Archive for the 'How to Say It' 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 […]


Make the employer WANT to raise your job offer

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

In the March 4, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks how to negotiate a higher job offer. But this is more than our normal Q&A column. I recently had a rapid-fire e-mail exchange with a reader who was trying to get a low offer raised. This is not an easy thing to accomplish, […]


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 […]


Top 10 Stupid Interview Questions: #6 – #10

Monday, November 18th, 2013

In the November 18, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks about the rest of the stupid inteview questions… In the November 5 edition we discussed the first five of The Top 10 Stupid Interview Questions. (There are of course lots more than 10, but who’s counting?) Let’s recap the reader’s question, then tackle #6 – […]


Ask questions. Be likeable. Get hired.

Monday, October 21st, 2013

In the October 22, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader tries to keep everybody happy in the job interview: I was wondering what to say when asked, “Do you have any questions?” when you’re seeing many different people from the same company during a day’s interviews. Most of the questions I have could be addressed […]


Should you disclose your salary history to a headhunter?

Monday, July 29th, 2013

In the July 30, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader frets about disclosing her salary information to a headhunter (and to an employer): I am a great fan of your newsletter and just read your guides, Keep Your Salary Under Wraps, How to Work with Headhunters, and How Can I Change Careers?, so I suppose […]


Am I unwise to accept their first offer?

Monday, June 17th, 2013

In the June 18, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter worries about asking for more money: My dream position with my dream company has just come through! The offer is good — a bit lower than I would have liked, but very good. My question is this: Do I even bother haggling over […]


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 […]


Beat The Salary Surveys: Get a higher job offer

Monday, February 18th, 2013

In the February 19, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job applicant resists lower job offers “justified” with salary surveys: I don’t like telling employers my salary history when they ask, and I know you advise to keep the information private. But I’m happy to tell an employer what salary range I expect. That way […]