Archive for February, 2011


Good Headhunters: They search for living resumes

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Next week I’m doing a presentation to a group of alumni from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business, about how to work with headhunters. These are seasoned executives who have been running companies for 7-15 years, and who turn to their alma mater’s Career Management Center for an added edge. What they want to know […]


Readers’ Comments: Did I really agree to that?

Monday, February 21st, 2011

In the February 22, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader worries about employers that bury little bombs in job offers that might get the new employee fired… I read about an employee who sued after her company fired her for refusal to sign its new two-year non-compete agreement. She was fired for “non-compliance with company policy.” […]


Readers’ Comments: Why does he get paid more than me?

Monday, February 14th, 2011

In the February 15, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader says he’s way underpaid: I recently started a new job, and there is one other person here who does what I do. He was hired about six months before me. While he was helping me get settled, he showed me his annual benefits enrollment form as an […]


TheLadders’ Mercenaries to Critics: They’re good eggs!

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Beleaguered and battered by the press, by career industry pundits and — mainly — by its own customers, TheLadders recently convened a war council to round up industry “leaders” to defend its flagging reputation. But this little event quickly blew up in TheLadders’ face, and now it’s leaving egg all over TheLadders’ leading apologists, who are beginning to look like paid […]


Readers’ Comments: The Deadly Resume: 10 jobs in 12 years

Monday, February 7th, 2011

In the February 8, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks how to persuade a company to focus on skills, rather than on 12 years of jumping from job to job: I have had 10 jobs in 12 years. All have been increasing in experience from a lowly copier technician, to parts runner, to computer technician, […]


Recruiting: Have employers put on their thinking caps?

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Joe Light (Recruiters Rethink Online Playbook) suggests employers may have put on their recruiting thinking caps. Light discusses whether employers and recruiters are shifting their focus away from job boards and towards more personal (and productive) recruiting methods. “About 24% of companies plan to decrease their usage of […]