Archive for September, 2011


Washington Post: Monster.com is no joke any more!

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Gimme a break. The Washington Post reports: Monster.com finally vindicated. Say what? Two reseachers, UC Santa Barbara’s Peter Kuhn and UC Denver’s Hani Mansour, asked this question in a study they conducted: Do job hunters who “use the Internet to look for work” spend less time unemployed than job hunters who don’t use the Internet? Guess […]


Don’t be afraid of a C-level contact

Monday, September 26th, 2011

In the September 27, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter says he’s got personal introductions to two C-level execs at a company where he wants to work. He worries, is it even a good idea to use them? The CEO of my former company just gave me two of the best contacts that […]


3 Ways to Be a Smarter Job Candidate

Monday, September 19th, 2011

In the September 20, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter wonders how to get smarter, negotiate better, and avoid getting taken advantage of: I had what may be a “Eureka moment.” I’ve been accused of lacking the “cojones” to handle interviewing and the job market, and I think it’s true. I started my […]


Bankrupt & Unemployed: How to Say It

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

In the last post, Bankrupt & Unemployed: Will a background check doom me?, we discussed how a reader who is applying for a job (and who is qualified) might overcome obstacles that come up when the employer does a background check. Problems like bankruptcy triggered by long-term unemployment — and a year-old DUI (driving while […]


Bankrupt & Unemployed: Will a background check doom me?

Monday, September 12th, 2011

In the September 13, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks: I have a challenge that I’m not sure I can overcome very easily in this job environment. I was forced to file bankruptcy due to long-term unemployment. I also received a DUI (“driving under the influence”) about a year ago. I’m afraid that, […]


Rude Employers: Yahoo fires CEO Carol Bartz, phones it in

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

You know that rude behavior employers dish your way when they recruit you, cajole you, try to woo you, impress you, and interview you — then won’t return your calls, much less decide whether to hire you? Now it’s happened to a C-level executive, CEO Carol Bartz, who was just fired by Yahoo. While Bartz’s performance, […]