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Sep 06, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera 1 Comments

The Headhunter Call

A friend of mine recently asked me if he should return every call that came in from a recruiter. I know I am biased, but of course my answer was yes! Yes, you should at least thank and acknowledge the outreach – either with a quick email or return phone

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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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Jun 04, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Lessons from the Ad Industry

Lessons from the Ad Industry

The hours are long and the timelines are tight. It’s a grind. So what is it about the approach to talent in the ad industry that the rest of us could learn from? And why?

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Apr 16, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Our New Website

Our New Website

It’s funny how quickly things become dated.  Our nice, clean website served our firm well over the last 4 years. But as the war for talent continues to heat up, it is important to have a clear message that cuts through the noise.  We felt we needed a new ‘storefront.’

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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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Mar 06, 2012 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Roles Not Jobs

Roles Not Jobs

Great article by Maren Hogan that is super relevant in today’s market.  Astute hiring managers understand that hot candidates seek out compelling roles where they are responsible for projects and not simply functions.  Furthermore, they understand that such a desire leads to shorter tenure or what we’ve referred to in

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Mar 02, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Lose the Job Description

Lose the Job Description

Increasingly over the last six months, we’ve been asked to find outstanding talent against a broad description. While the job description or (I hate this word) ‘spec’ can sometimes very valuable in filling a specific gap created by someone’s departure or a specific problem that needs to be addressed, it is a

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Mar 01, 2012 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on Tour of Duty

Tour of Duty

A few days ago I attended a talk given by Reid Hoffman (Linked In Co-Founder, Greylock Partner) at the Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar, where he talked about some of the treatises put forth in his book, The Start Up of You. One particular concept that caught my attention was

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Feb 27, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Mind Your Brand – Online and Beyond

Mind Your Brand – Online and Beyond

There has been a lot written lately about managing your brand online during a job search – and it’s all quite valuable.  Today, our LinkedIn and Facebook profiles can say as much (if not more) about us than our resume ever will.  Understanding how to “clean-up” those profiles is important

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Feb 14, 2012 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Where Do You Stand?

Where Do You Stand?

Everything is becoming agile today, even meetings!   More and more leaders are taking a page out of something the military has known for a long time – by taking away the comfy chairs and requiring people to stand, meetings are more focused, ideas are fresh, and people more engaged.  Stand

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