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 Dec 12Ask the Headhunter: Can I ask my boss for a job reference?
You might think the big risk is that you’ll be fired instantly if your boss finds out you’re looking. But even if you’re not worried about that, there are more subtle risks.
Ask The Headhunter Dec 06Ask the Headhunter: How overcoming bias in hiring women and minorities can solve tech’s biggest problems
Any employer that is not out in the field actively meeting and recruiting the best talent is never going to solve its talent problem.
Ask The Headhunter Nov 21Ask the Headhunter: Facing an employment test? Here’s what you should find out first.
Before you let anyone poke and prod at your personality, make sure you understand the potential consequences.
Ask The Headhunter Nov 14Ask the Headhunter: Job offer too low? Here’s how to ask for more.
Don’t fall victim to a company that’s bargain hunting.
Ask The Headhunter Nov 07Ask the Headhunter: Is this employer asking for too many references?
If the company checks all references this carefully, odds are good you’ll wind up working only with great people who have also been thoroughly vetted, writes Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 31Ask the Headhunter: Why aren’t big job boards working for me?
A reader wonders why he and his wife are having bad luck with online jobs boards.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 24Ask the Headhunter: What employers lose when they take too long to make job offers
After giving the interview process their all, and after hearing a manager say, “I want to hire you,” job seekers often wonder what happened when no offer gets made.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 17Ask the Headhunter: 4 signs that you should run from a job scam
It’s up to you to verify that you’re dealing with a legitimate job opportunity. Here are some clear signals that may reveal problems.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 10Ask the Headhunter: If you’re expected to jump through hoops to get an interview, here’s what to say
Demands for pre-interview job assessments are inappropriate and usually offensive. How do you say no?…
Ask The Headhunter Oct 03Ask the Headhunter: How to spot a job recruiter without standards
The good ones, who are worth the money employers pay them, would never in a million years do this.