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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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Formatting Your Resume:  Important Brand Decision

10 May, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Formatting a resume can impact a candidate’s favorability rating.  The typeface you select, the size of the type and even the white space you create, can make the resume more appealing to the eye, make it easier to read and allow a recruiter or researcher to quickly determine whether you merit a more detailed evaluation […] Read more»

A Career Management Myth Dispelled: Networking Will NOT Get You the Job

9 May, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
There is a career transition myth that the size of a job applicant’s network or absent his own, the size of his outplacement consultant’s network, is critical in the process of finding a new job. It is simply not true.  This myth has been around for a long time.  For years, at job networking meetings, […] Read more»

Types Of Resumes: Pros and Cons of Different Formats

8 May, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
There are four basic categories of what we generically refer to as a resume — Chronological, Functional, Curriculum Vitae, and Electronic.  Opinions of, and recommendations about, each resume category are as varied as someone’s preference for the best style of barbecue or Mexican food. Chronological Resume From the executive search perspective, Chronological Resumes (CR) are […] Read more»