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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

Creating Your Own Job Opportunities
Posted: February 01, 2015 By: Randy Woods Tired of chasing job leads and waiting for call backs? Guest writer and NWjobs blogger Randy Woods shows you how to turn the tables and get hiring managers to pursue you.
Creating Your Own Job Opportunities

Hot Jobs: Project Manager
Posted: January 30, 2015 In every project, there are details big and small to manage along the way from idea to end result. And that’s where project managers come in. Learn the ins and outs of this hot job, and see how you can break into the field.
Hot Jobs: Project Manager

What’s Hot in Tech Right Now
Posted: January 01, 2015 If you’re in the tech field – or want to be – technology’s continual march forward can mean new opportunities for your career. Here’s a look at three areas in technology that have been heating up lately and some of the skills in demand for each.
What’s Hot in Tech Right Now

Seven Tips for Winning at Networking
Posted: January 01, 2015 By: Matt Youngquist This year, resolve to be coachable. It just may get you that coveted dream job. Here are seven tips from career coach Matt Youngquist for how to become coachable and win at networking.
Seven Tips for Winning at Networking

Hot Jobs: Content Strategists
Posted: October 31, 2014 Content is king, but to be successful, every king needs a plan. That’s where content strategists step in. Learn the ins and outs of this hot job, and find out how to break into the field.
Hot Jobs: Content Strategists

Demystifying the Role of the Recruiter
Posted: October 31, 2014 By: Kristen Fife Chances are you’ll be a job seeker at some point in your career, and that means you’re likely to encounter a recruiter or two. Veteran Seattle recruiter Kristen Fife breaks down the roles and goals of recruiters and offers insight on how best to build win-win relationships with them.
Demystifying the Role of the Recruiter

The Mother of Reinvention: Returning to Work After a Parenting Break
Posted: October 03, 2014 By: Natalie Singer‐Velush Ready to reinvent your career after taking time off to be with your kids? Take a tip from Natalie Singer-Velush, one of our new guest writers and the managing editor of ParentMap. Here, she taps her own experience and shares insights from others on how to return to work after a parenting break.
The Mother of Reinvention: Returning to Work After a Parenting Break

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

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