Archive for the 'Readers’ Forum' Category


The Stress Interview: How employers abuse job applicants

Monday, January 6th, 2014

In the January 7, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader takes on employers who play games in job interviews: You have an awesome newsletter and I am glad that I have subscribed to it. I wish more people (especially companies that hire) would read it. Have you ever heard of an interview process where […]


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 […]


How can I cheat on employment tests?

Monday, December 9th, 2013

In the December 10, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader has a friend who doesn’t do well on tests: A friend of mine has an important job interview coming up. It’s for a pretty high level job. Before she goes to the interview, they want her to do a personality type of test, and […]


Join My LinkedIn Gang-Bang!

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

In the December 3, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader wants to join my network: I wanted to send you a LinkedIn invitation to connect, but I noticed on your LinkedIn profile page that you only accept connections from people you already know. How can you expand your network if you don’t want to […]


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 – […]


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 […]


Top 10 Stupid Interview Questions: #1 – #5

Monday, November 4th, 2013

In the November 5, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks about “sample” inteview questions and answers: I am preparing for an interview with one of the big consulting firms, and I thought I would send you some sample interview questions that I retrieved from the Internet. (The article provided answers, too, but I […]


Employment In America: WTF is going on?

Monday, October 28th, 2013

The October 29, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter is the 500th edition. So rather than answer a reader’s question, I’m celebrating this milestone by making up my own question, and doing my best to answer it. (What? You don’t subscribe to the free, weekly e-mail Ask The Headhunter Newsletter? Don’t miss the next edition! Subscribe now!) WTF is […]


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 […]