Archive for November, 2010


Readers’ Forum: How do I choose between 2 job offers?

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

In the November 30, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks how to make a choice that more people would like to face: I have two job offers, both in the same dollar range, from two good companies. I have never before been in a situation like this. The opportunities are very comparable. Usually there’s a pretty […]


TheLadders: A long-shot Powerball lottery tucked inside a well-oiled PR machine

Monday, November 15th, 2010

During a recent webinar I conducted for Harvard Business School alumni (November 3, 2010, Can you stand out in the talent glut? Discussion here, and more audio here), we considered that one of the key hindrances to standing out is job boards, especially TheLadders. What does TheLadders do to enhance anyone’s job hunting prospects — especially C-level executives? […]


Readers’ Forum: The dogs of recruiting

Monday, November 15th, 2010

In the November 16, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks why she’s being chased by wild dogs after she posted her resume online: I’ve suddenly been contacted by four different “recruiters” from different recruiting companies. On Thursday, one recruiter cold called me and said he saw my resume on Monster, asked me a few background […]


Harvard Webinar Audio: Can I stand out in the talent glut?

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Last week I did a webinar for hundreds of Harvard Business School alumni, titled Can I stand out in the talent glut? The presentation was largely based on the ideas and methods that I talk about in How Can I Change Careers? (Which, by the way, isn’t just for career changers. It’s for anyone who […]


Readers’ Forum: Is there anything you won’t do to stay in the running?

Monday, November 8th, 2010

In the November 9, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader thinks I’m giving bad advice that costs people job offers. Or at least interviews. You decide: You regularly advise against divulging past salary in an interview because it might prejudice an employer’s offer. I disagree with you. After going on over 25 interviews (most were second […]


Harvard Webinar: Can you stand out in the talent glut?

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

This is a special posting connected to the Harvard Business School Career Management Webinar I presented on November 3, 2010. I’ll add more content here after the event — but the main purpose is to answer questions we didn’t have time for during the hour, and to carry on the discussion. Can you stand out […]


Readers’ Forum: Do I have to say it?

Monday, November 1st, 2010

In the November 2, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a manager makes a complaint and a request. Listen up: I am speaking both as a frustrated hiring manager and as a job hunter. When I was job hunting, I always made it clear that I wanted the job. I expressed this verbally during the interview and in […]