What's on our partners' minds today? When they're not knee-deep in the serious business of scouting a candidate or a position, they can be off-the-wall, irreverent, or just downright silly. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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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Apr 04, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on 8 Resume Rules to Live By

8 Resume Rules to Live By

1. Be beautiful. Nice formatting, fonts, appropriate use of bolding and colors (if you have to). Don’t let your resume look like a cheesy eBay offer. It should look like an Apple brochure. 2. If you go all ‘fancy pants’ on your resume and put it into a horizontal or

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Mar 29, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Job Hopper

The Job Hopper

Four years ago, I would never have presented a candidate whose resume had a distinct pattern of changing jobs before the two year mark. Everyone got a pass on the blustery days of the bubble, ’98-01 but that was it. That policy is now under review. While I still think the

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Mar 21, 2012 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Presenting Your Next VP

Presenting Your Next VP

Whether you are a senior engineer, designer, in marketing or sales, or a CXO, it’s now commonplace to be asked to do a presentation during interviews for a new job. Often, just after you've been escorted in and offered the standard coffee or water, you’re on deck to present *something*

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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 09, 2012 | Post by: Paula Lerzak Comments Off on “Corporate Culture is Not Expenseive”

“Corporate Culture is Not Expenseive”

I just sent an outstanding candidate to a start-up for a first round interview.

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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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