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 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.
Ask The Headhunter Feb 08Ask the Headhunter: How to make a personal connection with an employer even if the job listing forbids it
A trusted colleague can always get you in the door ahead of your competition -- no matter what the job posting says.
Ask The Headhunter Jan 24Ask the Headhunter: Does my boss have rights to dictate my LinkedIn profile?
Is your LinkedIn profile part of your boss’s advertising and branding? Or is it yours? Where do you draw the line?…
Ask The Headhunter Jan 17Ask the Headhunter: The jobs news is great! But how are you really doing?
While the government, economists, banks and pundits tell a story about the job market that makes heads spin, I think the wisdom about all this is in the crowd.
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?…