Archive for June, 2011


TheLadders: A lipstick pig’s death rattle?

Monday, June 27th, 2011

TheLadders just keeps rooting around in its pen for scraps of executive job-board revenue. But this looks like a death rattle. There’s all the posturing: The “executive resume” appetizer business (with a side of free critique) didn’t exactly take off. The promises of “$100k+” jobs that turned into… NOT. CEO Marc Cenedella’s e-mails to his list — which it […]


Degree Inflation: Will it blow up in your face?

Monday, June 27th, 2011

In the June 28, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a manager who has no college degree wonders how crucial a degree is, and asks whether it’s worth stretching the truth on the resume: In the case of a successful manager, how important is a college degree to a headhunter? I don’t have a degree. With […]


How do I tell my boss I’m overworked?

Monday, June 20th, 2011

In the June 21, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader worries about burnout because the boss has piled on too much work: I’ve had more and more work piled on me until I’m a bundle of nerves and stress. I like my job a lot, and the pay is good. But, I have now […]


How should headhunters fit into your job search?

Monday, June 13th, 2011

In the June 14, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks what percentage of job-hunting time should be devoted to working with headhunters: I’ve heard that headhunters fill less than 10% of open jobs, so one should spend no more than 10% of one’s job hunting time working with headhunters. Do you agree? Also, could […]


How to Say It: Why are you leaving your old job?

Monday, June 6th, 2011

In the June 7, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks what to say when an interviewer inquires why you’re leaving your old employer: I work in a business where there is a constant flow of people in and out of our office, and a high volume of customers calling on the phone. We […]