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Hot Jobs: Cybersecurity Analysts
Posted: October 02, 2014 With the rise in news stories around hacked customer data and personal photos being leaked online, it’s no surprise that cybersecurity professionals are more in demand than ever. In fact, jobs for these information security analysts are expected to increase by 37% from 2012 to 2022. Find out how you can hack into the field here.
Hot Jobs: Cybersecurity Analysts

Five Tough Career Advancement Questions Answered
Posted: September 04, 2014 Looking to advance your career, but stuck with some tricky questions on how to get ahead? We asked Lisa Quast, a Seattle-based career coach, to tackle some tough questions around salary negotiations, asking for a promotion and more.
Five Tough Career Advancement Questions Answered

10 Inspirational Resources for Career-Minded Professionals
Posted: July 04, 2014 By: Matt Youngquist Most career advice falls into one of two categories: obvious or rehashed. So where do you turn for some fresh ideas? We asked Matt Youngquist to share some of the best videos, blogs and books he’s come across in his 20 years of career coaching.
10 Inspirational Resources for Career-Minded Professionals

Great Resume But No Interviews?
Posted: May 29, 2014 You’ve created a killer resume. Now the goal is to get it in front of as many people as possible, right? Maybe not. Career coach Rita Ashley reveals why the way you share your resume is almost as important as its content.
Great Resume But No Interviews?

Hot Jobs: Data Scientists
Posted: May 02, 2014 There’s more data out there than ever before, and that amount is growing every day. Now, companies big and small are looking for ways to use data to inform how they do business. This is where data scientists come in, with the power to transform raw data into decision-making insight. Read on to learn more about the high demand for data scientists and what it takes to do the job.
Hot Jobs: Data Scientists

Volunteering for Career Advancement
Posted: May 02, 2014 By: Matt Youngquist Ever wondered how you can get the experience needed to break into a new industry or career? Try volunteering. And to make the most of volunteering for career advancement, follow these five tips from career coach Matt Youngquist.
Volunteering for Career Advancement

Seattle Leads the Way in Social Entrepreneurship
Posted: April 04, 2014 Doing good and doing business don't have to be mutually exclusive. Social entrepreneurship, or conscious capitalism, focuses on the triple bottom line: profit, people and planet. Learn how Seattle is becoming a hub for this increasingly popular business model.
Seattle Leads the Way in Social Entrepreneurship

Hot Jobs: Business Analysts
Posted: February 27, 2014 Business analysts are more in demand than ever. But what exactly do they do? A good business analyst combines strong technical abilities with stellar communication skills to act as a liaison between IT and other business units. Find out what else makes a successful analyst.
Hot Jobs: Business Analysts

Get an Inside Look at Consulting
Posted: February 27, 2014 Are you an expert in something and interested in a career that gives you autonomy and variety? Maybe you should put your superpower to work as a consultant. Learn more about this profession as three local professionals demystify the role of a consultant.
Get an Inside Look at Consulting

Certificate Programs Boost Careers and Confidence
Posted: January 30, 2014 While many of our programs appeal to mid-career professionals, some certificates are growing in popularity with another demographic: recent college grads. Hear how four UW alumni used certificate programs to get a boost in today’s job market.
Certificate Programs Boost Careers and Confidence

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