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Nov 16, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Current Job Market

The Current Job Market

Here’s an excerpt out of our Fall Newsletter… The Current Job Market I wish we could summarize how we’re seeing the current job market in a ‘word’ but it’s a far more complex story than that. There are many open jobs, some very difficult to fill.  The level of talent

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Nov 09, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Recruiting Great Sales Execs

Recruiting Great Sales Execs

Salesandmarketing.com How to Recruit a Great Sales Executive November 09, 2009 By Vikki Pachera As an executive recruiter, I’m increasingly seeing an uptick in engagements to replace the head of sales. That’s no surprise, since the economy has taken its toll on sales organizations. Success can shield a litany of

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Oct 22, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on When hiring Web 2.0 product execs, make sure that they trust in the power of the people

When hiring Web 2.0 product execs, make sure that they trust in the power of the people

Originally published in B to B, the Magazine for Marketing Professionals btobonline.com Group Think When hiring Web 2.0 product execs, make sure that they trust in the power of the people Vikki Pachera, founder and a partner, Pachera Group Story posted: October 12, 2009 – 6:01 am EDT ________________________________________ Web

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Oct 19, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on A Savvy On-Shore QB: Key to Successful Offshore Product Development

A Savvy On-Shore QB: Key to Successful Offshore Product Development

A repost of our Industry Week article… Viewpoint — A Savvy On-Shore QB: Key to Successful Offshore Product Development In seeking a leader look for creativity and resourcefulness, and new ways of thinking that match the new rules for working. Wednesday, October 07, 2009 By Phil Baker & Vikki Pachera One

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Oct 11, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on I'm unemployed. Is it better to take a marginal job or hold out for something that I really want to do?

I'm unemployed. Is it better to take a marginal job or hold out for something that I really want to do?

Unless you are competitive in a white hot market like mobile application development, it’s generally better to take a professional role than hold out in this economy. I was asked this by a colleague recently who had left a great, albeit somewhat unusual job, at a well known company in

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Oct 03, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Yeah! I’m about to get a job offer. What’s negotiable?

Yeah! I’m about to get a job offer. What’s negotiable?

First, check your expectations.  I’ve spoken to a number of candidates recently who thought the offer they received wasn’t ‘earth shattering’.  Maybe we’re spending too much time on the sports section—you’re not Derek Jeter, it’s not 1999, sanity prevails and that’s the kind of company you should be looking to join. If

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Sep 05, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Back To School

Back To School

I've noticed a new trend over the past year, tied to the economic slowdown. Companies are putting more weight on where a candidate when to school--even those who graduated 20 years ago.

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Jul 24, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Oh George.

Oh George.

Last weekend, drama entered the Tour de France once again, this time with an incredibly disappointing perspective into a great athlete. If you don’t follow the three week race through France, George Hincapie, an American cyclist, missed wearing the leader’s yellow jersey by a mere five seconds. I’ve watched every

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Jul 14, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Experience Matters. Talent Matters More. Attitude Trumps All.

Experience Matters. Talent Matters More. Attitude Trumps All.

I came in contact with two people yesterday that reminded me, no matter how experienced you are, how well educated, how much you accomplished–an extraordinary attitude can trump all of that. As an executive recruiter, I’m certainly used to people feeling that an opportunity isn’t ‘just right’ for them and

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Jun 19, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

I was talking with a friend of mine the other day, an executive who has been interviewing with an organization for some time. He’s getting frustrated by how long things are dragging out and asked me when the line is crossed by a candidate going from ‘persistent’ to what I’ll

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