Archive for the 'The job offer' Category


Stand Out: How to be the profitable hire

Monday, June 16th, 2014

In the June 17, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader says that not all jobs produce profit: I have read this in your advice more than once: If I can’t show you how I will boost the company’s profitability with my work, then you should not hire me. There are many positions in “the company” […]


I’m still waiting for the job offer!

Monday, May 5th, 2014

In the May 6, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader wonders what to do while waiting for the job offer: I went in for an interview and all went great. I met with the personnel manager and the division manager. They called me back in a few days later to meet with the regional […]


Deal-breaker questions to ask employers

Monday, April 21st, 2014

In the April 22, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader wants to ask an employer tough questions… and just can’t seem to get answers: I’ve done my research on the company, and the interview went well, but there are some things that I just couldn’t get information about, even in the interview. I want […]


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 […]