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What's on our partners' minds today? When they're not knee-deep in the serious business of scouting a candidate or a position, they can be off-the-wall, irreverent, or just downright silly. Don't say we didn't warn you.


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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Jan 13, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Working Remotely

Working Remotely

I was recently asked for some tips and thoughts on getting a job working remotely in this economy. My personal view on working remotely is that indeed companies are very narrow minded.  In 2000, when you couldn’t find anyone to hire, companies went to great lengths to bend over backwards. 

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Jan 05, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Our Increasingly Immobile Workforce

Our Increasingly Immobile Workforce

Housing has always complicated moves but never has it been the factor it is today in a professional's quest to better their career.

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Dec 21, 2008 | Post by: Vikki Pachera 3 Comments

Do Outplacement Services Help?

Many employees grow up expecting tuition reimbursement, company sponsored training and, in this case, a paid programs to help you find another job. Be sure outplacement is just one piece of your job search investment.

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Dec 10, 2008 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Personal Branding Webinar, back by popular demand

Personal Branding Webinar, back by popular demand

We’ll be repeating the Developing Your Personal Brand–the first step to a successful job search on January 27th at 10am Pacific. Here’s what some of our participants had to say: “Very well done and very timely! Great content and excellent flow. Nice and simple, easy to follow, and actionable.” “The

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Dec 09, 2008 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on What does your age say about your personal brand?

What does your age say about your personal brand?

We’re not talking about age discrimination per se but will discuss what your style, your look, your approach says about you in a culture that not only values youth but also is adopting work habits and technology at an ever increasing pace.

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Nov 25, 2008 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Developing Your Personal Brand

Developing Your Personal Brand

We now compete nationally for opportunities and differentiating ourselves has never been more important.

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