Archive for September, 2012


PBS NewsHour: Online job applications keep America unemployed

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Are online job applications driving people insane? Or just driving them away from jobs they can do? When PBS NewsHour‘s Paul Solman reported on America’s biggest job killer — the automated job applicant sorter — he asked me what I think about this practice. And what do you think I said? Check out Ask The […]


10th Anniversary Special: 4 Top Answers from The Archive

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The September 25, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter is a SPECIAL EDITION celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the newsletter! I’ve culled four of the top Q&As readers have cited among their favorites from past editions. I had fun summarizing them, and whether you’re a charter subscriber from 2002, or relatively new to Ask The Headhunter, I hope […]


JobFox: We are not a crook

Friday, September 21st, 2012

JobFox, the job-board spawn of CareerBuilder, is rapidly sinking under the weight of mismanagement, financial distress, a class action lawsuit, claims of fraud, and complaints from customers and vendors. JobFox was started by Rob McGovern, who also founded CareerBuilder. Like TheLadders, JobFox tried to take refuge in the resume-writing business, but quickly realized that was a […]


How do I sell my extensive academic credentials to an employer?

Monday, September 17th, 2012

In the September 18, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter asks how to parlay his considerable academic credentials into a good job: Here’s hoping you can knock some sense into me. The job search process has me bewildered. I have a degree in computer science and I had begun a doctoral program, but […]


Could you score an interview with this manager?

Monday, September 10th, 2012

In the September 11, 2012 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a manager takes us into “the lab” and shows us how he actually interviews candidates to determine whether they can do the job. Special Edition Ever wonder whether the job hunting and hiring methods we discuss on this blog really work? Do you wonder whether there […]


Modern Advances In Career Science: Eliminate the humans

Friday, September 7th, 2012

If you’re smart and know how to show an employer how you’ll contribute to the bottom line, you don’t need Big Data — and you’ve got little competition. But Big Data is the Modern Advance In Career Science, and the objective is to eliminate the humans from job hunting, recruiting, and hiring. Joel Cheesman had […]