Month: January 2011

Is Your Appearance Hurting Your Job Search?

Are your looks stopping you from getting hired? A recent AARP report noted older job seekers resorting to orthodontics, plastic surgery and more, in hopes that looking better will get them hired.  As we reported in “Do Looks Matter?”,  appearance is rated the third most important factor in hire decisions following qualifications and confidence.  That means confidently bringing out your qualifications should take you further than Botox.  But clearly, appearance is a factor. Read More

Sharing Your Network with Your Partner

For job seekers, growing a strong network is a top priority. If your partner is out of work, one of the best ways to help is to offer to share your network. Those who are not currently working, such as stay-at-home parents, may feel they don’t have much of a network to share.  Here are some ways to uncover and share your network even if you’re not currently working outside the home. Read More

Dealing With Depression During Your Job Search

Depression can really slow down your job search progress.  Many people who are out of work suffer from depression at some point during the process.  It’s nothing to be ashamed of, but if you recognize you are suffering from it, take steps to deal with it and get back on track finding a job.

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2011 Job Search Restart

Out with the old, in with the new! Whether you are just starting your job search, looking for a fresh beginning or, the time is right to bring new energy, strategy and tactics to your search. Here’s what is working in your favor:

  • Hiring picks up in January
  • The economy is showing signs of recovery and job creation
  • The New Year often brings new optimism and excitement

Where to begin?

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Seattle Start-up PhotoRocket is hiring

Seattle start-up PhotoRocket is hiring for three positions: Senior Product Manager,  Core Developer Ruby on Rails and Front End JavaScript Architect.  Details are  below. To apply send materials to: Derek@PhotoRocket.com

Senior Product Manager (fulltime)

To help us launch PhotoRocket to the masses and keep us thinking, building and creating — we’re looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our team. Your mission: guide and be a member of a team charged with fundamentally changing how photos are shared. You’ll drive building products from existing ideas and help to develop new ideas based on your industry experience and your contact with customers and prospects. You must possess a strong blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision to contribute to and expand on our current product successes, and the drive to make our shared vision a reality.

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