Archive for April, 2012


Can an employer charge you for quitting?

Monday, April 30th, 2012

In the May 1, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, an employer is out $6,000 when a new hire found through an agency jumps ship after 15 days. Can the employer charge the next employee for quitting? We recently hired an employee using an agency through which he was temping for us. We paid the temp […]


Open Mic: What’s your problem?

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Every week in the Ask The Headhunter Newsletter I answer one question from a reader in the traditional Q&A format. From time to time, we have an “open mic,” where you pose the questions on the fly here on the blog. This week, I will do my best to answer any and all questions you […]


My boss is a liar

Monday, April 16th, 2012

In the April 17, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader laments that the boss — uh — doesn’t tell the truth: My boss lies about the availability of projects, about giving bonuses, and about promised help. I suppose the high road is the best and I should keep quiet, but I hate giving into […]


How long does the headhunter control me?

Monday, April 9th, 2012

In the April 10, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter asks how to cut the cord to a headhunter: If a recruiter gives a company your resume, how long are you tied to that recruiter concerning that company? For several reasons, I recently lost what I consider to be a great opportunity with […]


Don’t Get Hired, Get Acquired: Audio from Cornell workshop

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The April 3, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter is a SPECIAL AUDIO EDITION. (This is no April Fool!) On Sunday, April 1, I conducted a workshop for a group of Executive MBAs at Cornell’s Johnson School of Management. (These guys attend the EMBA program on weekends!) The topic was the differences between applying for a […]