Archive for November, 2009


The only headhunter on Google

Monday, November 30th, 2009

I don’t use this blog to crow about what I do, but something interesting has dawned on me and, well, I wanna crow about it. Am I the only headhunter on Google? Before you roll your eyes and chuckle at that… Google “headhunter”. The top 10 results include Ask The Headhunter (that’s me)… and no other headhunter. […]


Readers’ Forum: Are people enough?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Discussion: November 24, 2009 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter In today’s newsletter, a reader tells how she’s on a roll… conducting her job search exclusively through personal contacts. She hasn’t sent out a resume but has lined up phone calls with VP’s and CEO’s at her target companies. How is that possible? How’d she do it? (You’ve gotta […]


How to Say It: Please let me into your network!

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Discussion: November 24, 2009 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter A reader asks: Calling people up to make new contacts is awkward for me, but I’m doing it anyway. I know I have to use each contact to build my network — to ask for more introductions. How do you say it? How do you ask to […]


How to Say It: Why you should read my resume

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Discussion: November 17, 2009 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter A reader asks: I work in logistics (freight and shipping) and I’m trying to come up with a better Objective statement for my resume. Right now it says, “Hardworking, capable operations manager seeking opportunity for advancement.” It’s pretty basic. How do I write an Objective that makes […]


Readers’ Forum: Avoid disaster – check out the employer!

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Discussion: November 17, 2009 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter In today’s Q&A a reader says he goofed when he didn’t check out his new employer carefully enough. After I accepted a position with a local company it became evident that the way the leadership of the company was managing internal operations was going to sink it. […]


How to Say It: Ouch! No more work!

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Discussion: November 10, 2009 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter A reader asks: How do I tell my boss that I am overloaded with work and can’t accept additional projects without letting an existing project slip? How to Say It: Bosses hand out assignments but often don’t realize the cost a new assignment exacts. It’s your job […]


Readers’ Forum: Initiative or exploitation?

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Discussion: November 10, 2009 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter In this week’s Q&A, a reader worries that the Ask The Headhunter method of sharing a sample of your abilities with an employer in an interview means you are “less mentally adept” and that I’m exploiting you. (I guess that means the employer is exploiting you, too.) Uh… […]


Pay for a job? (Part 2)

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

About a year ago we first asked the question, How much would you pay for a job? In this week’s e-mail Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, we’re covering part two. (Don’t get the free newsletter? Oops. You’re missing the full story. Sign up now!) A reader says: I recently signed an agreement with a search firm that places people either […]