Benefits: Unlimited Vacation

Benefits: Unlimited Vacation Imagine, you’re interviewing at a company, and they tell you that they offer unlimited vacation benefits.  Awesome, right?!  Maybe, but first, you need to do your homework.  While it’s been around for a while, it’s only offered by one to two percent of companies in the United States.  Netflix, GE, LinkedIn and a fair number of small to mid-sized … Read more…

Updating your Resume

Updating Your Resume If you’re like most people, the thought of updating your resume sounds about as fun as a dental appointment.  It’s one of those chores that is easy to put off.  You may even wonder, why you should worry about it if you aren’t looking for a job.  Just like going to the dentist, updating your resume is … Read more…

Salary History

How To: Answering Salary History Questions The hardest questions for applicants are around salary history and expectations.   More often, this question is coming up early in the screening process.  At this point in the process, recruiters are checking that your expectations are within the range that they’re able to pay.  Give a number too high, and you disqualify yourself, … Read more…

How to Succeed in a Work From Home Job

  How to Succeed in a Work From Home Job For those of us who have spent our careers in an office, a working from home sounds like a dream!  No commute, no dress code, no co-workers stealing your lunch from the shared fridge and best of all, a lot fewer interruptions than those open office floor plans.  While working … Read more…

Write an Awesome Interview Thank You Note

Write an Awesome Interview Thank You Note A well-crafted interview thank you note could be the tie-breaker that sets you apart from your competition and helps you get the job. If you’re even remotely interested in the position, I strongly recommend sending a note. While it’s standard interview advice, most applicants still skip this step for some reason. Here are … Read more…

Jump Start Your Job Search

Jump Start Your Job Search Congratulations, you’re ready to start a job search!  Change can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming.  If you aren’t quite sure where to start, you’re in the right place.  Before you start applying for a new position, the first step is to update your resume.  Then, it’s time to start checking out the … Read more…

Setting Career Goals

New Year, New Career Goals January is a big month for setting career goals, personal goals, and New Years Resolutions.  As we move towards new beginnings, people are inspired to set new goals for the year, both personally and professionally.  Unfortunately, a lot of times these ambitions and resolutions don’t last.  Take the gym for example.  January is, hands down, the … Read more…

Behavioral Interview Examples

Behavioral Interview Examples Behavioral interview questions are very popular in large organizations.  Employers use them because there is a believe that past behaviors are strongly related to how people behave in the future.  So if you were able to drive results in your last job, chances are you’ll do the same in the new position. Today we’re looking at some of … Read more…

Seattle Startup Week

Lessons from Seattle Startup Week Last week I was lucky enough to attend Seattle Startup Week.   Determined to make the most in the time that I had, I attended 17 sessions over 4 days.  Seattle Startup week pulled together amazing presenters and fantastic networking opportunities.  I learned SO much and by the time the conference ended I was exhausted. … Read more…

Traditional Interview Questions

The Seven Most Common Interview Questions How nice would it be to go into an interview already knowing all of the questions you were going to be asked?  Unfortunately, most employers won’t give you the interview questions in advance.  Today we’re going to break down seven of the most common interview questions that hiring managers ask. Now, here’s the deal, we … Read more…