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 Jan 08Column: How to ask for feedback in job interviews
There is a difference between asking for feedback and asking whether a potential employer is going to hire you, Nick Corcodilos explains.
Ask The Headhunter Dec 18Column: How to avoid burnout when you feel overworked
If you want to switch jobs because you feel overworked, make time to network by delegating more tasks to others and turning down some projects, Nick Corcodilos writes.
Ask The Headhunter Dec 11Column: Why you should ask for an employment contract
No headhunter, no career coach, no counselor, no HR manager, and certainly no job board can deliver the security that you get with a contract.
Ask The Headhunter Dec 05Column: How do I use LinkedIn to get a job?
LinkedIn can be a valuable resource if you know how to use it wisely, writes Nick Corcodilos.
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.