Archive for May, 2011

Ordering at the interview bar

Monday, May 30th, 2011

In the May 31, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks how to handle job interviews… in a restaurant or bar: The company I’ve been talking with informed me that our next interview will be at a nearby bar where we can all sit down and relax. The manager also mentioned that he and […]

Advice for the long-term unemployed

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

In the May 23, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks how “starting a business” can be the path from long-term unemployment to a new job. Do you have any advice for the long-term unemployed? Since I’m not getting anywhere by job hunting, I’m considering starting a business, if only to keep myself busy! Then […]

Unemployment & Poverty: A choice American companies make

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Curt Landi was raised in New Jersey, near Thomas Edison’s old laboratories. Landi says he used to sneak into one of the abandonned buildings when he was a kid, and wander around, dreaming of becoming an inventor. In the 1980s, Curt and Susan Landi started their company, Supracor, in a tiny Silicon Valley office. Curt invented flexible […]

Your Internet Leavings: Do you leave a mess?

Monday, May 16th, 2011

In the May 17, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks whether what we post on the Net can hurt us. Now that I’m job hunting, I’m taking stock of things I’ve posted around the Net. I wonder if my online writing could hurt my chances of getting hired. I suppose a diligent background […]

TheLadders: How the scam works

Monday, May 9th, 2011

“The ladders is a scam, plain and simple. A class action lawsuit sounds like a good idea.” — TheLadders (former) subscriber Robin Lynn “I’d love to charge them for the amount of my time they wasted.” — Employer Claire Peat, not a customer TheLadders continues to discredit itself while suffering renewed attacks from its own paying […]

Interview Questions: You need just one

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Dying to become relevant again, sent out a promotional e-mail today, with a big, fat, blue title at the top: There’s more to recruiting than finding the right candidates. Well, no, there’s not. Finding the right candidates is 100% of what recruiting is and must be, or you wind up having to use 50 stupid […]

How to get noticed for a C-level job

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

In the May 3, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks how to get noticed among all the competition when competing for a C-level job, especially when he doesn’t have 100% of the “requirements” on his resume. I believe I have a good, detailed resume. I am trying to make the jump from SVP/Division […]