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Jun 14, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Accelerating Your Career

Accelerating Your Career

I’m continuously invited to lunch by friends and acquaintances in search of sage career tips from ‘the headhunter.’ Many people are interested in advancing their career, getting to the next level, earning more money. My advice is almost the same – time to change companies. It’s not what most want

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Dec 08, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Fashion Crisis

The Fashion Crisis

Coming off a few days interviewing in NYC, can I say, those guys know how to dress.  And I’m not talking about unlimited access to the world’s best in fashion–though who can resist a trip to Barneys?–I’m talking about common sense. A friend of mine was in the job market

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Sep 05, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Back To School

Back To School

I've noticed a new trend over the past year, tied to the economic slowdown. Companies are putting more weight on where a candidate when to school--even those who graduated 20 years ago.

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May 04, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Help Wanted

Help Wanted

The cover story in Business Week’s May 11th issue talks about the 3 million jobs that are open in the US and are difficult to fill. It’s a great read — all we tend to hear about is the millions of people in the market looking for work. We’re experiencing

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Apr 25, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The First 100 Days

The First 100 Days

Unless something else takes center stage, we are about to enter into a media frenzy focused on President Obama’s performance during his first 100 days in office. If you just took a new role, assuming it’s not in sports or politics, you can be thankful that your own performance isn’t

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Mar 13, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

It has been said that success covers a multitude of sins. Like a delicious frosting covering the cracks, bumps, and imperfections of a newly baked cake, success smoothes over one’s flaws. When companies are successful, they are often overstaffed which can shield the need for performance management. The underperformers are

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Mar 01, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Getting on a Board

Getting on a Board

In the past month, I’ve been to an event–a packed house–geared toward getting more women on boards and have been asked by a couple people just how you get on a board. It’s more difficult than you may think. There’s often a time in your professional career where you’ve interacted

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Jan 20, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Obama's Lead: Adding Value on your First Day

Obama's Lead: Adding Value on your First Day

For months now, I’ve been saying that with so few jobs open, so much scrutiny on those positions, and the financial pressure everyone is in, hiring executives can’t afford to bring in general athletes, they need to bring in very experienced talent for senior roles.  After finding the restroom, learning

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Nov 10, 2008 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Power of a Suit

The Power of a Suit

Find your own power suit and wear it to your next important meeting, interview or speaking engagement and rock the house.

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Sep 26, 2008 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Hiring and the Economy

Hiring and the Economy

...a need for highly and specifically skilled people. People that can move the business forward within the first month of landing a new role. There’s little appetite in the current market for ‘on the job training’. Finding those people is tough.

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