Archive for October, 2011


The employer that rejected me made a mistake!

Monday, October 24th, 2011

In the October 25, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job candidate explains that an employer made a mistake when it hired another applicant. He wants advice about how to help the employer rectify the mistake. Don’t laugh — it’s easy to get caught in this trap of frustration. I recently made a lateral move […]


How to manage gang-up interviews

Monday, October 17th, 2011

In the October 18, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a manager indicts “panel” interviews and says he’d never consent to one — or conduct one. Are panel interviews a bad idea? I was taken aback recently when my HR department scheduled me as a part of a panel interview. When I queried our hiring team, they […]


The truth about headhunters

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

In the October 11, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter who’s tired of high-pressure headhunters asks how to recognize the good ones: The sales pitches I get from cold-calling headhunters are intense. They’re in a hurry, they avoid sharing details I need and they are high-pressure. How do I know when I’m talking […]


Hey, Babe, don’t I know you from somewhere?

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

In the October 4, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter asks whether social networks like LinkedIn are a great way to get a foot in the door when looking for a new employer. I am currently looking at new job opportunities. Your suggestions are to network in order to find out more information […]