Archive for January, 2014


I’m 64: Will you hire me anyway?

Monday, January 27th, 2014

In the January 28, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader decides to ‘fess up that he’s old… in the cover letter: You’d never know it looking at me or talking to me, but… I’m 64! I learned a while ago to take any reference to my age off my resume, but as I list […]


TheLadders Update: Still sliming its customers

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

I’ve covered the sad story of TheLadders in many columns on this blog over the years. So, what’s up with this poster child of bad behavior in the career space? The company’s $2,500 “We guarantee you a job” offer is long gone. The front-and-center resume writing offers have disappeared. Of course, a class-action suit about […]


Big Data, Big Problems for Job Seekers?

Monday, January 20th, 2014

In the January 21, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, Nick asks readers for help with an upcoming TV news interview: There’s no question from a reader this week. Instead, I’m asking all of you readers a question. May I have your help? I’ve been asked to appear on a TV news show to discuss how […]


Fired for my ethics!

Monday, January 13th, 2014

In the January 14, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader gets fired for not cutting corners: I am about to be “removed” from my present position. The background reason is because I do my work by the book and will not take shortcuts that are unethical. Management says I’m not a team player. In […]


The Stress Interview: How employers abuse job applicants

Monday, January 6th, 2014

In the January 7, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader takes on employers who play games in job interviews: You have an awesome newsletter and I am glad that I have subscribed to it. I wish more people (especially companies that hire) would read it. Have you ever heard of an interview process where […]