What to Do When a Recruiter Calls

What to do when the recruiter calls.

If you’re a professional, you can expect to get an occasional phone call or an email from a recruiter. If you’re a startup executive, it might even be from me. That call or email might change your life. Or it could be a total bust. You’ll never know, though, unless you answer it. Here are […]

A Recruiter Gives Your Resume 6 Seconds. Here’s What Happens.

The first glance at your resume could be just six seconds... how would your resume do?

Surveys show that recruiters spend about six seconds on their first look at a resume. Six seconds. That sounds about right to me. I review resumes for a living and have developed a finely tuned superpower for scanning a resume quickly to find the key information I need. How much can I see in a […]

Interview Preparation Tip: Script Your Stories

interview questions are much easier when you have a script to answer questions

Looking for a job? Get ready to talk about yourself. That seems obvious, yet few people I talk to actually seem to plan ahead to prepare the stories that illustrate what they’ve done and the great things they bring to a job. Lots of people figure they’ll just wing it, and don’t realize that winging […]

OMG LOL! Embarrassing and Hilarious Resume and Job Search Bloopers

You said... what? Some of the funniest resume and job search bloopers I've come across.

I’ve collected a lot laugh-out-loud hilarious resume bloopers over the years, and whenever I feel down, they’re always good for a chuckle. Some I’ve experienced firsthand, most I’ve been told about, and a few may just be the stuff of urban legend in the hiring world, but they’re all a hoot, so here you go. […]

What Makes a Startup Superhero? These Five Things.

Here are a few qualities of people who are cut out to work for a startup.

As you may know, I’m an executive recruiter (okay, go ahead… call me a headhunter if you must). Most of my clients are startups and early-stage technology companies, and I help them find the kind of awesome candidates who will help their new company succeed. I get resumes every day from people saying they want […]