Archive for June, 2012


What if there’s no time to prepare for the job interview?

Monday, June 18th, 2012

In the June 19, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter is frustrated by last-minute interviews: Here’s the harsh reality of job interviewing. You apply for a job, you are called in for the interview, and there is no time to do all the research and preparation that you recommend we do. I have […]


Is Your Resume Spaghetti?

Monday, June 11th, 2012

In the June 12, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a headhunter asks a candidate to remove contact information from a resume before submitting it. Is that normal? I was contacted by a headhunter about an opportunity. I was asked to provide a resume in Word format. I said I could not, and instead I provided […]


Zuck’s Stupid Recruiting Start-up: Moo!

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Facebook is about to go face-down to $25 a share — but CEO Mark Zuckerberg may be saved by a new recruiting startup. (Recruiting industry watcher Joel Cheesman just keeps serving these flapjacks up, hot off the grill. I’m still LMAO about the last one.) Identified.com The Stanford University-spawned start-up Identified.com just got $21 million in sucker […]


Pop Quiz: Can an employer take back a job offer?

Monday, June 4th, 2012

In the June 5, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a guy gets honorably discharged from the military, carries a secret clearance, but has a misdemeanor conviction from 2003 for which he’s done probation. He gets a job offer. Then the nightmare begins: Today I received a job offer from a large, well-known and respected company. […]