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Will the Hiring Manager Remember Your Interview Responses?

Posted by Mitch Corlett on July 12, 2016


Too many people forget the key to a great interview: what the interviewer remembers about you.

The vast majority of what happens in any given interview is pretty forgettable...for the interviewer. As the candidate, you have one experience of the interview question. When the interviewer asks about your greatest weakness and you cleverly reframe a strength by saying, "Gosh, Jim, you know sometimes I work too hard." You probably feel like you nailed it.

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How to Interview For A New Career Change

Posted by Bob Corlett on May 9, 2016

Do you need to make the jump from a declining industry to a thriving one? Or have you decided that it’s time to make a significant career change, jumping into a field where you have very little experience?

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How to know when it's time to start your own company

Posted by Bob Corlett on January 22, 2015

Early in my career, I was fortunate to work for companies that invested heavily in the training and development of their employees. I also invested a lot of time, money and effort on my own, reading business books and paying to attend seminars out of my own pocket.

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How to find your perfect job

Posted by Mitch Corlett on December 4, 2014

It's the end of the year, and maybe you're thinking about your New Year's resolutions. Or thinking about making a career change in 2015.  Maybe you want to follow your passion because your current job is leaving you unfulfilled.

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How to Think Strategically About Your Career for the New Year

Posted by Mitch Corlett on December 19, 2013

With New Years' fast approaching, you may be thinking about those pesky resolutions. If one of them is to make a change in your career, but you're struggling to come up with an achievable, fulfilling resolution, here's a few of our favorite ideas to help get that Resolution Engine running again:

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When Hiring, Should You Ask for Salary Requirements? It Depends on the Market.

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 4, 2013


I've talked a lot recently about how employers need to adapt to the rise of mobile job seekers — especially by making the application process less painful. Let’s tackle a related job-seeker frustration — asking that salary history be included with an applicant’s resume. A recent job seeker — who is underpaid in their current position — asked me “Is it possible to fulfill this request without revealing this information? Or do I have no choice but to disclose it?” With the job market recovering, job seekers are concerned that your compensation strategy just involves tacking on an additional 10% to their undervalued recession salary, keeping them behind the curve.

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Can a Recruiter Help You Discover Your Hidden Talent?

Posted by Mitch Corlett on October 15, 2013

Once they're in the workforce, many people go through life wondering.

Wondering if they are in the right job.

Wondering if they have some hidden talent or secret superpower that would burst forth if only the environment were right.

Wondering if someone with a better knowledge of career paths and the job market could help them discover their latent talent and suggest a perfect job for them.

Wouldn't that be awesome?

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Exit Your Job Gracefully, Even If You Think You'll Never Come Back

Posted by Mitch Corlett on September 30, 2013

I've had my share of terrible jobs, and if you're reading this, I bet you have too. There are entire industries that elicit grimaces and horrible flashbacks for their former (and sometimes current) employees. The mere mention of jobs like "fast-food worker" or "call center representative" often invoke a tacit understanding that your job was terrible - entire industries elicit grimaces and painful flashbacks. Bring up an old terrible job, and watch a former employee shiver as if a Dementor entered the room.

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These days, storytelling is more important than ever.

Posted by Mitch Corlett on September 27, 2013

"After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world." --   Philip Pullman

Who doesn't love a good story? Whether it's a book, movie, Youtube video, or campfire tale, they fill a void that's difficult to explain. We frequently perform searches for communications professionals, those people who *gasp* majored in English or Communications, and fortunately for the organization, have the uncanny ability to distill a complex message down to its essence, and then brew it into something new and complex.

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Consider Treating Your Career Like a Grand Experiment

Posted by Mitch Corlett on September 10, 2013

How many people do you know who have been with the same organization for 5 years? 10 years? I don't know if it's even possible to stay with one company your entire career anymore. If you're a top performer, employers obviously want you to stick around as long as possible. But the modern job market does not encourage us to stay on one company's payroll and climb rung-by-rung up a single organization's ladder. Developing your career is now more like climbing Everest in a blizzard. You can't necessarily see where you're going and you've made a few mistakes, but you made the ambitious choice to climb. You're going to keep climbing towards the summit because failure is not an option.

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