Month: January 2012

Don’t Let Your Appearance Hurt Your Job Search

We may not think about the impressions we make with our appearance very often.  Most people are pretty set in the way they dress, the way they wear their hair, and their taste in fashion.  But during a job search, you meet new people more often and are reguarly creating a first impressions.  Are your looks holding you back? Now may be a good time to take a deeper look. Read More

What I Learned from 50+ Mock Interviews

Today’s guest blog is by Bilal Aslam, who recently launched WiserProfile, giving you personalized feedback on your LinkedIn profile.  Bilal is a technical visionary with 5 years of experience at Microsoft, currently an engineer on Windows Azure. Recently, Bilal was the VP of Engineering at emptyspaceads, a seed-stage startup. His passions include data mining and distributed systems.

One of my friends Gayle runs an awesome company (CareerCup) which provides phone and in-person technical interview coaching for A-list companies like Microsoft, Google and Amazon. I have been doing mock interviews for CareerCup for more than two years now. While I don’t remember the exact number of mock interviews I have done, it’s in the neighborhood of 50+. Candidates have run the gamut from hopeless to brilliant. Read More

Social Media and Your Career: Two Simple Rules

Today our guest blogger is Matt Youngquist. Matt is the President of Career Horizons, serving Northwest individuals and organizations dealing with the unique challenges of job hunting and employment transition.  Matt is a recognized expert in the field of career coaching, job hunting, and professional employment counseling.  You can follow him on Twitter @mattyoungquist.

So have we reached the tipping point yet?  Have we arrived at the juncture where ALL professionals need to fully embrace social media and start using it, actively, if they hope to stay competitive in today’s employment marketplace?

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Seattle Job Openings – iOS Software Engineer & UX Researcher

Innovations IQ, an Issaquah, WA company specializes in IT placements.  InnovationsIQ, a partner of Jobfully, is a staffing and recruiting agency that cares about the career growth and development of their consultants.

An iOS Software Development Engineer  and a User Experience Researcher are among many of their contract opportunities.  If you are interested, please contact recruiting@innovationsiq.com. Read More