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This is what Ask The Headhunter is all about! Real questions submitted by real job seekers (and employers) about real, daunting problems and challenges they face, answered by Ask The Headhunter host Nick Corcodilos. Don’t miss each column’s Comments section, where the entire ATH community piles on for lively debate and to share insights, stories and advice that’s often better than Nick’s! Got a Q? Submit it to Nick!


lying about salary

Busted for lying about salary

Question I was offered a position after three interviews. In the offer the title was changed from Assistant to Senior Assistant and the salary was $5k more than was originally…

cultural fit

What if the company is a bad cultural fit?

Question I’m interviewing with a good company for a job that’s just right for me, but I’m worried about whether it might be a bad cultural fit. I don’t mean…

spousal interference

Acute Spousal Interference

Question My husband, a manager, would like to find a good job in Washington state. We were downsized in Philadelphia, and then found work in New York, but the cost…

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New Grads: The I can’t get a job blues

Question As a new grad I think I’ve got the I can’t get a job blues! I remain unconvinced that a liberal arts major has transferable job skills in today’s…

recruiting

You let WHO do your recruiting for you??

Question I’m afraid I disagree with your objections to using a traditional type of resume. [See Resume Blasphemy.] Here is the basis for my misgivings. I am a hiring manager…

dump-the-boss

How do we dump the boss?

Question What are the prospects for a whole department toppling their boss? The boss is a typical “Management by Fear” practitioner. He is not liked or respected by his subordinates…

hiring manager

Pest or hiring manager’s dream?

Question I’ve been reading a lot of books about job searches. They all say you have to send in your resume then follow up with phone calls. In other words,…

6 interviews

How do I bring closure to series of 6 interviews?

Question I have been on 6 interviews with senior management at a highly regarded company. Although the interviews were exploratory, the hiring manager looked to me to take over and…

manager talked blue streak

Manager talked a blue streak in my interview

Question What do you think of managers who interview by talking a blue streak? I interviewed with the VP of Technology in a good company. I followed your advice about…

over-worked

Over-worked, about to crash & burn

Question I am extremely valuable to my employer, working 55-60 hours a week and too close to burn-out for comfort. I’m curious what else is out there, but don’t have…

not hired

I was not hired, and I love it

Question I want to share a wonderful story about how I didn’t get a job. I interviewed and was not hired. Although the job was through a recruiter and my…

wrong-job

I took the wrong job. What now?

Question I just started a new job that might be the wrong job. My new employer lured me away from a very good job at a very good company, and…

fired

Fired 6 times. I need help

Question My question is about my recent inability to keep a job. I have over 20 years’ experience in corporate management. I was with a great company for 9 years…

what jobs I want

How do I know what jobs I want?

Question I’m enjoying reading How Can I Change Careers? and I have a question. How do I know what jobs I want? A big part of your book is finding…

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