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Apr 28, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Leadership in the Clean Energy Sector: Help Wanted

Leadership in the Clean Energy Sector: Help Wanted

The Clean Energy sector is generating a lot of interest as it revs up to transform the sustainability of our energy practices and spark growth in the global economy.  Convergence and rapid innovation in technology combined with increasing investment, public awareness, and a supportive federal policy and regulatory environment are

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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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Apr 14, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Nailing the Interview

Nailing the Interview

In another great article by Sarah Needleman, in today’s WSJ, she offers some very solid advice for those lucky enough to land an interview. Getting an interview right is more difficult than you might think. One of my top tips to job seekers is a page right out of media

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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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Feb 08, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on You can't overcome job hopping

You can't overcome job hopping

When your resume suggests a series of jobs that didn't last long, there's no overcoming that at the executive level.

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Jan 27, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Don't be Tone Deaf

Don't be Tone Deaf

If you haven’t been in the job market for some time, you’ll be well advised to get current on the trends in compensation.... Ask if you are being reasonable.

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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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Jan 16, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on TTM

TTM

Too many candidates are hyped up in the conversation, are not self aware as Needleman points out, and ramble on.

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Jan 13, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Working Remotely

Working Remotely

I was recently asked for some tips and thoughts on getting a job working remotely in this economy. My personal view on working remotely is that indeed companies are very narrow minded.  In 2000, when you couldn’t find anyone to hire, companies went to great lengths to bend over backwards. 

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Dec 21, 2008 | Post by: Vikki Pachera 3 Comments

Do Outplacement Services Help?

Many employees grow up expecting tuition reimbursement, company sponsored training and, in this case, a paid programs to help you find another job. Be sure outplacement is just one piece of your job search investment.

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