Archive | December, 2008

Kudos to Seattle Business Monthly!

When it comes to job hunting, networking, and career management in general, it usually pays dividends to monitor the local press and stay current on the things that are going on in your local business community.  Not only can a steady news regimen help alert you to important new trends and emerging opportunities, but it […]

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Question of the Month: December 2008

Question: “I’ll confess, I’ve never really had to look for a job before, so it feels really strange to suddenly find myself unemployed and to now have to go ‘sell myself’ to somebody and ask them to hire me. Is this unusual?” Despite what many people might suspect, the majority of people we encounter who […]

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Book Review: Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell)

While there are few authors in this world that I follow religiously, the quality of the two books that Malcolm Gladwell has written previously, The Tipping Point and Blink, compelled me a few months ago to get on the pre-order list for his newest book — Outliers. And since it arrived just in time for […]

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Website Review: PayScale “GigZig” Application

Current career path getting you down? Feel like you’re stuck in a rut? If so, the popular salary-survey website Payscale.com has built a nifty little tool called “GigZig” that can help you ferret out the career shifts that similar professionals to yourself have made in recent years. As to whether this is a new tool the […]

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The Top 25 Recession-Proof Jobs (According to JobFox.com)

In a time when many people are considering some form of career change, in order to pursue a line of work that they feel might offer increased stability or satisfaction, we thought it would be helpful to share this recent “Top 25 Recession Proof Jobs” list that was published by leading employment website Jobfox.com. This […]

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The Best Companies in Seattle: The People Have Spoken!

Are you looking for an exciting, stable, fast-growth organization in Puget Sound that operates ethically and takes great care of its employees? If so, you’re not alone, since virtually every job seeker who has gone through a layoff or rough patch in their career longs to find just such an employer! The question, of course, […]

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Time On Your Hands? Invest It In Upgrading Your Skills!

Without question, those individuals who are going through a career transition phase will usually find themselves experiencing a shortage of certain assets, such as (surprise, surprise) economic income. One often-overlooked asset they tend to have in spades, however, is TIME — and time, like any asset, can pay tremendous dividends if one invests it wisely! […]

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Alerting All Job Seekers!

While we’ve never stated it outright, one of our commitments at Career Horizons has always been to keep our clients — and newsletter readers — abreast of the latest and best technologies for enhancing career success, while stopping short of evangelizing every single flashy new website or hyped-up tool that hits the market. As a […]

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Holiday Hiring: Myth or Reality?

Each year, when this time of year rolls around, we get asked by many of our clients whether it makes sense to continue hunting for work actively in December — or whether it would be smarter, instead, to suspend one’s job search campaign until January, given the conventional wisdom that nobody hires for full-time positions […]

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