Archive for June, 2010


Readers’ Forum: How can I negotiate the salary I want?

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Discussion: June 29, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter (You’ve got to subscribe to the weekly newsletter to get the whole story!) A reader says: Through a recruiter, I received an offer for a job that’s a good fit for me with a lot of potential. However, the compensation is below what I expected and I don’t […]


Readers’ Forum: How can I compensate for job requirements?

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Discussion: June 22, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter (You’ve got to subscribe to the weekly newsletter to get the whole story!) A reader says: What do you do when the employer interviewing you has four requirements but you meet only three of them—yet you know that you’re the best person for the job? How can I […]


Readers’ Forum: What’s is good networking REALLY?

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Discussion: June 15, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter (You’ve got to subscribe to the weekly newsletter to get the whole story!) A reader says: Everyone talks about networking as the best way to find the right job. There must be a key to this approach beyond just going to networking meetings and signing up with one […]


No jerks allowed

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Company mission statements usually remind me of public relations dogchow. I wanna gag. I don’t know anything about Connectria — but I love the company’s guiding principles. Especially the last item. If they really abide by it, it’s probably one of the most important career development tools any company can implement and offer to employees and new […]


How to Say It: Will you be my customer?

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Discussion: June 8, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter A reader asks How to Say It: Even before the recession, it seems like we entered an era of de-jobbing, more short-term work, freelancing and self-employment. I wonder if many of us would be better off staking ourselves through self-employment. Most job growth is in small business. I […]


I went for a run last weekend… and bought a canned resume

Monday, June 7th, 2010

In the June 8, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, I discussed a blog post by Jon Jacobs — Another View of Resume Critiques. Jacobs suggests that my column Free resume critiques: The new career-industry racket is over the top. I characterized the “resume experts” who review and analyze (for free) resumes submitted by sales prospects… as monkeys […]


New grads in job interviews

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

I just read an article full of advice for new college graduates going into job interviews. It’s on BNET: Fred Ball: Killer Interview Skills for New Grads. I’d love to know what the Ask The Headhunter audience thinks about Ball’s tips. I’ll add my two bits later. Are the tips realistic? Will they help kids […]


New York State: On the “B” list with TheLadders

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

This economy makes strange bedfellows. In good times, who’d want to be associated with a B-list “partner?” When times are tough, though, good organizations seem willing to hop into bed with just about anyone for a few bucks’ worth of sponsorships… Judge them by those they hang out with… IT industry watcher Winston Lawrence reports […]