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 23Ask the Headhunter: Why have employers been replaced with middlemen?
Welcome to the employment industry racket where you’re not hired to work; you’re rented out to do work.
Ask The Headhunter May 16Ask the Headhunter: Why employers need to lose the jargon in job postings
When jargon is used in job recruiting, potentially good candidates get turned off. Instead, explain the job so a 12-year-old can understand it.
Ask The Headhunter May 09Ask the Headhunter: How you can fix gaps in your resume
The best way to overcome gaps in your resume is to overcome gaps in your connections and relationships.
Ask The Headhunter May 02Ask the Headhunter: How to win any job
No matter what the job is, if you’re not prepared to show how you’d do the work, then you have no business in the interview.
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.