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How to decline recruiter outreach letters (politely)

Posted by Mitch Corlett on November 20, 2014

When a recruiter reaches out to you, it's in order to determine:

  1. If you're a match for the more nuanced aspects of the position. (Because words on paper are a poor indicator of overall ability.)

  2. If you're at all interested in having that conversation.
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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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Should You Work With a Contingency or a Retained Search Firm?

Posted by Bob Corlett on February 18, 2013

Job seekers are always curious about how search firms work. Who pays the fees? What are the differences between a contingency recruiter vs a retained search firm? Which is best for the job seeker?

First things first. You can pay a career counselor to help you write your resume, or to help you plan your search, but no search firm should ever charge you. Ever.

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When a Recruiter Contacts You

Posted by Bob Corlett on February 3, 2013

When a recruiter contacts you about a job, what's the best way to respond?

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Being Digitally Approachable in Your Job Search

Posted by Bob Corlett on October 14, 2012

Working with a Search Firm: Interview Etiquette

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 26, 2012

One of our most popular posts was on "How to Introduce Yourself to a Search Firm." But what happens when you have already been contacted by a search firm and are going on an interview with one of their clients?

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Recruiters: You may not love them, but you like when they contact you

Posted by Bob Corlett on February 18, 2012

(This post originally appeared in the Washington Business Journal)

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How to tell if Recruiting talk is Real

Posted by Brooke Lockhart on November 22, 2011

Recruiters always make you a million promises, tell you a thousand good things about the company, and try to convince you it's the best place in the world. Of course they do - they want you to work for them! But can you really trust everything they say? How do you know what is really true versus what is exaggerated? Business consultant Jesse Lyn Stoner wrote a great post on how to tell if an organization is really values-driven.

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What's the Salary Range for that Position?

Posted by Bob Corlett on July 29, 2011

When we're recruiting someone, we're often asked the salary range for the position, but we never disclose it.  Candidates think that knowing the salary range will help them decide if an opportunity is worth pursuing.  In fact the opposite is true.   Whether you are above, below or in the middle of the salary range, talking about it just gets in the way.

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How to Contact a Recruiter

Posted by Bob Corlett on June 27, 2010

Looking for a job?  Think recruiters are lined up to help you do that?  Think again.

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