Archive for the 'Getting in the door' Category


I’m 64: Will you hire me anyway?

Monday, January 27th, 2014

In the January 28, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader decides to ‘fess up that he’s old… in the cover letter: You’d never know it looking at me or talking to me, but… I’m 64! I learned a while ago to take any reference to my age off my resume, but as I list […]


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 […]


Employment Tests: Get The Edge | NEW BOOK!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

In the October 8, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker worries about taking employment tests: I’m going on an interview shortly. I was told that prior to receiving an offer there would be some testing. I doubt there are any tests that relate to the job content of this particular job. What other […]


Get Hired: 3 steps to become the wired insider for the job

Monday, September 30th, 2013

In the October 1, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a stay-at-home mom is ready to re-start her career: I know someone who plans to return to work in the fall. She has been a stay-at-home mom for several years. She is a college graduate with about two years of work experience. How do you recommend […]


5 Job Search Nightmares

Monday, September 9th, 2013

In the September 10, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter we tackle 5 nightmares: An employer wants free work A relocation dream turns into a horror story A guy’s network POOF! disappears into thin air LinkedIn makes an employer tell job seekers to sleep it off, and A headhunter and his client are lost in salary dreamland… I get a lot of […]


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 […]


Fearless Job Hunting: Should I accept HR’s rejection letter?

Monday, August 12th, 2013

This week’s Q&A is an excerpt from Fearless Job Hunting, Book 4, Overcome Human Resources Obstacles, $6.95 (PDF, instant download). Order your copy now and get Book 2: Avoid Employment Scams, Ruses & Rackets, which sells for $4.95, for FREE! Here’s how: E-mail me the full purchase confirmation for Book 4, including the transaction number, […]


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 […]


71 Years Old: Got in the door at 63 and just got a raise!

Monday, July 1st, 2013

In the July 2, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks whether employers hire 64 year olds: I really enjoyed reading Too Old to Rock & Roll? My husband has great knowledge and is good at what he does. He is 64, confident and looks great. He just interviewed, they liked him, and asked him […]