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Staffing Advisors Blog

The 7 Principles Of The Future Employee

Posted by Mitch Corlett on November 13, 2014

My previous office was straight out of Office Space -- a grey office of cubicles, key-cards, and strict scheduling, where the constant murmur of other voices drifted through to break up the silence. It was a big, prestigious company. At Staffing Advisors, everyone in our company works from home. There's no other option (by design) -- we don't even have a central office to report to.

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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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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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Hiring Usually Gets In the Way Just When You're Trying to Get Something Done

Posted by Bob Corlett on August 22, 2013

In a small organization, hiring gets in the way just when you’re trying to get something done. When you have your sights set on a new goal, you're excited and ready to get moving! But then an avalanche of complexity rains down on you. You have to stop and write up a job description in that stiff  bureaucratic language loved only by lawyers. Then you need to get approval for the new job, budget for it by taking a wild guess at the salary (locking yourself into a salary before you have any idea what the good people actually cost). Next you have to write a job advertisement, think about how much you want to spend on the ad and think about where to post it. The whole business is uncomfortable, unfamiliar and extraordinarily time consuming.

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Where Do You Look for Jobs Online?

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 15, 2013

When you go online to look for a job, where do you go? Well, in January of 2013, 62% of all U.S. job seekers went to Indeed.

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Small Employer Recruiting Challenges

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 5, 2013

As you might expect, LinkedIn does some research on job seeker behavior. And their findings are pretty interesting.

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Job Seekers Went Mobile, and Left Small Employers Standing Still

Posted by Bob Corlett on February 24, 2013

Where do you think most job seekers begin their search for a new job? Most recruiters will tell you that candidates start by searching on the big job boards like Monster, Dice and CareerBuilder.

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Are you betting your career on the wrong industry?

Posted by Bob Corlett on October 22, 2012

My friend Gary asked me, "How did I let this happen?" He had just been fired from his job, but I knew he had been worrying about losing it for many years. When he called, he told me that he had been "off his game" over the past 6 months, "I was so worried about losing my job that I ended up making stupid mistakes."

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A Step By Step Guide to Landing Your Dream Job (Part One)

Posted by Bob Corlett on September 24, 2012

If you haven't looked for a job recently, you might find that a few things have changed. Slapping together a resume and shotgunning it out to positions you saw posted online will usually result in ... nothing at all. Really. Don't bother.

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