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Blind Squirrels and the Job Search Reality for Baby Boomers

20 October, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Even a blind squirrel can find an acorn. This is an old saying — an cliche originated in the United States that my mother frequently used as a gentle admonishment when she sensed  that my ego was beginning to cloud my judgment and perspective, that I was not as smart or clever as I thought […] Read more»

Changing Jobs? Be Careful, Failure Could Be Lurking Right Around the Corner

19 October, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
When executives and managers change jobs, they frequently ignore important cultural and style markers. They trust their instincts and the formula that helped them succeed in the past.  But our research over the past 20 years shows that an executive’s reliance on their tried and true formula for achieving success will not work in every […] Read more»

Candidate Update:  Multitasking Is A Myth

18 October, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Quote of the Day: “I can multitask — and do, of course; it’s kind of essential — but I prefer to do one thing at a time,” Hayley Phelan, a 28-year-old writer, wrote in an email. “If I keep looking at my phone or my inbox or various websites, working feels a lot more tortuous. […] Read more»