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Written for hiring managers and candidates, STReWay to Success is a quarterly newsletter with a short, sweet and to-the-point format providing essential information on how to succeed throughout the hiring process. The newsletter also includes surefire career development tips written by experienced C-level executives.

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Current Newsletter

Winter 2014:
  • 2014 – Optimism in the Air
    Consumer confidence is up
  • Recent Articles of Interest
    IPOs to watch for
    Changing Cloud Scapes
    Social Media prediction
  • Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters
    This quarter the STRe Solutions team discusses
    the current hot job market—candidates are scarce
    and jobs are plentiful. What does that mean for
    candidates and clients?
  • STRe Retained Search
  • STRe Fun – Digital coffee break?

Archived Newsletters

Fall 2013:
  • STReWay Fall 2013 Newsletter
    2013 – A good year in Silicon Valley
  • Recent Articles of Interest
    Fastest Growing Companies in Silicon Valley
    Software Magazine report on growth
    Salaries are on the rise
  • Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters
    This quarter the STRe Solutions team discusses salary.
  • STRe Fun – Digital coffee break?

Summer 2013:
  • STReWay Summer 2013 Newsletter
    2013 – Increased hiring, especially for temp workers
  • Recent Articles of Interest
    U.S. IPO Market on track for best year since 2007
    7 Traits of True Leaders
    Big Data: Tutorial from IDC (from June 2011, but still relevant)
  • Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters
    This quarter the STRe Solutions team discusses the 'resume.'
  • STRe Fun – Disconnect from Technology
Spring 2013:
  • STReWay Spring 2013 Newsletter
    2013 –Hiring is moving in the right direction!
  • Recent Articles of Interest
    Proceeds from Q1 IPOs up 34%
    17 ways to be happier at work
  • Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters
    This quarter the STRe Solutions team discusses the importance of having an elevator pitch.
  • • STRe Fun –What does your office look like?
Winter 2013:
  • STReWay Winter 2013 Newsletter
    2013 has started in the right direction given recent increases in the stock market and housing!
  • Recent Articles/Blogs of Interest
    Since many of our readers are CFOs, or aspiring CFOs, this article about surviving 4 CEOs in a few short years is interesting.
  • Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters
    A recent trend is for companies to hire Temp-to-Perm. In this section we will address the pros and cons for the hiring manager and the candidates.
  • STRe Fun
    Biggest technology flops of 2012.

Summer 2012:
  • Venture Industry and IPO Buzz
    Comparison of VC Fundings from August 2011 to August 2012.
  • Recent Articles/Blogs of Interest
    Preparing your company for an IPO.
  • Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters
    This quarter the STRe Solutions team discusses issues related to situations where a candidate's compensation is above the range for a specific position.
  • STRe News
    Cynthia Neuwalder, former NASDAQ Managing Director, Joins STRe Solutions.
  • STRe Fun
    Silicon Valley Reality.

Spring 2012:
  • IPO Market is heating up
    Is it 1999 again? Recruiters are in hot demand and the IPO market is heating up!
  • Recent Articles/Blogs of Interest
    Last quarter the article on what the VCs were predicting received a lot of interest, here are some additional tech predictions from the CES show.
  • Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters
    Our highest priority at STRe Solutions is building long-term relationships with both jobseekers and hiring managers.

Winter 2012:
  • Hiring Update
    As you would expect, STRe Solutions keeps our eye on the employment market as that drives our business and the needs of our clients.
  • Recent Articles/Blogs of Interest
    When it comes to motivating your employees, money is NOT everything.
  • Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters
    Our highest priority at STRe Solutions is building long-term relationships with both jobseekers and hiring managers.
Summer/Fall 2011:
  • Changing Focus
    The National Association of Colleges and Employers expects hiring of new grads to be up 19% this year.
  • Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters
    This quarter the STRe Solutions team provides tips on interview preparation.
  • STRe News
    STRe is again supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank as our community holiday event.
Spring 2011:
  • Consumer Mobile Apps are Driving Changes to the Enterprise
    James Hogan, former CEO of SView, and mobile industry veteran, discusses how mobile devices are changing the business landscape for both consumers and enterprises.
  • Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters
    This quarter the STRe Solutions team provides tips on working with contingent recruiters.
  • STRe Retained Search
    Two active executive searches underway.
  • STRe Fun: Mobile applications you can't live without!
    From video to chat, and more.
Winter 2011:
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Social Media but Were Afraid to Ask
    Nancy Chou, Certified Social Media Strategist, provides insights into this new phenomenon of Social Media and some guidelines for getting started.
  • Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters
    This quarter The STRe Solutions team discusses the use of networking in getting that dream job or finding the ideal candidate.
  • STRe News
    You can now follow us on Twitter!
  • STRe Fun: Are You Addicted to Facebook?
    Ten warning signs that you may be addicted to Facebook.
Fall 2010:
  • Capturing Time
    Kristi Royse, CEO of KLR Consulting, shares time management tips that help increase your productivity at work and at home, enhance the quality of your work with less stress, and improve your sense of personal fulfillment.
  • Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters
    This quarter The STRe Solutions team discusses retained search. As a candidate, learn how to work with and what to expect from a retained search recruiter. As a hiring manager, discover when it's best to use retained search and how to partner with a retained search recruiter until just the right candidate is found.
  • STRe Fun -- Thanksgiving
    It's an American tradition of fun, family, food, football and overindulgance that is sometimes overwhelming for the cook. Get some tips on cooking the bird and on eating out on the big day.
Summer 2010:
  • Annette DiSano, Chief Operating Officer, NETSHARE, Inc. discusses post-recession opportunities for professionals considering career moves and for companies wanting to hire great talent.
  • The STRe Solutions team discusses how a candidate can make sure his/her resume gets to the top of the stack and how a hiring manager can efficiently assess hundreds of resumes to find the best candidate.
  • STRe announces that Liz Verea-Semion joins the STRe team as a Senior Account Manager and STRe adds Outsourced Solutions as a new service.
  • Chocolate... It's a complete food. Really!

Spring 2010:
  • Amelia Tess Thornton, who held executive positions at Hyperion Software, Oracle and was a partner at Ernst & Young, discusses how companies need to be Smart AND Healthy to keep their employees engaged and working toward a common goal.
  • The STRe Solutions team discusses how LinkedIn (and other social networking sites) can be used effectively by both candidates and hiring managers.
  • Planning a summer vacation? We have a few tips on where to find great travel deals.

Winter 2010:
  • Sue Salvesen, Founder and CEO of STRe Solutions is passionate about changing the way recruiting is done. This is the premise on which she founded the company and she suggests questions to ask when working with a third party recruiter.
  • The STRe Solutions team discusses mentoring and its importance to both managers and employees.
  • BuzzWord Bingo: Something to do in boring meetings.

Fall 2009:
  • George Bradt is the founder of PrimeGenesis, Executive Onboarding and the author of several books on this subject. He offers sound advice for onboarding your new employees and similar advice for employees starting a new position.
  • The STRe Solutions team discusses changing industries. We discuss how to position your experience for a new industry, and what to look for when hiring a candidate outside of your industry.
  • It's the season for shopping. Check out the results of our informal survey.

Summer 2009:
  • Kip Knight is a former marketing executive and President of Knight Vision Marketing. Making sound strategic plans and executing them is something we're all capable of doing if we put the appropriate amount of time and focus towards doing it right.
  • The STRe Solutions team discusses putting your Best Foot Forward from both the candidate and hiring manager perspective.
  • The Internet Turns 40

Spring 2009:
  • Marilyn Kanas, co-Founder & Managing Partner of STRe Solutions, is a former Vice President of Marketing. Marilyn talks to Silicon Valley VCs and CEOs to gauge the current economic landscape looking for signs of economic improvement.
  • The STRe Solutions team discusses phone interviews. How do candidates ace the phone interview and garner an in-person interview. How do managers effectively phone screen potential candidates to pin point the best talent.
  • Former Corporate CFO David Mighdoll joins STRe as Vice President.
  • STReBlog launches on June 23.
  • Ideas for summer fun in San Francisco.

Winter 2009:
  • Sue Salvesen, Founder & CEO of STRe Solutions, is a former public and private company CFO. Sue presents tips on preserving your job in this difficult time and on using this time to prepare for the future.
  • The STRe Solutions team discusses job hunting and hiring in a tough economic time, and a time of high unemployment.
  • Our Toys for Tots holiday drive was a great success. Our community service work continues in 2009 with the Achievekids annual True Colors luncheon.
  • Have fun in the Bay Area without spending a cent...

Fall 2008:
  • Brian Pierson, Market Strategist and Pricing Guru, discusses how your company can gain market share, increase profits, and improve customer loyalty by dipping its toes in the Strategic Pricing waters.
  • The STRe Solutions team discusses using resumes as a tool for both the candidate and the hiring manager to determine if there is a match for both parties.
  • In response to requests from our clients, we are pleased to announce the expansion of our Interim Resources program with the formation of the Interim Talent Solutions practice.
  • Find out what your favorite color reveals about your personality...

Summer 2008:
  • Michael Kanas, Director of Finance, Qualys, Inc., discusses how finance can and should play and important role in shaping the business of an organization.
  • The STRe Solutions team discusses what we call The Offer Dance. What should a hiring manager offer the candidate and how does the candidate effectively negotiate the best offer they can get?
  • STRe has formed an alliance with RevRec.net, which is offering classes at a 10% discount to STRe friends.
  • Definitions to ponder: What the company really means when it says...

Spring 2008:
  • Robb Kundtz, STRe Solutions Director of HR & Legal Practice, discusses our responsibility in the workplace to do the right thing and report unethical business behavior.
  • The STRe Solutions team discusses how candidates with frequent job changes are perceived by hiring managers and helps hiring managers evaluate candidates with frequent job changes.
  • STRe Solutions welcomes Robert Kundtz, Attorney & former Chief Administrative Officer to the STRe team.
  • Go Green! STRe has a few ideas for ways to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions

Winter 2008:
  • Leslie Paulides discusses how a basic understanding of organizational development can accelerate your climb up the corporate ladder while landing you the coveted corner office.
  • The STRe Solutions team reveals what candidates and hiring managers should know before logging in to their favorite job boards to post their resumes or to review resumes of jobseekers.
  • STRe Solutions welcomes Leslie Paulides, former VP Finance and Corporate Controller of Network Appliance, as the new Director of Business Development.
  • Take a fun self-assessment as a guide for choosing your next career.

Fall 2007:
  • A CFO at five different companies, Sue Salvesen reveals surefire tips for advancing any career.
  • The STRe Solutions team discusses ways for candidates and hiring managers to maximize their experiences with recruiters.
  • Because smiling is good for you, STRe Solutions shares a laugh.