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Mar 09, 2012 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on “Corporate Culture is Not Expenseive”

“Corporate Culture is Not Expenseive”

I just sent an outstanding candidate to a start-up for a first round interview.

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Feb 07, 2012 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on When Choosing Your Work, Choose Wisely

When Choosing Your Work, Choose Wisely

We can all relate to struggling with new job temptation. However, this story is a great reminder to remain true to yourself and know that we all have unique talents to offer.  We spend the majority of our week at work, more than any other activity which means if given an

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Nov 23, 2011 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on Enthusiasm Matters.

Enthusiasm Matters.

Recently, a hiring manager I was working with told me that the candidate had all of the required skills and experience but was lacking enthusiasm about the role, therefore he was a pass. In today’s world of the increasingly difficult landscape to land great talent, enthusiasm is high on the

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Sep 07, 2011 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on Avoiding the Long Goodbye

Avoiding the Long Goodbye

Tips for Graceful Exits when Moving On to New Job So now that you have landed your dream job,  the excitement quickly subsides when you realize this means you must give notice to your current boss.  First rule of thumb, no long goodbyes please.  It is not wise to stick around

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Aug 04, 2011 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on It's not just about the money…

It's not just about the money…

It’s all about choices, not just the money for the up and coming, highly sought after technical talent in Silicon Valley.  Let’s face it, if an employer wants to land the ‘A’ players they must be able to lure them in with not only a healthy base salary and bonus/options, but

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Aug 01, 2011 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on Facebook and the Job Hunt

Facebook and the Job Hunt

Social Media has become a meaningful (not just fun!) set of tools when evaluating and vetting candidates.   While many candidates are trying to build a promising future, they must not only consider having a flawless CV, but also ensure they are representing themselves positively in their social network.   Yes, you

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Jan 26, 2011 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on Social Media – The Power of Personal Branding

Social Media – The Power of Personal Branding

From blogs to podcasts, Twitter to YouTube and of course one must include Facebook, social media is prevalent, powerful, and certainly not just for teens.  Many companies today,  from Fortune 500 to small start-ups,  are using social media to both lure candidates to their companies, as well as keep them

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Sep 09, 2010 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on Interviewing Tips

Interviewing Tips

Thoughts for the day on Interviewing: 1.       First impressions really do matter—-it’s simple:  look your best,  wear pressed, clean clothing.  Ladies—be sure you are comfortable ie; nothing pulling where it should not be! 2.       There are no ‘do-over’s’ in an interview—this is your turn to shine so use the time

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