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Jul 25, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Interview Fashion Crisis #3 – The Skirt

Interview Fashion Crisis #3 – The Skirt

Don’t do it.  Too sexy or too matronly, it’s hard to get it right.  But the net is, you need to look like you are *working*– ready to roll your sleeves up and dig in.

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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 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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Apr 30, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Moving to Agile – Changing Work Dynamics

Moving to Agile – Changing Work Dynamics

It seems that every day someone tells me they want to work remotely, work from home.  That’s becoming less of an option for many. There’s been an interesting shift, most noticeably in the last year or so, where companies that have moved to the Agile development process require ‘all hands

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Apr 20, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Second Chance

The Second Chance

News flash: Life isn’t fair. I’m hoping that you got the memo in the second grade and that’s not really a news flash. News flash: There are no second chances. OK, that’s not totally true, there are a number of great Hollywood romance movies that are built on the premise that

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Apr 04, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on 8 Resume Rules to Live By

8 Resume Rules to Live By

1. Be beautiful. Nice formatting, fonts, appropriate use of bolding and colors (if you have to). Don’t let your resume look like a cheesy eBay offer. It should look like an Apple brochure. 2. If you go all ‘fancy pants’ on your resume and put it into a horizontal or

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Feb 07, 2012 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on When Choosing Your Work, Choose Wisely

When Choosing Your Work, Choose Wisely

We can all relate to struggling with new job temptation. However, this story is a great reminder to remain true to yourself and know that we all have unique talents to offer.  We spend the majority of our week at work, more than any other activity which means if given an

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