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Get Inspired: How to use Ask The Headhunter

By Kevin Kane A long-time reader Ask The Headhunter (ATH) offers great advice about job hunting. But ATH is not merely about "getting a job." It is about doing the work you love, at the highest level, to continually improve yourself and to be a big ...

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Ghosting: Hard lessons about recruiters & employers

...  #1 Twice in the last month or so I’ve gotten LinkedIn mail from recruiters who were really excited about my background and ...  a date and time to talk. Both times I was ghosted. LinkedIn’s utility for job search continues to take a nosedive. “There ...

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Am I underpaid?

...  blasting messages to 50 people with your job title on LinkedIn and asking how much they earn. I prefer venues where you'll have to ...

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The New Job Market: COVID-19 complications

...  million unemployed people looking for work on Indeed and LinkedIn? Nobody in any HR department -- and no algorithm -- can filter that ...

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6 hoops to make recruiters jump through

...  HR recruiters from one contacted me via LinkedIn during 2019. One of them contacted me twice in two weeks, with the ...  resume, and never did. I sent a brief “Hello?” on the LinkedIn message thread he started. I got no response. Is this HR "ghosting" ...  people they are soliciting. Sending out job spam through LinkedIn is not recruiting. A real recruiter knows all about you before they ...

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Job Hunting With The Headhunter: Go around the system!

...  job applications. Don't rely on sending resumes (or your LinkedIn profile) to people who don't know you. Don't wait for boiler-plate ...

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Resumectomy: Surgery for job seekers

...  is something wrong when a very good (flawless) resume or LinkedIn profile returns nothing, no interviews, no jobs — not even a thank ...

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Don’t subcontract your job choices

...  succeed at career change. Or you can wait for Indeed and LinkedIn to text you with your next job. Start taking small steps toward the ...

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Why un-do your resume? 25 cats.

...  filled that way. You’ve been suckered by Indeed’s, and LinkedIn’s, and ZipRecruiter’s marketing into feeding fast food to their ...  marketing that comprises your professional resume or your LinkedIn profile. A resume that makes a dent What can we learn from Levy's ...

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Why do headhunters act like this?

...  give it a shot. All it takes is a cell phone and a free LinkedIn account. Second, turnover in most of these firms is very high ...

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