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 Feb 20Ask the Headhunter: When a job interview doesn’t match your resume, be bold
Take a risk. Show you’re ready to do the job the manager needs done.
Ask The Headhunter Feb 13Ask the Headhunter: I got fired ‘for cause.’ What does that mean?
Don’t wait until you get fired — be forewarned.
Ask The Headhunter Feb 06Ask the Headhunter: How to test whether a job interview offer is legit
How can you instantly separate the tire-kickers from someone who might really have a job for you?…
Ask The Headhunter Jan 30Ask the Headhunter: Are monopolies on jobs keeping pay low?
Nick Corcodilos ruminates on the idea that the consulting industry is controlling and depressing pay by aggregating jobs and labor.
Ask The Headhunter Jan 24Ask the Headhunter: Why do job applicants stand up interviews?
Candidates' real mistake is applying for jobs they don’t really want or care about, a result of "cattle call" recruiting, writes Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Jan 16Ask the Headhunter: Zen and the art of bypassing HR screenings
There is no way to beat a system that is designed to make managers avoid talking to the people they need to hire. But don’t let that stop you.
Ask The Headhunter Jan 09Ask the Headhunter: Why you can’t rely on resumes for hiring
Managers with good contacts in their professional community are scarfing up the best candidates in this competitive market because they go out and find them.
Ask The Headhunter Dec 19Ask the Headhunter: Sometimes this is the best way to handle bad interview questions
Sometimes job seekers encounter situations so ludicrous that they’re painfully hilarious. Meanwhile, employers forget that you're also interviewing them.
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.