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Feb 15, 2024 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Landing an Internship

Landing an Internship

It’s time for our annual message about the importance of internships for those in college. While it’s true my undergraduate internship changed the trajectory of my career and my life, as a talent scout, I also see the incredible difference it makes in jump starting someone’s work life. People spend

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Jan 10, 2024 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Now on Intro.co

Now on Intro.co

Are you a mid-career, executive, or C-suite-level professional searching for your next position?

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Jan 09, 2024 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Recruiting Trends

Recruiting Trends

More automation and AI is becoming available in recruiting and it’s pretty awful...

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Jan 09, 2024 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Return of the Performance Culture

The Return of the Performance Culture

It wasn’t popular with employees, but Wayfair’s CEO Niraj Shah’s recent message to work harder, longer hours, and blend personal and professional lives is likely very popular with executives and investors.  We’ve seen similar messages from CEO’s emphasizing performance in the last year or so post pandemic. We expect a

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Jan 09, 2024 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on In the Job Market?

In the Job Market?

It’s been a year of transformation in the job market, AI creating a number of jobs and at the same time displacing other positions, changes around in-office or remote work, companies scaling back to align with economic headwinds, deepening investments in clean energy and so much more. If you are

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Mar 20, 2023 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Why You Didn’t Get the Job

Why You Didn’t Get the Job

It’s always tough to find out you didn’t land the job you were interviewing for.  You put energy into it, took time off, started to get more excited about it, only to be rejected.  Most people want to know why, and specifically why at that. For the candidates we work

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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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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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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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