Archive for the 'Changing jobs' Category


How your old boss can cost you a new job

Monday, April 14th, 2014

In the April 15, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader worries about how much “notice time” is enough when quitting a job: I’m a licensed professional working in a small firm. During lean years a few years ago, my boss arranged for me to do some other work so that he wouldn’t have to […]


Play Hardball With Slowpoke Employers

Monday, March 17th, 2014

When your job search stalls, two things stand out as big culprits: resumes and wishful thinking. Last week we discussed how your resume can hamper your job search. In this edition — Part 2 –, we’ll discuss how slowpoke employers can distract you from your goal of landing a good job. In the March 18, […]


Should I stay at my current company?

Monday, February 17th, 2014

In the February 18, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader can’t decide whether to stay or go: I’m feeling itchy — I think you know what I mean. This is probably what a headhunter like you looks for in a job candidate for your clients. Someone who is ready to move! I’m happy at […]


Fired for my ethics!

Monday, January 13th, 2014

In the January 14, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader gets fired for not cutting corners: I am about to be “removed” from my present position. The background reason is because I do my work by the book and will not take shortcuts that are unethical. Management says I’m not a team player. In […]


Ask The Headhunter In A Nutshell: The short course

Monday, December 16th, 2013

In the December 17, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks for the short and sweet version of Ask The headhunter (and gets an earful): Can you please summarize the Ask The Headhunter strategy and explain the main differences between ATH and the traditional approach to job hunting? Thanks. Nick’s Reply This is a […]


4 Fearless Job Hunting Tips

Monday, November 25th, 2013

In the November 26, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, there’s no Q&A. Instead… I normally take a break during Thanksgiving week and skip publishing an edition of the newsletter so that I can cook, bake, and fill the larder with goodies for Thursday. But I’m cooking up something different for you with this edition. Rather than […]


Outplacement Or Door Number 2?

Monday, November 11th, 2013

In the November 12, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks about outplacement: My company is downsizing and I know I’m going to get cut. HR tells us they’re going to give us help finding a job from a top firm that specializes in this. What do you think of outplacement? Nick’s Reply When […]


How to get into a company that’s not hiring

Monday, August 19th, 2013

In the August 20, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader wants to break down the barriers to get into companies that are not advertising jobs: There are several companies I’d like to work for that don’t have any positions posted, but my skill sets should make me a very viable candidate for them. I […]


Who will lead you to your next job?

Monday, July 15th, 2013

In the July 16, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks what to do after getting screwed by a long-time employer: After ten years, my sales performance at my company started topping the charts. The boss could not understand how I did it, but it was the personal attention I gave my customers. I […]


How should I quit this job?

Monday, May 20th, 2013

In the May 21, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job applicant invests more than eight hours in interviews and asks why the employer acts like her time is free: I currently work for a tiny family-run office and have just gotten a job offer elsewhere. It’s an offer I cannot refuse. I am feeling […]