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Jul 14, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Time Crunch

The Time Crunch

If you are working, you’ve probably noticed that you are running to barely keep up. That’s been the theme of the week.  I spoke to a client yesterday who was literally multitasking, speaking to two others while we tried to set up some time to chat.  Another, the same day,

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Jun 14, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Accelerating Your Career

Accelerating Your Career

I’m continuously invited to lunch by friends and acquaintances in search of sage career tips from ‘the headhunter.’ Many people are interested in advancing their career, getting to the next level, earning more money. My advice is almost the same – time to change companies. It’s not what most want

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Jan 07, 2011 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on A Word on Interviewing…Passion

A Word on Interviewing…Passion

Over the holidays I was on a run with a friend of mine who is currently in the midst of a career search.  While discussing a potential role and company, he shared with me that he had come across no other job that seemed like such a strong fit technically,

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Dec 15, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Tips on Phone Interviews

Tips on Phone Interviews

Here’s some tips from a college senior on phone interviews.  Alas, Patricia might want to invest in a land line…three dropped calls and I think you’re pretty much ‘out’. From the WSJ DECEMBER 15, 2010, 9:30 AM ET Set the Table for a Phone Interview By Patricia Berg I recently

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Nov 19, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on December: Time to Step Up the Job Search

December: Time to Step Up the Job Search

So many candidates tell me that they want to take ‘the holidays’ off and look for a new role after the first of the year.  I’d love to take Thanksgiving week through the first week of January off myself, I understand how compelling that seems. However, this is often a

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Oct 22, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on How to Write a Resignation Letter

How to Write a Resignation Letter

Perhaps one of the more gut retching letters to write, a resignation letter, once stripped of the emotion, is very simple to write. Keep it short and sweet.  Be cordial, appreciative, grateful.  Never vent frustration or anger—less is more. Thank your manager for the opportunity, for the support and for your

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Oct 01, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on First Impressions Only Happen Once

First Impressions Only Happen Once

We all want candidates to be appropriately prepared for an interview.  We want the typical research regarding the role, our company, and our industry to be done and questions ready.  We want candidates to present themselves in a professional manner from resume to personal presentation the day of the interview. 

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Oct 01, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Money, it's a hit..

Money, it's a hit..

So many people have this ‘grass is greener’, distorted view of what a new job may pay.  If there’s one piece of advice that holds true across almost all situations, it’s lower your expectations. I read somewhere that the average increase for someone changing jobs was 7%.  That was pre-economic

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Sep 30, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Now Give Me Mon-ey, That's What I Want

Now Give Me Mon-ey, That's What I Want

Four people pinged me this week asking about their upcoming job offers–what’s a good offer?  It’s true, I’m happy to chat with executive candidates about their offers.  Chairing a comp committee gives me a unique vantage point to think about compensation but so does our practice. Let’s face it, salary

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Sep 19, 2010 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Late.

Late.

If you are early, you are on time.  If you are on time, you are late.  If you are late, you are dead. That’s from an article in Rolling Stone describing the movie industry.  It applies equally well to the job market.

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