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BIG IDEA: Secondary References Can Be Dangerous

27 July, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
As soon as you give up the name of a former colleague to an interviewer, you have just provided a Secondary Reference. If this person does not remember you, or if they did not think highly of you, well...you may have opened a whole can of worms that could kill your chances of employment. Read more»

BIG IDEA: 7 Important Resume Hints

23 July, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
DALLAS, Texas -- The quality of resumes flowing into executive recruiters and corporate employment offices is mediocre and slipping lower with each passing year. To be honest, executive recruiters are historically fussier about resumes than HR departments or the average outplacement consultant. Read more»

Networking for Early Healthcare Careerists

28 June, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
The hardest job to find in healthcare is the first one following graduate school or a fellowship.  Consolidation within the healthcare services segment has resulted in a decline in the “points of entry” as well as an overall reduction in the number of entry-level management slots.  Ten years ago, there were eight major health systems […] Read more»