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Mar 23, 2020 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Bored? Start looking for a job immediately

Bored? Start looking for a job immediately

We’re certainly in unchartered territory economically, thanks to the world wide health concerns. We went from ‘flush’ to ‘crash’ seemingly overnight. At least 2.5M people were laid off in about a week with immediate shuttering of retail, travel, services in the US, many more worldwide. Projections indicate 20M may be

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Jan 14, 2020 | Post by: The Pachera Group Comments Off on Your Offspring is Entering the Workforce

Your Offspring is Entering the Workforce

When spring approaches, we will undoubtedly get numerous requests from parents to help their son or daughter entered the workforce.  After spending all that money on a college education, of course parents want their child to succeed. We offer in depth coaching for new college graduates where we review resumes,

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Jan 14, 2020 | Post by: The Pachera Group Comments Off on Tell Me About Yourself…

Tell Me About Yourself…

Almost every interview probably starts with “Tell me about yourself”.  And surprisingly most interviewees botch that question. Most start way back in time, maybe college or sigh, earlier, and tell a very boring tale of how they got a bachelors degree, where they went to work, where they went from

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Jan 14, 2020 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Closing Candidates in a Hyper-Competitive Market

Closing Candidates in a Hyper-Competitive Market

As we enter a new year, one thing has not changed:  closing that perfect candidate remains as challenging as ever. More than ever, top-tier candidates are interviewing at various companies and anticipating multiple offers.  This may make them indecisive when asked to accept an offer.  After a lengthy interview process,

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Jan 10, 2020 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on This is the Time to Land a Better Job

This is the Time to Land a Better Job

If you want to move the needle on your career, land a bigger role, build new skills, enter a new domain, or increase your learning potential, the time is now. No one knows how long the economy will be strong, the risk is lower in changing jobs when there’s a

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Apr 12, 2018 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on How to Up the In House Recruiting Effort

How to Up the In House Recruiting Effort

I’m often asked to help coach an in-house recruiting team to get better results. From what to measure, how to find, pitch and close better candidates to presenting a more compelling brand image. There’s no mystery around what it takes to be a highly effective recruiter, I’m happy to share

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Apr 16, 2017 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on A Great LinkedIn Profile – It’s a ‘Must Have’

A Great LinkedIn Profile – It’s a ‘Must Have’

Everyone needs a great LinkedIn bio---here's how to create yours

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Mar 30, 2017 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Bill Firing’s Tips Article

Bill Firing’s Tips Article

Optimizing Your Recruitment Process The fight for talent continues to be relentless.  And that’s especially true for highly skilled engineering roles.   The race to build a product and evaluate talent all too often can translate to a candidate recruitment process void of one critical component:  convincing the talent we want

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Mar 05, 2017 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Impacts of the Recent H1B Premium Processing Decision

Impacts of the Recent H1B Premium Processing Decision

High growth startups will be most impacted by the removal of fast tracking H1B visas, but all of tech will suffer, possibly slowing growth.

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Oct 18, 2016 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on 1st Impressions

1st Impressions

It seems like the notion of a lasting first impression, the idea that you only get one shot at impressing someone, the old paradigm that lasting opinions of people are made within the first 10 seconds of a conversation or meeting has been lost. I blame that on our crazed,

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