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Beware of Promises from Resume Writers

11 March, 2019 Posted by John G. Self
I am not a big fan of resume writers.  As an executive recruiter with more than 25 years of retained search experience, I have a lot of reasons not to tout this sub-set of the career management industry, but here are my top three: Changing Job Markets – The job market for industries like healthcare, […] Read more»

The Odds Are Against You So Be Helpful

26 February, 2019 Posted by John G. Self
When you are looking for a new job, you know that the odds for any one position are against you.  Depending on the role and compensation, those odds can be 20, 30, 40 or more to one.   I am not much of a gambler but if the typical recruitment opportunity were a horse race, […] Read more»

The Telephone Interview: Flying Blind While Trying to Impress

24 February, 2019 Posted by John G. Self
Interviewing for a job is tough.  It is where applicants win or lose a position.  The telephone interview is one of the toughest. One of my mentors once used this example to illustrate the challenges of the initial job interview: “The telephone screen,” he said, “is somewhat akin to playing the once popular childhood Birthday […] Read more»