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Our work environments, how we look for jobs and the actual work we do all change regularly. To help you stay current, UW Professional & Continuing Education shares career tips and trends, development opportunities and more through our Career Insights articles and events.

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Why It’s a Great Time to Write Young Adult Fiction
Posted: July 23, 2015 What’s more fun than reading young adult fiction? Writing it. Get an inside look at this growing segment of the publishing industry from YA author and certificate instructor Karen Finneyfrock.
Why It’s a Great Time to Write Young Adult Fiction

A Summer Reading List for Professionals
Posted: June 26, 2015 What do you want to do with your summer? Learn something new? Grow your career? Kick back with a good book? Do all three – at once – with one of these recommended reads from local career experts.
A Summer Reading List for Professionals

Hot Jobs: Construction Project Manager
Posted: June 26, 2015 Take one look at the cranes and steel frames filling the Seattle skyline and you know construction is booming here. Learn more about the critical role construction project managers play in this thriving industry.
Hot Jobs: Construction Project Manager

The Right Way to Ask for Career Advice
Posted: May 29, 2015 By: Michelle Goodman Know someone whose experience you’d like to tap into? Looking for expert insight into a job or industry? Before you reach out, take a tip from local career writer Michelle Goodman to make sure your request is well received.
The Right Way to Ask for Career Advice

Hot Jobs: User Experience Designer
Posted: May 28, 2015 User experience designers help create products that are, simply put, a pleasure to use. So it’s no surprise they’re in demand today. Learn more about this hot job and how you can break into the field.
Hot Jobs: User Experience Designer

Mastering the Modern Cover Letter
Posted: May 01, 2015 By: Matt Youngquist Applying for a job? Write a cover letter that stands out from the stack using this simple, proven approach from career coach Matt Youngquist.
Mastering the Modern Cover Letter

Hot Jobs: Technical Writer
Posted: April 30, 2015 Technical writers are masters of the art of simplicity, and these expert wordsmiths are in high demand today. Learn more about this hot job and how you can break into the field.
Hot Jobs: Technical Writer

A Recruiter’s Guide to Acing Your Next Phone Screen
Posted: April 01, 2015 By: Kristen Fife Get ready to ace your next phone screen. Here veteran recruiter Kristen Fife shares her practical advice to help you prep for this key step in getting hired.
A Recruiter’s Guide to Acing Your Next Phone Screen

Want to Work From Home?
Posted: March 06, 2015 By: Natalie Singer‐Velush Dream of working from home? Seven years and three jobs ago, guest writer Natalie Singer-Velush did too. Now a veteran of the freelance and work-from-home scene, Natalie offers her advice for making your dream a reality.
Want to Work From Home?

Hot Jobs: Accountant
Posted: March 06, 2015 Accountants are in demand across industries and in every type of business, from Boeing to the Big Four, Getty Images to government agencies. Learn more about this hot job and how to get started in the field.
Hot Jobs: Accountant

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