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Jan 31, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera 1 Comments

Healthy or Not? Knowing what your Colleague Earns

More companies than not are secretive about salary--is that a good thing or a bad thing?

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Jan 11, 2013 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Trek or Star Wars?

If you’re an engineer, chances are you’ve been asked this during an interview. Off topic questions are becoming more common in the interview process as employers seek to determine the cultural fit of a candidate – which in some cases has eclipsed finding the most skilled.

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Jan 10, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Unadvertised Job

The Unadvertised Job

The WSJ ran a piece yesterday on ‘unadvertised jobs’ as if this was news or a newly discovered sinister plot. On any given month, we might place a quarter of our candidates in roles that were not posted. There’s a number of reasons why a job might not be posted

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Jan 04, 2013 | Post by: Gwen Moore 1 Comments

New Year’s Resolution – A New Job!

Turning the corner into a new year sparks one resolution that many employees have in common – find a new job. As reported by Glassdoor, nearly 1 in 5 will be looking for new jobs within the first 3 months of 2013.

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Dec 06, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Discussing the Confidential

Discussing the Confidential

One of the biggest dilemmas that candidates face is articulating what they have been working on and what they have accomplished most recently. Often, they are bound by confidentiality.

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Nov 27, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Interview Prep: Four Things to Know

Interview Prep: Four Things to Know

As a recruiter, I know first-hand how important it is for candidates to make a solid first impression in the interview process. Here are four things everyone should know before that first interview.

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Nov 15, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Getting Ahead of Yourself in the Interview

Getting Ahead of Yourself in the Interview

I know. You are super interested in the job and every day is like dating, waiting for the phone to ring, checking for voicemails every hour, refreshing your email inbox.

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Nov 08, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Beauty Pageant

The Beauty Pageant

I get asked all the time why someone didn't move forward in the interview process. It’s a tough question to answer, assuming that you showed up on time, presented yourself appropriately and answered most of the questions. The truth is, interviewing is a bit of a beauty pageant.

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Oct 26, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Job Seeking at 50+

Job Seeking at 50+

Over 50? There was an article in the WSJ  recently,  that resonated with me.  While we don’t work in several of the fields that were mentioned as ‘hot’ for the +50 crowd, I would agree that professional services and executive recruiting are often done best by experienced workers. But what

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Sep 24, 2012 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Don’t Be An Empty Chair!

Don’t Be An Empty Chair!

At the end of the day, decisions on where we want to work, and who we want to work with, often come down to the people involved in that equation.

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