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Staffing Advisors Blog

How to make a career jump to a new industry

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 12, 2015

Interviewing is fundamentally an exercise in risk management. As a job seeker, your goal is to reduce any appearance of risk in hiring you.

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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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How To Get Help From Busy People

Posted by Bob Corlett on July 10, 2013

Very few people know how to grab the attention of a busy person. As a recruiter, I get dozens of emails a week from job seekers, and daily requests to connect on LinkedIn. 99% of my LinkedIn inbox requests are the standard invitation, “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”

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Networking for a new job? Get to the point 

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 2, 2013

When you are looking for a new job, you need to network with connected people. But busy, well-connected people have only small slices of time available. Even when people really wants to help you, they are probably hoping to do it in five or 10 minutes.

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

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 19, 2012

For most people, job hunting is uncomfortable, unfamiliar, and haphazard. It's really common for people to accept a mediocre job offer simply because they couldn't bear the thought of one more day of job hunting.

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Your career network is no longer optional

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 5, 2012

Fast Company ran an article titled “Do You Hire for IQ or Klout Score?” The article argues that your social connectivity may be more important to your future career success than your intelligence. It’s a perspective you cannot ignore on your way to building a great career.

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Being Digitally Approachable in Your Job Search

Posted by Bob Corlett on October 14, 2012

What your resume can't do for you

Posted by Bob Corlett on August 27, 2012

One of the biggest sources of job seeker frustration is sending resumes out and then hearing nothing back. It feels pointless and futile — because for most people, it is pointless and futile. If you don’t have the kinds of skills that employers are desperate to hire, then your resume will not be much help to you, and your job search might take a while.

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How to Network Mutually Beneficially

Posted by Brooke Lockhart on January 10, 2012

Networking is likely the route to your next job... It's more personal than applying on a stark job board, and it may help you find out about opportunities that aren't openly advertised.

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Top Tips for Building Good Relationships

Posted by Bob Corlett on October 21, 2011

Whether you are a job seeker or just starting a new  job, you can’t ignore the rules of building and maintaining relationships. The ability to establish good relationships is essential for building a successful career. Martin Zwilling, blogging for Forbes.com, dips into Jan Yager’s latest book “Productive Relationships: 57 Strategies for Building Stronger Business Connections,” and offers these top tips for building good relationships:

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