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 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.
Ask The Headhunter Jun 27Ask the Headhunter: A manager’s 8 secrets to better hiring
The problem with hiring this way is that the people you hire are so good that other departments will poach them.
Ask The Headhunter Jun 20Ask the Headhunter: What can I do after my job offer was rescinded?
With a job offer in hand, one reader gave his two weeks' notice. But right before the start date, the new employer rescinded the offer, leaving him unemployed.
Ask The Headhunter Jun 13Ask the Headhunter: Should I tell very personal stories in job interviews?
In work interviews, don't get too personal. Find some work-related examples of your dedication and character, and talk about those in your interviews instead of sharing personal stories.
Ask The Headhunter Jun 06Ask the Headhunter: Can a headhunter really find you a job without your resume?
The best resume is no resume. Get your foot in the door with your personal contacts instead.
Ask The Headhunter May 30Ask the Headhunter: Will a company lowball me because I’m out of work?
Laid off as part of a corporate downsizing, one job seeker asks whether that will hurt his chances for a fair job offer in the future.