Archive for August, 2011

How can I find out whether a job board is the real deal?

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

In the August 30, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks: Have you ever heard of JobSearchSite Inc., dba NOW? It sounds good, but how do you check on them to see if they’re the real deal? My reply: In this edition, let’s try an experiment: Video. Hope you enjoy it.   There are so […]

Am I chasing the salary surveys?

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

In the August 23, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a frustrated reader who’s been on the job for just a couple of months checks the salary surveys and wonders whether it’s already time to ask for a raise… I love my new job. However, I checked some recent salary surveys and it seems I am underpaid […]

You blew the interview? Fess up and fix it.

Monday, August 15th, 2011

In the August 16, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a rejected job hunter fesses up that he got cocky and didn’t prepare for his interview: I have five years experience in a technical job and I want to move into a related management role. I’m the go-to guy in the department and I am considered […]

Rude Employers: Slam-Bam-Thank-You-Ma’m

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Rude employers who don’t bother to follow up with job candidates after interviews, even after promising a hiring decision within X number of days, are a staple topic on Ask The Headhunter. And it’s no wonder — job applicants are fed up with, “Hurry up and submit your application! Hurry up and fill out the forms! […]

Are you over-qualified for a grunt job?

Monday, August 8th, 2011

In the August 9, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job hunter gets rejected for demonstrating initiative, and asks for a work-around: You have urged us to convince the hiring manager we can bring value to a job. Believe it or not, this doesn’t seem to be appropriate in some circumstances, unfortunately. I have had experiences […]

This Employer Earns an A in Hiring

Monday, August 1st, 2011

In the August 2, 2011 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a manager explains hiring like it ought to be done and earns an A: I’m a hiring manager and I like to ask candidates to: Review our web site and provide written recommendations for improvement prior to the initial interview; Meet with a sales manager who […]