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…

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…

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…

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…

What Takes so Long? Inside the Hiring Process

What Takes so Long? Inside the Hiring Process One of the biggest complaints I’ve heard throughout my career is that the hiring process takes way too long.  Applicants don’t get it, and nothing frustrates hiring managers more than this.  A lot of times, HR gets the blame for this too.  I’ve seen company goals of 60 to 90 calendar days … Read more…

Video Interview Tips

Video Interview Tips: How to Get the Job Imagine an interview where you record your responses into a camera with no one watching.  You’re given a question to respond to and a countdown to start talking.  You give your best response to your webcam and then hit stop.  You might see your face on the screen as you are recording or … Read more…

Resume Accomplishments

Resume Accomplishments Leonardo da Vinci is the man responsible for the first resume, created over 500 years ago while he was seeking employment as a military engineer in Milan. A lot has changed from that da Vinci’s resume, and etiquette is always evolving.  When I was in college, the career centers recommended using a resume to provide high-level information on job duties. … Read more…

Incognito Mode: Let LinkedIn Recruiters Know You’re Looking

Incognito Mode: Let LinkedIn Recruiters Know You’re Looking  LinkedIn just announced a new feature called Open Candidates, helping active job seekers go incognito.  This feature lets LinkedIn recruiters know that you’re looking, without your boss finding out.  In the past, we told clients not to publicize they’re looking for a new position unless they’ve conversation with their leader first.  There are a lot of … Read more…