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Ask The Headhunter Apr 25Ask the Headhunter: Should I divulge my bad credit record to an employer?
The company claimed the credit check was a way to evaluate “character.”…
Ask The Headhunter Apr 19Ask the Headhunter: I said goodbye to my boss bully
After being bullied by his manager, a reader quits his job. Now he asks, was he right to quit? Will he be hurt by a bad reference?…
Ask The Headhunter Apr 11Ask the Headhunter: Here’s how to ask someone to be your job reference
Even if you’ve always used a few really good references that you trust, you probably have others. References are everywhere, if you look.
Ask The Headhunter Apr 04Ask the Headhunter: Do I have to tell an employer that I was laid off?
Are you obligated to disclose your change in employment status even if it happened after the new employer started “processing” you?…
Ask The Headhunter Mar 28Ask the Headhunter: Why recruiters aren’t always good for the economy
Federal Reserve economists have revealed a mismatch between workers, salaries and productivity, but doesn’t identify and discuss the cause — bad recruiting.
Ask The Headhunter Mar 14Ask the Headhunter: How companies lose great hires with wasted referrals
Personal referrals help at all levels, but only if a personal referral is actually made.
Ask The Headhunter Mar 07Ask the Headhunter: Should I just quit, or find a new job first?
People do it all the time — they quit their job before finding a new one. But is it wise?…
Ask The Headhunter Feb 28Ask the Headhunter: What’s the real reason I was rejected for this job?
In the late stages of an interview process, one reader hears vague, conditional reservations. Is there a constructive way to overcome this type of concern?…
Ask The Headhunter Feb 21Ask the Headhunter: My boss gave me a promotion, but HR won’t agree to my raise. What now?
"Do I have any rights since my boss agreed to the salary and we shook hands?" asks a reader.
Ask The Headhunter Feb 14Ask the Headhunter: Should you tell a recruiter your salary?
A good headhunter can use your salary history to help you, not hurt you.