Archive for March, 2012


The First Job Interview

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

In a hidden valley many thousands of years ago… “So, where do you see yourself in 50 moons’ time?”   : :


Move Over H-1B: Make way for L-1 visas

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The H-1B visa is well-known in technology circles: U.S. employers use it to hire temporary foreign workers in “specialty occupations.” Engineers and Information Technology (IT) workers have long complained that the H-1B program takes jobs away from Americans. While H-1B requires employees to be paid the prevailing wage, some argue that employers actually pay lower […]


Business Cards: What do Asians know?

Monday, March 26th, 2012

In the March 27, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a business owner defends business cards: I just read an article in the L.A. Times that says Passing out business cards is quickly becoming passe. Instead, I’m supposed to “bump” my phone with someone else’s to trade contact information. If cards are optional, then so are […]


Facebook: Pimping your cred to employers?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Q: At what point will Facebook start selling your “timeline” to employers who will be as happy to pay for it as they are to pay for access to your online resume? A: When is Facebook’s IPO? There’s a news story that’s made the rounds in several media outlets. It’s about employers that demand a […]


Should I disclose my salary history?

Monday, March 19th, 2012

In the March 20, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader worries that disclosing salary history to an employer is not a good idea… What’s the best way to deal with an interviewer who wants to know my salary history and salary requirements? While I know employers always ask this, I feel it takes away […]


Should I give equity to entice a new hire?

Monday, March 12th, 2012

In the March 13, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, the owner of a start-up business asks whether it’s smart to give equity to a new hire: After years of frustration with the way many professional services firms treat their clients, I decided to launch my own business. I have had modest success in my first […]


Internal recruiting: Is it poaching?

Monday, March 5th, 2012

In the March 6, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a manager wonders why employers prohibit internal recruiting but let their best workers get recruited by the competition: In [last week’s edition] a manager asked about hiring from within the company. I hire internally all the time, and my company’s own employees have been some of […]