Dear Nick Corcodilos,
Thank you for your articles Breaking Ranks & Rules:
How academics can avoid 5 fatal mistakes in the job hunt and The Basics.
I am currently working with extremely talented minority and female math, statistics
and computer science majors. Part of my job is to offer career development advice, and to help them find the edge they
need to get past the HR people so they can get in front of the real decision makers and show them their talents.
Yours is the best common sense advice for giving them this edge. I am forwarding
the link to asktheheadhunter.com to all my students. Thank you for your assistance and for
maintaining this web site.
( I used to work at a large company where it was well known that human resources
was nothing but a place to get benefits set up, but hiring was left to staffing services and headhunters. Although HR would
never admit this was the case, they had to know it was happening. I appreciate that someone is out there telling the truth
to the Internet community.)
Bonita Porter, M.A.
Program Coordinator for the Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (SUMSRI)
Oxford, OH 45056