Archive for January, 2013


Will a consulting firm pay me what I’m worth?

Monday, January 28th, 2013

In the January 29, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, an underpaid consultant keeps trying to get more raises: I am a computer consultant working at a company that assigns me to work at other companies. My salary is less than average in the region for people with comparable skills. I went to my boss and […]


Webinar: UCLA Anderson School of Management

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

This is a special posting connected to today’s webinar: Ask The Headhunter / How to Stand Out in A Competitive Job Market Anderson School of Management, UCLA January 24, 2013 (Today’s online event was limited to students and alumni of the Anderson School.) I’ll add more content here after the event — but the main […]


Systemic Recruitment Fraud: How employers fund America’s jobs crisis

Monday, January 21st, 2013

In the January 22, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, reader John Franklin (who appeared with me on a PBS NewsHour segment last September) says recruitment advertising is often deceptive and asks how widespread I think the problem is: Hi, Nick — Happy New Year. I was one of the other folks featured in the PBS story Is […]


When should I tell my boss I’m resigning?

Monday, January 14th, 2013

In the January 15, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter asks when to give the boss notice of resignation: I have an opportunity to move from a large corporation to a established startup. I have put in seven happy years at the corporation, but the new position will be a nice change. I’m […]


The shortcut to success in job interviews

Monday, January 7th, 2013

In the January 8, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter asks whether I really mean it: I agree with your non-traditional approach as the means to take control of one’s destiny in terms of choosing the work as well as the firm you want to work for, versus just scanning websites and settling […]