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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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Interviewing Skills: The Telephone Interview

6 July, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
The telephone interview is a killer. More potentially good candidates are eliminated from consideration based on their performance at this stage of the recruitment process than at any other time. Everyone is blind.  You cannot see the candidate.  They cannot see you.  This gives the interviewer the advantage.  But badly executed, the telephone interview can […] Read more»

Reviewing the Resume: The First Interview

5 July, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
Effective interviewing skills are not part of the curricula of the vast majority of undergraduate or graduate business education programs. It is a subject that is rarely discussed in internal corporate management development courses. It is not uncommon, especially in healthcare, for executives to report that the majority of directors and managers in a facility lack the experience or the skills to lead a successful Read more»

Career Management and The Sugar Cane Machine

3 July, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
On this July 4th holiday weekend, I am republishing one of Seth Godin's recent blogs because I think it is a relevant post for executives who are thinking about their career or corporate brands. It is an important read for entrepreneurs who are challenging established business models as well as executives who lead entrenched businesses and who have a vested interested in the status quo. Read more»