Archive for the 'Fearless Job Hunting' Category


Resume Blasphemy

Monday, August 25th, 2014

In the August 26, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker asks whether I’m serious about the Working Resume: I recently stumbled upon your website and found it most useful. Thank you for sharing your insights and advice. I am starting to implement them in my job search. With respect to the Working Resume […]


How and when to reject a job interview

Monday, August 18th, 2014

When I answer readers’ questions, we don’t usually learn about the outcome. In this week’s edition, a reader follows up and we see what happens when someone takes my advice. In the August 19, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker interviews an employer before the interview: I have been invited to interview for […]


4 Tips for Fearless Job Hunters

Monday, July 21st, 2014

In the July 22, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, four questions yield four tips to help you overcome some of the daunting obstacles you’ll face in your job search. What should a job seeker always say to the employer at the end of an interview? What should I do about application forms that “require” my […]


Stand Out: How to be the profitable hire

Monday, June 16th, 2014

In the June 17, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader says that not all jobs produce profit: I have read this in your advice more than once: If I can’t show you how I will boost the company’s profitability with my work, then you should not hire me. There are many positions in “the company” […]


Too rich to land a job?

Monday, May 19th, 2014

In the May 20, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader with a trust fund just can’t get it in gear: I got a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature three months ago, and I’ve been unemployed ever since. The only job that my Ph.D. would lead to directly is an academic one, but I was so […]


Desperate: No degree, can’t get interviews!

Monday, May 12th, 2014

In the May 13, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader says she can’t get interviews: My husband works for a recruiting firm and suggested I reach out to you. I have been actively searching for a job for almost two years. I built my own firm from nothing to one of the largest in […]


I’m still waiting for the job offer!

Monday, May 5th, 2014

In the May 6, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader wonders what to do while waiting for the job offer: I went in for an interview and all went great. I met with the personnel manager and the division manager. They called me back in a few days later to meet with the regional […]


Rutgers Business School Webinar – Q&A Overflow

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

This evening I presented a webinar to the Rutgers Business School Alumni Association, co-sponsored by the University Alumni Association: Fearless Job Hunting: Be The Profitable Hire. The Q&A section of the presentation was great — but of course, there were so many questions that we couldn’t get to them all. So I invited attendees to […]


Deal-breaker questions to ask employers

Monday, April 21st, 2014

In the April 22, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader wants to ask an employer tough questions… and just can’t seem to get answers: I’ve done my research on the company, and the interview went well, but there are some things that I just couldn’t get information about, even in the interview. I want […]


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 […]