Archive for the 'The job offer' Category


How do I prove I deserve a higher job offer?

Monday, March 24th, 2014

In a recent edition, we discussed what to do when an employer makes you a low job offer for a job you plan to take anyway. Now it’s time to boost the employer’s opinion of what you are really worth, well before an offer is ever made to you. In the March 25, 2014 Ask […]


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, […]


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 […]


When should I tell my boss I’m resigning?

Monday, January 14th, 2013

In the January 15, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter asks when to give the boss notice of resignation: I have an opportunity to move from a large corporation to a established startup. I have put in seven happy years at the corporation, but the new position will be a nice change. I’m […]


They promised a raise but won’t deliver

Monday, October 29th, 2012

In the October 30, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a successful manager complains a promise about higher pay hasn’t been kept: When I was hired almost two years ago as a manager, it was with the promise that if I achieved certain milestones and met the company’s expectations my compensation would increase dramatically. I’ve met […]


Why do companies hide the benefits?

Monday, August 6th, 2012

In the August 7, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter wants to why an employer refuses to disclose what the employee benefits are until the offer has been accepted: I’ve been offered a job by a very large company. The salary is fine and the job sounds good. The offer letter states that […]


How to negotiate salary through a headhunter

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

In the July 24, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter wants to know how to get the best compensation deal through a headhunter: What can I expect from a recruiter when I’m negotiating salary and compensation? After all, doesn’t he work for the hiring company? My Advice This question is so common that […]


My employer withheld my pay

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

In the July 3, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a 20% bonus disappears: When I was hired, my offer letter included the promise of an annual 20% bonus. Recently I was transferred internally, but there was no notice of a change in my compensation deal. Bonus time came around but neither my old or new […]


Pop Quiz: Can an employer take back a job offer?

Monday, June 4th, 2012

In the June 5, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a guy gets honorably discharged from the military, carries a secret clearance, but has a misdemeanor conviction from 2003 for which he’s done probation. He gets a job offer. Then the nightmare begins: Today I received a job offer from a large, well-known and respected company. […]


The employer that rejected me made a mistake!

Monday, October 24th, 2011

In the October 25, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job candidate explains that an employer made a mistake when it hired another applicant. He wants advice about how to help the employer rectify the mistake. Don’t laugh — it’s easy to get caught in this trap of frustration. I recently made a lateral move […]