Archive for the 'Q&A' 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 […]


What to say to a stingy boss

Monday, April 7th, 2014

In the April 8, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader says her boss “gave her a raise” by hiring another employee: I have been with my current employer for six and a half years. I was promoted six months ago from administrative assistant to assistant manager. I got the title but no pay increase. […]


The Bogus-ness of Indeed.com

Monday, March 31st, 2014

In the April 2, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks me to stop dissing job boards: You claim that job boards don’t work. Yet virtually every job in the world is advertised on job boards, and employers use job boards all the time! Just look at all the traffic they get. I think […]


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, […]


2 Big Time Sucks: Resumes and slowpoke employers

Monday, March 10th, 2014

When your job search stalls, two things stand out as big culprits: resumes and wishful thinking. The next two questions from readers will help you flesh out better methods for managing your job search. We’ll cover resumes in this edition, Part 1, and wishful thinking about slowpoke employers next week, in Part 2. In the […]


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, […]


Can people of color win jobs using Ask The Headhunter?

Monday, February 24th, 2014

In the February 25, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks about racial challenges: I was on the PBS NewsHour.org site and discovered your advice columns. I liked your disruptive advice so I went to your website, read several pages, signed up for the newsletter and bought Fearless Book 3. As an immigrant female […]


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 […]


Reddit AMA Overflow Q&A

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Thanks for joining me on today’s Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)! The questions were great and so were your comments! (But doesn’t anybody want to know what my favorite band of 2013 is??) For more Ask The Headhunter resources, please check the website and the bookstore. Sign up for the free weekly newsletter — and […]


Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) – It’s ON again!

Monday, February 10th, 2014

And now for something completely different… Join me today, February 11, 2014 for a special Ask The Headhunter Reddit AMA — Ask Me Anything — at 1pm ET. Here’s the direct link to the AMA: http://redd.it/1xmn3g I’m doing this in cooperation with my good buddies at PBS NewsHour, where I produce a weekly Ask The […]