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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 be more creative with your career ladder

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 28, 2015

Do you still think of your career as one ladder, which must be vertical at all times?

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Career Development and Advancement Aren't the Same Thing

Posted by Mitch Corlett on December 8, 2014

Most of us still associate career development and advancement very strongly -- that the only way to develop your career is to keep climbing up that ladder. We even imply someone's in a failed career when we say they are in a "dead-end job."

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Welcome to the Failure Age! - New York Times

Posted by Mitch Corlett on November 26, 2014

From The New York Times:

 "Innovation is...terrifying. Right now we’re going through changes that rip away the core logic of our economy. Will there be enough jobs to go around? Will they pay a living wage? Terror, however, can also be helpful. The only way to harness this new age of failure is to learn how to bounce back from disaster and create the societal institutions that help us do so. The real question is whether we’re up for the challenge."

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Job jumping can be risky, but staying too long can be riskier

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 1, 2014

My executive search firm recently interviewed Linda, a talented, articulate, very well qualified candidate with an excellent track record of career advancement. Her skills were an excellent match to our client’s needs. She kept up to date on the latest industry trends, attended training sessions, and updated her department processes to meet changing customer needs. She worked hard to stay at the forefront of her field.

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Teasing out whether your future manager is truly toxic

Posted by Mitch Corlett on January 30, 2014

 

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.

—Malcolm S. Forbes.

It is possible to tease out how toxic a potential manager will be from your brief interactions in an interview setting? It’s certainly not easy, especially since their toxicity is often odorless and hard to detect like carbon monoxide. Yet teasing out the truth of the manager’s behavioral tendencies is an important element of your interview strategy. Like with determining cultural fit, fully preparing for this aspect of the interview is vital, because you’ll come well-informed on the basics and can spend more time asking pointed, tough questions to tease out the truth.

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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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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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Negotiating a salary? Here's how to level the playing field

Posted by Bob Corlett on October 1, 2013

Do your palms start to sweat when you think about asking for a raise? What about when you have to negotiate salary on a job offer? How do you know what salary to ask for? What are other employers paying for someone with your skills?

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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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