Month: July 2011

Seattle Job Openings: Landesa, Triple-Source

Landesa Rural Development Institute, a Seattle non-profit organization, works with governments and other local organizations to create tailored approaches to expand land rights to the rural poor.  Landesa works to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people—those 3 billion chiefly rural people who live on less than two dollars a day. Landesa partners with developing countries to design and implement laws, policies, and programs concerning land that provides opportunity, further economic growth, and promotes social justice. Read More

Maintaining a Healthy Mindset When Looking for Work

Your mindset has a huge impact on the success of your job search.  Without a healthy and positive mindset, discouragement, frustration and bitterness can cause a job search to fizzle.  Optimism, enthusiasm and an open mind show up in every interaction.  Having a positive mindset will take job seekers in the direction of new a fulfilling work.  Here are some ways to maintain a healthy mindset while job seeking: Read More

When You’re Feeling Down During Your Job Search

It’s common for people who are out of work to experience certain degree of depression.  When we are feeling down and depressed, it can be difficult to manage even some simple tasks in our daily lives, not to mention the more mentally demanding job seeking activities.  This feeling sometimes gets multiplied when compounded by the financial pressure of being jobless.  A natural consequence is an ever-growing dark cloud that hangs over our head that seems to be preventing us from moving forward. Read More

Answering “How do You Deal with Conflict?”

Conflict is something we have to deal with on a daily basis.  How we handle it is a reflection of the type of professional we are. That’s why the question “How do you handle conflict?” gets asked in interviews.  When asked about your ability to deal with conflict, be prepared to explain your overall philosophy and give examples: Read More

Job Search Lottery and Why You Wouldn’t Want to Win It

Everyone wants to win the lottery, right?   Many people believe that when a large sum of money lands on their laps, their dreams will come true, their days will be care-free, and they can live happily ever after.  There is an equivalent of “winning the lottery” in job search.  We will talk about what it is and why you wouldn’t really want to win this “Job Search Lottery.” Read More