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Mar 16, 2023 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Why Utilize a Recruiting Firm

Why Utilize a Recruiting Firm

From time to time we are asked why a company should utilize a recruiting firm. Reading the headlines, you’d think there’s so many people in the job market looking, that hiring is easy. It’s not, there’s a large number of competing jobs open–Linkedin alone has over 34,000 job postings for

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Mar 10, 2023 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Effective Job Hunting Techniques

Effective Job Hunting Techniques

When you suddenly find yourself in the job market, your company unexpectedly shuttered or cancelled programs, downsized, it’s understandable to be rattled and emotionally crushed.  Take a few days to regroup, then get your game on to land a new role. You’ll need to be organized, deploying your very best

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Mar 09, 2023 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Create a stellar Linkedin Bio

Create a stellar Linkedin Bio

I’m often surprised that professionals, or soon to be professionals, lack an outstanding LinkedIn Profile… and some don’t have one at all. LinkedIn has been a highly relevant tool for business, whether it is used for business development, sales, or simply as your ‘calling card’. With about 500 million profiles

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Jan 30, 2023 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Putting Tech Layoffs into Perspective

Putting Tech Layoffs into Perspective

Yesterday I sat down with 4 Wall Street Journals from the week, catching up. The take away was confusing–several articles about tight talent market, several more on tech layoffs, a couple on productivity, workers not putting in the hours they used to, that sort of thing. NYU’s Scott Galloway did

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Oct 17, 2022 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Is This the Right Time to Change Jobs?

Is This the Right Time to Change Jobs?

Saying the last several years have been turbulent is an understatement. People ask me every day if this is the right time to change jobs. The answer is: it depends. If you are well educated, working in a high demand profession like engineering, a strong performer, willing to work onsite,

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Mar 10, 2022 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Playing to Win in the Talent Game

Playing to Win in the Talent Game

The war for talent is here.  And it’s not going away anytime soon.  In fact, according to Fortune the talent market will remain highly competitive until 2031 – nearly another decade! The reasons have been known to us all.  The Great Resignation is on-going with nearly 4 million quits this past December

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Oct 03, 2021 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Employee Engagement Is More Critical Than Ever

Employee Engagement Is More Critical Than Ever

For a while now, we’ve known that candidates who joined their employer in 2020 or later are more likely to take our recruiting calls and explore options. They may never have met their team in person, perhaps never had a lunch or went out for drinks after work, didn’t experience

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Feb 24, 2021 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Zoom Interviews 3.0

Zoom Interviews 3.0

Ah the zoom call. Often awkward, sometimes riddled with technology flaws, it’s all we have, and we need to make the best of it. We like to think of it as being “on air” like a newscaster, and remind people that first impressions matter. I’m happy to see that the

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Sep 21, 2020 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on There’s a Lot of Candidates in the Market, Why Haven’t You Landed the Right Person?

There’s a Lot of Candidates in the Market, Why Haven’t You Landed the Right Person?

by Bill Firing CEOs and their hiring organizations have quickly learned that talent acquisition in the COVID-19 era has been more challenging than expected. And those that have adapted their hiring practices to the sensitivities of the candidate market have been more successful in landing top-tier talent. First, the realizations

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Sep 18, 2020 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Is there a Mass Exodus Out of the Bay Area or NYC?

Is there a Mass Exodus Out of the Bay Area or NYC?

There’s been a lot of press about people leaving the Bay Area, leaving New York—we are wondering if that’s really true… Sure, you’ll find examples but is it really a mass exodus? Well, as I told a client recently, the Bay Area freeways are not jammed up with people driving

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