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Jul 10, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Relo

The Relo

Relocation is becoming popular again. We’re seeing tech talent exit job markets that have narrowed, markets like Chicago and Toronto, to areas where there’s a talent shortage like the Bay Area. It’s an overwhelming process for many candidates to move. For others, it’s pretty simple.  Surprisingly, some of our easiest relocations

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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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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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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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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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Jan 17, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on How to Respond to a Recruiter

How to Respond to a Recruiter

It’s really in the candidate’s best interest to hear what a recruiter has to say before leading with money or title. I hear ‘I’m only interested in senior vp/director/grandpoobah’ too often. Titling can be something that’s negotiated sometimes, and can be deciving across industries. Everyone’s a VP at a bank

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Jan 12, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Sales DNA

The Sales DNA

I was talking to a consultant today who was being assessed for his ‘Sales DNA.’ It’s an important attribute, particularly to small companies always in search of new business. What is Sales DNA? If you have it, you are the type of person who scopes out the passengers on an airplane,

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Dec 15, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Portfolios

Portfolios

We’ve been working on a number of Creative Director type searches of late;  there’s been an interesting trend. For a long time, employers have been asking for portfolios of a candidate’s work.  Sites like Behance and Coroflo attempt to facilitate the creation and hosting of portfolios.  Suddenly, these sites seem so

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