Archive for March, 2011


Presumptuous Employers: Is this HR, or Proctology?

Monday, March 28th, 2011

In the March 29, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader complains that employers’ demands are very inappropriate. She says she’s applying for a job — not a loan. What’s up with consent forms to access personal credit records and other private information? I had a good phone interview for a job that seems interesting. I’m visiting them […]


Finesse: The secret sauce of recruiting

Monday, March 21st, 2011

In the March 21, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a manager complains about losing a candidate to another employer, and blames the headhunter. Was the manager in too much of a hurry? I used a headhunter to help me fill a position in my group, but it didn’t turn out well. The good news is […]


Readers’ Comments: Turn rejection into a very potent referral

Monday, March 14th, 2011

In the March 14, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader says rejection isn’t so bad, if you learn something about your career objectives in the process. I think rejection can lead to a whole lot more. I found work that I love and that I’m good at, at a small, award-winning company. My meetings with the […]


Readers’ Comments: Garbage in Your Resume – Take it out

Monday, March 7th, 2011

In the March 8, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader wonders, just what really needs to be on a resume? I’ve read conflicting advice about what to put in my resume. Right now, it runs over two pages, since I’ve got quite a bit of history that I need to present. Some resume advice says to […]


Cornell Presentation: How to work with headhunters, and without them

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

This is a special posting connected to the presentation: Ask The Headhunter / How to Work with Headhunters, and without them Cornell University Johnson School of Management March 5, 2011, in Palisades, NY (I posted a preview of the topic here: Good Headhunters: They search for living resumes.) I’ll add more content here after the event […]