Nick's Recent Stories
Ask The Headhunter Apr 07Ask the Headhunter: How do we fix America’s broken hiring system?
Here’s an experiment for any company to try: Fire HR from the recruiting and hiring function. Then make managers work directly with job applicants. Let hiring managers do their own recruiting and interviewing.
Ask The Headhunter Mar 31Ask the Headhunter: Can you top this dis from human resources?
Job hunters aren't the only ones who sometimes get themselves into trouble during the hiring process. Human resources representatives do too. But when HR says something really dumb to a job applicant, it costs the entire company its reputation, Corcodilos…
Ask The Headhunter Mar 24Ask the Headhunter: Are you getting the piece of pie your employer promised?
Headhunter Nick Corcodilos responds to a reader whose company offered two raises but never followed through. What recourse do employees have in that situation? Sometimes, the best way to get an employer to honor a promise is with a call…
Ask The Headhunter Mar 17Ask the Headhunter: Should I be suspicious of a big counteroffer?
In his weekly column, headhunter Nick Corcodilos warns a reader about the strings that sometimes come attached with counteroffers. Even scarier, he explains that a counteroffer may just buy the employer time to find a suitable replacement and then dismiss…
Ask The Headhunter Mar 10Ask the Headhunter: Why you’re being treated like just another job applicant
You have a personal contact inside the company you want to work for, but the letter you wrote to the hiring manager got diverted to human resources, along with everyone else's applications. What did you do wrong? You squandered your…
Ask The Headhunter Mar 03Ask the Headhunter: The biggest roadblock in the hiring process
Experts in the employment industry — also known as personnel or human resources managers — know little if anything about the work you do. The impact this profession has on your ability to find a new job is immense, warns…
Ask The Headhunter Feb 24Ask the Headhunter: How can we get rid of our boss?
A good mutiny can save a ship, says headhunter Nick Corcodilos. But toppling a manager requires support from others more powerful than your target, because the price of your failure is walking the plank.
Ask The Headhunter Feb 17Ask the Headhunter: Why you should worry about interviewing with non-profits
Choose your non-profit targets very carefully, based on the people and on how productive they really are. If something seems off, run, advises headhunter Nick Cordcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Feb 10Ask the Headhunter: How to leave your job without fear
How to part company with your employer gets short shrift from career writers and advisers because it’s considered water under the bridge — everyone wants to talk about “what to do next.” The thing is, how you choose to handle…
Ask The Headhunter Feb 03Ask the Headhunter: Never answer these two interview questions
Have you been thrown questions that make you uncomfortable? If you don't think it's any of the interviewer's business, it's probably not. Headhunter Nick Corcodilos tells you which questions to absolutely avoid -- and how.