Staffing Advisors Blog

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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You want job security? Here’s how to find it

Posted by Bob Corlett on September 24, 2012

Looking for a new job? What are you looking for? A short commute, great pay, good benefits and a decent boss? Or maybe you want an employer who managed to land on a "Best Place to Work" list? What about job satisfaction? If you want your job to be personally rewarding, look for a work environment that treasures what you do well, and ignores your weaknesses.

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All Recruiting Tactics Eventually Crash and Burn

Posted by Bob Corlett on July 13, 2012

A client calls me and says, "For the past three years our administrative staffing was pretty easy. We'd just hire people to temp. If we liked them we'd hired them." I asked him, "If that's working for you, why change it now?" He told me, "Well, as the economy keeps improving, we're getting a smaller and smaller number of great candidates that way. I just can't count on it any more."

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The Top Qualities Employers Value in Their Employees

Posted by Brooke Lockhart on June 27, 2012

Removing Bias (and Desperation) from Your Hiring Decisions

Posted by Bob Corlett on June 20, 2012

In a doomed attempt to save time, many hiring managers unwittingly make themselves both more desperate and more biased in their hiring decisions. When you prematurely narrow the number of candidates you are willing to interview, you set up the perfect storm for bias and desperation.  Here's why.

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Job seekers finally have the upper hand again

Posted by Bob Corlett on May 14, 2012

The job market is cyclical, it usually tips in favor of either job seekers or employers, and is rarely in balance. Job markets are also quite local - unemployment rates vary widely between cities.

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Hot Career Sectors

Posted by Brooke Lockhart on December 21, 2011

A recent post focused on how you should follow your natural skills and interests to land your next job. But even though you shouldn't choose your job based on money, it is interesting to see which industries are doing well (and paying well!) in this still-grim economy - especially relevant during this holiday season.

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Why Your January Hiring Plan will Work ... in April

Posted by Bob Corlett on December 12, 2011

It's mid-December. If you want to hire people in January, but you have not yet finalized your job description and recruiting strategy, you will probably succeed ... in April.

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How to Recruit When the Hiring Manager has Champagne Tastes on a Beer Budget

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 22, 2011

I often hear recruiters complain about hiring managers with "unrealistic" expectations. I don't hire those recruiters because I have no patience for that kind of complaining--it solves nothing. Recruiters are strategic advisors to, not victims of, the hiring manager. As recruiters our job is to advise managers of the cost of their choices, and their job is to decide how they would like to proceed. Whining and complaining has no place in that conversation.

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