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Nov 03, 2011 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Nailing the Phone Interview

Nailing the Phone Interview

Phone interviews are a common step in the hiring process in today’s market...

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Nov 01, 2011 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on For Companies and Candidates: 5 Traits to Look for and Cultivate

For Companies and Candidates: 5 Traits to Look for and Cultivate

One of the most rewarding things about providing talent acquisition resources is getting both a macro and micro view of a client’s vision on how to build a killer team. I’m currently working on multiple searches for a red hot start-up in San Francisco, and I love the baseline qualities

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Aug 31, 2011 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on We'll Miss You at the Helm, Steve

We'll Miss You at the Helm, Steve

In my universe, it is impossible not to love Steve Jobs. I drank the kool-aid a long time ago, and have wondered at…and purchased…all things Apple ever since. My iPhone and iPad and MacBook and MacPro are all small works of art. When I go into the Apple store…any Apple

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Aug 28, 2011 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on If you didn't come to party, don't bother knockin' at the door

If you didn't come to party, don't bother knockin' at the door

Claire Cain Miller of the New York Times recently wrote about the seeming immunity Silicon Valley has to the recent gyrations on Wall Street. Silicon Valley is the land of the eternal optimist…and sometimes believing works really, really well. The twenty- and thirty-somethings in and around San Francisco with big

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Aug 04, 2011 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on It's not just about the money…

It's not just about the money…

It’s all about choices, not just the money for the up and coming, highly sought after technical talent in Silicon Valley.  Let’s face it, if an employer wants to land the ‘A’ players they must be able to lure them in with not only a healthy base salary and bonus/options, but

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Jul 28, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Feast and Famine-Outlook on Hiring Depends on Industry

Feast and Famine-Outlook on Hiring Depends on Industry

In the July 27th edition of The Wall Street Journal we get a clear picture of just how inconsistent hiring is in the US.  The Journal provides excerpts direct from executives on recent conference calls to get an idea of what they are saying on hiring.  Seems once again, technology

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Jul 22, 2011 | Post by: Gwen Moore Comments Off on Self-Defeating Job Search Moves – Where do you blunder?

Self-Defeating Job Search Moves – Where do you blunder?

So often we are our own worst enemy when it comes to the job search.   Every day I see someone shoot themselves in the foot because they lost focus, did not persevere or just plain panicked during the process.  The good news is these mistakes are easily avoided if you

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Jul 21, 2011 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on Google's Secret Sauce

Google's Secret Sauce

The New York Times’ Claire Cain Miller writes about the venture world according to Google. In the article she notes that as Silicon Valley is once again flush with investor dollars looking for that insanely great next play, corporate funds have stepped up their game, with $583 million invested in

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Jul 20, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Open-Ended Vacation Policy…A good thing?

Open-Ended Vacation Policy…A good thing?

During the peak of the summer vacation season, interesting article in the Wall Street Journal by Sue Shellenbarger on  the open-ended vacation policy. “Take as much vacation as you need”…sounds fantastic!  The policy works well in many Silicon Valley companies like NetFlix. Could this be a blessing or a pressure-filled

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Jul 18, 2011 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on The Start-up of You – new book by LinkedIn Founder coming soon

The Start-up of You – new book by LinkedIn Founder coming soon

Reid Garret Hoffman, co-founder of Linked In, has written (with Ben Casnocha), “The Start-up of You”, to be published after the New Year. In it he discusses how the explosive growth of a hyper-connected world economy has created a major paradigm shift we will need to embrace to build successful

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