Archive for May, 2010


How to Say It: How’d I do?

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Discussion: May 18, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter A reader asks How to Say It: At the end of a job interview, I don’t like to leave without finding out what the manager thinks of me and what’s going to happen next. That sounds obvious. But how do I say this: How did I do during […]


Readers’ Forum: What’s a guinea pig to do?

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Discussion: May 25, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter A reader says: I took a government job knowing the culture was not to my liking. But they said the plan was to change the culture, and I’m part of that because I’m the only “non-insider” doing this job. (The one other person who was hired along with […]


How to Say It: Here’s how I’ll do the work

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Discussion: May 18, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter A reader asks How to Say It: Your book has been very helpful in preparing for my interviews. But I seem to lock up during the part where I am telling the hiring manager how I will do the job. I’m reading that section for the third time. […]


Readers’ Forum: What’s in a cover letter?

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Discussion: May 4, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter A reader asks: I was recently laid off and I am applying for jobs online. The question I have is whether to include a cover letter or not? Do they really matter these days? I always feel silly saying things like, “I am motivated and enthusiastic, and would […]


How to Say It: Reviewing the boss

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Discussion: May 11, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter A reader asks How to Say It: I’m in a new position and coming up on my 90-day review. I like what I’m doing but my new boss is inconsistent (moody) and micro-manages (control freak who insists she wants me “to be the expert”). Do I have any […]


Readers’ Forum: Grand theft HR

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Discussion: May 4, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter A reader asks a tough one: I worked in HR for four years. Now I am a convicted felon who is trying hard to get back into the workforce. The charge was grand theft. I have paid my debt to society and now I find that companies do […]


How to Say It: Mo’ money is the problem!

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Discussion: May 4, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter A reader asks How to Say It: Recently my job description was changed without notice. But there was no discussion of a change in salary. My responsibility level has increased and so has the time commitment. I like the work, but I cannot justify doing so much more […]


TheLadders: A fan explains why you should pay up

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

A fan of TheLadders posted a comment on TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud? explaining why you should be glad to fork over $30 per month to use the service. It’s worth discussing this suggestion by itself, so I’m posting my comment to paddy s here: By paddy s April 30, 2010 at 8:07 pm a lot […]