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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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Apr 16, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Our New Website

Our New Website

It’s funny how quickly things become dated.  Our nice, clean website served our firm well over the last 4 years. But as the war for talent continues to heat up, it is important to have a clear message that cuts through the noise.  We felt we needed a new ‘storefront.’

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Mar 15, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Protect Your Brand: Resign Quietly

Protect Your Brand: Resign Quietly

Greg Smith’s very public, and indeed scathing, resignation from Goldman Sachs has certainly garnered a lot of attention in the past few days. But, I would suggest that attention will quickly fade and Mr. Smith’s decision to go out with a bang will do little good. Certainly not to himself,

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