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 Jul 24Ask the Headhunter: The lessons of crazy job-offer stories
This is the stuff that bad reputations and terrible references are made of.
Ask The Headhunter Jul 19Ask the Headhunter: Should I mention autism on my resume?
A resume — for anyone, not just for a person with a disability — is an insufficient representation of who they are and what they can do. Try this instead.
Ask The Headhunter Jul 10Ask the Headhunter: I didn’t go to college. Should I lie on my resume?
There’s an entire background-check industry ready to expose you, writes Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Jul 03Ask the Headhunter: Have you had a job offer disappear?
"Far too many job seekers are telling me such stories," writes Nick Corcodilos.
Ask The Headhunter Jun 26Ask the Headhunter: Why was my job offer rescinded when I tried to negotiate?
Negotiating an offer is not a mistake. It’s a normal, prudent part of the process.
Ask The Headhunter Jun 05Ask the Headhunter: Do I have to repay job relocation costs?
Companies make new hires sign reimbursement agreements because they don't want to lose their investment in the relocation -- a perfectly reasonable way for a company to protect itself.
Ask The Headhunter May 29Ask the Headhunter: How to ethically share work samples in a job interview
Showing samples of your work is more powerful than a resume; it’s proof of your ability. But consider these questions of integrity first.
Ask The Headhunter May 22Ask the Headhunter: How to decide between 2 job offers
This rule may help you crystallize the real questions about the job offers you are considering.
Ask The Headhunter May 15Ask the Headhunter: How to deal with a dishonest boss
Try this approach to make your boss pay off on promises.
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.