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May 22, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Secrets to Successful Recruiting

Secrets to Successful Recruiting

“How did you get that person at Google interested in us, how did you find not one but three candidates that we loved for the role?”...It takes a deep understanding of business, tremendous tenacity, a thick skin, courage, and a passion for people and making connections.

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May 03, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Panel Interview

The Panel Interview

Increasingly, we’re coaching our clients to conduct panel interviews—two to three people from the company conversing with a potential employee. They are more fun, generally have more energy, and are frequently more informative that an traditional 1/1.

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Mar 25, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The One that Got Away

The One that Got Away

It's crushing to lose a great candidate during the offer phase--give it some time then get over yourself.

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Mar 01, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Evolving Compensation Models

Evolving Compensation Models

Compensation models are evolving in markets where talent is tight and high profile, successful companies dominate.

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Feb 10, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on What’s your Market Compensation?

What’s your Market Compensation?

How do you really know what you should be paid? Get a team of mentors, experts and coaches on your side and get them to help you understand what your value is.

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Jan 31, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera 1 Comments

Healthy or Not? Knowing what your Colleague Earns

More companies than not are secretive about salary--is that a good thing or a bad thing?

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Jan 10, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Unadvertised Job

The Unadvertised Job

The WSJ ran a piece yesterday on ‘unadvertised jobs’ as if this was news or a newly discovered sinister plot. On any given month, we might place a quarter of our candidates in roles that were not posted. There’s a number of reasons why a job might not be posted

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Dec 06, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Discussing the Confidential

Discussing the Confidential

One of the biggest dilemmas that candidates face is articulating what they have been working on and what they have accomplished most recently. Often, they are bound by confidentiality.

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Nov 15, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Getting Ahead of Yourself in the Interview

Getting Ahead of Yourself in the Interview

I know. You are super interested in the job and every day is like dating, waiting for the phone to ring, checking for voicemails every hour, refreshing your email inbox.

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Nov 08, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Beauty Pageant

The Beauty Pageant

I get asked all the time why someone didn't move forward in the interview process. It’s a tough question to answer, assuming that you showed up on time, presented yourself appropriately and answered most of the questions. The truth is, interviewing is a bit of a beauty pageant.

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