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Ask The Headhunter Jan 19Ask the Headhunter: Are disappearing job offers a new trend?
Readers are submitting a lot of stories about job offers being extended — then the employer pulls the plug with no consideration for what this means to the applicant.
Ask The Headhunter Jan 12Ask the Headhunter: How to handle an employer giving you the job offer runaround
A company makes an offer, sets a start date, then works backwards to check references, do background checks and all the stuff that should be done before an offer is tendered. What does that say about the organization?…
Ask The Headhunter Jan 05Ask the Headhunter: Should I let my employer put my photo in its database?
Identity theft is a serious concern, and there should be good reasons why you should be required to take the risk.
Ask The Headhunter Dec 22Ask the Headhunter: 8 reasons you shouldn’t lay off your job search for the holidays
It’s a fallacy that the holidays are not the time to search for a job. If you're ready to make a change, don't sit out the two weeks before New Year's.
Ask The Headhunter Dec 15Ask the Headhunter: America’s training gap is killing our competitive edge
Any company will tell you that what they deliver isn’t available anywhere else. So why is it they expect the unique talent they want to hire already exists, as if it comes in a can?…
Ask The Headhunter Dec 08Ask the Headhunter: Should I bother with job interviews that feel like hazing?
Ridiculous screening practices tell you a lot about an employer and what it would be like to work there. It’s up to you to use your good sense to judge who’s worthy.
Ask The Headhunter Dec 01Ask the Headhunter: After being fired for smoking pot, what do I tell potential employers?
How should one respond to the job interview question, “Why did you leave your former employer?”…
Ask The Headhunter Nov 24Ask the Headhunter: How to deal with an unfair job offer
Nail the employer down on the salary terms to begin with, or end the discussion. If they balk, it’s better to know up front.
Ask The Headhunter Nov 17Ask the Headhunter: Should I keep a job I hate for a big payoff down the road?
How much suffering you can tolerate for a job is up to you. But the question you must answer is: Do I need to suffer to be happy and successful?…
Ask The Headhunter Nov 10Ask the Headhunter: Why this hiring manager never asks for salary history
Would you tell a car salesman how much you’ve got in your checking account before negotiating the price of a car?…