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 Jan 10Ask the Headhunter: I think my employer cheated me on salary
You verbally agreed to one offer, but now you're stuck earning a significantly lower rate than expected. What should you do?…
Ask The Headhunter Dec 27Ask the Headhunter: The sales trick that helps employers keep job offers low
The next time an employer hides the salary, save yourself some grief.
Ask The Headhunter Dec 20Ask the Headhunter: Managers, it’s your job to recruit. Don’t let HR waste an applicant’s time
As a manager, your first job is to manage your employees, or why are you a manager? And that includes recruiting and hiring them.
Ask The Headhunter Dec 13Ask the Headhunter: How do I clear up my murky employment status?
Ask the Headhunter columnist Nick Corcodilos counsels an employee who is paid as an independent contractor but treated as a full-time employee.
Ask The Headhunter Dec 06Ask the Headhunter: I can’t network for a job! It’s too awkward!
Meeting people to get introduced to hiring managers and new job opportunities makes sense, awkward or not.
Ask The Headhunter Nov 29Ask the Headhunter: Is age discrimination in your head?
There is no doubt that bigotry and discrimination thrive in the dirty little corners of the corporate world. But if there is age anxiety in your own mind, that's far more dangerous to your career.
Ask The Headhunter Nov 22Ask the Headhunter: Top talent wanted to work cheap? That’s an employer problem
A lot of hospitals want to hire a registered nurse with experience and a degree. They just don’t want to pay you for your experience and college degree.
Ask The Headhunter Nov 15Ask the Headhunter: Is finding a work-at-home job a fantasy?
While more and more people are working from home, they're not earning a living through one of those work-from-home schemes you see advertised.
Ask The Headhunter Nov 01Ask the Headhunter: I don’t have a college degree. Will that hurt my negotiating power?
How should job seekers present their lack of formal education in salary negotiations? Headhunter Nick Corcodilos has some contrarian advice: don't.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 25Ask the Headhunter: I was fired for being late. What should I tell new employers?
Fired for a "job sin," one reader asks what to do with her resume.