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 May 08Ask the Headhunter: These simple words matter in a job interview
Employers usually value motivation and enthusiasm as much as expertise — if not more. And they want to hear it.
Ask The Headhunter May 01Ask the Headhunter: How did you find your jobs?
What can we learn from all the different ways we've found different jobs over the years?…
Ask The Headhunter Apr 24Ask the Headhunter: How do you find a work-at-home job?
When people think of work-at-home jobs, they have visions of quick and easy money. People who really do work from home successfully will tell you it's neither quick nor easy.
Ask The Headhunter Apr 17Ask the Headhunter: When job interviewers ask for your salary history, do this instead
Employers who rely on salary history to judge you are trusting another company's judgement of you.
Ask The Headhunter Apr 10Ask the Headhunter: Recruited by a contract firm? Here’s how to protect yourself
Contracting firms sometimes recruit aggressively without disclosing terms of employment in advance. Here are tips to avoid nasty surprises.
Ask The Headhunter Apr 03Ask the Headhunter: How to get a hiring manager’s attention
Don't give up on talking with someone. Through networking, here's one way to do it.
Ask The Headhunter Mar 27Ask the Headhunter: Can I negotiate vacation time when I get a job offer?
If your salary level reflects your growing value, why shouldn't vacation time?…
Ask The Headhunter Mar 20Ask the Headhunter: 7 of the best hiring rules for HR
HR rules -- when they follow these.
Ask The Headhunter Mar 13Ask the Headhunter: Why being referred for a job should spare you the HR gauntlet
A personal referral is no guarantee of a job. But it should be a guarantee of the best treatment a company and a manager can offer.
Ask The Headhunter Feb 27Ask the Headhunter: Is it better to be the first or last candidate interviewed?
Your goal should be to blow away all your competition in your interview – not to manage the sequence.