Digital Strategy: Job Hunting in the Connected World

Looking for a job in the Digital Era is as much about preparation and attitude as it is background and ability.

Create a cover letter template.  This is an email template you reuse, modifying it each time. Your cover letter should be short, sweet and to the point.  And it also should be personalized with the recipient’s name, their company name and address, etc.  Sending out a non-personalized cover letter makes...


Tipping the Scale

Tipping the scale in qualifications for the job you applied for, but turned down because your weight is tipping the scale, too? This situation, once considered prejudice, is now at the forefront of many business owners’ minds as they weigh one candidate over another. Health problems undermine the financial stability of small businesses, and their owners are painfully aware that hiring overweight employees...


Career Innovation

I am a single mother, live in Manhattan, love to cook, and am learning to play the guitar. I knit, bike, and travel. I subscribe to the Buddhist philosophy and practice transcendental meditation. I love to write. And oh, I'm also a pediatrician by trade. I value my job because my experiences with children and parents, in health and sickness, teach me a lot about life and the important things in it. However, unlike many of my contemporaries...


Works for Hire?

Did you know that even if you hire an independent contractor to undertake a project, provide that independent contractor the idea for the project, direct that person’s work on the project, pay that contractor for the project, and even cause the hired person to sign a piece of paper which states that the work is created for hire for your benefit, it does not mean that you necessarily own the contractor’s...


Technology Jobs are Out There

Listening to national reports about the job market, it’s easy to think the news is all bad. But there are some bright spots, most notably in the technology sector, where there is actually a shortage of skilled workers.  Demand for positions like software developers, computer programmers and database administrators is expected to grow almost 14 percent in Washington state over the next five years, outpacing the national demand by several...


Wali Collins: he’s not only funny, he’s Fashionable

NYC Comedian, Author and Entrepreneur Wali Collins has done more than create a popular movement around his Y'NEVANO Book of ENCOURAGEMENTS.  He has created a line of apparel that includes T-shirts, sweats, underwear, and accessories such as wristbands and baseball caps, all to remind you to live a regret-less life in the Y’NEVANO state of mind. The apparel line is one more extension of the growing Y’NEVANO...


Madina Vadache: Pure Drama

Madina Vadache is all about blending art and fashion to create garments of great dramatic proportioning, structural beauty and provocative allure.   An exquisite attention to detail is the signature of every Madina Vadache piece, whether it is a custom designed wedding gown, a simple blouse or a hand painted silk T-shirt.  Vadache says she finds inspiration in all things beautiful but she does more than blend art and fashion, she is an...


Attitude

There are books and blogs on the how-to’s of networking.  You can learn the art of starting a conversation and ending a conversation.  You can learn when and how to offer your business card and when not to.  You can get tips on selecting a group to break into at a cocktail party and then how to break into the group.  And you can get advice on how to construct your ‘elevator pitch’ and tag line.

But none of this will matter if you...