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Jun 30, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Landing a Job: Resumes

Landing a Job: Resumes

Lately, we’ve been receiving 3-10 resumes a day from candidates—clearly using an outsourcing service.  Via fax.  To make matters worse, up until today, there was no way to opt out of these faxes.   I’m shocked that candidates think that’s an effective way to deal with recruiters.   These resumes are all

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Jun 14, 2011 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Seven Deadly Interview Sins

Seven Deadly Interview Sins

So much of what we learned in school applies to interviews – do your homework, be on time, dress right for the occasion and play well with others.  Yet as simple as that sounds, it’s not always easy and often overlooked.   These common mistakes are guaranteed to blow the interview:

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Mar 07, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on I Botched the Interview, Now What?

I Botched the Interview, Now What?

You’re driving home from the interview, processing how you answered questions, and you realize that you didn’t ace it. Is there anything that you can do after the fact? Probably not. Which is why we suggest that you try, as hard as it is in our crazy work schedules, to

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Jan 26, 2011 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on Social Media – The Power of Personal Branding

Social Media – The Power of Personal Branding

From blogs to podcasts, Twitter to YouTube and of course one must include Facebook, social media is prevalent, powerful, and certainly not just for teens.  Many companies today,  from Fortune 500 to small start-ups,  are using social media to both lure candidates to their companies, as well as keep them

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Sep 02, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Where R U?

Where R U?

~ all month we’re blogging about how to find a new role~ Many great jobs are not publicly posted.  To be sure you’re getting pinged regularly for opportunities, you have to be identifiable.  Here’s some ideas: – A great, compelling Linkedin profile–a must! – Quotes in blogs & articles–everyone is

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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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Oct 03, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Yeah! I’m about to get a job offer. What’s negotiable?

Yeah! I’m about to get a job offer. What’s negotiable?

First, check your expectations.  I’ve spoken to a number of candidates recently who thought the offer they received wasn’t ‘earth shattering’.  Maybe we’re spending too much time on the sports section—you’re not Derek Jeter, it’s not 1999, sanity prevails and that’s the kind of company you should be looking to join. If

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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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Jun 02, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Top 10 List: How to Enter the Job Market

Top 10 List: How to Enter the Job Market

Every week I take a call or two from someone who found themselves in the job market, sometimes for the first time in twenty years. Here is what I tell them to prepare for a job search: 1. Create a ‘personal brand’. Creating a story line of who you are

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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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