Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979 and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community.
In this special Making Sen$e edition of Ask The Headhunter, Nick shares insider advice and contrarian methods about winning and keeping the right job, on one condition: that you, dear Making Sense reader, send Nick your questions about your personal challenges with job hunting, interviewing, networking, resumes, job boards or salary negotiations. No guarantees — just a promise to do his best to offer useful advice.
Nick’s Recent Stories
Ask The Headhunter Sep 18Ask the Headhunter: I can’t seem to switch careers. Should I give up?
Switching careers is quite common, but it is not as easy as some online job sites suggest.
Making Sen$e Sep 11Ask the Headhunter: Do I need a college degree to get a promotion?
If your company is dead-set against promoting you without a degree, you have to weigh your options pragmatically.
Economy Aug 29Ask the Headhunter: How to convince your boss you deserve a raise
As in any business plan, your goal is to demonstrate how an added investment (in you) will pay off.
Ask The Headhunter Aug 21Ask the Headhunter: Should I give back my bonus if I resign?
A bonus is a reward for past performance. That’s why it comes as a lump sum and is not recoverable by the employer.
Ask The Headhunter Aug 14Ask the Headhunter: A world without resumes and job interviews
What should be done to dramatically change the employment system?…
Ask The Headhunter Aug 07Ask the Headhunter: Can I get hired if I don’t meet all the requirements?
Don’t let a missing requirement be your deal-breaker.
Ask The Headhunter Aug 01Ask the Headhunter: Why aren’t worker paychecks benefiting from gaga job gains?
The money is out there. It's just going somewhere (and to someone) other than the labor pool.
Ask The Headhunter Jul 24Ask the Headhunter: The lessons of crazy job-offer stories
This is the stuff that bad reputations and terrible references are made of.
Ask The Headhunter Jul 19Ask the Headhunter: Should I mention autism on my resume?
A resume — for anyone, not just for a person with a disability — is an insufficient representation of who they are and what they can do. Try this instead.
Ask The Headhunter Jul 10Ask the Headhunter: I didn’t go to college. Should I lie on my resume?
There’s an entire background-check industry ready to expose you, writes Nick Corcodilos.