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Staffing Advisors Blog

Is it time to look for a new job? A four-question test

Posted by Bob Corlett on May 20, 2013

In the executive search business, we spend our days talking with people who are, for the most part, not looking for a new job (or responding to job advertising). Most of the people we talk to are very fortunate. They are being treated quite well by their current employer. They are working in careers with a bright future.

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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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Job search advice from a career counselor

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 18, 2013

For the past few weeks, I've been writing about changes in how people look for jobs. This week I interviewed local luminary Sharon Armstrong. Sharon has 20 years of experience as a human resources consultant, trainer and career counselor.

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In job search, you get what you settle for

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 26, 2012

Surfing job boards for your next job is like going to a Black Friday sale at Walmart — you are settling for what’s available to absolutely everyone, and you are competing with absolutely everyone to get it.

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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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Job search networking: Where to start

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 12, 2012

Job search experts tell you to build your professional network before you need it, but when you find yourself unexpectedly thrown into a job search, then what? In other posts, I’ve reviewed what to put in your resume and where to look for jobs, so I’m skipping those steps and going straight to how to jumpstart your networking...

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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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Being Digitally Approachable in Your Job Search

Posted by Bob Corlett on October 14, 2012

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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How to make your next job better than your current job

Posted by Bob Corlett on September 17, 2012

After another grinding day on the job you say, “It’s time to update my resume and get the heck out of here.” So grab your old resume, paste in your current job, and send it out to positions advertised on the job boards.
Full stop. Don’t do this.

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