Career Insights

Tips for Getting Hired

Not Sure You Should Apply for the Job?

Posted: September 23, 2016

By: Michelle Goodman

Ever see a job posting and think, “I should apply! Or, wait, maybe I shouldn’t.” You’re not alone. We all second-guess ourselves at times. Here’s how to push past the doubt and nip self-defeating behavior in the bud.

10 Tips for Supercharging Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted: June 21, 2016

By: Matt Youngquist

You're on LinkedIn — but so are 400+ million other professionals. Stand out from the crowd with career coach Matt Younquist’s top 10 tips for doing LinkedIn right.

Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Resume

Posted: March 1, 2016

By: Matt Youngquist

Feeling the urge to freshen things up? Run with it! And take your resume with you — along with these tips from career coach Matt Youngquist on how to get this crucial doc in shape for today’s market.

Step Up Your Career Game

Posted: December 30, 2015

By: Matt Youngquist

Ready to boost your marketability and create new career opportunities? Check out career coach Matt Youngquist’s advice for adopting a growth mindset and the day-to-day changes needed to make it happen.

Mastering the Modern Cover Letter

Posted: May 1, 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.

A Recruiter’s Guide to Acing Your Next Phone Screen

Posted: April 1, 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.

Creating Your Own Job Opportunities

Posted: February 1, 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.

The Mother of Reinvention: Returning to Work After a Parenting Break

Posted: October 3, 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.

Five Tough Career Advancement Questions Answered

Posted: September 4, 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.

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.

Give Your Resume a Boost by Volunteering

Posted: May 2, 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.

10 Insider Tips for Getting Hired Today

Posted: September 5, 2013

We brought together a panel of HR experts to discuss the hiring process — as seen from the other side of the desk. Here are their top 10 actionable tips for standing out in today's job market.

Five (Unorthodox) Tips for Changing Careers

Posted: April 27, 2013

By: Matt Youngquist

Are you serious about wanting to change careers? Then get ready for some actionable advice. Career coach Matt Youngquist doesn't sugar coat the truth in these five tips about what's needed from today's career changers.

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