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Sep 19, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Late.

Late.

If you are early, you are on time.  If you are on time, you are late.  If you are late, you are dead. That’s from an article in Rolling Stone describing the movie industry.  It applies equally well to the job market.

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Sep 17, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on 5 Questions You Save for Later

5 Questions You Save for Later

Leading with this group of questions out the shoot may very well DQ you for any openings.  Most should be saved for later.  Some can be raised–very carefully–early on in the interview process. How much does this job pay? If you are really worried that the job isn’t in line

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Sep 16, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Amazing Things Interviewees Say

Amazing Things Interviewees Say

Here’s an amazing article on what candidates really do say in interviews.  Having your brain turned on before you speak is highly recommended: Interview Answers:  Interviewees Say the Darndest Things By CareerBuilder.com, Posted Sep 9th 2010 @ 6:00AM You can always depend on young children to tell you exactly what

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Sep 14, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on More on Interview Questions

More on Interview Questions

As I mentioned in the last post, very few interview questions are ‘trick questions’.  It’s baffling then, to ask a candidate a straightforward question only to have them stumble with an answer. The key to successful interviewing is to lock yourself in a quiet room and think through the questions you’ll be

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Sep 13, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Interview Questions

Interview Questions

We had a client recently ask a candidate whether they had a family and kids.  It was meant as an icebreaker though the candidate came back with, “s/he can’t ask me that”.  Well, that’s not true, you can ask anything you want in an interview, but just like other conversations

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Sep 08, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Emily Post

Emily Post

~ this month we’re blogging tips on a new job search ~ Could it be true that 2/3 of American’s don’t know who Emily Post is?  Probably. You have to be on your absolute best behavior when you’re engaging in a job search. Want to stand out? Write a thank

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Sep 08, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera 1 Comments

Confusing Activity with Results

~ all month we’re blogging tips to land a new job ~ Early on in my career, I had a great boss and mentor who would always say, “Don’t confuse activity for results”.  That has always been great advice and applicable to your resume and bio as well. Great resumes

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Sep 03, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

~ All month we’re blogging tips on landing an new job.~ Everyone is busier than ever and the ‘phone interview’ has become an  increasingly common first step with a hiring manager. Phone screens are much more difficult than an in person interview.   Here’s some tips on how to nail it:

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Sep 02, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Where R U?

Where R U?

~ all month we’re blogging about how to find a new role~ Many great jobs are not publicly posted.  To be sure you’re getting pinged regularly for opportunities, you have to be identifiable.  Here’s some ideas: – A great, compelling Linkedin profile–a must! – Quotes in blogs & articles–everyone is

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Sep 01, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Don't Be Afraid to Say, "I Love You" First

Don't Be Afraid to Say, "I Love You" First

~~ All September, we’ll be posting tips for people looking or interviewing for new roles.  Here’s our first tip of the month:  ~~ If you are in the interview process, don’t be afraid to show your enthusiasm for a new role.  Excitement is contagious and everyone wants a new employee

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