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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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Sep 23, 2012 | Post by: Gwen Moore 2 Comments

Get Out the Vote

Let’s face it, when we vote – whether in a political election or in selecting someone to join our organization - the decisions that determine the successful candidate - come down to four basic criteria.

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Sep 23, 2012 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on A Note About Personal Branding on LinkedIn: What Your “Advance Team” Says About You

A Note About Personal Branding on LinkedIn: What Your “Advance Team” Says About You

Using LinkedIn's Recommendations feature can serve as an incredible "advance team" for your cause. Here's how to make yours standout.

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Sep 21, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Moment Your Candidacy Is Over

The Moment Your Candidacy Is Over

We’ve heard press and pundits over the years declare a candidate’s race for the job over – often after a ‘one-liner’ or a paragraph where they say something either too vague or too stupid for the populous to give them a second chance. Guess what? It happens all the time

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Sep 12, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Landing Top Candidates in Today’s Market

Landing Top Candidates in Today’s Market

As a recruiter, I am often asked by hiring managers at the start of a search, “What will it take to land a great candidate?”   My answer is simple:  Be active and smartly aggressive throughout the process. Indeed, it’s the collective process that is so vital, and not just counting

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Sep 06, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera 1 Comments

The Headhunter Call

A friend of mine recently asked me if he should return every call that came in from a recruiter. I know I am biased, but of course my answer was yes! Yes, you should at least thank and acknowledge the outreach – either with a quick email or return phone

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Aug 27, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Reference

The Reference

It’s a dicey time in any offer process—checking references. The WSJ put out a solid article on how to approach your references. Step one, approach them. Take the time to chat with everyone you list, explain the job you are going after and ask that difficult question: ‘what will you

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Jul 27, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Interview Fashion Crisis #5 – Shoes

Interview Fashion Crisis #5 – Shoes

Guys & Gals: spend some money on your shoes. They matter. Gals: I love my 5” heels, and agree with Bobbi Brown who said she feels on par with others when standing at a party, but you gotta leave them behind for interviews. 3” is the max and you better

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