Open Platform: When Applying for Opportunities, Find Opportunities to Apply Relationships

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Ed Guy, founding partner, NationStaff

Recruiters can be valuable, but relationships and the willingness to move at the right time are key.  In fact, I tell many candidates that their next job will probably come from a lead generated by someone in their network—an ex-colleague, classmate, or business friend—rather than from a recruiter. And as the job market shows signs of rebounding, candidates who make smart decisions will find opportunities opening up that may surprise them.

If you are recently out of the market, and you’ve exhaus