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The Job Interview: An Extemporaneous Speaking Contest

14 March, 2019 Posted by John G. Self
A job interview consists of 50, 60  or more questions in an extemporaneous speaking contest.  The secret to success in winning over the interviewer is to master the art of engaging  storytelling in this structured format.  Most candidates intently focus on answering the questions, providing the information being sought.  Back and forth, back and forth.  […] Read more»

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»