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Confessions Of A Recruiter: Your Kids Don’t Listen To Your Career Advice

4 October, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
In those earlier years when I was in the business of regularly providing unsolicited career advice to my wonderful sons, I began to notice that some of my advice sounded strangely familiar. Oh heaven, spare me. I was sounding just like my father. The incredible thing about that similarity is that he was an extremely talented and successful retail baker, not an executive recruiter. There was another similarity – my Read more»

Elvis Has Left The Building…

30 September, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
In addition to search consultants, I imagine that major consulting and law firms are at the ready to absolutely reject the trend as well, whistling as they walk by the graveyard. I concede that their point of view is perfectly understandable, especially when all seems well...at this moment in time. Read more»

Transforming A 50-Year-Old Business Model: Executive Search Industry Faces Change

30 September, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
Rarely – if ever – can companies sustain long-term success using an industry business model that is essentially more than 50-years-old without experiencing a challenging transformation. The executive search model certainly has enjoyed a long and profitable run.... Read more»