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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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Mar 01, 2015 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Why Him, Not You: What Makes a Dream Job Candidate

Why Him, Not You: What Makes a Dream Job Candidate

  Despite the tight job market in many sectors, great companies and great recruiters will have a ‘slate’ of candidates for any job–two to six well qualified people who are interested and competing for the role. Very frequently I am asked, why didn’t the company select me, why did they

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Feb 24, 2015 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Top of Your Game

Top of Your Game

  2015 is proving to be one of the most competitive, tightest technology job markets in history.  Being at the very top of your game in recruiting is the only way to win. 1.  Work incredibly hard, dig deep:  companies have to find talent, it’s not coming to you, so forget

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Oct 22, 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: 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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