Archive for September, 2013

Get Hired: 3 steps to become the wired insider for the job

Monday, September 30th, 2013

In the October 1, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a stay-at-home mom is ready to re-start her career: I know someone who plans to return to work in the fall. She has been a stay-at-home mom for several years. She is a college graduate with about two years of work experience. How do you recommend […]

LinkedIn For Kids: The biggest lead-gen pimp on the Internet?

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

What’s LinkedIn chairman Reid Hoffman looking at? 13-year-olds — LinkedIn’s newest big-money data set. And my bet is his sharedholders are going to be looking at the Internet’s biggest privacy nightmare yet. Advice to Moms and Dads: Take your kids off his street. Under the guise of helping 13-year-olds “start their careers off right,” LinkedIn is […]

Executive Search: Don’t pay lazy headhunters

Monday, September 16th, 2013

In the September 17, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks why headhunters charge you to join their database so they can “find” you and earn big fees by placing you. Where’s the search in that? I run a small, high-tech company and I’ve been looking at various models for hiring top-level executive talent, […]

5 Job Search Nightmares

Monday, September 9th, 2013

In the September 10, 2013 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter we tackle 5 nightmares: An employer wants free work A relocation dream turns into a horror story A guy’s network POOF! disappears into thin air LinkedIn makes an employer tell job seekers to sleep it off, and A headhunter and his client are lost in salary dreamland… I get a lot of […]