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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Salary Offer Not Enough? 10 Situations Where a Salary Sacrifice Might Be Worth It

Sometimes it's a good idea to consider a salary sacrifice. Here are ten times when the dollars in the salary offer aren't the whole story.

When you’re looking at new jobs, there’s a lot to consider, but the salary offer and the total compensation package are top priority for many people. Some people believe that taking less salary is always a bad move, but money really isn’t everything… and in many cases, it’s not even near the top of the […]

What’s Your Price Tag? Do a Quick Online Salary Comparison

Salary negotiation tips and salary comparison sites

Does the thought of negotiating your salary make you break out in a sweat? What is the price on your head? Are you too expensive? Too cheap? What does that mean about you? For many people, talking about salary is talking about self-worth and it can trigger common insecurities like “I’m not good enough” and […]