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Insight Into The Executive Recruiting Process [PODCAST]

22 February, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Listen to today’s podcast here, read the transcript below or subscribe and listen on iTunes. Today I want to share a soup-to-nuts summary of the executive recruiting process as well as highlight some common misunderstandings. Along the way I will probably share some information on the search process you have not heard before. Let’s begin with the […] Read more»

The Cover Letter – Yes or No?

21 February, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
The cover letter is a much cussed and discussed document in a job search.  It can be very helpful, or it can hurt your cause. In our searches, we see cover letters only about 20 percent of the time.  Typically,  candidates send only their resume.  Candidates who do not include a cover letter with their […] Read more»

Transactional vs Transformational Candidates

16 February, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
To understand what it means to be a transformational candidate in a search, you first need to appreciate the difference between transformational recruiters versus the vast majority which are transactional. Transactional recruiters are those who are wedded to the recruitment industry business model that is at least 50 years old.  Most in that category, which […] Read more»