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 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.
Ask The Headhunter Jul 03Ask the Headhunter: Have you had a job offer disappear?
"Far too many job seekers are telling me such stories," writes Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Jun 26Ask the Headhunter: Why was my job offer rescinded when I tried to negotiate?
Negotiating an offer is not a mistake. It’s a normal, prudent part of the process.
Ask The Headhunter Jun 05Ask the Headhunter: Do I have to repay job relocation costs?
Companies make new hires sign reimbursement agreements because they don't want to lose their investment in the relocation -- a perfectly reasonable way for a company to protect itself.
Ask The Headhunter May 29Ask the Headhunter: How to ethically share work samples in a job interview
Showing samples of your work is more powerful than a resume; it’s proof of your ability. But consider these questions of integrity first.