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.
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Ask The Headhunter Nov 20Ask the Headhunter: Should I pay a firm to find me a job?
Don't give your money to “executive marketing firms,” which mostly deliver advice you can find for free at your library and online, writes Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Nov 13Ask the Headhunter: If job interviews don’t work well, what’s the best way to hire?
Managers often go through a series of useless questions instead of cutting to the chase and testing whether a candidate can actually do the job, writes Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Nov 06Ask The Headhunter: How to avoid scam job interviews
To avoid scams, make sure the recruiters are really connected to the employer whose job you’re interested in, Nick Corcodilos writes.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 30Ask the Headhunter: Can an employer demand to see my old pay stubs?
Job offers often come with the requirement that the potential employee provide documentation of his or her current salary.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 23Ask the Headhunter: 2 truths you should know about your job search
Understanding the role of recruiters and learning when not to apply for a position could prove beneficial in your job search, writes Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 16Ask the Headhunter: Should my spouse be involved in my job search?
No one — not even a spouse — can substitute their experience and judgement for your own during your job search, writes Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 09Ask the Headhunter: 10 tips for college grads in their first job
Recent graduates are eager to do meaningful work that rewards them richly, but career success is earned through patience, dedication and hard work.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 02Ask the Headhunter: How do I explain a string of bad luck to an employer?
The best way to handle a complicated story about why your job offer was rescinded is to provide a single reason rather than giving all of the details.
Ask The Headhunter Sep 25Ask the Headhunter: How can I negotiate the salary I want?
If you want to negotiate compensation before taking a new job, let the recruiter ask what it would take for you to accept an offer and be ready to quote the salary range you want.
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.