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 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.
Ask The Headhunter Mar 05An employer ghosted me. What should I do?
If an employer skips out on an interview and then does not return your phone calls, don't chase them, writes columnist Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Feb 26Column: When to reject a company recruiting you
Before you have invested many hours with a company that is recruiting you, keep an eye out for these warning signs, writes columnist Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Feb 19Column: Should I reapply for a job if I didn’t even get an interview?
You can and should apply for a job you believe — and can prove — you can do. But don’t waste your time applying on a form to the HR department.
Ask The Headhunter Feb 12Column: If your business can’t pay a living wage, it shouldn’t exist
There are plenty of businesses who have figured out a way to make profit and pay a living wage. If your business can't do both, it might be time to rethink your business model, writes columnist Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Feb 05Column: 7 reasons it could be better to get fired than quit
No one wants to be fired, but quitting can sometimes put you at a disadvantage, writes headhunter Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Jan 29Column: How employers have contributed to the ‘worker shortage’
The “talent shortage” employers complain about is at least in part due to their failure to pay competitive wages and salaries, columnist Nick Corcodilos argues.
Ask The Headhunter Jan 22Column: Can a job candidate overcome a nasty social media past?
Job seekers should keep in mind that their digital footprint is just one component of their overall reputation, writes columnist Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Jan 16Column: The trick to hiring great people
There are two fatal flaws in the entire recruiting and hiring process, writes columnist Nick Corcodilos. Here's how to fix them.