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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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Jul 24, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera 1 Comments

Interview Fashion Crisis #2 – The Tie

Sometimes, wearing a suit jacket with a great shirt is perfect for an interview.  Other times a tie is in order.  Sorry guys, it’s hard to know what’s best. Hint:  Bring a tie, take a quick glance around, duck into the men’s room and put it on if you get

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Jul 23, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera 1 Comments

Avoiding the Interview Fashion Crisis – Part 1

Appearance really involves the whole package from the technology you carry (or don’t) to clothes to personal grooming to accessories.

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Jul 17, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Make “Working at Home” Work

Make “Working at Home” Work

A lot has been written recently about working at home — from management having tools to know what you are doing when (cloud computing and collaboration creates a transparency which lets everyone see who’s doing what when) to a level of disrespect from colleagues who view people they can ‘see’ as higher

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Jun 20, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on More Than the Money

More Than the Money

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal points out the highly competitive recruiting landscape for young computer science graduates – or increasingly the high number of students being lured from school with cash and perks prior to graduating. To be sure there will be lots of debate about the prudence of

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Jun 07, 2012 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on Resurrecting Your Resume

Resurrecting Your Resume

You’ve been working for a number of years at a cool company and it’s been a good run. Maybe you’ve realized recently that it’s time for a change. You pull up the old resume and realize just how long it’s been since you’ve tackled a rewrite. If you’re feeling a

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Jun 05, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Is ‘Internal Equity’ a Dying Concept?

Is ‘Internal Equity’ a Dying Concept?

‘Internal Equity’ is predicated on the concept that people doing the same job description are contributing the same to the bottom line. Today, nothing could be further from the truth.

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Jun 05, 2012 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Two Hiring Managers Walk Into a Bar…

Two Hiring Managers Walk Into a Bar…

One thrilled because her third new hire in a month starts on Monday, and the other shaking his head frustrated that he hasn’t been able to hire a single person in two months. Both offer market leading compensation, the work is with cool brands in high-growth spaces, and the organizations

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Jun 04, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Lessons from the Ad Industry

Lessons from the Ad Industry

The hours are long and the timelines are tight. It’s a grind. So what is it about the approach to talent in the ad industry that the rest of us could learn from? And why?

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