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 May 14Why companies conceal salaries for job openings
Not disclosing the salary of an open position is one strategy companies use to get job applicants to accept lower pay, writes columnist Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter May 07The best way to interview a teenager for a job
Skip the standard Q&A format with young people.
Ask The Headhunter Apr 30This question can save your job interview when an employer seems bored
If you want to get an interviewer's attention, here's what to say, writes columnist Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Apr 23Do potential employers really check references?
It’s important to establish ground rules with each employer and recruiter before you turn over those names, writes Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Apr 16Column: The most ridiculous job interview questions you’ve heard
When you face ridiculous interview questions, it’s up to you to raise the standard of the discussion, writes columnist Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Apr 09Should you tell a prospective employer if you’ve been fired?
You should be honest, but voluntarily disclosing that you have been fired can hurt your ability to negotiate, writes columnist Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Apr 02Want to switch jobs after just two weeks? Here’s what you should do
If you get a better offer after you just started a job, the key thing to remember is your long-term career success is more likely to hinge on the people you work with, writes Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Mar 26An employer is late to interview you. How long do you wait?
If the employer doesn’t apologize profusely for making you wait, forget about the job, write Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Mar 19How do I explain a gap on my resume?
The better solution is not to use a resume at all but to connect with the hiring manager directly, writes columnist Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Mar 12The best way to find real job openings and get hired
Circulate, participate, and make friends with people you’d like to work with. That’s the only way to do it that works consistently.