Archive for the 'Video' Category


Illiteracy is a sign of ignorance

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

In the June 24, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader questions the value of spell-checkers: A friend of mine applied for a job as a “Principal Engineer” at a local software company. The company recruiter asked lots of questions about his writing ability. It turned out that the recruiter almost threw his resume out, believing […]


Big HR Data: Why Internet Explorer users aren’t worth hiring

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

In the February 4, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, we’re catching up on the TV news segment I told you about recently… Ask The Headhunter Video This space is normally devoted to Q&A: A “live” problem faced by a reader, and my advice. But two weeks ago, in the January 20 edition, I asked for […]


PBS NewsHour: Online job applications keep America unemployed

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Are online job applications driving people insane? Or just driving them away from jobs they can do? When PBS NewsHour‘s Paul Solman reported on America’s biggest job killer — the automated job applicant sorter — he asked me what I think about this practice. And what do you think I said? Check out Ask The […]


PoachBase: Another stupid recruiting start-up

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

You can’t make this stuff up. Now your company can recruit losers, and hire recruiters who can do it more easily. Featured at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference: A pitch by a start-up calling itself PoachBase. The “company’s” tag-line: Poach talent from dying companies. The idea is to monitor other start-ups for death rattles and then […]


The First Job Interview

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

In a hidden valley many thousands of years ago… “So, where do you see yourself in 50 moons’ time?”   : :


Rip-Off Edition: Who’s trying to sell you a job? (video)

Monday, February 20th, 2012

The February 21, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter is a special edition about career rip-offs. (You don’t subscribe to the weekly newsletter? It’s free! Subscribe now!. Don’t miss another edition!) As the regulars know, we flow the newsletter into the blog every week — and this is where we churn up ideas and comments to blow […]


Bankrupt & Unemployed: How to Say It

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

In the last post, Bankrupt & Unemployed: Will a background check doom me?, we discussed how a reader who is applying for a job (and who is qualified) might overcome obstacles that come up when the employer does a background check. Problems like bankruptcy triggered by long-term unemployment — and a year-old DUI (driving while […]


Bankrupt & Unemployed: Will a background check doom me?

Monday, September 12th, 2011

In the September 13, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks: I have a challenge that I’m not sure I can overcome very easily in this job environment. I was forced to file bankruptcy due to long-term unemployment. I also received a DUI (“driving under the influence”) about a year ago. I’m afraid that, […]


How can I find out whether a job board is the real deal?

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

In the August 30, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks: Have you ever heard of JobSearchSite Inc., dba NOW? It sounds good, but how do you check on them to see if they’re the real deal? My reply: In this edition, let’s try an experiment: Video. Hope you enjoy it.   There are so […]