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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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Oct 13, 2015 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Startup Salaries

Startup Salaries

People often expect a pay increase and participation in the upside of stock when joining a startup. It simply is not the way it works.

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Apr 12, 2015 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Age — is it a liability or an asset?

Age — is it a liability or an asset?

I’ve been resisting writing about age bias for a long time, it’s such the ‘third rail’ issue. No one seems to believe that we frequently place people 50 and older into compelling roles. And into startups, by the way. But it’s true. The common denominator with these candidates is age

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Mar 15, 2015 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Rapidly Evolving Recruiting

Rapidly Evolving Recruiting

If you are not redefining your talent acquisition approach, you soon will be. Playing yesterday's game will not keep you competitive in this market.

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