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Mar 01, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Evolving Compensation Models

Evolving Compensation Models

Compensation models are evolving in markets where talent is tight and high profile, successful companies dominate.

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Feb 10, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on What’s your Market Compensation?

What’s your Market Compensation?

How do you really know what you should be paid? Get a team of mentors, experts and coaches on your side and get them to help you understand what your value is.

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Jan 31, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera 1 Comments

Healthy or Not? Knowing what your Colleague Earns

More companies than not are secretive about salary--is that a good thing or a bad thing?

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Jan 10, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Unadvertised Job

The Unadvertised Job

The WSJ ran a piece yesterday on ‘unadvertised jobs’ as if this was news or a newly discovered sinister plot. On any given month, we might place a quarter of our candidates in roles that were not posted. There’s a number of reasons why a job might not be posted

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Dec 06, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Discussing the Confidential

Discussing the Confidential

One of the biggest dilemmas that candidates face is articulating what they have been working on and what they have accomplished most recently. Often, they are bound by confidentiality.

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Nov 15, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Getting Ahead of Yourself in the Interview

Getting Ahead of Yourself in the Interview

I know. You are super interested in the job and every day is like dating, waiting for the phone to ring, checking for voicemails every hour, refreshing your email inbox.

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Nov 08, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Beauty Pageant

The Beauty Pageant

I get asked all the time why someone didn't move forward in the interview process. It’s a tough question to answer, assuming that you showed up on time, presented yourself appropriately and answered most of the questions. The truth is, interviewing is a bit of a beauty pageant.

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Oct 26, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Job Seeking at 50+

Job Seeking at 50+

Over 50? There was an article in the WSJ  recently,  that resonated with me.  While we don’t work in several of the fields that were mentioned as ‘hot’ for the +50 crowd, I would agree that professional services and executive recruiting are often done best by experienced workers. But what

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Sep 21, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Moment Your Candidacy Is Over

The Moment Your Candidacy Is Over

We’ve heard press and pundits over the years declare a candidate’s race for the job over – often after a ‘one-liner’ or a paragraph where they say something either too vague or too stupid for the populous to give them a second chance. Guess what? It happens all the time

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Sep 06, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera 1 Comments

The Headhunter Call

A friend of mine recently asked me if he should return every call that came in from a recruiter. I know I am biased, but of course my answer was yes! Yes, you should at least thank and acknowledge the outreach – either with a quick email or return phone

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