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 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.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 11Ask the Headhunter: Beware of pay-to-play job interview scams
Please learn this lesson now: No legitimate recruiter will ever charge you a fee of any kind for a job interview.
Ask The Headhunter Oct 04Ask The Headhunter: I got myself stuck in a horrible job. Can I quit?
The smoke and mirrors are gone from the company you just landed at, and you want to quit. Should you?…
Ask The Headhunter Sep 27Ask the Headhunter: Rude job interview? Don’t work there
When managers treat job applicants rudely, their incompetence casts a pall on the whole company — and it costs them good hires.
Ask The Headhunter Sep 20Ask the Headhunter: Why I’m sorry I gave my boss 2 weeks’ notice
Two weeks' notice used to be a standard courtesy. Now it’s a risk.
Ask The Headhunter Sep 14Ask the Headhunter: Are LinkedIn and HR technology suppressing hiring?
Even though the number of jobs available in July grew to 5.9 million, only 5.2 million people were hired into those jobs.
Ask The Headhunter Sep 06Ask the Headhunter: How did recruiting become so perverted?
Does your company talk about how people are your most important asset — but only let digital profiles and applications in the door?…
Ask The Headhunter Aug 31Ask the Headhunter: Are you ready for robo-interviews?
Instead of interviewing a candidate, HR departments have begun asking job applicants to interview with a robot.
Ask The Headhunter Aug 23Ask the Headhunter: How to get your first job before you even graduate college
How can you stand out when you don’t satisfy the basic requirements?…