Archive for April, 2013


Why employers should pay to interview you

Monday, April 29th, 2013

In the April 30, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job applicant invests more than eight hours in interviews and asks why the employer acts like her time is free: The rudeness of employers seems to be pervasive out there. I had interviews with a company recently. The second round involved four finalists meeting 12 […]


Is it ethical to go on this job interview?

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

In the April 23, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a loyal employee wonders whether it’s honest to go to a job interview: I’m working for a great tech company on the west coast in a job I enjoy, but I was approached by a recruiter from a large company in the midwest for an interesting […]


New Grads: How to get in the door without experience

Monday, April 15th, 2013

In the April 16, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a parent asks how her son, a new college graduate, can get a job when he’s got no experience.  How can he get experience when he can’t get hired? He’s done internships and earned good credentials in school, but keeps losing out to other applicants. How can he […]


Skip The Resume: Triangulate to get in the door

Monday, April 8th, 2013

In the April 9, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a transitioning military officer asks how to break through: I have spent the morning drilling through Ask the Headhunter. Thank you for the time and effort you put into that forum. I especially appreciate the reasoned, personal responses you give to select comments on your posts. I would […]


What’s HR Got to Do With It?

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Fast on the heels of last week’s column, Why HR should get out of the hiring business, I did Gil Gross’s talk radio show in San Francisco (KKSF Talk910 am). We discussed what’s broken about America’s employment system, why good workers can’t get hired, and what HR (human resources) departments have to do with it… What’s […]


Why HR should get out of the hiring business

Monday, April 1st, 2013

In the April 2, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter complains about HR: Throughout my career I have gotten new jobs by meeting and talking to managers who would be my bosses. Now I keep running into the Human Resources roadblock in companies where I’d like to talk to a manager about a […]