Jobs

The number of women with six-figure incomes is rising at a much faster pace than it is for men.


In a cramped glassed-in room in Crystal City, Kathryn Troutman, who last worked for the federal government as a secretary during the Vietnam War, faces 19 job seekers, the latest of thousands of would-be civil servants who have come to know her as the federal jobs guru.


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How to Deal:  How to get coworkers to accept you without having a master's degree (washingtonpost.com, October 22, 2009; 12:00 AM)

The Five Best Ways to Hunt for a Job (washingtonpost.com, August 6, 2009; 5:41 PM)

How to Deal:  How to Deal: When Intimate Details Invade Workplace (Post, August 2, 2009)

CAREER PATH:  From High Above, Aerial Photography Firm Zooms In on Local Real Estate (Post, June 14, 2009)

Keeping Your Cool Despite Interview Jitters (Post, June 14, 2009)

Career Path:  Poet-Hustlers Understand Value of a Dollar (Post, May 17, 2009)

Finding the Right Volunteer Spot (Post, May 17, 2009)

Volunteering Serves as Springboard for Professional Jobs, Growing Business (Post, May 17, 2009)

Want a Raise and More Vacation Time? Meet Your Employer Halfway. (By Mary Ellen Slayter, September 21, 2008)

On Résumé, Treat New Title Like a Promotion:  Adapted from Career Tracks Live, Mary Ellen Slayter's online discussion. (Post, September 21, 2008)

Six Steps to a Bigger Raise (Post, September 14, 2008)

Raise Is Out of the Cards? Work the Perks. (Post, September 14, 2008)

OFF THE BEATEN CAREER PATH:  Professional Organizer Is Restorer of Order (Post, September 14, 2008)

A Lot of Ways to Win Your Game of Solitaire (Post, May 18, 2008)

Best Jobs for Introverts (Post, May 18, 2008)

On the Job:  Use Your Connections Wisely (washingtonpost.com, May 2, 2008; 4:48 PM)

RÉSUMÉ RX:  Tweak to the Target When Changing Careers (Post, April 6, 2008)

Online Help (Post, April 6, 2008)

Sitting Across From a Questionable Query (Post, April 6, 2008)

Bring Knowledge and Poise to the Fair:  Research Companies Before Approaching Their Recruiters (Post, March 23, 2008)

OFF THE BEATEN CAREER PATH:  An Artist's Work, in the Name of God (Post, March 23, 2008)

Dreams of Academe? First, a Course in Reality (By Mary Ellen Slayter, January 20, 2008)

On the Job:  Too Close for Comfort? (washingtonpost.com, December 19, 2007; 6:06 PM)

How to Deal:  Protect Yourself From Co-Worker's Baseless Complaints (washingtonpost.com, December 19, 2007; 5:23 PM)

On the Job:  After Layoff, Don't Get Caught Up in Boss' Performance (washingtonpost.com, December 13, 2007; 8:47 PM)

Bring Something to the Table, Then Get Your MBA (By Mary Ellen Slayter, November 18, 2007)

OFF THE BEATEN CAREER PATH:  A Lawyer's Calling: Helping the Homeless (Post, October 28, 2007)

Steps in the Right Direction (Post, October 28, 2007)

The One That Lights Up Your Passion:  Look Within to Find The Best Career Match (Post, October 28, 2007)

Giving It the Older College Try (By Mary Ellen Slayter, October 21, 2007)

Rejuvenating Loudoun:  To Attract Young Workers, County Looks for Ways To Shed the Perception That It's a Bit Middle-Aged (Post, September 17, 2007)

I Quit:  If Leaving the Company, Do So in Good Standing (washingtonpost.com, September 6, 2007; 5:00 PM)

How to Deal:  In Interviews, Tackle Your Hiatus Head-On (washingtonpost.com, May 23, 2007; 5:12 PM)

Starting Over and Over Vs. Paying Dreadful Dues:  Edited Questions from Career Track Live, Mary Ellen Slayter's online discussion about issues affecting young workers. (Post, May 13, 2007)

Grad Guide 2007:  With Employer Help, Grad School Doesn't Have to Be a Dream Deferred (washingtonpost.com, April 19, 2007; 10:08 AM)

How to Deal:  Coming to America: Bring Your Culture With You (washingtonpost.com, December 13, 2006; 5:27 PM)

How to Deal:  When an Interviewer Crosses the Line (washingtonpost.com, November 23, 2006; 6:00 AM)

Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs (washingtonpost.com, October 23, 2006; 6:45 AM)

Manage Your Manager (washingtonpost.com, July 10, 2006; 11:52 AM)

Uncharted Territory:  A Career Transition Can Present Obstacles if Not Well-Planned (washingtonpost.com, June 23, 2006; 6:00 AM)

Steal This Job:  Order-In: Vice President (Express, March 29, 2006; 5:00 PM)

Is 'The Office' Your Office? (washingtonpost.com, March 16, 2006; 6:41 PM)

Steal This Job:  Down Below: Diver (Express, February 27, 2006; 2:28 PM)

Steal This Job:  Medieval Times: Knight (Express, February 13, 2006; 5:36 PM)

Steal This Job:  Fact Checker: DAR Genealogist (Express, January 30, 2006; 4:43 PM)

Steal This Job:  A Helping Hand: Coordinator (Express, January 23, 2006; 5:13 PM)

Steal This Job:  Snap Shot: Photographer (Express, January 13, 2006; 1:03 PM)

Steal This Job:  Phone Calling: Engineering Manager (Express, December 29, 2005; 6:25 PM)

Dorm Doyenne: Community Director (Express, December 22, 2005; 6:53 PM)

Steal This Job:  Join Me: University Recruiter (Express, December 19, 2005; 3:17 PM)

Steal This Job:  Turn It Up: Programming Assistant, WLZL-FM (Express, November 21, 2005; 5:08 PM)

Smooth Sailing: Cruise Ship Captain (washingtonpost.com, November 14, 2005; 3:48 PM)

Manhandler: Grooming Expert (Express, November 7, 2005; 3:48 PM)

Steal This Job:  Head Bartender: Mix Master (Express, October 31, 2005; 4:10 PM)

Steal This Job:  Answer Woman: Concierge (Express, October 24, 2005; 2:41 PM)

Steal This Job:  Steal This Job (Express, October 17, 2005; 1:02 PM)

Steal This Job:  Talent Buyer (Express, September 21, 2005; 1:59 PM)

Steal This Job (Express, September 6, 2005; 4:36 PM)

Steal This Job:  Nutritionist (Express, September 6, 2005; 4:18 PM)

Steal This Job:  Starting Early: Teacher/Nanny (Express, August 25, 2005; 4:25 PM)

Steal This Job:  Dogged Devotion: Pet Sitter (Express, August 17, 2005; 2:43 PM)

Steal This Job:  Growing Up: Greenhouse Manager (Express, August 9, 2005; 4:45 PM)

Court Reporter (Express, July 19, 2005; 4:38 PM)

Steal This Job:  Cheers to You: Nat Packer (Express, June 20, 2005; 4:46 PM)

Steal This Job:  Dough Doctor: Financial Planner (Express, May 31, 2005; 3:57 PM)

Steal This Job:  Motor Mouth: Tour Guide (Express, May 23, 2005; 3:16 PM)

Reaching for the Stars: Casting Director (Express, May 12, 2005; 3:56 PM)

Steal This Job:  Eye in the Sky: Air Traffic Controller (Express, May 3, 2005; 4:26 PM)

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Steal This Job:  For Higher: Flight Instructor (Express, April 25, 2005; 4:05 PM)

Steal This Job:  Friendlier Skies: Flight Attendant (Express, March 30, 2005; 5:41 PM)

Steal This Job:  Straight Shooter: Videographer (Express, March 15, 2005; 5:04 PM)

Steal This Job:  Pre-Teen Press: Kids Book Editor (Express, March 11, 2005; 12:38 PM)

Fast Track: Metro Event Planner (Express, March 7, 2005; 4:15 PM)

Steal This Job:  Neat-O: Professional Organizer (Express, February 18, 2005; 4:05 PM)

Steal This Job:  Rain Brain: Weather Forecaster (Express, February 15, 2005; 4:31 PM)

Steal This Job:  Striking a Pose: Visual Merchandiser (Express, February 10, 2005; 5:37 PM)

Steal This Job:  That Looks Delicious: Food Stylist (Express, January 7, 2005; 2:49 PM)

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