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Oct 20, 2014 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Now more than ever, time is of the essence!

Now more than ever, time is of the essence!

Yes, it’s true that it’s rarely been as challenging in identifying and capturing the interest of top talent as it is today.  The challenge is compounded when you consider how time-challenged companies and hiring manager are in following through in landing talent. Yet, without a well-honed plan for interviewing and

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Oct 20, 2014 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Recruiting Strategy Matters

Recruiting Strategy Matters

In Silicon Valley 2014 has seen a level of competition for talent not experienced in years.  The wealth of opportunity has created a buyer’s market with top talent receiving upwards of 10 requests a week to consider a ‘great new role with an innovative company’. Peel that back and you

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Apr 03, 2014 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Dating Tips for Interviewing

Dating Tips for Interviewing

It’s been said that the process of interviewing and accessing an opportunity is much like dating.  Both parties are getting to know each other and deciding on coupling their professional endeavors for a period of time. Here a four key reminders for candidates: First impressions are king.  Not matter the

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Apr 02, 2014 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on 10 Job Hunting Tips for New Grads

10 Job Hunting Tips for New Grads

Getting out of school this spring and in the job market?  Here’s 10 tips on landing a new job: Pixel perfect resume.  Make your English teacher proud.  Then have 5 people proofread it. Articulate all relevant skills, it’s amazing how few college grads know Word or Outlook;  hiring managers aren’t

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Jan 14, 2014 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Closing candidates in a tough market

Closing candidates in a tough market

Closing candidates in a tough market

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Jan 13, 2014 | Post by: Vikki Pachera 1 Comments

Is this the Best Hire?

Hiring is often a gut wrenching decision, one made under time pressures with too few hard facts. Assessing people—their character, their potential performance, their fit—isn’t easy in the best of circumstances. But there are techniques that can be applied in the interview process that will help create a better foundation

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Jan 11, 2014 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Championship Teams – The Secret’s in the Sauce!

Championship Teams – The Secret’s in the Sauce!

Many of my colleagues and I have had the fortune of being part of a magical team at one point or another in our careers.  Unfortunately, most of us did not know it at the time.  Only in looking back did we realize we were part of something special. Every

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Nov 10, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Tell Me About Yourself

Tell Me About Yourself

One of the most challenging and yet biggest opportunities for us in the business world is to have a compelling answer to ‘Tell me about yourself’.

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Sep 25, 2013 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on What Makes a Great Candidate?

What Makes a Great Candidate?

What makes a great candidate is someone who brings the right mix to the table. Someone who moves the needle forward and is able to adapt to changing conditions.

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Sep 25, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Going Toe to Toe for Talent against the Titans

Going Toe to Toe for Talent against the Titans

For decades, technology companies worried about internal equity, the idea that people of a certain grade with the same title should be paid nearly the same. Although no one ever said it, it also often meant that tenure was important, and that young or ‘junior’ employees couldn’t make a

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