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Slim Down That Resume - Posted March 8, 2011
These days, most folks say that a resume can be two pages if you really need it. But headhunter Nick Corcodilos in his latest ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Fight Bad References The (Hard But) Smart Way - Posted January 19, 2011
flickr: Omar Omar So you're applying for that new job after leaving your last nightmare of a workplace. You know this new gig will be perfect for you. They seem to like you through the interviews, you love them and you're pu... [MediaJobsDaily]

Would Hunter Have Gotten Hired Today With That Letter? - Posted October 18, 2010
Last week we published a letter a pre-famous Hunter S Thompson sent to the Vancouver Sun looking for work. Thompson never worked for the Sun in his lifetime, so perhaps the cover letter didn't work...on the other hand, the editor to whom Thomson had addressed his missive lasted less than a year... [MediaJobsDaily]

Turning Networking Into Jobhunting...With Scripts - Posted August 3, 2010
If you're not subscribed to the Ask The Headhunter newsletter, you may be missing out. In this week's issue, headhunter Nick Corcodilos provides scripts to use when you're trying to go from casual networking to "oh god please give me a job" without coming across as obnoxious or, well, needy. Here's the key... [MediaJobsDaily]

Writing A Cover Letter Blindly Makes You 'No Better Than The Guy On The Corner Handing Out Leaflets' - Posted May 18, 2010
That's what headhunter Nick Corcodilos says. In the latest edition of "Ask the Headhunter," he writes that sending a cover letter to a person you have met is one thing, but writing one and attaching it to the resume you're blindly submitting is likely useless. If your mailing (whether via e-mail or regular... [MediaJobsDaily]

Review: 'How Can I Change Careers?' Worth Its Salt - Posted January 22, 2010
We often post advice from the Ask The Headhunter newsletter as, in a sea of career advice echo chambers blogs, Nick Corcodilos's advice is different, unique, and often, maybe even always, sage. And yeah, he sells his time... [MediaJobsDaily]

More Unethical Headhunters And How To Protect Yourself From One - Posted January 20, 2010
flickr: oskayLet's get one thing straight: there are a lot of great external recruiters/headhunters out there. But for every great recruiter, there are plenty of horror stories, too. In that spirit, we offer this cautionary tale from ... [MediaJobsDaily]

The Reason For The Season: Take An Unemployed Friend To Lunch - Posted December 22, 2009
This is not a feel-good post, so skip it if you haven't had your morning coffee. Really. Plus, at the bottom of it we are going to nag you, so if you don't want to be nagged, scroll on by, buddy. Unemployment sucks so hard. Being jobless makes a lot of people... [MediaJobsDaily]

Doing The Job To Win The Job: Exploitation Or Good Idea? - Posted November 10, 2009
flickr: creatingkoanWe covered this idea a while back from the employer perspective—basically, the idea that an employ... [MediaJobsDaily]

How Do You Impress A Headhunter? (Headhunters, How Do Jobseekers Impress You?) - Posted October 7, 2009
How do you impress a headhunter? Be brief, be brilliant, and be gone, says Nick Corcodilos in his latest Ask The Headhunter newsletter. We'd argue that this is a good strategy to use on anyone interviewing you, but since headhunters' pay depends entirely on how quickly they can fill an open position with... [MediaJobsDaily]

"There's no problem with only a couple of eggs in your basket, if they are very, very good eggs" - Posted September 22, 2009
Nick Corcodilos, headhunter, on targeting companies: Few people are willing to target carefully. I believe this is because they don't really know what they want. Even within a defined scope of work, they will pursue jobs at almost any company. When you are very good at what you do and confident about your... [MediaJobsDaily]

'Did You Get My Resume? I Really Want This Job' - Posted September 8, 2009
We got an interesting e-mail this morning from the Ask The Headhunter newsletter about follow-up phone calls. Nick Corcodilos (the headhunter) thinks they're kind of silly. After all, what are you going to say besides "Did you get my resume? I wanted you to know how badly I want this job." He recommends... [MediaJobsDaily]