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Apr 14, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Nailing the Interview

Nailing the Interview

In another great article by Sarah Needleman, in today’s WSJ, she offers some very solid advice for those lucky enough to land an interview. Getting an interview right is more difficult than you might think. One of my top tips to job seekers is a page right out of media

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Mar 13, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

It has been said that success covers a multitude of sins. Like a delicious frosting covering the cracks, bumps, and imperfections of a newly baked cake, success smoothes over one’s flaws. When companies are successful, they are often overstaffed which can shield the need for performance management. The underperformers are

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Mar 03, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Webinar: Legal Aspects of a Career Change

Webinar: Legal Aspects of a Career Change

WEBINAR The Legal Aspects of a Career Change March 10, 2009 10am PST, 11am MST, noon CST, 1pm EST REGISTER: http://www.instantpresenter.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=E057DD81 The Legal Aspects of Career Transitions –a lot has changed in the past few years Within the last six months, let alone the last decade, a lot has changed

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Mar 01, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Getting on a Board

Getting on a Board

In the past month, I’ve been to an event–a packed house–geared toward getting more women on boards and have been asked by a couple people just how you get on a board. It’s more difficult than you may think. There’s often a time in your professional career where you’ve interacted

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Feb 19, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Technology Tips for Job Seekers

Technology Tips for Job Seekers

An article came across the wire today that caught my attention, it was titled 8 Technology Etiquette Tips for Job-Seekers, see below http://apnews.excite.com/article/20090218/D96E8PMG0.html While I totally agree with some of the point made, sending your resume via ‘snail mail’ made me laugh.  It is true, we get a few resumes

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Feb 08, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on You can't overcome job hopping

You can't overcome job hopping

When your resume suggests a series of jobs that didn't last long, there's no overcoming that at the executive level.

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Feb 02, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Monday Morning Quarterback

Monday Morning Quarterback

It was difficult to finish reading the Weekend Journal’s criticism of John Madden.  I’m not sure what John’s approval rating is, but I’m guessing it’s pretty high.  He’s admired because of his experiences and work ethic, his premonitions are awesome, and he’s adored because of his style–that down home, no

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Jan 27, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Don't be Tone Deaf

Don't be Tone Deaf

If you haven’t been in the job market for some time, you’ll be well advised to get current on the trends in compensation.... Ask if you are being reasonable.

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Jan 20, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Obama's Lead: Adding Value on your First Day

Obama's Lead: Adding Value on your First Day

For months now, I’ve been saying that with so few jobs open, so much scrutiny on those positions, and the financial pressure everyone is in, hiring executives can’t afford to bring in general athletes, they need to bring in very experienced talent for senior roles.  After finding the restroom, learning

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Jan 16, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on TTM

TTM

Too many candidates are hyped up in the conversation, are not self aware as Needleman points out, and ramble on.

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