market share (Facebook spent $1 billion to buy Instagram in 2012). Although the medium may be great for
By Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune This is the process I go through when I receive a voice mail: 1. Sigh. 2. Consider ignoring it. 3. Become overwhelmed by guilt. 4. Press “voice mail” button. 5. Forget password. 6. Try again.
Are you looking to make a difference, ship code more than once every few years, and play on the cutting edge? This is a job fair for developers and designers ready to add passion to the work that they do.
By Kristin Kalning / Special to NWjobs Seattleites have a default style: super-casual. And that laid-back look extends to the workplace, where coders at tech companies show up in sweatpants and hardly anyone wears a tie. But just because you
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
Network with fellow e-commerce professionals at the inaugural Seattle E-commerce Meetup.
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,
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.
By Rob Walker / New York Times News Service Q: I’ve been an Apple fan/user for many years, and have been fortunate that my employers for the past decade-plus have provided me with Macs for my work. However, I recently
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 Expedia. Register at Eventbrite.
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
What do you do? I’m the product manager for Bejeweled Blitz on iOS, Android and Facebook. I work with the game development team to design and implement new features and content for millions of daily players around the world. How
By Shaun Chatman / Salary.com If you love computers and dream in programming code, then a career in the technology industry might be perfect for you. Salary.com compared its Seattle-area salary data to lists of in-demand tech jobs to come
The most questions I get at networking events and on career panels revolve around resume writing. Two things have dramatically impacted the way recruiters look at resumes. One is search technology (keywords); the other includes federal government compliance initiatives. The
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
What do you do? I use several kinds of 3-D design software to create detailed computer models of ships [for Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group]. These models are used by architects to tell how fast the boat will go, for
By Molly Young / New York Times News Service Within my first week of working at a New York City startup, I acquired a gut. The reason was obvious: There was free food everywhere, it was delicious and I was
Women in Tech is relaunching with this event, a panel called "Hiring Women in Tech: Why does it matter? How can startups attract female tech talent?" Register at Eventbrite.
CodeChix International will host the "Interview with Confidence" mock interview workshop for attendees looking for jobs as software engineers, software engineers in test and in testing and QA. Volunteer interviewers are full-time employees at top tech companies. Register and
Join recruiters from Microsoft & SOS Employment Group (formerly Adams & Associates) and learn about their companies, recruiting needs and what they look for in candidates. Registration at WorkSource required. Visit WorkSource for more information.
Tech-savvy job seekers are invited to Epic Quest, a job fair from the Washington Technology Industry Association.
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.
It's been a long-standing, vexing problem for the local interactive media sector: The Puget Sound area has plenty of companies that need game designers and computer engineers, and countless job seekers who'd love to break into this business they've loved
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.
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.
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.
Of all the demographic groups that have been studied for their economic vulnerability, the Millennials arguably have become the poster children of post-Great Recession victimhood. These young workers in the Seattle market, however, may soon become a bellwether for better
Finding the right job is like finding the perfect mate; sometimes a matchmaker can help find hidden similarities between two parties and pair them up. For the resurgent Puget Sound manufacturing sector, one of these matchmakers is Thomas McLaughlin, who
View CareerCast.com's full Best Jobs in Seattle report.
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
First impressions play an enormous role in how a candidate will be evaluated. Sometimes, however, these impressions are completely out of our control. Take the case of one job seeker I recently spoke with, who met a hiring manager about
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,
For those with an entrepreneurial spirit who are nevertheless stuck in the job-search loop for extended periods, the urge to strike out on their own has been stoked in recent weeks by anecdotal reports of a resurgent venture capital market.
A healthy employment picture, like a robust economy, needs to have a balance between supply (qualified workers) and demand (living-wage jobs). While most job seekers lament the lack of demand and the glut of supply during the Great Recession, many
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
Last week I wrote about the necessity of face-to-face networking, and about how there's a methodical way to go about making connections that could land you a job without being annoying or pushy. We can sing the praises of in-person
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
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
If it seems like every engineering student who manages to find a job in Seattle is developing smartphone apps, you're not alone in your observation. For the first time, we now have a better idea of how the Puget Sound
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
Bungie. PopCap. Valve. Big Fish. Double Down. No, these are not nicknames for mob informants. They are all companies that could represent lucrative job opportunities for many video game developers, engineers, designers and animators looking for work in Seattle's booming
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
This will be my last post on NWjobs. In the three-and-a-half years I've been blogging on this site, I've learned countless lessons from the workers and career experts I've interviewed, as well as the many readers who've taken the time
It should come as no secret that many Americans are actively thinking about changing careers -- either because they've fallen out of love with their current career path after many years, or for the more practical reason of trying
Learn more about the University of Washington's 18-month MBA program for technology professionals. Click here to RSVP.
There's sure to be lots of talk of scary supervisors and creepy co-workers this week. But you know what's really scary? The person at work who secretly uses their smartphone to record unflattering, embarrassing, or compromising videos of their
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
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