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 Sep 26Ask the Headhunter: The question you must ask yourself if you want higher pay
If you’re not willing to walk away, then it’s very difficult to negotiate.
Ask The Headhunter Sep 19Ask the Headhunter: Raising kids was my job for 20 years. Now I need to reinvent my career
You raised wonderful children, you can find one great job. But you won't find it by broadcasting all your skills and waiting for one company to "find" you.
Ask The Headhunter Sep 12Ask the Headhunter: How these rogue job ads for foreign workers sneak past the law
Are American employers using services that are largely unregulated to manipulate the job market? Ask the Headhunter columnist Nick Corcodilos investigates.
Ask The Headhunter Aug 29Column: ZipRecruiter turned hiring into a beauty pageant where everyone loses
HR executives ponied up over $100 million in 2016 to ZipRecruiter for help filling jobs. But while ZipRecruiter’s investors are cleaning up, job seekers are left drowning in job boards.
Ask The Headhunter Aug 22Ask the Headhunter: Why employers can afford to be rude to you
Most job opportunities go south. Every job seeker must bear this in mind while managing their job search.
Ask The Headhunter Aug 15Ask the Headhunter: Why does my co-worker get paid more?
Value isn’t as obvious as you might think. While you may be getting treated unfairly, you just as well may not have all the facts to make that judgment.
Ask The Headhunter Aug 01Ask the Headhunter: Did I give this staffing firm too much private information?
Recruiting has become a popular vector for identity theft. Make sure you don't fall prey to scammers.
Ask The Headhunter Jul 25Ask the Headhunter: 5 tips for avoiding terrible employers
Here are a few tips from our job search expert on how to pick a good employer.
Ask The Headhunter Jul 18Ask the Headhunter: How do I know this company isn’t a horrible place to work?
"What can I ask that will give me the best idea of whether a company is going to be a good place to work?" asks one job seeker.
Ask The Headhunter Jul 11Ask the Headhunter: What should I tell employers about why I quit my last job?
Don't bad-mouth your old employer or air their dirty laundry. Here's what to say if prospective employers ask why you quit.