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Ask The Headhunter Nov 18Ask the Headhunter: The oldest ongoing racket in the career world
Not all job services are intended to help you; some will just scam you. Nick Corcodilos tells you how to distinguish the hucksters from the legitimate career counselors and headhunters.
Ask The Headhunter Nov 11Ask the Headhunter: How to win a job by doing the job
Have you convinced yourself that networking is worthless for the kinds of positions you're looking for? Think again. Nick Corcodilos boils down his job-hunting advice to the concrete steps that will make you stand out from all the other applicants…
Ask The Headhunter Nov 04Ask the Headhunter: 7 steps to a new job — but first, burn your resume
Headhunter Nick Corcodilos boils down his job search philosophy to seven steps -- but you can't get on board unless you first set your resume aside and prioritize a more personal approach.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 28Ask the Headhunter: Avoid the laziest way to find a job, and you just might get one
Headhunter Nick Corcodilos explains how job hunters are brainwashed and how breaking free of the HR indoctrination could actually land them a job.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 21Ask the Headhunter: Here’s why your resume isn’t getting traction
Relying on your resume to land you a job? Good luck. Resumes are just documents, says headhunter Nick Corcodilos, and even an email to an employer would get you further. To steer job hunters in a better direction, Nick lays…
Ask The Headhunter Oct 14Ask the Headhunter: When it’s OK to quit your job before finding a new one
The general rule of thumb when looking for a new job is to find one before quitting your current job. But you shouldn't always stick to that. Nick Corcodilos advises one reader whose work environment was too toxic for him…
Ask The Headhunter Oct 07Ask the Headhunter: Can’t get a job? Kiss these recruiters goodbye
Don't use recruiters who suffer from buzz-word syndrome. They probably don't represent clients you'd want to work for, says headhunter Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Sep 30Ask the Headhunter: How to negotiate flexibility into your job offer
When negotiating a job offer, says headhunter Nick Corcodilos, decide what's most important to you. If it’s time with your child, then make that your priority. If you can live without an extra 30 minutes of family time, and you…
Ask The Headhunter Sep 23Ask the Headhunter: How to show employers what age discrimination is costing them
Are older workers being shut out of the job market because they can't master texting and Twitter? No, says headhunter Nick Corcodilos. The over-50 crowd isn't any more or less likely to have the required skill set to land a…
Ask The Headhunter Sep 16Ask the Headhunter: How to avoid bait-and-switch job offers
Do you regret accepting your current job? Would you have made a different decision had you seen the benefits package before saying yes? Ask for the benefits in writing first; they're part of the offer.