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John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

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“It Wasn’t A Good Fit” Spells Disaster for Prized Candidate

12 August, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
Dan, a promising young up and coming executive in a hyper-competitive industry who was pirated away by another company, arrived with great fanfare; it was a real coup to get him on the team. He was truly a trophy catch, sought after by others in the market segment. For Dan, to make the move was a tough decision in his young, but successful career. The new job offered more money, probably faster promotions, but he w Read more»

Effective Communication Key to Success In Job Interviews

22 July, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
David was a great candidate, at least on paper. He had the right credentials – more than was required for the position. He had degrees from good schools. Most importantly, he had solid experience. Read more»

Managing References: Achilles’ Heel for Many Candidates

20 July, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
Reference management. This is a difficult issue for more executive candidates than most people realize. Candidates assemble a panel of references. They talk to their references once, maybe twice, and then push the autopilot button. Big mistake. Read more»