Archive for February, 2012


Manager Asks: Should I hire without face-to-face interviews?

Monday, February 27th, 2012

In the February 28, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a manager loses a “star” employee and asks how to hire — but the manager cannot interview candidates in person: A star employee left my team and I need to replace him. I can recruit only from inside the company, which has over 100,000 staff, so it’s not […]


Rip-Off Edition: Who’s trying to sell you a job? (video)

Monday, February 20th, 2012

The February 21, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter is a special edition about career rip-offs. (You don’t subscribe to the weekly newsletter? It’s free! Subscribe now!. Don’t miss another edition!) As the regulars know, we flow the newsletter into the blog every week — and this is where we churn up ideas and comments to blow […]


How can I optimize my first day on the job?

Monday, February 13th, 2012

In the February 14, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks how to make the most of the first day on the job: I am starting a new job soon and would like your suggestions on how to make a great first impression. I can do the handshaking and small talk, but what else? […]


Are Skype interviews good for you?

Monday, February 6th, 2012

In the February 7, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader says Skype interviews aren’t such a good idea: Thanks so much for hosting an Open Mic session and offering your professional expertise. My career is in IT (information technology) and although I feel more like a commodity these days than the business professional that […]


Cornell Executive MBA Presentation

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

This evening at Cornell University’s Palisades, NY facility we talked about How to Work With Headhunters. Executive MBA students in the Johnson School of Business joined headhunter Deborah Matson and me for an hour and a half of Q&A. We covered a lot of topics — but the seminar sizzled over one question: Should you […]